Part of the
Hurtigruten Group

Christmas Expedition Cruise

from Dover


Departure date
15 days

Cruise Overview

Add some Norwegian magic to your Christmas and New Year with an expedition cruise along Norway’s beautiful coast, bringing together yuletide traditions and the spectacular Northern Lights.

15-day Christmas expedition cruise from Dover to Arctic Norway

A festive adventure like no other

Setting sail from Dover, this Christmas and New Year will be distinguished by the spectacular beauty of nature. Spend Christmas and New Year at sea, expedition-style, on a fun-filled journey of discovery and adventure. Sailing in winter, this will be your best chance of seeing the northern lights.

Explore Norway’s fjords and Arctic towns

Spend time in some of Norway’s most picturesque fjords, including Nordfjord and the Lofoten archipelago. We’ll sail above the Arctic Circle, where you’ll visit Alta, Tromsø, and Narvik. Round out your Christmas Norway expedition in charming Bergen and cozy Egersund before heading back to Dover.

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(2-15 years)

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We'll help you plan where to go, when to visit and how long to stay

Setting off from the White Cliffs 

Day 1

Norway bound – God Jul to all!

Day 2-3

The heart of Nordfjord

Day 4

Cruising towards the Arctic

Day 5

Idyllic island life

Day 6

On the lookout for the Northern Lights

Day 7

Gateway to the Arctic

Day 8

Historic Narvik

Day 9

A New Year’s expedition

Day 10-11

Beautiful Bergen

Day 12

Cozy Egersund

Day 13

Heading home

Day 14

Return to England

Day 15

What's included

Expedition Cruise

  • Stay in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including beverages* in the Aune and Fredheim restaurants
  • Fine-dining À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm is included for suite guests
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board†
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle
  • The English-speaking Expedition Team leads activities on board and ashore.
  • Range of included activities

Onboard activities

  • In-depth lectures and discussions hosted by experts on the Expedition Team
  • Full use of our Science Center, extensive library, and advanced biological and geological equipment
  • The Citizen Science Program allows guests to contribute to ongoing scientific research projects.
  • Our onboard professional photographer will give photography tips and teach techniques for capturing landscape and wildlife photos.
  • The ship has hot tubs, a sauna with a view, and an indoor gym
  • Join informal gatherings with the crew for daily briefings.

Landing activities

  • Escorted landings with small boats (RIBs)
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment needed for the activities
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition photographers will be on hand to assist you.


  • All planned activities are subject to weather conditions
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change
  • Please ensure you meet all entry and boarding requirements
  • No gratuities are expected

What's not included

  • International flights

  • Travel protection

  • Baggage handling

  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners

  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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