Duration: 04 Dec 2023 - 18 Dec 2023

Norway: Northern Lights, Hurtigruten Cruise, Arctic Circle, Fjords & Scandinavia

Monday, December 4, 2023 at 7:00 AM to Monday, December 18, 2023 at 7:00 AM MST


Perhaps it’s the picturesque fishing villages and serene landscapes that allure you, or maybe the centuries of Nordic heritage and Viking traditions incite intrigue.

Join us in 2023 aboard a Hurtigruten ship for 11 magical nights along the Scandinavian coast. Explore pristine scenery as you travel with locals, and savor farm-to-table and fish-to-dish cuisine prepared by Norwegian chefs.

Discover Norway’s seafaring customs the way a land tour can’t. Learn what life in Scandinavia is like from your Cruise Director and the local Expedition Team; with fascinating presentations and nature walks, they’ll bring the region’s lore and philosophy to life. With 18 included features and Cultural Discoveries, this is the ultimate opportunity to travel Norway.

NOTE: your passport book must be good until June 18, 2024 or later. A PDF copy of your current passport is due with deposit. If renewal is needed after deposit, please provide a copy of the new passport when it arrives.

COVID INFO: since the world is evolving with requirements and restrictions, it will be your responsibility to meet any vaccination, testing, or mask requirements for this trip at the time of travel.


### DAY 1: Depart for Bergen, Norway

### DAY 2: Arrive in Bergen: transfer to the hotel in the heart of Bergen. Enjoy this historic port city at leisure. Later, have a Welcome Drink, a briefing about the days ahead, and a light buffet dinner.

### DAY 3: Panoramic city tour, including Old Town Bryggen, and board the ship

### DAY 4:

Cruise through Norway’s breathtaking natural splendor and enjoy a walking tour of Ålesund*

### DAY 5:

Explore Trondheim’s rich medieval heritage: bus and waking tour

### DAY 6:

Sail across the Arctic Circle and Walking tour of Bodø

### DAY 7:

Explore the architecture of Tromsø, the “Gateway to the Arctic”: walking tour

### DAY 8:

Savor regional treats on North Cape (Cheesecake:-) and a bus tour

### DAY 9:

Step into the past during a visit to Kirkenes and historic Vardø: Walking tour of Vardø, and Kirkenes

### DAY 10:

Discover the towns of Hammerfest and Skjervøy: walking tour

### DAY 11:

Hop on a “Discovering Vesterålen” bus tour and visit Rokenes Trading Post

### DAY 12:

Cruise past the Seven Sisters before exploring Brønnøysund on foot

### DAY 13:

Explore Trondheim and Kristiansund before taking “the world’s most beautiful drive”

### DAY 14:

Disembark ship for a final evening in Bergen

### DAY 15:

Transfer to the airport for our return flight home😞

Round-trip economy airfare from Tucson or your home airport
1 checked bag
Airport transfers
Double occupancy hotel rooms and ship cabin (single occupancy available: price varies)
37 meals
Travel insurance (56+ has added cost)

Meals not mentioned
Optional tours
Food and drink outside of meals/alcohol
Wifi (available for purchase)

$7999.00 (double occupancy) interior
+$3999 single
+$750 outside cabin (double occ)
+$2000 Premium Economy air
+$4999 Business Class air

$2000 Plus any additional insurance premium
A monthly payment plan will be set up to meet my/our payment obligations

A signed waiver is required of all travelers. All monies are nonrefundable. No medicinal marijuana or illegal drugs permitted. No animals allowed. Prices are accurate at time of posting. Roommate pairing assistance available but not guaranteed. If neither of us can find you a roommate, you are responsible for the additional single occupancy charge.

A pre-trip mixer will be scheduled in Tucson prior to the trip so everyone can get together and review packing and trip tips.