Norway: Nordlys Northern Lights Cruise - Bergen - Tromso
Join our Bergen to Tromso Cruise in search of the mystical Northern Lights
What Makes Me Mighty Fine
- Six day, Northern Lights break, featuring a five day cruise, crossing the Arctic Circle and travelling from Bergen to Tromso
- Make the most of great Aurora spotting opportunities, north of the Arctic Circle, using the onboard Aurora alert system
- Visit Art Nouveau Alesund and the medieval city of Trondheim
- Enjoy fabulous on-board cuisine, lovingly created by local chefs using the freshest, local produce
- Spend a night in the Arctic Capital of Tromso and discover the vibrant culture of this bustling centre
- Make the most of the ship’s panorama lounge and enjoy exquisite views as you relax in comfort
- Personalise your cruise by booking some of the fantastic, optional shore excursions
Set sail in search of the phenomenal Aurora Borealis on this unforgettable Bergen to Tromso Cruise and discover the many highlights of the beautiful Norwegian coast.
This fabulous voyage offers great opportunities to see the Northern Lights as you sail along the coast. Free from light pollution, the inky black skies out to sea provide the perfect canvas for nature's own light show and, with the on board Aurora alert system, you need never misss a moment of the magic!
Your Bergen to Tromso Cruise takes in a selection of the fascinating communities dotted along the unspoilt coastline, including the delightful Art Nouveau town of Ålesund and Norway’s former capital of Trondheim. Home to the iconic Nidaros Cathedral - the largest medieval building in Scandinavia - Trondheim is a history lover's dream!
Travelling north, your Bergen to Tromso Cruise reveals the incomparable scenery of the Lofoten Islands, calls in on Svolvær where you can explore the world’s first Ice Gallery and crosses the Arctic Circle. And, at the end of your journey, you can look forward to an overnight stay in the cosmopolitan Arctic city of Tromso.
Prefer a longer voyage? Try the Nordlys Classic Round Voyage which offers ample Aurora spotting opportunities on an 11 night round trip from Bergen.
Still in need of guidance? Check out our Norwegian holiday ideas or, for more amazing voyage options, take a look at our Hurigurten holiday ideas. If you need any further assistance, just call our helpful travel team on 0333 800 2033 to find your perfect tour.
Day 1 - Your Bergen to Tromso Cruise Begins
Fly to Bergen and transfer to the ship for your Bergen to Tromso Cruise. On board you will have the chance to sample some delectable cuisine at dinner, before spending the rest of the evening relaxing. The staff will be happy to wake you if the Northern Lights appear during the night, simply request an alert at the ship’s reception. During the evenings of your cruise you have the option to view the Aurora Borealis out on deck or from the warmth of the ship’s panorama lounge.Meals included:Dinner
Day 2 - Explore Ålesund
Enjoy the first full day of your epic voyage north, which will be calling at around 20 different ports. During your Bergen to Tromso Cruise you will visit a wide variety of settlements from small fishing communities to modern towns.
The main port of call today is the enchanting Art Nouveau town of Ålesund, where you can view the picturesque landscape, admire the stunning architecture and enjoy the town’s culinary speciality - wild smoked salmon.Meals included:Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 - Visit Trondheim
Today your Bergen to Tromso Cruise arrives in the fascinating Viking city of Trondheim - the original capital of Norway. When you disembark the ship you will be greeted with an array of incredible sights. There is an optional excursion to the breathtaking Nidaros Cathedral, which is one of Europe’s most striking Gothic monuments. The Ringve Music Museum is another of the city's many attractions and there'll be time to enjoy lunch in one of the many cafés and restaurants here before returning to the ship.
Tonight, on your Bergen to Tromso Cruise, be sure to look skywards in the hope of viewing the dazzling bands of yellow, green and blue as they dance across the sky. Your ship sails onwards through the night.Meals included:Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 - The Lofoten Islands
In the early hours of the morning your ship will cross the Arctic Circle. The next port of call on your Bergen to Tromso Cruise is Bodø where you can explore the town, see the world’s strongest maelstrom (whirlpool) or witness the whirling stream at Saltstraumen.
Later, you will sail through the majestic Loften Islands, which will, no doubt, be one of the highlights of the day. Finally you reach the town of Svolvær, where you can enjoy an after-dinner stroll and visit the world’s first ice gallery which uses music and dramatically lit ice sculptures to portray fascinating stories about the islands.
Spend your last night at sea, keeping watch for the Northern Lights.Meals included:Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 - Arrive in Tromsø
Arrive in Tromsø mid afternoon, at the end of your time at sea on this Bergen to Tromso Cruise.
Tromso is Norway's Arctic capital and, on arrival, you will transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay. Weather permitting, you will be able to take part in an optional dog sledding, snowmobiling or reindeer sledging excursion.Meals included:Breakfast
Day 6 - Bergen to Tromso Cruise : Departure
Wake up and enjoy breakfast at your hotel ready for the last day of your adventure. There may be time to visit some of Tromsø's main attractions or even embark on a spectacular morning whale watching safari (available November to January) before your transfer to the airport for your international flight.
If you want more time to explore Tromso, why not book an extra overnight stay at the end of your Bergen to Tromso Cruise and give yourself more time to enjoy the city? Opt for a cable car journey to the top of the mountain and take in the panoramic views of the city and surrounding Arctic landscapes, venture into the wilderness by husky sled or snowmobile or visit the world's northernmost brewery and sample the local tipple.Meals included:Breakfast
- Return international flights from London (details of regional departures on request)
- Escorted airpoirt transfers
- One night's accommodation in a standard room at a central hotel in Tromso
- Four nights' voyage with accommodation in an I grade cabin (upgrade details on request)
- Meals as per the itinerary
- Optional excursions (these can arranged for you at a supplement)
- Travel Insurance (this can, however, be arranged for you. Simply speak to our travel team for a competitive quote for comprehensive cover)
Please call our friendly advisors on 0333 800 2033 for pricing on this holiday.