Norway and Northern Lights

Sail above the Arctic Circle in search of the enchanting Northern Lights on this no-fly cruise from Hull to the Norway coast, calling at Hanseatic Bergen and Honningsvag, gateway to the dramatic North Cape

No Fly Cruise
13 nights

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  • Northern Lights
  • Bergen
  • Tromso
  • North Cape
  • Alta
  • Alesund
  • Stavanger

Venture high into the Arctic Circle for the best chance to see the magical Northern Lights, one of nature’s most amazing phenomena, on this no-fly cruise along the rugged Norwegian coast.

Sail to Norway and stroll along Bergen's iconic waterfront, Bryggen Wharf. Visit quaint Andalsnes in the heart of the stunning Romsdal district then head to Tromso, home to the magnificent Arctic Cathedral. There is the opportunity to visit the famous North Cape during your time in tiny Honningsvag, before discovering the three sides of picturesque Alta.

Admire the Art Nouveau architecture in Alesund or climb to the peak of Mount Aksla for superb views over the town, then discover Stavanger's maritime history and traditional whitewashed 18th-century houses.

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Norway and Northern Lights Itinerary

Day 1 - Hull (UK)

Embark Astoria in Hull.

Day 2 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship’s facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 3 - Bergen (Norway)

Bergen is beautifully located against a backdrop of seven mountains. Perhaps take the funicular ride to the summit of Mount Fløien for panoramic views of Bergen, or explore the traditional wooden buildings of the colourful Bryggen wharf.

Day 4 - Åndalsnes

Andalsnes is located at the end of Romsdalfjord at the mouth of the Rauma River. The river attracted British aristocrats at the end of the 19th century. Today, it is the administrative centre of Rauma and the start of the Rauma Line, a vintage steam train journey. Perhaps take the optional excursion along the winding Troll Path Road.

Day 5 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship’s facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 6 - Tromsø

Tromso is located around 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle and lays claim to the world's northernmost university, cathedral and brewery. The cable car ride to the summit of Mount Storsteinen offers stunning views of the city, which is built on two islands. The Arctic Cathedral is one of the landmarks of Tromso and The Polar Museum is just one of the city's museums.

Day 7 - Honningsvåg

Honningsvaag is one of the smallest cities in Norway and lies on the south-eastern side of Mageroya island in the Barents Sea. It is the starting point of excursions to the dramatic North Cape.

Day 8 - Alta

Alta is the largest town in Finnmark and located on the banks of the Alta River, popular for salmon fishing. The town has three centres. Bossekop is traditional, Elvebakken is home to the airport and harbour, and the new town features a variety of shops. Large areas of woodland surround the town which is one of the best places to see the magical Northern Lights.

Days 9-10 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship’s facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 11 - Ålesund

Alesund was rebuilt in an art nouveau style following a fire in 1904. Admire the magnificent buildings with turrets and towers or walk up the 418 steps to the summit of Mount Aksla for stunning views of the town. The Jugendstilsenteret in the former Swan Pharmacy celebrates Alesund's architectural history.

Day 12 - Stavanger

Stavanger is a modern city and known as the "Oil Capital of Norway". Explore the picturesque old part with its 18th-century wooden houses or admire the impressive Anglo-Norman style cathedral. Optional excursions are available, including a visit to the Iron Age Farm at Ullanhaug.

Day 13 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship’s facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 14 - Hull (UK)

Disembark Astoria in Hull.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 13-night full board cruise on Astoria
  • Traditional British and international cuisine including afternoon teas and late night snacks
  • Superb programme of daytime and evening entertainment
  • Informative guest lectures
  • Wide range of onboard leisure facilities
  • Port taxes
  • UK currency onboard
  • Child-free ship

Second passenger cruises FREE! Now from £1789pp First passenger from £924, second passenger FREE. Book by 31 May 2018. Subject to availability