Classic Travel

14 Night - Search for the Northern Lights Cruise

Follow in the footsteps of ancient Viking explorers

Package Details

Overview

From AU$2,095* twin share

Cruise Line: Princess Cruises
Ship: Caribbean Princess
Duration: 14 Nights
Cabin: Inside
Ports: Round trip from Southampton


Itinerary

Southampton, Trondheim, Tromso, Alta (overnight), Lofoten Islands (Gravdal), Aalesund, Southampton


Description

Pricing based on departure date: 24 September 2024

Alternative dates available in September 2025 and 2026

Natural attractions abound in Norway; your gateway to dazzling fjords and cascading waterfalls. Experience a trip of a lifetime and go in search of the Northern Lights. 

Highlights:

  • Follow in the footsteps of ancient Viking explorers in Norway, and go in search of the Northern Lights.
  • Enjoy views of the region’s famed fjords and waterfalls.
  • Overnight in Alta, the "City of the Northern Lights," with more ashore you can search for the Aurora Borealis at midnight with a cup of hot chocolate in hand.

Lying north of the Arctic Circle, Tromso has been a departure point for Arctic explorers and hunters since the 18th century. Today, this town of some 50,000 individuals is home to the northernmost university in the world, which gives Tromso a lively cultural and street scene, highlighted by the annual Midnight Sun Marathon. Ride the cable car to the summit of Mt. Storsteinen for dramatic views of Tromso city and Troms Island. Enjoy refreshments at the panoramic restaurant.

Overnight in Alta, known as the "City of the Northern Lights" and people from around the world come here to watch the spectacular phenomenon known as the Aurora Borealis. In 1899, the world's first Northern Lights observatory was built on Halddetoppen just outside of Alta.

But Finnmark's largest city has more to offer than bright dancing lights. Alta's the gateway to unspoiled beauties such as the Finnmarksvidda plateau and the Sautso, often called Northern Europe's Grand Canyon. From the UNESCO-protected rock carvings at the Alta Museum to the fascinating Sami culture, Alta is a tantalizing treasure just waiting to be discovered.

Gravdal is one of the largest villages in Vestvågøy and part of the Lofoten Archipelago in northern Norway. Gravdal serves as your gateway to the Lofoten Islands, the western remnants of great mountains that were worn away by glaciers. Lying entirely above the Arctic Circle, the islands' dramatic natural architecture of rocky peaks along with picturesque villages places this archipelago in a league of its own. The island of Giske is the reputed birthplace of the great Viking Rollo, who laid siege to Paris and founded the Duchy of Normandy. William the Conqueror was his grandson.

Ålesund is one of the prettiest ports in Norway. Buildings with elegant turrets and spires can be seen lining the streets of the city center. Today, the city is one of Norway's most important fishing harbors and the world's largest supplier of stockfish (Klippfisk) - dried cod. Alesund's major attractions are the surrounding fjords and the stunning Sunnmøre Alps.

Southampton, Trondheim, Tromso, Alta (overnight), Lofoten Islands (Gravdal), Aalesund, Southampton


Your Ship: Caribbean Princess

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Terms & Conditions

Conditions apply. Subject to availability and change without notice. Full supplier conditions apply. Valid for new bookings only. Prices valid at the time of publication. Prices are per person based on twin share occupancy unless otherwise stated and displayed in AU$. Member savings are calculated using the original advertised price.

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