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15 Days | In Search of the Northern Lights | with VIKING

London - Amsterdam - Norwegian Inside Passage - Narvik - Tromsø - Alta - Bergen

Experience a land where dawn and twilight merge on the edges of the long Arctic night

Witness snow-covered landscapes dotted with rugged mountains and steep fjords, and seek out the brilliant aurora borealis dancing in the night sky

Delve into Sami legends and World War II history, and pilot a dog sled or snowmobile

From $8,999 Typically $12,999 pp twin share

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Do Not Miss Out on flying for FREE with VIKING for selected

2025 and 2026 Departures

For selected 2025/2026 River voyages in Europe with included flights are in Economy Class on Viking’s choice of airline and from selected major gateway cities in Australia.

Deal must end 28th March 2024.


 

Embarking on the remarkable 15-day journey "In Search of the Northern Lights" with Viking Cruises promises an unforgettable exploration of the Arctic wonders.

 

This immersive expedition captures the essence of the Arctic Circle, weaving through icy landscapes, charming coastal towns, and, most importantly, the elusive dance of the Northern Lights.

As the cruise sets sail, anticipation builds among passengers eager to witness the ethereal beauty of the Aurora Borealis. The meticulously crafted itinerary ensures an optimal chance of catching this natural phenomenon as the ship navigates through the remote regions of Norway, Iceland, and the Faroe Islands.

The journey is not just about chasing the Northern Lights; it is a holistic experience that immerses travelers in the rich cultural tapestry of the Arctic. Viking Cruises provides expert guides who share insights into the region's history, folklore, and wildlife, enhancing the overall voyage with a deep understanding of the Arctic's allure.


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The carefully chosen ports of call along the route offer a blend of modernity and tradition. From the vibrant city of Reykjavik, with its avant-garde architecture and geothermal wonders, to the quaint villages of the Faroe Islands, each stop introduces passengers to the unique charm of Arctic communities.

Onboard the cruise, passengers indulge in luxurious amenities and exquisite dining, complemented by panoramic views of the Arctic scenery. The ship itself becomes a haven of comfort, seamlessly merging with the rugged beauty of the surroundings.

The Arctic wildlife steals the spotlight during the daytime excursions. Passengers have the opportunity to witness seabird colonies, marine life, and stunning fjords. The contrast between the frozen landscapes and the vitality of the Arctic fauna adds depth to the overall expedition, creating a vivid tapestry of experiences.

As the sun dips below the horizon, the quest for the Northern Lights takes center stage. Unpredictable and awe-inspiring, the Aurora Borealis graces the night sky with vibrant hues, leaving passengers spellbound. The cruise's dedicated astronomy experts provide valuable insights, enhancing the appreciation of this celestial spectacle.

While the primary focus remains on the Northern Lights, Viking Cruises ensures that passengers also connect with the Arctic's cultural heritage. From folklore performances to interactive workshops, the cruise offers a holistic understanding of life in these extreme latitudes.

"In Search of the Northern Lights" with Viking Cruises transcends the ordinary. It's not just a cruise; it's a transformative journey through the Arctic realm, where nature's grandeur meets human curiosity, creating memories that linger long after the voyage concludes.

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Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12 Day 13 Day 14 Day 15

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Day 1

Australia London, United Kingdom

Today you will board your flight to London (or Bergen if you are doing the program in reverse). Enjoy the services of your flight as you head North!

Meals: Inflight Menu

Day 2

London (Tilbury)

Welcome to London! Make your way to Tilbury on arrival.

Embark your ship and settle into your stateroom. Situated on the north bank of the Thames, Tilbury is steeped in history. The town is most famous as the site of a fortress built by Henry VIII to defend London from invasion by ships coming up the Thames. Upriver, the city is home to iconic power centers—Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey—from which the fate of the British Empire rose and wavered. Today, the city thrives amid a long tradition of arts and architectural innovation—from Shakespeare’s Globe Theater to West End musicals, from Tower Bridge to the London Eye.

Meals: All Meals Onboard

Accommodation: You will be advised of your Viking Cruise Ship on your booking confirmation

Day 3

 Amsterdam (Ijmuiden), The Netherlands

Ijmuiden is a small port city in the province of North Holland and connects to the Dutch capital via the North Sea Canal. Amsterdam is just 11 miles from Ijmuiden, and is famed for its patchwork of charming waterways, elegant gabled houses and splendid museums. The legacy of the Dutch Golden Age lives on in gilded manses and in the lush paintings of Rembrandt and other Dutch masters that adorn the Rijksmuseum. Discovering Amsterdam is a pleasure best pursued on foot; visitors line the tranquil canals and linger over Dutch pancakes, or take a stroopwafel to go.

Meals: All Meals Onboard

Accommodation: You will be advised of your Viking Cruise Ship on your booking confirmation

Day 4

 Sail the North Sea

Cross the North Sea, where Vikings sailed as they established colonies on Scottish islands, coastal France and beyond. As you sail, explore our well-curated Library, tucked in a private alcove of the Living Room, and select from a broad range of titles. Read a book by the Main Pool, a calming oasis in any weather with its retractable roof, allowing for year-round swimming.

Meals: All Meals Onboard

Accommodation: You will be advised of your Viking Cruise Ship on your booking confirmation

Day 5

 Scenic Sailing: Norwegian Inside Passage

The Norwegian Inside Passage is a protected shipping lane that runs from Norway’s capital of Oslo, down the Skagerrak coast and around the country’s southern tip. It continues north along the coastline of the Norwegian Sea, before eventually terminating in the Russian waters of Siberia. It has been used by mariners for centuries, its channels protected from the dangers of the open water by countless skerries and the rugged coastline presenting opportunities for shelter in its many natural bays and inlets.

Meals: All Meals Onboard

Accommodation: You will be advised of your Viking Cruise Ship on your booking confirmation

Day 6

 Narvik, Norway

Narvik is situated on the innermost shores of the Ofotfjorden, within the Arctic Circle. The small town enjoys a dramatic backdrop, encircled by mountains and a glacier that spills right to the water’s edge. The town served as a port city for the early Viking settlers. Much later, the discovery of iron ore in the nearby Swedish town of Kiruna forever shaped Narvik. Kiruna needed a year-round ice-free port from which to ship its new discovery, and so a rail link was built directly to the water. Still today, Narvik is a major exporter.

Meals: All Meals Onboard

Accommodation: You will be advised of your Viking Cruise Ship on your booking confirmation

Day 7

 Tromsø, Norway

Tromsø is Norway’s most northerly city and has long been considered the gateway to the Arctic. During the summer months, pretty wooden houses exude an air of sophistication as they bask beneath the glow of the Midnight Sun. Winter brings pristine landscapes surrounded by snowcapped peaks and the aurora borealis, whose magical lights dance across the nighttime skies. World-renowned explorers have set sail from Tromsø’s shores; Roald Amundsen, Norway’s first son and the first explorer to reach both poles, is commemorated with a bronze statue in the city.

Meals: All Meals Onboard

Accommodation: You will be advised of your Viking Cruise Ship on your booking confirmation

Day 8

 Tromsø, Norway

Tromsø features an array of French Empire, Swiss and neoclassical architecture, earning its nickname “Paris of the North.” Visitors from Southern Europe were surprised that an Arctic city encircled by snowcapped mountains could exude such a cosmopolitan air. By the 19th century, the city was recognized for its polar exploration know-how; expedition crew members were often recruited from here. The 1970s brought a renewed interest in protecting the language and traditions of the Sami culture, ensuring that its cuisine and pastimes are now celebrated cultural treasures.

Meals: All Meals Onboard

Accommodation: You will be advised of your Viking Cruise Ship on your booking confirmation

Day 9

 Alta, Norway

Resting on the stunning shores of Altafjord, Alta is the gateway to some of Europe’s most magnificent natural beauty. With its frequent clear skies, it is an ideal place from which to see the northern lights. Alta is perhaps most known as the site of ancient rock carvings dating back as far as 4200 BC. These fascinating depictions of hunters, gatherers, rituals, animals and geometric symbols are Norway’s only primitive UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Alta Museum was built around the largest concentration of the carvings.

Meals: All Meals Onboard

Accommodation: You will be advised of your Viking Cruise Ship on your booking confirmation

Day 10

 Alta, Norway

The small town of Alta lies in Norway’s largely unspoiled county of Finnmark and is considered one of the world’s northernmost cities. Here, pristine woodlands spill into the stunning Altafjord, which stretches some 24 miles. Perhaps, however, one of Alta’s most striking sights is not natural at all; the boldly designed Northern Lights Cathedral in the center of town is a vision in titanium, with its circular exterior spiraling upward into a narrower cylinder and a breathtaking belfry.

Meals: All Meals Onboard

Accommodation: You will be advised of your Viking Cruise Ship on your booking confirmation

Day 11

 Scenic Sailing: Norwegian Inside Passage

Norway’s jagged coast was formed as melting glaciers receded, eroding bedrock and creating innumerable valleys and fjords, as well as the characteristic skerries that run along the country’s more than 16,000 miles of shoreline. These thousands of large islands, small islets and reefs shelter the famous Norwegian Inside Passage from the sea’s punishing winds and waves, making the journey along the coast smoother and more comfortable than when traveling on the open waters of the Norwegian Sea.

Meals: All Meals Onboard

Accommodation: You will be advised of your Viking Cruise Ship on your booking confirmation

Day 12

 Scenic Sailing: Norwegian Inside Passage

Norway’s jagged coast was formed as melting glaciers receded, eroding bedrock and creating innumerable valleys and fjords, as well as the characteristic skerries that run along the country’s more than 16,000 miles of shoreline. These thousands of large islands, small islets and reefs shelter the famous Norwegian Inside Passage from the sea’s punishing winds and waves, making the journey along the coast smoother and more comfortable than when traveling on the open waters of the Norwegian Sea.

Meals: All Meals Onboard

Accommodation: You will be advised of your Viking Cruise Ship on your booking confirmationn

Day 13

 Bergen, Norway

Bergen is home to the Hanseatic League’s only kontor (trading enclave) still in existence. Bryggen wharf, a row of timbered Hanseatic warehouses along a quaint quay, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Narrow wooden walkways are flanked by parallel rows of small, vibrantly painted buildings overlooking the picturesque Vågen Harbor. This is perhaps the most charming district of Bergen and a delight to explore, from its tight-knit community of workshops where artisans sell their wares to its cafés where freshly prepared smørbrød, or open-faced sandwiches, are on the menu.

Meals: All Meals Onboard

Accommodation: You will be advised of your Viking Cruise Ship on your booking confirmation

Day 14

 Bergen, Norway Australia

Bergen, an ancient city with deep Viking roots, is nestled between gargantuan snowcapped mountains, magnificent fjords and one of Europe’s largest glaciers. Founded in 1070 on what was a Viking settlement, Bergen is the second-largest city in Norway. Not to be missed is a stroll through the Fisketorget, where the fresh catch of the sea awaits—from cod and prawns to local caviar and icy oysters. After breakfast, disembark your ship and  make your way to the airport for your journey home.

Meals: Breakfast and Inflight Menu

Day 15

Australia

Welcome home! We trust you have enjoyed this memorable experience with Viking in search of the Northern Lights. We look forward to helping you make your next Traveldream a reality!

Inclusions & Exclusions


Inclusions

  • International Flights (This Deal comes with a flight credit* that can be used with Traveldream to book your flights)
  • 12 Nights in a Veranda stateroom 
  • One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • Visits to UNESCO Sites
  • Enrichment lectures & Destination Performances
  • Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
  • 24-hour specialty coffees, teas & bottled water
  • Self Service Laundry
  • Complimentary access to The Nordic Spa & Fitness Center
  • Port taxes & fees
  • Onboard Gratuities

Direction of Sailing: Please note before making any further arrangements, speak with your Customer Service Consultant to confirm the direction of travel as this program operates in both directions.

Accommodation: Viking Veranda Stateroom

Child Policy: Children are not permitted on this tour package. 

Single Supplement: Call us for a quote!

Insurance: All guests must have travel insurance to participate on this tour and will be required to show this prior to departure.

Travelling on your own? Why not join the Traveldream Solo Travellers Facebook group where you can interact with other travellers.

Exclusions

  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas

*Flight Credit: For 2025 and 2026 departures, there is an included Flight Credit of $3000 per couple that can be used to book your international airfares through Traveldream. Please note, should your flights exceed the budget, an extra payment will be required to make up the difference.

Upgrade your stateroom: This is available on check out however we do recommend you  Enquire with us prior to booking to confirm availability.

Availability: This promotion is very popular and has a very small amount of cabins available. For ALL sailings, please contact us to check availability on your preferred date.

Fitness: Level of fitness: All participants should be in good general health, able to walk reasonable distances over sometimes uneven terrain, and stand during excursions. All guests must be able to make their own way up and down stairs in case of emergency.

You must have a passport with at least 6 months validity from time of travel 

Travel Insurance: We recommend Covermore travel insurance. To quote and book, please click HERE.

Departure Dates


JAN 2025
10 th
Friday 10 Jan 2025  ‐  Friday 24 Jan 2025
Surcharge
+ $1,500 p.p
JAN 2025
22 nd
Wednesday 22 Jan 2025  ‐  Wednesday 05 Feb 2025
Surcharge
+ $1,500 p.p
FEB 2025
03 rd
Monday 03 Feb 2025  ‐  Monday 17 Feb 2025
Surcharge
+ $1,500 p.p
FEB 2025
15 th
Saturday 15 Feb 2025  ‐  Saturday 01 Mar 2025
Surcharge
+ $1,500 p.p
FEB 2025
27 th
Thursday 27 Feb 2025  ‐  Thursday 13 Mar 2025
Surcharge
+ $1,500 p.p

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