Take a magical small group escorted journey from Oslo to Helsinki via Norway’s stunning coastline and the heart of Finnish Lapland.

Imagine sleeping in a glass-roofed igloo, visiting a frozen Santa Claus village, meeting reindeers and huskies and experiencing the sights and sounds of “the world’s most beautiful voyage”. Hurtigruten’s 18-day Follow the Lights small group escorted tour offers all this and more as it takes you on a special journey into the heart of Nordic culture, history and landscapes.

From Norway’s capital Oslo, take the slow road to Bergen via the world’s most charming train, the Flåm Railway, before joining the northbound route of Hurtigruten’s Original Coastal Voyage. Visit small hamlets and historic cities as you sail through picturesque fjords and past dramatic mountain landscapes. As you head further north, you may be lucky enough to see the mysterious, beguiling Northern Lights.

One of the many highlights of Hurtigruten’s Original Coastal Voyage is visiting the North Cape. The North Cape is the northernmost point on the European mainland and at 71 degrees, it’s on the same latitude as Siberia and northern Alaska. Hurtigruten’s Follow The Lights is the only Northern Lights tour to include this special destination.

Following the seven-day voyage, disembark in Kirkenes for a land journey south where you’ll meet reindeer and huskies, visit the famous Santa village and stay in a glass-roofed polar cabin. Finland’s beautiful national parks, forests and lakes are a highlight of this journey that takes you all the way south to Helsinki and the beauty of medieval Tallinn in Estonia.

Hurtigruten is the only company to offer a Northern Lights Promise

The beautiful Aurora Borealis is Mother Nature’s ultimate light show. No trip to the Arctic Circle is complete without experiencing these shimmering lights dancing across the winter sky at least once. Hurtigruten understands how important this experience is to its guests:

It’s the only company to offer a Northern Lights Promise – a guarantee, that if you don’t see the aurora on your Hurtigruten Follow The Lights tour you can take another six- or seven-day classic voyage free of charge.*

Guaranteed departures

Hurtigruten guarantees every Follow the Lights departure, so you can book this tour with complete confidence knowing the Hurtigruten Follow The Lights departures from Oslo through Norway to Finland and Estonia are 100 per cent confirmed, with no cancellations.
(Terms and conditions apply).

Famous Bryggen street in Bergen Norway


Hurtigruten’s Follow the Lights has multiple departures in 2020 and 2021. Book your tour with Hurtigruten for the experience of a lifetime in one of the world’s most scenic destinations.

2020: 27 September; 1, 8, 16, 21, 27 October; 1, 7, 12, 17, 23, 29 November; 5, 10, 13, 16, 19, 25 December

2021: 2, 10, 16, 21, 24 January; 1, 7, 12, 18, 23 February; 1, 4, 9, 15, 20 March

For more information about the Hurtigruten Follow the Lights small group escorted tour itinerary and inclusions click here.

*Terms and conditions apply.

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