Your Search for the Northern Lights Package

Search for the Northern Lights

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  22 Nights

  Northern Europe

  Princess Cruises

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Immerse yourself in true beauty on a Norway cruise with Princess®. Sail past mountains, fjords and forest-lined valleys. Discover artifacts and architecture of medieval times. Or learn about legends from locals, whose stories have been passed down from generations before them. Between the rugged terrains and the Viking history, these lands echo the promise of adventure. Travel to Alta, the "City of the Northern Lights," for a chance to see the sky painted lime green. While we can’t guarantee you’ll see these natural phenomena, we can promise that the journey is just as exciting as the wonders themselves.


Experience the “land of fire and ice” and chase the aurora borealis across an ethereal wonderland. In the dark of the night, search for the northern lights as you drift along on an evening starlit cruise. Travel the “Golden Circle,” home to renowned natural wonders, and spend time at Thingvellir National Park, gaze at Gullfoss waterfall, and see the explosive geothermal fields at Geysir. Explore Skógar Museum and see traditional turf-built homes. Walk on a black volcanic sand beach. See Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs. Relax in the warm, mineral-rich water of the Blue Lagoon. Spend your days surrounded by natural wonders and your nights in search of the elusive dancing lights.


Your Fly, Cruise & Tour Package Includes:

  • Economy class flight from Sydney to London, return from Reykjavik
  • 1 night 4-star accommodation in Southampton
  • 14 night Norway’s Northern Lights cruise onboard Island Princess, Southampton (London) return
  • All onboard meals in complimentary dining venues & selected non-alcoholic beverages
  • A wide range of onboard activities & entertainment
  • Economy class flight from London to Reykjavik
  • 1 night 4-star accommodation in Reykjavik
  • 5 night Iceland's Magical Northern Lights guided tour with Collette, Reykjavik return
  • Includes accommodation, 11 meals, must-see & culinary inclusions, cultural experiences, pre-paid gratuities plus more
  • 1 night 4-star accommodation in Reykjavik
  • Select private transfers
  • Port charges & fees onboard your cruise & airline taxes

Pricing is per person twin share and based on travel 03-25 October 2023

Solo traveller pricing available, speak with your travel consultant


Cruise Itinerary:

Date

Itinerary

Arrive

Depart

04 Oct 23

Southampton (London), England

-

5.00 pm

05 Oct 23

At Sea

-

-

06 Oct 23

Stavanger, Norway

10.00 am

6.00 pm

07 Oct 23

At Sea

-

-

08 Oct 23

At Sea

-

-

09 Oct 23

Tromso, Norway

9.00 am

11.59 pm

10 Oct 23

Alta, Norway

11.00 am

Overnight

11 Oct 23

Alta, Norway

-

11.00 pm

12 Oct 23

At Sea

-

-

13 Oct 23

Lofoten Islands (Gravdal), Norway

8.00 am

11.00 pm

14 Oct 23

At Sea

-

-

15 Oct 23

Alesund, Norway

8.00 am

5.00 pm

16 Oct 23

At Sea

-

-

17 Oct 23

At Sea

-

-

18 Oct 23

Southampton (London), England

6.00 am

-


Tour Itinerary:

DAY 1

Reykjavík, Iceland - Tour Begins

Your tour opens in Reykjavík, Iceland’s capital city. Get acquainted with old town Reykjavík on a walking tour featuring the harbour, city hall, the Parliament building, and the nearby cathedral, dating back to 1796. Gather with your fellow travellers at a popular restaurant for dinner featuring Icelandic cuisine. This evening, take an exhilarating northern lights cruise** and sail into the darkness of Faxaflói Bay in search of the aurora borealis.*

DAY 2

Reykjavík - Golden Circle - Lava Exhibition Center - Vík

Travel the Golden Circle to experience renowned natural wonders, including the explosive Geysir thermal area, the double-cascade Gullfoss waterfall, and the famous Thingvellir National Park, where you’ll stand upon the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Stop at the Lava Exhibition Center and delve into Iceland’s past and present volcanic eruptions. Continue to Vík. Drive out into the stillness of rural Iceland in search of the northern lights or venture out on foot. Enjoy three nights of searching to increase your likelihood of spotting the lights.*

DAY 3

Vik - Seljalandsfoss - Skógar Museum - Vík

Journey to Seljalandsfoss, one of Iceland’s most famous and unique waterfalls. Visit Skógar Museum and discover its turf-built homes and artifacts. Stand in awe before the impressive Skógafoss waterfall, one of Iceland’s tallest. Your journey continues to Reynisfjara, a volcanic sand beach surrounded by basalt formations and rich bird life. Look out over the natural rock formations at Dyrhólaey, a volcanic peninsula towering over the ocean. Get a sense of the local culture as you challenge your taste buds and sample traditional delicacies – hákarl (cured shark) and brennivín (schnapps). After dinner, gaze at the sky in search of the northern lights.*

DAY 4

Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon - Skaftafell National Park - Vík

Travel to Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, filled with floating icebergs. Explore this extraordinary landscape and search for seals swimming in cold waters. Travel to Skaftafell National Park, gateway to Vatnajökull Glacier. Vatnajökull is known for having Iceland’s highest mountains and Europe's largest ice cap. After dinner, continue searching for the northern lights dancing across the night sky.*

DAY 5

Vík - Blue Lagoon - Reykjavík

Drive along the south shore towards the Reykjanes Peninsula. Known for its rugged landscape, lava fields, and numerous hot springs, the peninsula is home to the Blue Lagoon. Take a dip in the warm, mineral-rich waters of the geothermal pool, located in the heart of a dramatic lava field. Return to Reykjavík for your farewell dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 6

Reykjavík - Tour Ends

Depart for home with many incredible memories.




* Conditions apply. Offer is limited, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotion is correct and valid at the time of publication. Booking and full supplier terms and conditions apply. Valid for new bookings only and not combinable with any other offer (unless stated).

Prices listed are per person in Australian/New Zealand Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and shown on the lowest inside category available at the time.  Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 22 December 2022 and can be withdrawn without notice.   Cabin categories include prepaid government fees and port taxes unless otherwise stated.  Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Visas are not included.  Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge. Airfares are based on economy class flights from Sydney and subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions.