Winter Voyage to Norway (Christmas and New Year)

15-day festive voyage to Norway on board the MS Maud, departing Dec 2022

Winter Voyage to Norway (Christmas and New Year)

Experience the spectacular Norwegian coast, the aurora borealis, Christmas markets and wonderful Yuletide celebrations, on this 15-day festive voyage to Norway on board the hybrid-powered MS Maud. The cruise departs from Dover, UK, in December 2022.

Outline Itinerary

  1. Day 1 (22 Dec): Depart from Dover

    Board the MS Maud at approx. 15:00. Pick up your complimentary expedition jacket, settle into your cabin and get to know the MS Maud, your home from home for the next 15 days.

  2. Day 2 (23 Dec): “Little Christmas Eve” en route to Norway

    Today you will have time to enjoy the facilities and relax as you approach the Norwegian Coast. As Norwegians enjoy their main Christmas festivities on the 24th, or Christmas Eve, the 23rd of December has something of a special status as “Little Christmas Eve”!

  3. Day 3 (24 Dec): Egersund on Christmas Eve

    The first stop of your voyage will be in Egersund, a pretty harbour town on the southern coast of Norway. Arriving this morning, you’ll have much of the day free to explore the town and its harbour, which will be decorated in traditional Christmas fashion.

  4. Day 4 (25 Dec): Christmas in Fjaerland

    Today is the day when most guests onboard the MS Maud will celebrate Christmas. The location couldn’t be more magical for this special day, as you cruise deep into the Fjaerland fjord to arrive at the tiny hamlet of the same name.

  5. Day 5 (26 Dec): Cruise towards the Arctic

    Today will be spent at sea with plenty of time to relax and enjoy the views as you sail through Helgeland towards the Arctic.

  6. Day 6 (27 Dec): Svolvaer, Lofoten Islands

    You officially cross the Arctic Circle early this morning, and in the tradition of Norwegian sailors, you will be invited out on deck for a special ceremony organised by the expedition team!

  7. Day 7 (28 Dec): The historical port of Narvik

    Arrive at the port of Narvik this morning.

  8. Day 8 (29 Dec): Northern Lights in Alta

    Alta, the turning point of your expedition, lies in the vast wilderness of Troms and Finnmark country, well above the Arctic circle at 70 degrees north.

  9. Day 9 (30 Dec): Tromso – Gateway to the Arctic

    Your adventure continues as you sail to Tromso, often referred to as the “Gateway to the Arctic”.

  10. Day 10 (31 Dec): Reine, Lofoten Islands

    Reine is one of the most photographed locations in Norway, and the perfect place to spend New Year’s Eve. Here the red painted, and often snow-covered rorbuer (fishermen’s cabins) sit beneath dark granite mountains.

  11. Day 11 (01 Jan): Relaxing at sea

    Today is spent relaxing at sea. There will be plenty of time to enjoy the ship’s facilities, including the explorer’s deck, sauna, hot tub, or to book a massage.

  12. Day 12 (02 Jan): Kalvag – the ‘Frozen Bay’

    Today’s stop will be in Kalvag, one of the most remote fishing villages on the rugged North Sea coast of Norway.

  13. Day 13 (03 Jan): Mosteroy and Klosteroy

    You’ll arrive this morning in Mosteroy and Klosteroy, the final stop of your Norwegian journey. These are two of the many islands that lie off the city of Stavanger.

  14. Day 14 (04 Jan): Homeward bound

    Today is your final day at sea. Revisit the highlights of your trip and enjoy the facilities onboard the MS Maud as the vessel makes its way back to Dover.

  15. Day 15 (05 Jan): Arrive Dover

    Arrive back in Dover, where you disembark at approx. 9am this morning.

Price guide

Price based on two travellers sharing an inside cabin. Please see chart below for upcoming departures. For more detail, including rates for outside cabins and information on currently available special offers, please contact us.

15 days from £3799pp

  • Date: 22/12/2022 - 05/01/2023

    Pricing: 15 days from £3,799pp

    Price is based on an interior cabin and includes a 5% saving on the published rate of £3999, applicable for early bookings.


15 days from £3799pp

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