In Search of Northern Lights
Bergen to London CRUISE ONLY: Special Offer! Go in search of the Northern Lights in 2021 and your Companion Flies Free! Book now on this limited time offer.
Why choose Viking Ocean Cruises?
The Thinking Person's Cruise
Vikings intimate, inclusive cruise itineraries are designed to help you explore and engage with your destination through its food, culture, countryside and customs.
What Viking is NOT
Viking don't try to be all things to all people. Instead, they focus on delivering meaningful experiences to their guests.
NO Children under 18
NO Tacky umbrella drinks
NO Art Auctions
NO Charge for beer & wine at lunch and dinner
NO Charge for alternative restaurants
NO Charge for use of launderettes
NO Spa sales pressure
NO Inside staterooms
NO Waiting in lines
NO Formal nights, butlers or white gloved stuffy service
Every detail on board a Viking ship is meant to enrich and enhance your travel experience, helping you fully immerse yourself in the rich cultures you are visiting. From our thoughtfully curated library and the insights of our guest lecturers to cooking demonstrations with our chef and wine tastings of vintages from your destinations, Viking helps you connect to your destination in every possible way.
The Viking Way of exploration takes you deeper, offering behind-the-scenes insights and opportunities. While we include the expected and iconic, such as visits to renowned museums and notable landmarks, we also go beyond, offering Local Life, Working World
and optional Privileged Access experiences in places otherwise difficult to visit.
Your Cruise Fare includes:
12 night sailing from Bergen to London onboard Viking Venus
Port taxes & Government fees
Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
Enrichment lectures & Destination Performances
Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
24-hour specialty coffees, teas & bottled water
COMPANION FLY FREE OFFER! BOOK BY 31 MARCH 2020
For a limited time, book your cruise by 31 March 2020 and Economy Class flights for the first guest with Our Cruise, and enjoy complimentary return Economy Class flights from Auckland to Europe for your companion to meet your cruise are included. Please discuss options with Our Specialists. This offer will not last!
COMPANION FLY FREE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
TERMS & CONDITIONS: YOUR PAYMENTS TO OUR WORLD ARE PROTECTED BY THE TAANZ BONDING. *Prices include Companion Fly Free offer. Flights for first passenger are NOT included and are additional to price shown. Both passengers must fly together on all sectors. Our Specialists will book your flights with Viking Cruises, and these will be based on Economy Class from Auckland return. Airline, routing and dates of travel are at Viking Cruises sole discretion. Additional nights accommodation may be required and is additional cost. Stopovers may/may not be required and may be additional cost. More Companion Fly Free Terms and Conditions apply, please discuss with Our Specialists. Cruise is based on various categories & includes Port Taxes & Govt Fees. Gratuities included. Price includes all discounts. Cruise must be booked by 31 March 2020 to qualify for Companion Fly Free Offer. Companion Fly Free offer and cruise may sell out prior, or be withdrawn at any time. Prices are in NZ dollars & subject to currency fluctuations. Payment is by cash, eftpos or cheque only. QCard & credit card prices on application. Airfares & accommodation may not be available on all services & room/stateroom categories, capacity restrictions may apply. Amendment & cancellation fees apply. Airfares are non-refundable, non-transferable, & name changes not permitted. Prices were correct as of 28 January 2020 and are subject to change without notice.
12 Night Cruise sailing from Bergen to London aboard Viking Venus.
Experience a land where dawn and twilight merge on the edges of the long Arctic night. Cruising far north in Norway’s winter, witness what few others see: wondrous snow-dusted landscapes, cities hushed in slumber and the luminous aurora borealis dancing in the sky. Sami legends, a sled dog ride and mysterious rock carvings bring you close to your destination. Join us on this truly illuminating cruise.
Highlights of this cruise:
Take in more of Bergen’s Norwegian charms today. In the city’s Old Town, explore narrow cobblestone lanes and peer into shop windows. You’ll find this Hanseatic haven to be a walker’s delight. You might also spend time on the ship today, perhaps indulging in a treatment at The Spa or settling in with a good book in the Explorers’ Lounge.
Resting on the stunning shores of Altafjord, Alta is the gateway to some of Europe’s most magnificent natural beauty. Its frequent clear skies make it an ideal locale from which to view the northern lights. In Alta, fascinating rock carvings tell stories of primitive cultures; you may view them, as well as fascinating exhibits on salmon fishing and the northern lights, at the excellent Alta Museum. Or you may opt to visit the nearby Sami community of Máze for an authentic lunch of local dishes and an exciting ride in a reindeer-drawn sleigh.
Enjoy the lovely setting of Tromsø’s historic center, spread over a scenic island surrounded by snowcapped peaks. On an included tour along heated sidewalks, installed to keep the snow at bay, admire its blend of wooden structures and neoclassical buildings. You’ll see the stunning Arctic Cathedral with its striking triangular shape, the city’s most recognizable symbol. In winter, the spectacular surroundings can be explored by sled, pulled by reindeer or dogs. You can learn about this long-held wintertime tradition at the Tromsø Wilderness Center, home to more than 100 huskies.
Explore the lovely city of Bodø today, home to a masterful cathedral. Bodø lies just north of the Arctic Circle, and was rebuilt to what you see today after its destruction in World War II. On an included tour, see the Customs House, Norwegian Aviation Museum and Gothic Bodø Cathedral with its ten glorious tapestries from Nordlund and detached steeple. Its melodious church bells ring out over the town every hour. Rønvikfjellet mountain affords magnificent views over snow-covered roofs. Bodø’s greatest natural landmark, the Saltstraumen maelstrom, can be viewed year-round.
From the heart of the Old Town, where your ship berths, you will have the morning and early afternoon to explore. Start here in the old quarter, Gamle Stavanger, which has Europe’s highest concentration of wooden buildings from the 17th and 18th centuries. Or consider a cruise along the Lysefjord to see the famous Preikestolen, or Pulpit Rock, jutting out nearly 2,000 feet above—it is one of Norway’s most famous natural attractions. Offshore oil drilling is an important industry for the local economy, and the award-winning Norwegian Petroleum Museum tells the story of the dangers faced in extracting this precious fuel. While ashore, don’t forget to indulge in waffles with cream and sweet jams with a steaming cup of hot tea.