Seatrade Cruise News is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

HX crafts winter Norway expedition at peak northern lights time

PHOTO: HX CRUISE_northern_lights_Photo_Hurtgruten.jpg
'Ultimate Norway — Arctic Expedition Under the Northern Lights' begins operating in January 2026, at the peak of the aurora season
HX unveiled a new northern Norway itinerary starting in January 2026 at the peak of the aurora season.

'Ultimate Norway — Arctic Expedition Under the Northern Lights' is inspired by the Norwegian concept of friluftsliv, or 'free air life,' spending time outdoors, in nature.

Above the Arctic Circle

The seven-night adventure takes place entirely above the Arctic Circle and will explore four iconic regions: the Lyngen Alps, Senja, Lofoten and Vesterålen, during 10 sailings through March 2026.

They'll operate roundtrip Tromsø aboard the 160-passenger Spitsbergen.

Delving deep into Norwegian culture

Travelers will delve deep into Norwegian culture and the spectacular winter landscapes with experiences including a bonfire under the polar night, an exclusive evening at the Hurtigruten Museum in Stokmarknes and a traditional Scandinavian sauna session followed by a polar plunge.

Among the other activities are kayaking, whale watching, nature walks, alpine treks, snowshoeing, community visits and ski touring.

All-inclusive pricing

The all-inclusive adventure bundles in drinks, gratuities, daily excursions, expedition gear, a water bottle, broadband Wi-Fi and professional photos of the trip taken by the onboard photographer.

With HX’s 'Northern Lights Promise,' if there is no recorded sighting of the northern lights from the ship during the expedition cruise, travelers will receive a future cruise credit worth up to 1,200 per person toward a new HX voyage.