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Voyages in Search of the Northern Lights - Cruises in Arctic Norway

A range of exciting short breaks, longer cruises and themed winter voyages along the Norway coast and across the Arctic Circle in the land of the Northern Lights

Northern Lights Voyages

Our fleet of Hurtigruten ships sail daily above the Arctic Circle, through the sheltered waters along the Norwegian Coast beneath the pitch black sky, the perfect setting to experience the breathtaking Northern Lights.

As well as the opportunity of seeing the Northern Lights, there are also an exciting range of winter activities and experiences available on these voyages, from dog sledging across frozen landscapes, or a king crab fishing safari, to a midnight concert in Tromsø's Arctic Cathedral.

We offer a range of winter voyages to Arctic Norway - with 4 and 5 night Arctic Highlights itineraries entirely within the Arctic Circle, 6-night cruises calling at 34 ports north or south along the Norway coast, or the full 11-night Round Voyage.

Daily sailings are available to suit your requirements, with special charter packages on certain dates from a range of UK airports.


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About the Northern Lights

The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon caused by electrically charged solar particles passing into the Earth’s atmosphere. Also known as the Aurora Borealis, which means ‘dawn of the north’, the aurora can appear abruptly, filling the sky with incredible speed with great arcs as ghostly wisps in green, yellow, red and violet dance above the horizon, before disappearing again.

All of our Northern Lights Voyages provide an opportunity to witness the Aurora Borealis, but it is in their very nature that this can never be guaranteed. While there have been sightings of the Northern Lights in late September and at lower latitudes, you are most likely to see them above the Arctic Circle between November and February.

Many of our travellers consider the Aurora Borealis to be the simply the 'icing on the cake' of an already remarkable holiday in the Arctic.

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Northern Lights Norway Cruises 2014/15

Arctic Adventure

4 Nights - Tromso to Bergen

Hurtigruten
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A 4-night voyage from Norway's Arctic capital Tromso south to Bergen, sailing through the stunning Lofoten and Versteralen Islands in search of the Northern Lights

2014 - Dec
2015 - Jan, Feb, Mar

Arctic Adventure
From £850pp
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Arctic Highlights

4 Nights - Tromso and back

Hurtigruten
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Cruise above the Arctic Circle in winter for the best chance to see the spectacular Northern Lights on this superb 3-night cruise with overnight hotel stay in Tromsø

2014 - Dec
2015 - Feb, Mar

Arctic Highlights
From £899pp
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Taste of the Arctic

5 Nights - Bergen to Tromso

Hurtigruten
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Voyage north from Bergen to Tromso in the Arctic Circle in search of the Northern Lights on this 5-night holiday including 4-night cruise and overnight stay in Tromso

2014 - Nov, Dec
2015 - Jan, Feb, Mar

Taste of the Arctic
From £930pp
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Arctic Highlights Extended Voyage

5 Nights - Tromso and back

Hurtigruten
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Voyage in search of the Northern Lights on this 5-night Arctic Norway holiday including 3-night cruise and 2-night stay in Tromso. Includes direct flights from several regional airports

2014 - Nov, Dec
2015 - Jan, Feb, Mar

Arctic Highlights Extended Voyage
From £999pp
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Norway Coast and Spitsbergen Adventure Voyage

8 Nights - Bergen to Longyearbyen

Hurtigruten
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An 8-night voyage exploring the picturesque Norwegian coastline crossing the Arctic Circle, discovering the famous Lofoten Islands and the mysterious island of Spitsbergen, which boasts an abundance of wildlife

2014 - May, Oct, Dec
2015 - Jan, Feb, Mar

Norway Coast and Spitsbergen Adventure Voyage
From £1235pp
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Winter Voyage North

6 Nights - Bergen to Kirkenes

Hurtigruten
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A unique 6-night cruise north along the dramatic Norwegian coast from Bergen to Kirkenes in winter in search of the Northern Lights

2014 - Nov, Dec
2015 - Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec

Winter Voyage North
From £1284pp
2nd passenger cruises half price on selected Nov and Dec 2014 departures!

Winter Voyage South

6 Nights - Kirkenes to Bergen

Hurtigruten
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Voyage south from Kirkenes in the Arctic Circle to Bergen along the dramatic Norway coast in winter and look out for the spellbinding Northern Lights on this 6-night holiday with 5-night cruise and overnight stay in Oslo

2014 - Nov, Dec
2015 - Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec

Winter Voyage South
From £1319pp
2nd passenger cruises half price on selected Nov and Dec 2014 departures!

Northern Lights: Winter Round Voyage

11 Nights - Bergen and back

Hurtigruten
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Cruise the entire length of the dramatic Norway coast in search of the spectacular Northern Lights on this 11-night voyage with daily departures from Bergen to Kirkenes and return, calling at 34 ports

2014 - Oct, Nov, Dec
2015 - Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov

Northern Lights: Winter Round Voyage
From £1354pp
2nd passenger cruises half price on selected Nov and Dec 2014 departures!

Arctic Wonders Cruise

7 Nights - Bergen to Kirkenes

Hurtigruten
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A unique 7-night Northern Lights holiday with 6-night Arctic voyage from Bergen to Kirkenes and an overnight at the exciting Kirkenes Snow Hotel

2015 - Jan, Feb, Mar

Arctic Wonders Cruise
From £1409pp
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Arctic Explorer

7 Nights - Bodo and back

Hurtigruten
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New for 2015 this exciting voyage is entirely above the Arcitc Circle giving a fantastic opportunity to see the dramatic Northen Lights and take part in exciting option winter activities

2015 - Feb, Mar

Arctic Explorer
From £1529pp
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Northern Lights Astronomy Voyage

11 Nights - Bergen and back

Hurtigruten
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Learn about the night sky and stunning aurora borealis in the company of experts on this 11-night voyage along the dramatic Norway coast from Bergen to Kirkenes and return. Includes direct flights from several regional airports

2014 - Sep, Oct, Nov
2015 - Jan, Feb

Northern Lights Astronomy Voyage
From £1616pp
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The Authentic Lofoten Experience

11 Nights - Bergen and back

Hurtigruten
Midnatsol Midnatsol

NEW for 2014 a unique 11-night Arctic adventure voyage from Bergen along the Norwegian Coast and including a 3-night stay on the beautiful Lofoten Islands with a full day excursion. Package prices include return flights from the UK and overseas transfers

The Authentic Lofoten Experience
From £1695pp
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The Heart of Norwegian Lapland

11 Nights - Bergen and back

Hurtigruten
Finnmarken Finnmarken

NEW for 2014 a unique Northern Lights journey along the Norwegian coast from Bergen to Alta including a 2-night stay in the heart of Norwegian Lapland and selected shore excursions. Package prices include return flights from the UK and overseas transfers

The Heart of Norwegian Lapland
From £2305pp
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