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.
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.
5 Nights - Kirkenes to Bergen
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 5-night cruise
2014 - Nov, Dec 2015 - Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec
6 Nights - Bergen to Kirkenes
A unique 6-night cruise north along the dramatic Norwegian coast from Bergen to Kirkenes in winter in search of the Northern Lights
4 Nights - Tromso and back
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
5 Nights - Tromso and back
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
4 Nights - Tromso to Bergen
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, Nov, Dec
5 Nights - Bergen to Tromso
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
11 Nights - Bergen and back
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
7 Nights - Bodo and back
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
7 Nights - Bergen to Kirkenes
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
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 - Nov 2015 - Jan, Feb, Mar, Oct, Nov, Dec
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
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
Book a Round Voyage for this winter and if the lights don't appear, we'll give you another voyage free! Exclusive price from just £949pp!
Book any 2015 departure and receive our exclusive 5% discount! Ends 30 Oct 2014
Exclusive savings of up to £875pp, £50 OBC and a low deposit of just £200pp on selected 2015 dates!
Save up to £2100 per couple on all 2015 departures! Book by 31 Oct 2014
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