Voyages in Search of the Northern Lights

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

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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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 Cruises

Winter Voyage South

5 Nights - Kirkenes to Bergen

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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 5-night cruise Mid-size Ship

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

Northern Lights: Winter Voyage South - a 6-day cruise holiday from Kirkenes to Bergen
From £489pp
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Arctic Adventure

4 Nights - Tromso to Bergen

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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 Mid-size Ship

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

Northern Lights Arctic Adventure Cruise- a 5-day cruise holiday from Tromso to Bergen
From £850pp
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Taste of the Arctic

5 Nights - Bergen to Tromso

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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 Mid-size Ship

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

Northern Lights Cruise: Taste of the Arctic - a 6-day voyage from Bergen to Tromso
From £930pp
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Arctic Highlights

4 Nights - Tromso and back

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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 Mid-size Ship

2014 - Dec
2015 - Feb, Mar

Northern Lights Arctic Highlights
From £974pp
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Arctic Highlights Extended Voyage

5 Nights - Tromso and back

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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 Mid-size Ship

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

Northern Lights Arctic Highlights Extended Cruise - a 6-day Arctic cruise holiday from Tromso
From £999pp
Book by 31 Oct 2014 to receive our exclusive £250pp discount!

Winter Voyage North

6 Nights - Bergen to Kirkenes

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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 Mid-size Ship

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

Northern Lights: Winter Voyage North - 7-day cruise from Bergen to Kirkenes
From £1284pp
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Arctic Explorer

7 Nights - Bodo and back

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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 Mid-size Ship

2015 - Feb, Mar

Arctic Explorer Northern Lights Voyage
From £1329pp
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Winter Round Voyage

11 Nights - Bergen and back

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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 Mid-size Ship

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

Winter Round Voyage
From £1360pp
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Arctic Wonders Cruise

7 Nights - Bergen to Kirkenes

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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 Mid-size Ship

2015 - Jan, Feb, Mar

Northern Lights: Arctic Wonders Cruise - an 8-day cruise from Bergen to Kirkenes with an overnight stay at the Snow Hotel
From £1409pp
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Northern Lights Astronomy Voyage

11 Nights - Bergen and back

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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 Mid-size Ship

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

Northern Lights Astronomy Voyage - a 12-day theme cruise from Bergen to Kirkenes and back
From £1545pp
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The Authentic Lofoten Experience

11 Nights - Bergen and back

Hurtigruten Ship - 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 Mid-size Ship

The Authentic Lofoten Experience

The Heart of Norwegian Lapland

11 Nights - Bergen and back

Hurtigruten Ship - 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 Mid-size Ship

The Heart of Norwegian Lapland - Bergen to Alta
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Northern Lights Promise

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!

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Exclusive savings of up to £875pp, £50 OBC and a low deposit of just £200pp on selected 2015 dates!

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