Northern Lights cruises are something that everyone needs to do at least once in their lifetime. The great news is that you don’t have to travel far from these shores to tick this experience off your bucket list, with Iceland, Norway and even the far north of Scotland lending themselves perfectly to spotting the Aurora Borealis.
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Here are just some of the top Northern Lights cruises departing over the coming months, which take in some pretty incredible destinations along the way.
Silver Cloud, Silversea – 8 September 2023
How about going in search of the Northern Lights in six-star luxury? Silver Cloud will transport guests from the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik destined for Nova Scotia in 2023 and while this far north, there’s a strong chance of spotting the natural phenomenon.
12 Nights | Reykjavik to Halifax, Nova Scotia | Departing 8 September 2023 >>
Island Princess, Princess Cruises – 4 October 2023
This 2023 Northern Lights cruise from Southampton will take you to stunning ports right along the eastern coast of Norway, before going as far north as the Arctic Circle.
You will enjoy an overnight stay in Alta, where you can explore the snow-covered scenery and be in with a decent chance of seeing the lights.
14 Nights | In Search of the Northern Lights | Departing 4 October 2023 >>
P&O Cruises, Aurora – 15 November 2023
P&O Cruises departs from Southampton on this Northern Lights cruise, which just so happens to be on board the adults-only Aurora. You’ll visit the small town of Alta, located well above the Arctic Circle and where you’ll most likely have your best chance of spotting the Aurora Borealis.
Other ports of call en route include Haugesund and Andalsnes, giving you plenty of opportunity to see more of Norway on this 12-night adventure.
12 nights | Norway | Departing 15 November 2023 >>
Fred. Olsen, Balmoral – 21 December 2023
Are you always dreaming of a white Christmas? Make it happen this year on board Fred. Olsen’s Balmoral, a smaller ship that will deliver that real homely feel as you celebrate the festive season away from home.
Aside from the snowy landscapes and picturesque ports, you will head up into the Arctic Circle to visit Alta and Tromso, known for being among the northernmost destinations on mainland Norway.
14 Nights | In Search of the Northern Lights at Christmas | Departing 21 December 2023 >>
Saga, Spirit of Adventure – 19 March 2024
Saga is destined for Norway’s northern shores in 2024, when guests will have the perfect opportunity to see the Aurora Borealis. With stops in Tromso and Alta, there will be plenty of chances to explore these snow-capped destinations throughout this 15-night sailing.
15 Nights | Magic of the Northern Lights | Departing 19 March 2024 >>
MS Maud, Huritgruten Expeditions – 22 December 2024
If it’s a Northern Lights cruise from Iceland that you’ve got your sights set on, this one will fit the bill. This itinerary from Hurtigruten Expeditions will see you destined for the shores of northern Norway, stopping off at the Lofoten Islands and various other ports en route.
During this 14-night adventure, you will see the best of what the Norway has to offer and, because you’re on board an expedition ship, you will really get under the skin of the destinations you visit.
14 Nights | Christmas Expedition Cruise | Departing 22 December 2024 >>
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