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.
Spirit of Adventure, Saga – 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 – Call 01246 819819 for details.
Silver Dawn, Silversea – 19 September 2024
How about going in search of the Northern Lights in six-star luxury? Silver Dawn will set sail from Copenhagen before heading to the far north of Norway. While you’re this high up in the Arctic Circle, there’s a decent chance of spotting the natural phenomenon.
Caribbean Princess, Princess Cruises – 24 September 2024
This 2024 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.
Balmoral, Fred. Olsen – 19 November 2024
Set sail on board Fred. Olsen’s Balmoral, a smaller ship that will deliver that real homely feel as you voyage from Newcastle in search of snowy landscapes and, of course, the Northern Lights.
Aside from the incredible scenery 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.
MS Maud, HX – 8 December 2024
If it’s a Northern Lights expedition cruise you’ve got your sights set on, this one will fit the bill. This itinerary from HX 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 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 | Northern Lights Expedition Cruise | Departing 8 December 2024 – Call 01246 819819 for details.
Aurora, P&O Cruises – 9 December 2024
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 Tromso and Andalsnes, giving you plenty of opportunity to see more of Norway on this 12-night adventure.