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Northern Lights Cruises


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Featured Northern Lights Cruises

FREE SPEND UP TO £100
2026 No-Fly Norway's Northern lights Discovery

Ambience 11 Mar 2026 16 nights No-Fly Cruise London Tilbury

Incredible savings - book before fares increase*

Small ship, Full-Board Cruising*

Traditional Adults Only No-Fly British Cruising from a UK Port*

FREE On Board Spend of up to £100*

Itinerary: London (Tilbury) - Invergordon - Alesund - Trondheim - Tromso - Alta, Norway - Narvik, Norway - Lerwick, Shetland Isles - London (Tilbury)
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Inside from £2,660 2nd Passenger FREE

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NO TIPS REQUIRED
The No-Fly 2025 Northern Lights

Aurora 24 Mar 2025 12 nights No-Fly Cruise Southampton

Pound sterling on board*

Full board cruising*

No tips required on board*

Added benefit included*

Itinerary: Southampton - Andalsnes, Norway - Tromso, Norway - Alta, Norway - Stavanger, Norway - Southampton
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Inside from £1,249pp

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SMALL SHIP CRUISING
No-Fly 2024 In Search of the Northern Lights

Balmoral 09 Nov 2024 10 nights No-Fly Cruise Newcastle

Pound sterling on board*

Full board cruising*

Captain’s drinks party and Gala Buffet*

All evening entertainment*

Itinerary: Newcastle - Alta, Finnmark, Norway - Tromsø, Norway - Narvik, Nordland - Bodo, Norway - Newcastle
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Inside from £1,299pp

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What are the northern lights?


The aurora borealis is Mother Nature’s most magical light show - more spectacular and breathtaking than anything you’ll ever encounter. Blazing their beauty across an endless canvas of empty sky, the lights glow luminously in an ever-changing tapestry of textures that will alter your perspective of the world. Whether you choose to view them from shore or ship, the almost science fiction-like vortex of colours shifting and dancing across the sky in a peacock display is sure to make a lasting impression.

If that isn’t enough to inspire you to book a northern lights cruise, perhaps the destinations will?


Where can you sail on a northern lights cruise?

A Norwegian cruise is unlike any other. Steeped in history, Norway is a Scandinavian country encompassing mountains, glaciers and picturesque fjords. It’s capital, Oslo, is known for its green spaces and many museums, while Tromsø is famed as a viewing point for the northern lights.

Hurtigruten, the expedition experts, offer a classic round itinerary that calls at over 30 Norwegian ports including Ålesund, Tromsø and Kirkenes. The best time to see the northern lights is between September and April, with Hurtigruten cruises available throughout the winter season, there will be no shortage of dates to choose from.

What’s more, Hurtigruten ships are designed to allow you to fully appreciate the spectacular scenery through which you sail. Comfortable cabins, panoramic lounges and a friendly atmosphere form the heart of the on board experience. Informality is key, leaving you free to relax and enjoy the landscapes at will whilst the intimate and welcoming size of the ships ensure that you will meet like-minded and interesting people.


Which cruise lines offer northern lights cruises?

Northern lights cruises appear on many travellers bucket lists and it’s easy to see why. Many cruise lines offer northern lights itineraries; enjoy a more traditional cruising experience with P&O Cruises, relax in ultra-luxury with Cunard or opt for a more intimate cruising experience with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines. Choose from family-friendly activities with Princess Cruises or, sail with the expedition experts, Hurtigruten.

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