Northern Lights Cruises
Set sail on a cruise heading north and enjoy the thrill of the hunt as you go in search of the Northern Lights.
Northern Lights cruises are a fascinating way to experience one of the world’s most unusual, natural phenomena. On a cruise, you will have an excellent vantage point to witness the stunning light show while enjoying all the comfort and facilities that a cruise ship has to offer.
The Northern Lights – also referred to as Aurora Borealis – are caused by explosions on the sun throwing out millions of particles that ignite as they hit the earth’s atmosphere. Many people comment that the Northern Lights are similar to a rainbow at night, with the sky shimmering in green, pink and purple hints of light. However, every light formation is different, which means your Northern Lights experience will be truly unique.
Best Cruise Line For A Northern Lights Cruise
The answer is primarily down to personal preference regarding the best cruise line for Northern Lights cruises. In terms of popularity, Norwegian operator Hurtigruten is a stand-out choice, particularly if you are looking for value-for-money and a great onboard experience.
Hurtigruten also offers a ‘Northern Lights Promise‘, so should you not see the voyage on a 12-day itinerary, you will receive a FREE 5 or 6-day cruise! In addition, Fred Olsen offers sailings from Southampton and Newcastle for those looking for a no-fly Northern Lights cruise. Furthermore, Cunard operates a series of 12-night sailings throughout the winter months.
Best Time To See The Northern Lights
The best time of year to see the Northern Lights is between September and March. In particular, you will stand a better chance of seeing them if you go between mid-November and late January.
On a cruise, the Northern Lights are best seen in Norway or from within the Arctic Circle. Therefore, a typical Northern Lights cruise itinerary travels northbound along the Norwegian coastline towards North Cape. It is at this point the lights will make their first appearance.
Book Your Northern Lights Cruise Today
If you are looking for a Northern Lights cruise in 2023 or 2024, we highly recommend contacting us today for details of our best fares and special offers. Founded in 1993, The Cruise Line has established a reputation for offering clients outstanding customer service alongside highly competitive pricing and special offers.
For further details, please call one of our Voyage Consultants on 0800 008 6677. Alternatively, please select your preferred voyage from the selection below and make an online enquiry.