Cruising around the Arctic Circle is an opportunity to experience amazing wildlife, stark scenery and the incredible spectacle of the Northern Lights. Each year more and more cruise itineraries are added to meet the growing demand for more exotic adventures.
Explore your options using the cruise company links below.
Viking Ocean Cruise Arctic
Viking takes you on unparalleled explorations to the most picturesque regions of Scandinavia and to historic sites in the Baltic Sea. Cruise majestic fjords along the picturesque Norwegian coast, visit modern cities such as Bergen and Reykjavik, as well as the medieval old town of Tallinn. Enjoy a thrilling visit to Longyearbyen, home to polar bears.
Hurtigruten’s Voyage North
Along the coast of Norway, the Northern Lights can make appearances as early as September and as late as May. Hurtigruten sails under areas of consistent auroral activity all year. Hurtigruten offer a variety of voyages, including an epic 13-day trip among Norway’s fjords, mountains and islands as you travel from Bergen to Kirkenes.
You’ll cross the Arctic Circle to hunt the Northern Lights in winter, with included land and sea excursions and expert lectures on board. Plus, their Northern Lights promise mean that if the aurora don’t appear on your cruise, they’ll give you a six or seven-day voyage completely free of charge.
Regular departures from Bergen between December and April.
P&O Northern Lights
From mountain scenery and the Arctic beauty of Tromso to the dramatic landscapes of Stavanger, P&O Cruises‘ Northern Lights cruise options go one further with their no-fly option, that starts and ends in Southampton.
You’ll sail past natural wonders and beautiful medieval towns as well as spotting reindeer and huskies while you step out to hopefully view the Northern Lights, with a base in a cosy cabin and enjoying delicious regional meals. Monthly departures from Southampton.
Explore Exotic And Amazing Ports of Call
From lost civilizations to some of the greatest natural wonders, cruises can help you explore the world in luxury. Explore your cruise options using these convenient links: