Northern Lights and Arctic cruises from the UK

Cruises from the UK in search of the Northern Lights take in the rugged Norwegian coast before crossing the Arctic Circle. Whilst Arctic Norway is incredible to experience in the winter, the summer months are also spectacular as the Midnight Sun bathes the coast in shades of gold.

  • Alta Northern Lights Cathedral
  • Northen Lights
  • Sitsbergen
  • Svolvaer
  • Tromso Arctic Cathedral

Northern Lights Cruises

In Search of the Northern Lights

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
In Search of the Northern Lights on Balmoral
13 Nights
Departs 16 Feb 2021
from Southampton
  • £1,454pp
  • £1,697pp
  • £2,579pp
  • £3,161pp

Southampton, Molde, Narvik, Alta, Tromsø, Ålesund

In Search of the Northern Lights in Eight Nights

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
In Search of the Northern Lights in Eight Nights on Balmoral
8 Nights
Departs 16 Mar 2021
from Newcastle upon Tyne
  • £1,066pp
  • £1,260pp
  • £2,521pp
  • £2,570pp

Newcastle upon Tyne, Narvik, Tromsø, Bodø

In Search of the Northern Lights in Eight Nights

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
In Search of the Northern Lights in Eight Nights on Balmoral
8 Nights
Departs 24 Mar 2021
from Newcastle upon Tyne
  • £775pp
  • £921pp
  • £1,794pp
  • £1,920pp

Newcastle upon Tyne, Leknes, Tromsø, Bodø

Islands of Northern Norway with the Midnight Sun

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Islands of Northern Norway with the Midnight Sun on Borealis
12 Nights
Departs 03 Jun 2021
from Liverpool
  • £1,842pp
  • £2,036pp
  • £3,200pp
  • £3,782pp

Liverpool, Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Crossing the Arctic Circle, Leknes, Harstad, Hammerfest, Tromsø, Sortland, Vesteralen Islands, Svolvær

The Natural Wonders of Iceland

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
The Natural Wonders of Iceland on Borealis
9 Nights
Departs 02 Jul 2021
from Liverpool
  • £1,551pp
  • £1,648pp
  • £2,618pp
  • £2,909pp

Liverpool, Seydisfjørdur, Akureyri, Isafjørdur, Reykjavík

Discovering Norway's North Cape

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Discovering Norway's North Cape on Braemar
13 Nights
Departs 16 Jul 2021
from Southampton
  • £1,842pp
  • £2,133pp
  • £3,540pp
  • £4,461pp

Southampton, Ålesund, Cruising Rørvik, Cruising Torghatten, Cruising Seven Sisters mountain range, Crossing the Arctic Circle, Tromsø, Hammerfest, Honningsvåg, Cruise North Cape, Harstad, Cruise Trollfjord, Kristiansund

Greenland and the Midnight Sun

Saga Cruises
Greenland and the Midnight Sun on Spirit of Adventure
19 Nights
Departs 10 Aug 2021
from Dover
  • £6,015pp
  • £9,287pp

Dover, Reykjavík, Cruising Prince Christian Sound, Nuuk (Godthaab), Qaqortoq (Julianehaab), Nanortalik, Akureyri

Exploring the Arctic with the Midnight Sun

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Exploring the Arctic with the Midnight Sun on Bolette
28 Nights
Departs 14 Aug 2021
from Dover
  • £4,364pp
  • £4,946pp
  • £8,050pp
  • £9,699pp

Dover, Åndalsnes, Cruising Torghatten, Cruising Seven Sisters mountain range, Crossing the Arctic Circle, Tromsø, Hammerfest, Honningsvåg, Cruise North Cape, Longyearbyen, Cruising Tempelfjorden, Reykjavík, Cruising Prins Christian Sund, Cruising Tunulliarfik Fjord, Narsarsuaq, Nanortalik, Cruising Tasermiut Fjord, Isafjørdur, Akureyri

Fjords & Icebergs of Remote Greenland

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Fjords & Icebergs of Remote Greenland on Borealis
14 Nights
Departs 14 Aug 2021
from Liverpool
  • £2,521pp
  • £2,715pp
  • £4,170pp
  • £5,237pp

Liverpool, Reykjavík, Isafjørdur, Cruising Prins Christian Sund, Qaqortoq (Julianehaab), Narsarsuaq, Cruising Tunulliarfik Fjord, Nanortalik, Belfast

Norway's Northern Fjords

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Norway's Northern Fjords on Balmoral
9 Nights
Departs 20 Aug 2021
from Newcastle upon Tyne
  • £1,357pp
  • £1,551pp
  • £3,006pp
  • £3,103pp

Newcastle upon Tyne, Crossing the Arctic Circle, Leknes, Cruising Austnesfjorden, Cruise Trollfjord, Tromsø, Bodø, Cruising Nordfjorden, Meloy, Cruising Seven Sisters mountain range, Cruising Torghatten, Cruising Rørvik, Cruising Romsdalfjorden & Isfjorden, Åndalsnes

In Search of the Northern Lights

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
In Search of the Northern Lights on Balmoral
13 Nights
Departs 04 Nov 2021
from Portsmouth
  • £1,551pp
  • £1,842pp
  • £3,152pp
  • £3,346pp

Portsmouth, Molde, Narvik, Alta, Tromsø, Ålesund

In Search of the Aurora Borealis

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
In Search of the Aurora Borealis on Borealis
16 Nights
Departs 16 Nov 2021
from Liverpool
  • £1,939pp
  • £2,133pp
  • £3,491pp
  • £4,267pp

Liverpool, Belfast, Ålesund, Crossing the Arctic Circle, Tromsø, Alta, Hammerfest, Narvik, Trondheim

Norwegian White Christmas

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Norwegian White Christmas on Bolette
15 Nights
Departs 20 Dec 2021
from Southampton
  • £2,521pp
  • £2,812pp
  • £4,607pp
  • £5,722pp

Southampton, Stavanger, Crossing the Arctic Circle, Alta, Sortland, Vesteralen Islands, Narvik, Bergen, Cruise Hardangerfjord

In Search of the Northern Lights in Nine Nights

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
In Search of the Northern Lights in Nine Nights on Balmoral
9 Nights
Departs 15 Mar 2022
from Newcastle upon Tyne
  • £1,163pp
  • £1,406pp
  • £2,521pp
  • £2,667pp

Newcastle upon Tyne, Ålesund, Cruising Torghatten, Cruising Seven Sisters mountain range, Tromsø, Narvik, Bodø

In Search of the Northern Lights in Eight Nights

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
In Search of the Northern Lights in Eight Nights on Balmoral
8 Nights
Departs 24 Mar 2022
from Newcastle upon Tyne
  • £1,066pp
  • £1,260pp
  • £2,230pp
  • £2,424pp

Newcastle upon Tyne, Ålesund, Cruising Torghatten, Cruising Seven Sisters mountain range, Tromsø, Bodø

Rugged & Remote Spitsbergen

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Rugged & Remote Spitsbergen on Balmoral
15 Nights
Departs 22 Jun 2022
from Newcastle upon Tyne
  • £2,424pp
  • £2,715pp
  • £5,092pp
  • £5,528pp

Newcastle upon Tyne, Olden, Cruising Nordfjord, Måløy, Cruising Naeroyfjord, Cruising Torghatten, Cruising Seven Sisters mountain range, Crossing the Arctic Circle, Cruise Trollfjord, Devil's Jaw, Honningsvåg, Cruise North Cape, Pyramiden, Cruising Tempelfjorden, Longyearbyen, Tromsø, Cruising Nordfjorden, Meloy, Åndalsnes, Cruising Romsdalfjorden & Isfjorden

Natural Greenland

Saga Cruises
Natural Greenland on Spirit of Discovery
21 Nights
Departs 10 Jul 2022
from Dover
  • £5,143pp
  • £8,359pp

Dover, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Reykjavík, Isafjørdur, Nanortalik, Nuuk (Godthaab), Narsarsuaq, Qaqortoq (Julianehaab), Belfast


About Northern Lights Cruises

Sightings of the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis are never guaranteed, but cruises to Arctic Norway offer the best chance to witness this natural phenomenon. Above the Arctic Circle you are far from towns and other sources of artificial light making viewings more likely. The snow-capped mountains reflect the shades of gold, pink and blue created during Mother Nature’s mesmerising light show.

Northern Lights cruises from the UK often call at the Art Nouveau town of Alesund, former Norwegian capital of Trondheim, overlooked by a striking 14th-century cathedral, and the tranquil Lofoten Islands, dotted with traditional fishing villages. There is also the Arctic capital of Tromso, renowned for its cathedral, and Alta where you can experience traditional Sami culture. Some cruise past the magnificent Seven Sisters mountain range before crossing the Arctic Circle.

During the summer months, Arctic Norway is illuminated under the Midnight Sun. This natural phenomenon baths the coastline in vibrant shades of gold, making a cruise at this time of year really special. Cruise lines visit the same ports as on Northern Lights voyages but you are guaranteed a completely different cruising experience during the summer months, as the scenery and wildlife is different to the winter months.