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

Whales & Volcanic Landscapes of Iceland

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Whales & Volcanic Landscapes of Iceland on Borealis
11 Nights
Departs 14 May 2024
from Southampton
  • £1,260pp
  • £1,551pp
  • £2,521pp
  • £3,103pp

Southampton, Reykjavík, Isafjørdur, Akureyri, Cruising Eyjafjörður, Cruising Grímsey, Crossing the Arctic Circle, Cruising Borgarfjörður Eystri, Thorshavn

14-Day Scotland & Norwegian Fjords

Seabourn
14-Day Scotland & Norwegian Fjords on Seabourn Venture
14 Nights
Departs 26 May 2024
from Leith
  • £12,299pp

Leith, Aberdeen, Stroma Island, Ullapool, Dunrossness and Fair Isle, Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Mousa Island, Ålesund, Runde, Trondheim, Norwegian Fjords, Reine, Lofoten Archipelago, Værøy, Svolvær, Trollfjord, Senja Island, Tromsø

Rugged & Remote Spitsbergen with the Midnight Sun

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Rugged & Remote Spitsbergen with the Midnight Sun on Balmoral
14 Nights
Departs 12 Jun 2024
from Newcastle upon Tyne
  • £1,745pp
  • £2,230pp
  • £4,946pp
  • £5,819pp

Newcastle upon Tyne, Ålesund, Longyearbyen, Cruising Tempelfjorden, Hammerfest, Alta, Tromsø, Cruise Tjeldsundet Strait, Cruising Seven Sisters mountain range, Cruising Torghatten, Kristiansund

Whales & Volcanic Landscapes of Iceland

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Whales & Volcanic Landscapes of Iceland on Bolette
12 Nights
Departs 15 Jun 2024
from Liverpool
  • £1,648pp
  • £2,521pp
  • £3,491pp
  • £3,879pp

Liverpool, Reykjavík, Isafjørdur, Crossing the Arctic Circle, Midnight Sun, Akureyri, Cruising Eyjafjörður, Cruising Borgarfjörður Eystri, Seydisfjørdur, Thorshavn, Cruising Gáshólmur,Tindhólmur & Drangarnir, Cruising Cape Enniberg, Klaksvik

Whales & Volcanic Landscapes of Iceland

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Whales & Volcanic Landscapes of Iceland on Borealis
11 Nights
Departs 11 Jul 2024
from Dover
  • £1,454pp
  • £1,745pp
  • £2,812pp
  • £3,588pp

Dover, Cruising Pentland Firth, Akureyri, Cruising Eyjafjörður, Isafjørdur, Reykjavík, Heimaey Island, Lerwick, Shetland Islands

Discovering the Arctic’s Wildlife & Remote Landscapes

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Discovering the Arctic’s Wildlife & Remote Landscapes on Bolette
27 Nights
Departs 19 Jul 2024
from Liverpool
  • £3,394pp
  • £4,073pp
  • £6,789pp
  • £7,759pp

Liverpool, Saint-John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Cruise Humber Arm & Bay of Islands, Red Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland and Labrador, Cruise North East Coast of Akpatok Island, Cruise by Resolution Island, Cruise by Lower Savage Islands, Nuuk (Godthaab), Narsarsuaq, Nanortalik, Cruising Prins Christian Sund, Reykjavík

Iceland's Whales, Waterfalls & Way of Life

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Iceland's Whales, Waterfalls & Way of Life on Balmoral
9 Nights
Departs 29 Aug 2024
from Newcastle upon Tyne
  • £1,260pp
  • £1,454pp
  • £2,812pp
  • £3,006pp

Newcastle upon Tyne, Cruising Pentland Firth, Reykjavík, Isafjørdur, Akureyri, Cruising Eyjafjörður, Cruising Borgarfjörður Eystri, Thorshavn

Whales, Waterfalls & Geysers of Iceland

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Whales, Waterfalls & Geysers of Iceland on Bolette
9 Nights
Departs 12 Sep 2024
from Liverpool
  • £1,357pp
  • £1,648pp
  • £2,618pp
  • £2,909pp

Liverpool, Reykjavík, Isafjørdur, Crossing the Arctic Circle, Akureyri, Cruising Eyjafjörður, Cruising Borgarfjörður Eystri, Thorshavn

In Search of the Northern Lights

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
In Search of the Northern Lights on Balmoral
10 Nights
Departs 10 Oct 2024
from Newcastle upon Tyne
  • £1,357pp
  • £1,551pp
  • £2,909pp
  • £3,103pp

Newcastle upon Tyne, Molde, Crossing the Arctic Circle, Cruise Tjeldsundet Strait, Alta, Tromsø, Cruising Seven Sisters mountain range, Ålesund

In Search of the Northern Lights

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
In Search of the Northern Lights on Balmoral
10 Nights
Departs 20 Oct 2024
from Newcastle upon Tyne
  • £1,357pp
  • £1,551pp
  • £2,909pp
  • £3,200pp

Newcastle upon Tyne, Molde, Crossing the Arctic Circle, Cruise Tjeldsundet Strait, Tromsø, Alta, Cruising Seven Sisters mountain range, Ålesund

In Search of the Northern Lights

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
In Search of the Northern Lights on Balmoral
10 Nights
Departs 30 Oct 2024
from Newcastle upon Tyne
  • £1,357pp
  • £1,551pp
  • £2,909pp
  • £3,200pp

Newcastle upon Tyne, Molde, Crossing the Arctic Circle, Cruise Tjeldsundet Strait, Alta, Tromsø, Cruising Seven Sisters mountain range, Ålesund

In Search of the Northern Lights

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
In Search of the Northern Lights on Balmoral
10 Nights
Departs 09 Nov 2024
from Newcastle upon Tyne
  • £1,357pp
  • £1,551pp
  • £2,812pp
  • £2,909pp

Newcastle upon Tyne, Crossing the Arctic Circle, Cruise Tjeldsundet Strait, Alta, Tromsø, Narvik, Bodø

In Search of the Northern Lights

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
In Search of the Northern Lights on Balmoral
10 Nights
Departs 19 Nov 2024
from Newcastle upon Tyne
  • £1,357pp
  • £1,648pp
  • £3,103pp
  • £3,200pp

Newcastle upon Tyne, Molde, Crossing the Arctic Circle, Cruise Tjeldsundet Strait, Alta, Tromsø, Cruising Seven Sisters mountain range, Ålesund

In Search of the Northern Lights

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
In Search of the Northern Lights on Borealis
14 Nights
Departs 07 Dec 2024
from Portsmouth
  • £1,551pp
  • £1,842pp
  • £2,909pp
  • £3,685pp

Portsmouth, Ålesund, Cruising Torghatten, Crossing the Arctic Circle, Tromsø, Alta, Sortland, Vesteralen Islands, Bergen

In Search of the Northern Lights at Christmas

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
In Search of the Northern Lights at Christmas on Balmoral
14 Nights
Departs 22 Dec 2024
from Southampton
  • £2,327pp
  • £2,715pp
  • £5,334pp
  • £5,819pp

Southampton, Crossing the Arctic Circle, Bodø, Cruise Tjeldsundet Strait, Tromsø, Alta, Trondheim, Ålesund

In Search of the Northern Lights

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
In Search of the Northern Lights on Balmoral
15 Nights
Departs 18 Jan 2025
from Southampton
  • £2,036pp
  • £2,424pp
  • £4,267pp
  • £4,461pp

Southampton, Ålesund, Cruising Torghatten, Cruising Seven Sisters mountain range, Narvik, Cruise Tjeldsundet Strait, Alta, Tromsø, Harstad, Leknes, Molde

In Search of the Northern Lights

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
In Search of the Northern Lights on Borealis
14 Nights
Departs 01 Feb 2025
from Portsmouth
  • £2,036pp
  • £2,424pp
  • £3,782pp
  • £4,655pp

Portsmouth, Ålesund, Cruising Torghatten, Crossing the Arctic Circle, Tromsø, Alta, Sortland, Vesteralen Islands, Bergen

In Search of the Northern Lights

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
In Search of the Northern Lights on Borealis
10 Nights
Departs 15 Mar 2025
from Newcastle upon Tyne
  • £1,454pp
  • £1,745pp
  • £2,715pp
  • £3,297pp

Newcastle upon Tyne, Molde, Crossing the Arctic Circle, Sortland, Vesteralen Islands, Tromsø, Ålesund


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.