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 18 Nov 2020
from Southampton
  • £1,357pp
  • £1,609pp
  • £2,715pp
  • £2,967pp

Southampton, Molde, Narvik, Alta, Tromsø, Ålesund

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
  • £1,648pp
  • £1,939pp
  • £3,365pp
  • £3,588pp

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
  • £2,424pp
  • £2,473pp

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
  • £1,066pp
  • £1,260pp
  • £2,230pp
  • £2,424pp

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 Black Watch
12 Nights
Departs 03 Jun 2021
from Liverpool
  • £1,988pp
  • £1,988pp
  • £3,055pp
  • £3,200pp

Liverpool, Kristiansund, Cruising Rørvik, Cruising Torghatten, Sandnessjøen, Crossing the Arctic Circle, Svolvær, Cruise Trollfjord, Cruising Raftsundet, Sortland, Vesteralen Islands, Tromsø, Leknes, Lerwick, Shetland Islands

Greenland and the Midnight Sun

Saga Cruises
Greenland and the Midnight Sun on Spirit of Adventure
19 Nights
Departs 10 Aug 2021
from Dover
  • £5,277pp
  • £9,287pp

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

Midnight Sun & Northern Lights

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Midnight Sun & Northern Lights on Boudicca
28 Nights
Departs 14 Aug 2021
from Dover
  • £4,364pp
  • £5,043pp
  • £7,953pp
  • £7,759pp

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

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
  • £2,909pp
  • £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

Norwegian White Christmas

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Norwegian White Christmas on Black Watch
15 Nights
Departs 20 Dec 2021
from Southampton
  • £2,521pp
  • £2,715pp
  • £4,413pp
  • £4,461pp

Southampton, Stavanger, Crossing the Arctic Circle, Alta, Tromsø, Narvik, Bergen, Cruise Hardangerfjord, Cruising Karmsund

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


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.