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

Scenic Orkney & Faroe Islands

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Scenic Orkney & Faroe Islands on Borealis
5 Nights
Departs 17 Jul 2021
from Liverpool
  • £678pp
  • £727pp
  • £1,163pp
  • £1,454pp

Liverpool, Cruising Cape Enniberg, Cruising Kalsoyarfjørður, Cruising Leirvíksfjørður & Djúpini, Cruising Gáshólmur,Tindhólmur & Drangarnir

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
  • £3,152pp
  • £3,249pp

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
  • £1,648pp
  • £1,939pp
  • £3,297pp
  • £3,394pp

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
  • £2,230pp
  • £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
  • £2,909pp
  • £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
  • £1,260pp
  • £1,454pp
  • £2,909pp

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

In Search of the Northern Lights

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
In Search of the Northern Lights on Bolette
14 Nights
Departs 24 Mar 2022
from Southampton
  • £1,842pp
  • £2,230pp
  • £3,685pp
  • £4,461pp

Southampton, Bergen, Crossing the Arctic Circle, Bodø, Devil's Jaw, 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 24 Mar 2022
from Newcastle upon Tyne
  • £1,066pp
  • £1,260pp
  • £2,327pp
  • £2,424pp

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

Natural Wonders of Iceland

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Natural Wonders of Iceland on Bolette
11 Nights
Departs 04 May 2022
from Southampton
  • £1,745pp
  • £2,036pp
  • £3,297pp
  • £3,879pp

Southampton, Belfast, Heimaey Island, Reykjavík, Isafjørdur, Crossing the Arctic Circle, Akureyri, Cruising Eyjafjörður, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

Norwegian Fjords & Arctic Svalbard Expedition

Crystal Cruises
Norwegian Fjords & Arctic Svalbard Expedition on Crystal Endeavor
14 Nights
Departs 08 Jun 2022
from Leith
  • £17,977pp

Leith, Flåm, Gudvangen, Runde, Ålesund, Brønnøysund, Vega, Røst, Reine, Lofoten Archipelago, Leknes, Tromsø, Gjesværstappan Island, Skarsvåg, Bear Island, Svalbard Archipelago, Longyearbyen

Whales, Waterfalls & Geysers of Iceland

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Whales, Waterfalls & Geysers of Iceland on Borealis
10 Nights
Departs 17 Jun 2022
from Liverpool
  • £1,648pp
  • £1,939pp
  • £3,297pp
  • £3,879pp

Liverpool, Belfast, Reykjavík, Isafjørdur, Cruising Drangaskörð, Akureyri, Cruising Eyjafjörður, Crossing the Arctic Circle, Cruising Grímsey, Cruising Borgarfjörður Eystri, Seydisfjørdur

Whales, Waterfalls & Geysers of Iceland

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Whales, Waterfalls & Geysers of Iceland on Borealis
9 Nights
Departs 18 Jun 2022
from Belfast
  • £1,503pp
  • £1,745pp
  • £3,006pp
  • £3,491pp

Belfast, Reykjavík, Isafjørdur, Cruising Drangaskörð, Akureyri, Cruising Eyjafjörður, Crossing the Arctic Circle, Cruising Grímsey, Cruising Borgarfjörður Eystri, Seydisfjørdur, Liverpool

Rugged & Remote Spitsbergen

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Rugged & Remote Spitsbergen on Balmoral
15 Nights
Departs 22 Jun 2022
from Newcastle upon Tyne
  • £2,521pp
  • £2,909pp
  • £6,789pp

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
  • £5,786pp
  • £9,001pp

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

Classic Scenic Iceland

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Classic Scenic Iceland on Balmoral
9 Nights
Departs 14 Jul 2022
from Newcastle upon Tyne
  • £1,454pp
  • £1,648pp
  • £2,909pp
  • £3,200pp

Newcastle upon Tyne, Reykjavík, Isafjørdur, Cruising Drangaskörð, Akureyri, Cruising Eyjafjörður, Cruising Grímsey, Cruising Borgarfjörður Eystri, Cruising Seyðisfjörður, Seydisfjørdur

Exploring Remote Iceland & Greenland

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Exploring Remote Iceland & Greenland on Borealis
14 Nights
Departs 26 Jul 2022
from Liverpool
  • £2,521pp
  • £2,812pp
  • £4,655pp
  • £5,771pp

Liverpool, Belfast, Seydisfjørdur, Cruising Seyðisfjörður, Cruising Borgarfjörður Eystri, Akureyri, Cruising Eyjafjörður, Cruising Prins Christian Sund, Nanortalik, Cruising Tunulliarfik Fjord, Narsarsuaq, Reykjavík

Exploring Remote Iceland & Greenland

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Exploring Remote Iceland & Greenland on Borealis
13 Nights
Departs 27 Jul 2022
from Belfast
  • £2,424pp
  • £2,715pp
  • £4,461pp
  • £5,431pp

Belfast, Seydisfjørdur, Cruising Seyðisfjörður, Cruising Borgarfjörður Eystri, Akureyri, Cruising Eyjafjörður, Cruising Prins Christian Sund, Nanortalik, Cruising Tunulliarfik Fjord, Narsarsuaq, Reykjavík, Liverpool

Natural Wonders of Iceland

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Natural Wonders of Iceland on Bolette
11 Nights
Departs 01 Aug 2022
from Southampton
  • £1,842pp
  • £1,939pp
  • £3,297pp
  • £4,170pp

Southampton, Belfast, Heimaey Island, Reykjavík, Isafjørdur, Crossing the Arctic Circle, Akureyri, Cruising Eyjafjörður, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands


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.