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

Northern Norway with Sami National Day

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Northern Norway with Sami National Day on Black Watch
14 Nights
Departs 31 Jan 2020
from Southampton
  • £1,648pp
  • £1,735pp
  • £2,521pp
  • £3,103pp

Southampton, Ålesund, Trondheim, Tromsø, Alta, Kristiansund

Land of the Northern Lights to Norway

Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Land of the Northern Lights to Norway on Magellan
14 Nights
Departs 19 Feb 2020
from Tilbury
  • £2,259pp
  • £3,039pp

Tilbury, Rotterdam, Ålesund, Tromsø, Alta, Honningsvåg, Trondheim, Åndalsnes, Bergen

Wintertime Norway

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Wintertime Norway on Balmoral
11 Nights
Departs 18 Mar 2020
from Newcastle upon Tyne
  • £1,357pp
  • £1,600pp
  • £3,006pp
  • £3,200pp

Newcastle upon Tyne, Narvik, Alta, Tromsø, Bodø

Crossing the Arctic Circle with Midnight Sun

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Crossing the Arctic Circle with Midnight Sun on Braemar
14 Nights
Departs 14 Jun 2020
from Southampton
  • £1,939pp
  • £2,279pp
  • £3,879pp
  • £4,946pp

Southampton, Hellesylt, Cruising Geirangerfjord, Cruising past Seven Sisters Waterfall, Ålesund, Cruising Rørvik, Cruising Torghatten, Cruising Seven Sisters mountain range, Crossing the Arctic Circle, Harstad, Honningsvåg, Cruise North Cape, Tromsø, Leknes, Molde

North Cape Brilliance

Crystal Cruises
North Cape Brilliance on Crystal Symphony
14 Nights
Departs 19 Jun 2020
from Dover
  • £6,619pp
  • £8,914pp
  • £12,644pp

Dover, Bergen, Olden, Lofoten Archipelago, Gravdal, Tromsø, Honningsvåg, Molde, Stavanger, Oslo, Copenhagen

A Voyage to Remote Spitsbergen

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
A Voyage to Remote Spitsbergen on Black Watch
16 Nights
Departs 25 Jun 2020
from Liverpool
  • £2,958pp
  • £4,558pp
  • £4,655pp

Liverpool, Ålesund, Cruising Rørvik, Cruising Torghatten, Cruising Seven Sisters mountain range, Crossing the Arctic Circle, Devil's Jaw, Honningsvåg, Longyearbyen, Cruising Tempelfjorden, Pyramiden, Tromsø, Bodø, Lerwick, Shetland Islands

Norway's Northern Archipelagos with Lofoten

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Norway's Northern Archipelagos with Lofoten on Black Watch
12 Nights
Departs 25 Sep 2020
from Liverpool
  • £1,697pp
  • £1,939pp
  • £3,152pp
  • £3,200pp

Liverpool, Kristiansund, Cruising Rørvik, Cruising Torghatten, Cruising Seven Sisters mountain range, Crossing the Arctic Circle, Cruise Trollfjord, Cruising Raftsundet, Sortland, Vesteralen Islands, Tromsø, Leknes, Lerwick, Shetland Islands

Norway & Land of the Northern Lights

Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Norway & Land of the Northern Lights on Astoria
13 Nights
Departs 18 Oct 2020
from Hull
  • £1,869pp
  • £2,599pp
  • £4,929pp

Hull, Bergen, Åndalsnes, Tromsø, Honningsvåg, Alta, Ålesund, Stavanger

Iceland & Land of the Northern Lights

Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Iceland & Land of the Northern Lights on Magellan
12 Nights
Departs 21 Oct 2020
from Bristol
  • £1,799pp
  • £2,499pp

Bristol, Cobh, Tórshavn, Reykjavík, Belfast

Iceland & Land of the Northern Lights

Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Iceland & Land of the Northern Lights on Magellan
9 Nights
Departs 22 Oct 2020
from Cobh
  • £1,359pp
  • £1,879pp

Cobh, Tórshavn, Reykjavík, Belfast

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
  • £1,551pp
  • £1,842pp
  • £3,103pp
  • £3,394pp

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
  • £3,249pp
  • £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
  • £2,182pp
  • £2,424pp

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
  • £2,182pp
  • £2,424pp

Newcastle upon Tyne, Leknes, Tromsø, Bodø

Midnight Sun & Northern Lights

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Midnight Sun & Northern Lights on Boudicca
28 Nights
Departs 14 Aug 2021
from Dover
  • £4,073pp
  • £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


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.