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 Borealis
16 Nights
Departs 11 Feb 2022
from Liverpool
  • £2,182pp
  • £3,200pp

Liverpool, Belfast, Ålesund, Cruising Torghatten, Cruising Seven Sisters mountain range, Crossing the Arctic Circle, Tromsø, Alta, Bodø, Narvik, Trondheim

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
  • £4,995pp

Southampton, Bergen, Crossing the Arctic Circle, Bodø, Devil's Jaw, Alta, Tromsø, Ålesund

Natural Wonders of Iceland

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Natural Wonders of Iceland on Bolette
11 Nights
Departs 04 May 2022
from Southampton
  • £1,745pp
  • £2,133pp
  • £3,443pp
  • £4,461pp

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
  • £19,093pp

Leith, Flåm, Gudvangen, Runde, Ålesund, Brønnøysund, Vega, Røst, Reine, Lofoten Archipelago, Leknes, Tromsø, Gjesværstappan Island, Skarsvåg, Bear Island, Svalbard Archipelago, Soraust-Svalbard Nature Reserve, 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
  • £2,036pp
  • £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
  • £1,842pp
  • £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
  • £2,812pp
  • £3,200pp
  • £6,304pp
  • £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

Exploring Remote Iceland & Greenland

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Exploring Remote Iceland & Greenland on Borealis
14 Nights
Departs 26 Jul 2022
from Liverpool
  • £2,521pp
  • £3,006pp
  • £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
  • £2,909pp
  • £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

Whales, Waterfalls & Geysirs of Iceland

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Whales, Waterfalls & Geysirs of Iceland on Balmoral
9 Nights
Departs 03 Aug 2022
from Rosyth
  • £1,454pp
  • £1,648pp
  • £3,103pp
  • £4,655pp

Rosyth, Reykjavík, Isafjørdur, Cruising Drangaskörð, Akureyri, Cruising Eyjafjörður, Cruising Grímsey, Cruising Borgarfjörður Eystri, Cruising Seyðisfjörður, Seydisfjørdur

Dramatic Coastlines of Iceland & the Faroes

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Dramatic Coastlines of Iceland & the Faroes on Borealis
11 Nights
Departs 05 Sep 2022
from Liverpool
  • £1,842pp
  • £2,036pp
  • £3,394pp
  • £4,267pp

Liverpool, Reykjavík, Cruising Western Fjords, Cruising Drangaskörð, Akureyri, Cruising Eyjafjörður, Crossing the Arctic Circle, Cruising Grímsey, Cruising Borgarfjörður Eystri, Cruising Seyðisfjörður, Seydisfjørdur, Klaksvik, Cruising Kalsoyarfjørður, Cruising Gáshólmur,Tindhólmur & Drangarnir, Thorshavn

In Search of the Northern Lights

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
In Search of the Northern Lights on Balmoral
14 Nights
Departs 04 Nov 2022
from Dover
  • £1,842pp
  • £2,133pp
  • £3,588pp
  • £3,879pp

Dover, Ålesund, Cruising Rørvik, Cruising Torghatten, Cruising Seven Sisters mountain range, Crossing the Arctic Circle, Narvik, Alta, Tromsø, Molde

Northern Lights

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Northern Lights on Borealis
11 Nights
Departs 13 Nov 2022
from Liverpool
  • £1,454pp
  • £1,648pp
  • £2,618pp
  • £2,618pp

Liverpool, Belfast, Ålesund, Cruising Torghatten, Cruising Seven Sisters mountain range, Crossing the Arctic Circle, Tromsø, Alta, Sortland, Vesteralen Islands, Bodø

White Christmas in Norway

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
White Christmas in Norway on Bolette
13 Nights
Departs 21 Dec 2022
from Tilbury
  • £2,327pp
  • £2,764pp
  • £4,267pp
  • £5,334pp

Tilbury, Bergen, Crossing the Arctic Circle, Alta, Honningsvåg, Hammerfest, Ålesund

Borealis Searches For the Northern Lights

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Borealis Searches For the Northern Lights on Borealis
15 Nights
Departs 05 Jan 2023
from Liverpool
  • £2,133pp
  • £2,424pp
  • £4,073pp
  • £4,849pp

Liverpool, Molde, Crossing the Arctic Circle, Alta, Tromsø, Narvik, Bodø, Trondheim

In Search of the Northern Lights

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
In Search of the Northern Lights on Bolette
12 Nights
Departs 11 Feb 2023
from Tilbury
  • £1,648pp
  • £1,939pp
  • £3,200pp
  • £3,782pp

Tilbury, Stavanger, Alta, Tromsø, Bodø, Narvik, Bergen

In Search of the Northern Lights in Nine Nights

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
In Search of the Northern Lights in Nine Nights on Bolette
9 Nights
Departs 09 Mar 2023
from Newcastle upon Tyne
  • £1,260pp
  • £1,454pp
  • £2,424pp
  • £2,909pp

Newcastle upon Tyne, Ålesund, Tromsø, Alta, Kristiansund

In Search of the Northern Lights in Nine Nights

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
In Search of the Northern Lights in Nine Nights on Bolette
9 Nights
Departs 18 Mar 2023
from Newcastle upon Tyne
  • £1,260pp
  • £1,551pp
  • £2,424pp
  • £2,909pp

Newcastle upon Tyne, Trondheim, Alta, 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.