Northern Lights Cruises

See the aurora borealis on a cruise in Norway.

Our Northern Lights Cruises

Northern Lights flashing in northern Norway, above MS Spitsbergen

With Hurtigruten, you can see the Northern Lights on different cruises. Pick your cruise from the list below, based on duration, price and departure date.

Northern Lights flashing in northern Norway, above MS Spitsbergen

Classic Coastal Voyages (6-12 days)

Join us on board this famous coastal route, where we stop at 22 ports north of the Arctic Circle - prime location for Northern Lights activity. 

Departure: Every day, all year.
Price from: 700 €

> Bergen - Kirkenes - Bergen: The Classic Roundtrip Voyage (12 days)

> Bergen - Kirkenes: The Classic Voyage North (7 days)

> Kirkenes - Bergen: The Classic Voyage South (6 days)

Special departures:
> Astronomy Voyage with a Northern Lights expert (12 days)

Shorter Coastal Voyages (2-4 days)

If you are limited on time and want to see the aurora, take a look at our cruises between Tromsø, Svolvær (Lofoten) and Kirkenes.

Departure: Every day, all year.
Price from: 174 €

> Svolvær - Kirkenes (4 days)

> Kirkenes - Svolvær (3 days)

> Tromsø - Kirkenes (3 days)

> Kirkenes - Tromsø (2 days)

Hunt the Northern Lights at North Cape.

Expedition Cruises (12-15 days)

Sail through carefully selected pearls of the Norwegian coast. Come closer to nature with longer port stays, expert guidance and included activities in Northern Lights territory.

Departure: January 2021 - March 2022
Price from: 3000 €

> Dover - North Cape - Dover: Northern Lights and Fjords Expedition (15 days)

> Bergen - North Cape - Bergen: Arctic Winter and Northern Lights Expedition (12 days)

We take you to the Northern Lights

Northern Lights over Steinfjord, Senja, in the Lofoten islands

Along the coast of Norway, the Northern Lights can make appearances as early as September and as late as May. Hurtigruten sails under areas of consistent auroral activity all year.

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Northern Lights over Steinfjord, Senja, in the Lofoten islands

Why sail with Hurtigruten?

Enjoy the Northern Lights from a Jacuzzi

No one knows the Northern Lights like we do. And we tailor our cruises so you won't miss them. That's our promise to you.

Enjoy the Northern Lights from a Jacuzzi

Sail with us between October and March for the best and most reliable chances of seeing the aurora. Our Northern Lights Promise offers a virtual guarantee that your aurora dreams will be fulfilled.

 

In short: If you don't see the Northern Lights, we'll give you another cruise for free.

5 reasons to go with Hurtigruten:

1. The Northern Lights usually occur at multiple times and at multiple locations during your cruise with us.

 

2. The aurora often appear directly above the ship. Our outdoor observation decks offer unobstructed front-row views.

 

3. The Northern Lights are brighter and more vivid at sea.

 

4. Onboard announcements ensure you don't miss a single sighting.

 

5. There are no hidden fees or separate excursions just to see the lights.

FAQ: Northern Lights

– Your questions answered

Aurora borealis above the snowy island Vestvågøya, Lofoten

What are the Northern Lights? Where and when can I see them? Find the answers to these questions and more in our FAQ.

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Aurora borealis above the snowy island Vestvågøya, Lofoten

What to expect

– Weather and packing

Gazing at the northern lights from a Hurtigruten ship

Travelling to see the Northern Lights in Norway? We've put together an overview of temperatures to expect and clothes to bring on your voyage.

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Gazing at the northern lights from a Hurtigruten ship

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