Northern Lights Cruises

See the aurora borealis on a cruise in Norway.

Northern Lights over Steinfjord, Senja, in the Lofoten-islands, Norway
Northern Lights over Steinfjord, Senja, in the Lofoten islands
Photo: Vadim Petrakov

We take you to the Northern Lights

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, Norway
Northern Lights over Steinfjord, Senja, in the Lofoten islands
Photo: Vadim Petrakov

Why sail with Hurtigruten?

5 reasons to see the Northern Lights on a Coastal Voyage

For the last 130 years we have been sailing along the Norwegian coastline under the glow of the Northern Lights and no-one knows them like we do. And we've tailor our coastal voyages so you won't miss them. That's our promise to you.

Why sail with Hurtigruten?

5 reasons to see the Northern Lights on a Coastal Voyage

For the last 130 years we have been sailing along the Norwegian coastline under the glow of the Northern Lights and no-one knows them like we do. And we've tailor our coastal voyages so you won't miss them. That's our promise to you.

1. Our Northern Lights Promise

2. More chances to see the lights

As we keep moving, the northern lights usually occur at multiple times and at multiple locations during your cruise with us.

3. Front-row views

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

4. Onboard announcements

Whenever the northern lights is above us, we let you know so you don't miss a single sighting.

5. The lights are brighter at sea

Away from light pollution and big cities, the northern lights are brighter and more vivid at sea.

Northern Lights flashing in Northern Norway, above MS Spitsbergen
Northern Lights flashing in northern Norway, above MS Spitsbergen
Photo: Hege Abrahamsen

Our Northern Lights Cruises

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
Northern Lights flashing in northern Norway, above MS Spitsbergen
Photo: Hege Abrahamsen

Our classic Northern Lights Cruises

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The colours of the Northern Lights changes from blue, green, purple, yellow and violet
Photo: JAN R OLSEN

FAQ: Northern Lights

Your questions answered

What are the Northern Lights? Where and when can I see them?  If you are as fascinated by the Northern Lights and want to understand more about this magical and mystical phenomenon, find the answers to these questions and more in our FAQ.

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The colours of the Northern Lights changes from blue, green, purple, yellow and violet
Photo: JAN R OLSEN
Gazing at the northern lights from a Hurtigruten ship
Gazing at the northern lights from a Hurtigruten ship

What to expect

Weather and packing

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
Gazing at the northern lights from a Hurtigruten ship

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