Northern Lights Cruises

Set off in search of the 'Aurora Borealis' on a Northern Lights cruise. Travel from September to April for the best opportunity to catch a glimpse of this cosmic show, but rest assured, you will be just as impressed by nature’s scenic display below the vast skies. Choose from 23 cruises providing the opportunity to view the Northern Lights over Norway, Greenland and Iceland.

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13 Days London to London

Operator: Cunard

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13 Days London to Bergen

Operator: Viking Cruises

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13 Days Bergen to London

Operator: Viking Cruises

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11 Days London to Hamburg

Operator: Cunard

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Discover Must do experiences and highlights on a Northern Lights cruise

Hike Ella Island

Hike Ella Island

Rugged Ella Oya ( Ella Island ) overlooks icy seas filled with pristine blue icebergs. A perfect place to hike and climb to its top for breathtaking views.

Meet Inuit in Ittoqqortoormiit

Meet Inuit in Ittoqqortoormiit

Connect with the Inuit people and gaining an appreciation of their way of life in East Greenland’s most northern coastal community filled with colourful houses.

Visit the Northern Lights Cathedral

Visit the Northern Lights Cathedral

In Alta, visit the Northern Lights Cathedral. The coiling building and steeple is inspired by the swirling Northern Lights. The impressive organ that it houses has 1,800 pipes.

Sail through Scoresbysund

Sail through Scoresbysund

Sail through spectacular Scoresbysund, the world’s largest fjord system to witness towering mountainsides and hundreds of monumental icebergs. This is bucket list scenery, made even more so by the reflections of Aurora Borealis. Unforgettable.

The Northern Lights

The Northern Lights

Northern Lights displays are mostly seen during the long winter darkness in Greenland and Iceland and the northern coast of Norway. Clear nights are the perfect condition to see the swirling green and yellow displays of light.

Latest Reviews What our clients are saying about their journeys providing the opportunity to view the Northern Lights

In Search of the Northern Lights     , SA, Australia, Jan 2024
This was my first ever cruise and although, due to the worst storms in 40 years in Norway, we were only able to visit the Ports of Bergen, Alta and Tromso it was a fantastic experience. The weather was particularly cold with ice, snow and blizzards I wouldn't have missed it for the world. Instead of sailing in to London Viking chartered planes to take ...read more us there which was a mean feat for them having to transport 900 passengers to and from London.

The service on board was excellent and all of the staff from the Captain, General Manager, Customer Relation Staff, Bar and Service staff as well all the entertainers were fantastic and made our journey one to remember. I would rather have been delayed in Tromso on board the Viking ship than up a mountain in a hut with no heating, food or drink and the bonus was we got to see the Northern Lights. Thank you Viking for a wonderful trip and the very generous discount on future cruises and I look forward to my river cruise next year. Well done everyone.
Viking Cruise   , Queensland, Australia, Jul 2023
Absolutely wonderful trip. Everything was never any trouble for the staff and crew. Everything from the shore excursions to the wonderful food and service were great. Friendly staff who helped in any way they could. I had my luggage misplaced by my airline between Rome and London and Viking went out of their way to help me in any way they could from ...read more tracking my luggage to give me a $150 on board credit even though it was not their fault. I think this is a great case of customer relations. I would have no hesitation in recommending Viking to any one wanting a wonderful trip.
Into the midnight shun   , NSW, Australia, Jul 2023
Recently returned from a Viking Cruise along the coast of Norway, Scottish Islands of Shetland and Orkney, Edinburgh and into London. The trip was amazing and well worth the experience. We once again booked the trip through Global as we have previously used their services. All the arrangements went without a hitch and we would like to thank Hannah once ...read more again for all her help and patience with our many requests. We will again book through Global on our next adventure wherever it is in the world. Big thanks Hannah your amazing.
An Arctic cruise that ticked all the boxes.     , VIC, Australia, Jul 2023
Firstly, thank you to Georgie, who again helped us with the planning of this holiday and was always quick to answer any queries. We chose this cruise because of the itinerary and weren't disappointed. We got to sail 81 degrees north and see puffins, arctic terns, walrus and polar bears in their natural habitat. The ship was brand new and at first ...read more we thought it a bit too "glitzy" but we came to like its varied spaces, lighting, décor and the many dining options. The food and service was outstanding, and our deluxe veranda suite very comfortable.

Our only gripe was the flight from Oslo to Longyearbyen. We were divided into two groups, one group had a chartered direst flight to Longyearbyen and were served a meal. We were on a much longer, regular SAS flight which flew via Tromso, requiring us to go through security and immigration again. Any food or drink required payment, including water. We arrived at the ship much later in the afternoon than the other group.

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