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Northern Lights Tours & Cruises

Set off in search of the 'Aurora Borealis' on a Northern Lights tour or 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 50 tours and cruises providing the opportunity to view the Northern Lights over Norway, Greenland and Iceland.

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24 Days Bergen to Oslo

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Hike Ella Oya

Hike Ella Oya

Rugged Ella Oya ( Ella Island ) overlooks icy seas filled with pristine blue icebergs. A perfect place to hike, 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 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.

Recent Reviews What our clients are saying about their journeys to discover the Northern Lights

Wonderful winter in Scandinavia   , VIC, Australia, Dec 2019
We had an amazing trip through Finland and Norway over Christmas and New Year. We travelled with Insight Vacations and found the tour director Lene looked after us very well. Would have loved to spend extra time in Ivalo as I feel one night was not enough. All the hotels were clean and comfortable and the included meals were ok. It was definitely an ...read more experience to spend time in the Arctic Circle at this time of year as there is no real daylight. We were very happy booking through Global Journeys and would not hesitate in doing so again.
Finnish Finland   , QLD, Australia, Oct 2019
We just loved Helsinki and the Lille Roberts Hotel which was located in easy walking distance to the town centre and markets. The local Helsinki dining experiences were good especially Emo. A brief introduction to Helsinki and local knowledge shared by our guide was reasonable. Unfortunately, the Lapland component of our tour was misrepresented which ...read more did not take into account seasonal variations to the advertised brochure. The tour was lack lustre and had too much individual time. There easily could have been more touring and places of interest included. At no time was our guide at fault; she went beyond the call of duty to make at least one day memorable for our group. Fault with this tour lands in the lap of Collette who sold an expensive tour which did not deliver.
Iceland and Northern Lights   , SA, Australia, Oct 2019
We would recommend this tour to anyone wishing to see what Iceland has to offer. We saw some amazing scenery and were fortunate to see the lights even though it rained every day. Our guide was a bit too laid back, disorganised and even bought her granddaughter to our meet and greet meal which we thought was a bit unprofessional. The accommodation in ...read more Vik is 7 minutes out of town and set up like a summer camp with dormitory style bedrooms away from the reception and restaurant area. Meals were served buffet style and offered a large variety of tasty options. Be warned that everything in Iceland is very expensive to buy.
Lovely Viking cruise   , SA, Australia, Jun 2019
We recently travelled on the Viking Jupiter from Bergen, Norway to Greenwich, London. Our cruise ship was almost brand new, we had a very spacious room, staff were lovely and friendly, meals of very good quality. The scenery along the coast of Norway was stunning.

The optional excursions in each port were a little disappointing, not a lot to see ...read more or do in some of the ports and we had to use tender boats in most of the ports which was quite annoying. All in all though, a very good cruise, would definitely recommend doing a Viking cruise. Yvonne from Global Journeys organised our tour, she did a great job.

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