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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 56 tours and cruises providing the opportunity to view the Northern Lights over Norway, Greenland and Iceland.

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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

Amazing Northern Lights!     , NSW, Australia, Mar 2024
Booking was a breeze through Global Journeys, Tracey was very wonderful and patient with me, regarding booking and booking flights and accommodation before and after the tour organized. Travelmarvel tour was great it was a small group of 18 and we all got along really well, the organization for the trip and what it entailed run like clockwork. We were ...read more able to see the Northern lights 3 nights in a row in Yellowknife!!! It was a fantastic trip highly recommend to anyone!
Iceland - absolutely awesome   , QLD, Australia, Feb 2024
I'd really rather you didn't go there and make it more "peopley" but - this tour, the tour guide we had and Iceland were epic, amazing, outstanding beautiful, absolutely awesome. This is a second to none destination in my opinion and this tour gives you a great starting glimpse of a wonderfully diverse country. The tour is perfect to get you started ...read more on an addiction to this country and it's people.

Our guide, Stefano, was one in a million......just enough care to keep you safe without smothering the life out of you, just enough running commentary that you're informed but not bored to death by a guide that won't shut up. Do the tour - you won't regret it. I will be back, I will be there for a lot longer and I'm very tempted to never come home!
Winter Wonderland in Alaska   , NSW, Australia, Feb 2024
What a wonderful tour our Globus' Iditarod with Fairbanks extension was. Highlights were seeing the Northern Lights on the first night of the tour - an amazing sight to behold; holding on for dear life on a dog sled ride and catching the snow train from Fairbanks to Talkeetna. The clearest views of Denali I have ever seen. Finally we got to see the ...read more start of the Iditarod dog sled race and the running of the reindeer in Anchorage. Nick our tour director and Maurice our coach driver went out of their way to make the trip memorable. If you want a winter trip with a bit of everything, then this is the trip for you.
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.

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View the Northern Lights From Your Own Igloo

11 June, 2017

View the Northern Lights From Your Own Igloo

Are you a seasoned traveller looking for the next challenge? How about a trip to Finland to experience the spectacular Northern Lights? APT have released a new guided tour and river cruise for 2018 with accommodation at the acclaimed 'Glass Igloo Village at the Arctic Snow Hotel', and we feel...

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