Northern Lights Tours
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 18 cruises providing the opportunity to view the Northern Lights over Norway, Greenland and Iceland.
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Must do experiences and highlights on a Northern Lights tour
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
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
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 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
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.
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What our clients are saying about their journeys to discover the Northern Lights
“Northern Lights Tour”
The pace of this tour was good and not too tiring with no early morning checkouts. I also liked it because all breakfasts and dinners were included in the tour. There were no other optional tours that we had to decide on because everything was included. We were lucky, there were only about 30 of us in the group. My main reason for taking this tour was to see the Northern Lights. Unfortunately we did not see the Northern Lights with our naked eyes, just some white cloud which the tour guide said ...read more was the Northern Lights. When we took photos with the cameras or mobile phones it does appear as green Northern Lights.
“Wow just wow!”
Our 6 day Iceland adventure with Intrepid was fantastic. Our local guide Karl was excellent and shared so much local knowledge with us. We travelled in a mini bus - a total of 10 guests and although we were the oldest guests we never felt out of place. We visited so many special places along our trip that we have many memories that will last forever. Intrepid certainly knows how to organise a small group tour very well and everything runs smoothly.
“A WOW holiday!”
This was the best tour I could have asked for. A small group of 12 fellow travellers with the most considerate and knowledgeable tour guide/driver. Iceland was the most magical place I have ever visited. The range and variety of natural sights was breath taking. The passion of STEFAN, our guide, really shone through.
“Iceland in winter”
A week in an Icelandic winter did not disappoint despite the short daylight hours. The scenery, and ever-changing landscapes are just amazing so bring a big memory card. The weather is really unpredictable though, so pack clothing you can layer, thermals and good winter-proof coat waterproof boots. Trafalgar provide "crampon's" to fit over shoes so this definitely helped with the icy paths. I was surprised how expensive Iceland is so be sure to keep to stick to a budget as its very easy to overspend. ...read more Of course the northern lights was the number one thing to see, however due to poor weather and lack of solar activity it was not meant to be this time.