Northern Lights Cruise Holidays

Our Northern Lights cruises travel north along Norway’s dramatic coastline and cut deep into the fjords and to the fringes of the Arctic Circle in search of the aurora borealis.

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Reasons to see the Northern Lights on a Cruise Holiday

Experience the Northern Lights

It tops so many travellers’ wish lists: to experience the Northern Lights. Also, known as Aurora Borealis, a mesmerising Nordic light show. These mysterious dancing arcs, ripples and rays of light that cast an eerie glow across the Arctic sky are caused by collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun entering the Earth’s atmosphere.

Chasing the lights

Seeing the Northern Lights is on many people’s bucket list. But as a natural phenomenon, they can be elusive, and catching sight of the mesmeric Nordic light show in all its glory can be down to luck as much as time of year, location and weather. Although solar activity occurs throughout the year, the light summer months render the northern lights invisible to the eye, so between September and April can be the best time to go.

Northern Lights Cruises Shore Experiences

The Northern Lights are one of the most incredible – and elusive – natural wonders on earth. They’re most likely to make an appearance in a remote place at a high latitude in the depths of winter, and Alta's In Search of the Northern Lights shore experience fits that description perfectly.

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Frequently asked questions about the Northern Lights