Northern Lights Cruises 2020 / 2021
Seeing the Northern Lights from the deck of a Hurtigruten ship under a star studded sky is a magical experience. Northern Lights cruises in Norway can be as short as 3 days or you can do the full Round Trip coastal voyage in 12 days.
Take a short (2 or 3 nights) Northern Lights cruise, departing from Tromso. You spend all your time above the Arctic Circle. This gives you the best chance of seeing the Aurora. For a longer holiday consider one of the Classic Winter Voyages or a specialist Astronomy Voyage. You can select from the voyage north, voyage south or full round trip.
For the best chance of seeing the Northern Lights you need to be above the Arctic Circle between October and early April. You also need to be under the Northern Lights Oval, the ring that circles the Magnetic North Pole. They tend to show best between 8pm and 2am.
Northern Norway is one of the only easily accessible and habitable Northern Lights locations in the world situated under the Aural Oval. Despite scientists’ best efforts, no correlation has been found between the 11 year solar cycle and observations of the Northern Lights within the Oval. The Oval extends further south during the peak solar cycle, allowing the Lights to be seen in more areas, but the solar cycle itself does not increase the frequency or intensity of showings.
NEW: Northern Lights itineraries in Spitsbergen, largest island in the Svalbard Archipelago. Combine a Norwegian coastal voyage with a 3 day stay in Longyearbyen, to include 2 winter activities. Alternatively, opt for a 4 or 5 night land only package. Check out details in the online Northern Lights brochure below or click on the Svalbard link in the menu above.
Join an Astronomy Voyage along Norway’s coastline in 2020 in the company of a renowned astronomer.
This package combines a 3 night Arctic Highlights Northern Lights short cruise on a Hurtigruten ship with a stay in Tromso.
Hurtigruten winter coastal voyages between Dec and April.
It is important to know what to wear when visiting areas of extreme cold such as the Arctic and Antarctica.
Find out more about life on board in winter and Northern Lights itineraries on offer in Winter 2020 -2021 by viewing viewing Hurtigruten’s online brochures (NB: prices in sterling and for voyage only). Then give Project Travel a call on 01 – 210 8391. We will check for any special offers on or near your travel dates to give you the best value. We will price the entire package for you in Euro to include flights and any hotel nights required before and/or after the voyage.