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Land of the Northern Lights Cruise

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Spectacular skies and natural beauty

Cruise north along Norway's fjord- and island-dotted coastline, in search of the mysterious spectacle of the Aurora Borealis, the celestial phenomenon that has bewitched, enchanted and entranced generations, and which is truly one of the Earth's most awe-inspiring sights.

Discover life on board Magellan

Discover life on board MagellanThere's far more to life on board Magellan than we could possibly fit on one page. Click here to find out more about her fantastic facilities and welcoming atmosphere.

What The Price Includes

  • 14 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
  • Full-board arrangements including full breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and midnight snacks
  • On-board entertainment as arranged
  • Calls at ports as detailed in the itinerary
  • The services of a friendly, professional crew and cruise staff
  • Port charges and taxes

Single and upgrade cabins are available for a supplement

Ship Information

At 46,000-tonnes and with a passenger complement of around 1100, Magellan retains a sense of traditional cruising and small-ship intimacy thanks to the beautiful layout and tasteful contemporary style of her public areas. Her friendly, welcoming crew and cruise staff, and a major refit in 2010 ensure her position as a thoroughly modern, bright and supremely comfortable floating home.


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Cruise Information

The greatest pleasure of a cruise holiday is the knowledge that as each day dawns, there'll be a new adventure to enjoy, a new experience to savour.

Ports of call

  • Day One - Depart London Tilbury, UK 1600hrs
  • Day Two - Rotterdam (10th October) or Amsterdam (30th October), Netherlands
  • Day Four - Olden, Norway
  • Day Five - Kristiansund, Norway
  • Day Seven - Alta, Norway
  • Day Eight - Honningsvaag, Norway
  • Day Nine - Tromso, Norway
  • Day 11 - Trondheim, Norway
  • Day 12 - Andalsnes, Norway
  • Day 13 - Bergen, Norway
  • Day 15 - Arrive London Tilbury, UK 0800hrs

N.B. All days not listed are spent at sea enjoying the excellent facilities aboard Magellan. Please see the Full Itinerary for details. Ports marked with an asterisk will be reached by landing boat and may be inaccessible for customers with mobility difficulties.

Full Itinerary

Day One

Board Magellan in Tilbury today, and settle in to your cabin as she prepares to set sail.

Day Two

The Dutch maritime city Rotterdam has much to offer. World-class museums, the stunning architecture of the Erasmus Bridge and the remarkable Markthal food market. Explore the lovingly preserved Old Harbour and stroll past nearby Delfshaven's step-gabled houses and ancient wharves.

(On the 30th October cruise, this day will be spent in Amsterdam, exploring the streets and canals of this cosmopolitan city.)

Day Three

Spend today relaxing, and getting to know the ship, her crew and your fellow passengers.

Day Four

Today's call is at Olden. This is the stopping-off point for a trip through the beautiful surrounding countryside to the famous Briksdal Glacier, part of the vast Jostedalsbreen ice-pack, which broods over the eastern reaches of the fjord.

Day Five

The lovely town of Kristiansund stands on a cluster of four islands at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. It's also the starting point of the Atlantic Ocean Road, a five-mile ribbon of roads and bridges that links the islets and skerries that skirt this part of the Atlantic coast.

Day Six

Relax on board as Magellan spends another day at sea.

Day Seven

Magellan's next port of call is remote Alta. Spend two days sky-gazing at your leisure here, where the Northern Lights are at their most astounding. Explore the Arctic region of Finnmark (home to the indigenous Sami people, the prehistoric rock carvings at Hjemmeluft and the famous Ice Hotel) on one of our exciting optional excursions.

Day Eight

Today Magellan docks in the pretty, remote village of Honningsvaag. Join an optional excursion to the famous visitor centre at Nordkapp, almost at Europe's northernmost point. You'll return to the ship, passing Europe's true north tip at Knivskjellodden, before Magellan continues south.

Day Nine

Tromso's magnificent 'Arctic Cathedral' rises grandly from its bustling centre. Step ashore to explore the daily market and the fascinating Polarmuseum, which chronicles the lives and exploits of the likes of Amundsen and Nansen.

Day 10

Relax on board as Magellan spends another day at sea.

Day 11

Beautiful Trondheim is dominated by the imposing Nidaros Cathedral. Step ashore to soak up the atmosphere of a city that was once the capital of Viking Norway. Explore the cathedral and the nearby restored Archbishop's Palace, and don't miss the Stiftsgarden, northern Europe's largest wooden building, now a royal residence.

Day 12

Magellan cruises into beautiful Romsdalsfjord and Andalsnes, today. From here, there's the opportunity to enjoy an excursion through some of Norway's most spectacular mountain scenery, and perhaps a chance to visit the famous wooden Rodven stave church in its dreamy setting beside the fjord.

Day 13

This morning Magellan docks in Bergen. This ancient Hanseatic city of cobbled streets and medieval houses was the birthplace of composer Edvard Grieg. Visit the vibrant harbour and fish market, stroll past the wooden warehouses of Bryggen and take the Floibanen funicular to the summit of 'Mount' Floyen.

Day 14

A final day is spent at sea, no doubt reliving the memories your cruise holiday as Magellan heads for home.

Day 15

Bid farewell to Magellan and all your fellow travellers, today, as you disembark at the end of your cruise.

Further Information

Passport requirements

British Citizens will need a full, 10-year passport to travel on this cruise. Since some countries require visitors to be valid for at least six months after the return date of the cruise we recommend that all customers ensure that this is the case. Holders of non-British passports should check with the relevant embassies to see if any requirements and restrictions exist for any countries visited during the cruise.

Foreign Office travel advice

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*These offers apply to new bookings made from 31st August 2017 (inclusive) onwards. Prices shown when booking include any discounts. The exact value of the discount included will vary depending on offer, cruise, cabin and departure date selected. Discounts apply to all cabin categories. On cruises with a Buy One, Get One Free offer, single cabin full fares will be discounted by 50 per cent. These offers may be withdrawn at any time. All fares exclude gratuities.

On many of our cruises, a limited number of Voyager Fare Inner and Ocean-view cabins are available. Choose these and you will be accommodated in at least a Standard Twin Inner or Ocean-view cabin, but will pay only the reduced Voyager Fare price. Availability is limited, so book now to secure your discount.

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Land of the Northern Lights CruiseScores 8.0 out of 10 based on 60 reviews
(8 out of 10)


Hinckley Couple
Holiday was good but hampered by poor weather. Although did expect this going in November having to skip ports of call spoilt it.
On the whole very good though.
Confirmed traveller: 13 November 2017
Published on: 03 December 2017
(4 out of 10)


Birmingham Couple
Unless you are a seasoned traveller on cruise ships this is not the holiday for you. The sea was very rough with strong winds and high waves resulting in the ships lifts being out of action, the deck areas being out of bounds and general safety rules in place ie no high heels. The bad weather caused us to miss the port of call to Tronheim and spend two full consecutive days at sea. We didn't see the Northern Lights.
We could not fault the food,entertainment and friendly hard working staff on the Magellan. The weather was unfortunate and beyond CMV's control, perhaps the cruise was a little too late in the season!
Confirmed traveller: 13 November 2017
Published on: 24 November 2017
(4 out of 10)


west sussex Couple
the cleanliness and food on board was exceptional, organisation of the excursion and going onshore was a nightmare the excursions were overpriced for example the search for the Northern lights at £115.00 per person was a 10 minute bus trip from the ship to a campsite!!!!
Disembarkation was a complete shambles we were treated like cattle and no one seemed to know what they were doing. we were 6 hours late into port and the ship treated us like ferry passengers doing this 6/7 hrs,
This was our first and last cruise, we saved for 18 months and honestly we wished we had gone back to the states.
Confirmed traveller: 13 November 2017
Published on: 23 November 2017
(8 out of 10)


Stafford Couple
Overall, really great. Any hiccups were not the fault of the company or staff. Dire security/passport control at Amsterdam meant long delays getting ashore. Never experienced this before - Brexit retaliation? Weather was 'extreme' whilst on the open sea - fjords calm. 7 metre waves, Force 10 winds. captain 'hugged' the shore where possible. Excursions/food/service /care etc all excellent. Two sightings of 'The Northern Lights'. Husband's birthday acknowledged with cards and cake without any prompting from me!
Confirmed traveller: 13 November 2017
Published on: 22 November 2017