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Cruise north in search of the mysterious spectacle of the Aurora Borealis – one of Earth’s greatest natural wonders, which simply must be seen to be believed.

The extraordinary and dazzling dancing lights of this curious phenomenon that occasionally illuminates the northern skies is truly remarkable, and one of the best ways to see the Northern Lights is on an ocean cruise.

Cruise through the dramatic landscapes of the fjords and the far north, stepping ashore to explore remote towns by day and then returning to the ship to gaze skywards in search of the magical illuminations by night. Balmoral offers dedicated Northern Lights cruises that sail to Iceland or Norway in late autumn or early spring. 

On these classic voyages, you’ll discover the glorious natural paradise, beguiling villages and waterside towns. Some of our cruises will include passages through the mighty fjords, while longer voyages might journey even further north, to the stunning Lofoten Isles or way beyond the Arctic Circle to the very tip of Europe.

Whichever cruise you choose to take to see the Aurora Borealis, our range of Northern Lights cruises will be truly unforgettable.

Iceland's Land of the Northern Lights
  • United Kingdom, British Isles, Faroe Islands, Iceland
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  • Go in search of the celestial Northern Lights
  • Discover fascinating Icelandic capital Reykjavík
  • Call at remote island outposts, including the Danish Faroes, Orkney and Shetland
  • 12 days from: £949pp
  • Was: £1069pp
  • Tilbury
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  • 23 March 2023
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  • Go in in search of the celestial Northern Lights
  • Head deep inside the Arctic Circle, calling at Tromsø, Alta and Bodø
  • Call at historic Fjordland capital Bergen
  • 15 days from: £1159pp
  • Was: £1279pp
  • Tilbury
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  • 09 March 2023
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  • Spend time with the fascinating Sami people in Alta
  • Take the cable car up Mount Storsteinen in Tromsø
  • Revel in the stunning scenery in Bodø
  • 10 days from: £1299pp
  • Newcastle
  • Bolette
  • 18 March 2023
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  • Seek out the enigmatic Aurora Borealis from Alta
  • Marvel at the iceberg-shaped Arctic Cathedral in Tromsø
  • Explore Alesund to the full as Bolette docks close to the city centre
  • 10 days from: £1299pp
  • Newcastle
  • Bolette
  • 09 March 2023
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  • Embark on a cruise created specifically for seeking out the Northern Lights
  • You’ve chances to witness Mother Nature’s light show from the comfort of Balmoral
  • Explore Arctic wilderness, go husky sledding and have a go at traditional ice fishing too
  • 10 days from: £1399pp
  • Newcastle
  • Balmoral
  • 19 March 2024
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  • Seek-out the Northern Lights on a very special, shorter-than-usual Arctic exploration
  • With luck on your side, you’ll get to see the lights during nights spent on board Balmoral
  • Enjoy unique Arctic experiences, such as husky sledding and ice fishing, during time ashore
  • 10 days from: £1399pp
  • Newcastle
  • Balmoral
  • 01 March 2024
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