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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
  • UK, British Isles, Faroes Island, 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: £849pp
  • Was: £999pp
  • 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: £1089pp
  • Was: £1279pp
  • Tilbury
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  • 09 March 2023
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  • Experience Arctic Norway, enchanting wildlife and even the astounding Northern Lights
  • ‘take the reins’ as a Musher on an exhilarating husky sled adventure
  • Take in postcard-panoramas from Mount Aksla
  • 9 days from: £1099pp
  • Newcastle
  • Balmoral
  • 24 March 2022
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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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  • 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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  • Experience Arctic Norway at its most dramatic
  • A chance to see ribbons of colour across the night sky
  • Ashore, you can explore breathtaking coastal scenery
  • 10 days from: £1399pp
  • Newcastle
  • Balmoral
  • 15 March 2022
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