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Northern Lights Holidays

The Northern Lights are one of Earth's most awe-inspiring sights; an extraordinary and dazzling display of multi-coloured ribbons of light that flicker across the sky. They have to be seen to be believed.

Although there have been instances of the Northern Lights appearing as far south as the Mediterranean, for the best chance of seeing this remarkable spectacle that's equally well known by its Latin name - the Aurora Borealis - you need to travel towards the Arctic. In Europe, the Lights are most commonly spotted in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland, and occasionally appear in northern Scotland, while in North America you might witness Aurora activity in northern Canada and Alaska.

Aurora activity is unpredictable, and very dependent on weather conditions, so make sure you plan some other activities to keep you occupied during the hours of hopeful waiting. Take a thrilling husky or snowmobile ride through snow-dusted landscapes, go on a whale-watching cruise or gaze in awe at some of the world’s tallest waterfalls. You could opt to base your holiday in cities such as Reykjavik, where you can set off on a Northern Lights tour one evening and spend your remaining time discovering some of Iceland’s other natural wonders, such as the world-famous Blue Lagoon geothermal spa.

In fact, the and of fire and ice – Iceland - is one of the very best paces to go search of the mysterious spectacle of the Aurora Borealis. Spend your days discovering its unforgettable landscape of smouldering volcanoes, waterfalls, bubbling thermal pools, geysers and glaciers, and your nights watching the sky. Alternatively, cruise through the dramatic landscapes of the fjords in Norway, stepping ashore to explore remote towns and then returning to the ship to gaze upwards in search of the magical illuminations by night.

Book your Northern lights holiday with us and make the most of your chances to see this stunning phenomenon and enjoy a plethora of wonderful winter activities.

Tromso - Northern Lights & Arctic Adventure Break
Spend three nights in the sparkling Gateway to the Arctic - Experience the wonders of the Arctic winter - Go in search of the Northern Lights at an Aurora Base Station
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  • 4 days from: £809pp
  • 1 airports
  • 5 dates available
  • Feb 2020 - Mar 2020
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Land of the Northern Lights to Norway Cruise
Searching the skies of the Aurora Borealis - Spectacular winter landscapes and adventures - Call at eight marvellous ports
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  • 15 days from: £1099pp
  • Was: £2189pp
  • Tilbury
  • 19 February 2020
  • Magellan
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Iceland & the Northern Lights - 4 days
Enjoy a guided tour of Reykjavik - Head out in search of the Aurora Borealis - Optional Blue Lagoon and Golden Circle excursions
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  • 4 days from: £531.75pp
  • Was: £709pp
  • 7 airports
  • 22 dates available
  • Nov 2019 - Mar 2021
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Iceland & the Northern Lights - 5 days
Explore Reykjavik on a guided tour - Head out in search of the remarkable Aurora Borealis - Optional excursions: Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle and more
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  • 5 days from: £591.75pp
  • Was: £789pp
  • 8 airports
  • 22 dates available
  • Nov 2019 - Mar 2021
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Iceland and Land of the Northern Lights Cruise
Discover Iceland, the Land of Fire and Ice - Searching the skies for the Aurora Borealis - Calling at four unforgettable ports
  • 12 days from: £799pp
  • Was: £1519pp
  • Hull
  • 25 October 2019
  • Astoria
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Iceland Northern Lights Cruise
Calling at six delightful northern outposts - Three nights in the colourful Icelandic capital, Reykjavik - The delightful Faroe Isles ports of Torshavn and Klaksvik
  • 12 days from: £1019pp
  • Was: £1699pp
  • Newcastle
  • 12 October 2020
  • Marco Polo
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