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holidays to the Northern Lights Choose from a staggering selection of holidays to the Northern Lights, a natural phenomenon which not everyone is privileged enough to appreciate. Spellbinding colours of green and red hover above pristine Scandinavian backdrops as spectators watch in wonderment. There are many myths and legends which surround the magic of Aurora Borealis owing to its superior powerful intensity which captivates all. In ancient Finnish myth it was believed that the Northern Lights were caused by a mysterious fox that would sweep its tail across the snowy landscapes, causing the flakes to scatter throughout the cobalt skies. Northern Lights Cruises Norway is renowned for its grand fjords and spectacular landscapes but more importantly, it offers some fantastic viewing points to improve your chances of seeing the Aurora Borealis, more generally known as the Northern Lights. The dancing beams of light which illuminate dark skies were once believed to have been caused by the sunlight reflecting off vast expanses of snow and ice. However, the lights are actually associated with solar winds which flow past the Earth. If you are in search of a unique and thrilling holiday then one of our Northern Lights Cruises is definitely for you. Our cruises allow you to absorb the amazing delights which this country has to offer as you sail along its awe inspiring coastlines. Where to See the Northern Lights Many people have heard about the phenomena that are the Aurora Borealis yet most people are unsure of where to see the Northern Lights. We provide outstanding holidays that are packed full of amazing adventures and wondrous sights which you can experience amongst the thrill of searching for the elusive Lights. The Aurora Borealis were once shrouded in a myriad of myths and legends dating back to ancient times. The drapes of green and pinkish hues were understood by the Vikings to be reflections from dead maidens, whilst the Nordic countries said that “God is angry when the Aurora flames”. Whatever the beliefs, there is no doubting that anyone who has encountered the magical display would have been awe-struck by their mysterious supremacy. Holidays to See the Northern Lights Travel to Sweden, Iceland, Norway, Finland or even Canada; all these destinations are prime locations for viewing the mysteriously obscure Northern Lights. Their appearance may be fleeting, or you may be lucky enough to see an incredible light show that lasts for hours. However long the display might last, by travelling with us on one of our specially designed holidays you know you are getting the best chance to see this enchanting phenomena. Also known as the Aurora Borealis, the ribbons of light are a result of energy being released when solar wind particles collide with atoms in the Earth's upper atmosphere. Our holidays to see the Northern Lights are available at key times of the year when sightings are at their most frequent, between October and March. So wrap up warm and join us as we tilt our heads to the skies in the hope of seeing Mother Nature's most extraordinary light display. Trip to See Northern Lights The Aurora Borealis are a fascinating light display that illuminate the sky with a myriad of colours and generally can only be seen from the Polar Regions. On a trip to see the Northern Lights with us you can choose from a range of fascinating holiday destinations in these northerly latitudes including Norway, Finland, Iceland, Sweden and even Canada. Our guided tours are one of a kind and provide you with the best possible chance of seeing these strange but beautiful phenomena for yourself. We also offer cruises around Norway, taking you out to sea and away from the artificial lights of towns and villages that could potentially spoil your view of the Northern Lights. Our trips to see the Northern Lights run from October to April as these are the prime times to see the Aurora Borealis in all their glory and splendour. Iceland Northern Lights Tours Take advantage of this unique chance to take a tour of Iceland's most interesting sights, whilst having the added bonus of the possibility that you may witness the magnificent Northern Lights while you're there. Iceland is home to some remarkable scenery, from rugged volcanic peaks to deep, jagged gorges, the views truly are a sight to behold. Enjoy a guided tour of Reykjavic, the world's northernmost capital city or travel through lava fields to see geysers and waterfalls. If you're feeling adventurous then perhaps try out a glacier walk, or relax in the waters of the Blue Lagoon with its geothermal heated, mineral-rich water that some say has special healing powers. There really is something to suit everyone with a visit to Iceland on a Northern Lights Tour. Who knows, the Northern Lights might just make an appearance during your trip! Iceland Northern Lights Holiday

Imagine swimming in blue, steamy warm waters outdoors in the chilly air surrounded by a mixture of glacial and volcanic scenery. Perhaps one of Iceland's most treasured possessions is its Blue Lagoon, a small lake that is heated geothermally by underground magma and containing minerals that many say have special healing powers. It is a country of contrasts which makes our Iceland Northern Lights holidays so unique and distinctive. Other things to see and do during the day include a Jeep Safari across lava fields and trips to see geysers and waterfalls in the rugged volcanic landscapes. Take a guided tour of Reykjavik, the northernmost capital city and for something a little more adventurous try out a glacier walk where you can climb down crevasses and crawl through tunnels in the ice. After all that, don't forget to look skywards in case the enchanting and eerie Northern Lights make an appearance after nightfall.

Norway Cruises to the Northern Lights

Norway is one of the best places to go in search of the Aurora Borealis due to its northerly location and dark winter nights. The far-reaching coastline gives you the opportunity to admire the true extent of what this outstanding country has to offer. Norway cruises to the Northern Lights not only guide you to favourable aurora spotting locations, but they also navigate you to exquisite towns and cities along the way. Troms , the capital of northern Norway, is a lively and exciting city that boasts a multitude of historical and cultural sights and attractions. Surrounded by majestic mountains and charming islands, this city is just one of the treasures you may encounter on your journey.

Cruises to see the Northern lights

The allure of the Aurora Borealis is one of such intensity that people venture from all over the world to marvel at its wonder. The Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights as they are perhaps more commonly known, is an exhibition of flaming colours, shimmering across the arctic skies. The phenomena have acquired many a mythological explanation through the ages, enhancing its viewing appeal. We offer you the opportunity to be part of this unique experience with our cruises to see the Northern Lights. Sail the magnificent shores of Norway and observe the clarity of the Arctic sky, searching for the flickering red, blue and green spectre of the Northern Lights. Our ships stop at the pretty hamlets and cities lining the coast, enabling you to spend your days exploring the delights of these picturesque locations.

Trips to see the Northern Lights

The Mighty Fine Company offers a diverse range of cruises, tours and adventure holidays which are suitable for travellers of all ages and abilities. If you have ever wanted to sledge across snow covered landscapes or snowmobile under wintry skies, then one of our trips to see the Northern Lights can make your dreams become a reality. Amongst the myriad of holidays on offer, we ensure that you are guided to the optimal viewing locations to increase your chances of seeing the renowned Aurora Borealis. Billowing ribbons of green, pink and blue captivate those who are fortunate enough to witness their glory. Since ancient times, there has been great fascination surrounding the phenomena which led to the creation of numerous myths and legends, many of a spiritual nature.

Tours to the Northern Lights

The Mighty Fine Company offers a vast selection of trips, cruises and tours to see the legendary Aurora Borealis. On your quest to see the Northern Lights you will be guided above the Arctic Circle to some of the world's optimal Aurora spotting regions. Due to the northern locality of Scandinavia, tours to the Northern Lights can take you to countries such as Finland, Iceland, Sweden and Norway. Experience the beauty of dramatic coastlines and ice-capped mountains as you sail beneath heavenly wintry skies. Explore the remarkable architecture of towns and cities that are steeped in history and culture as you are welcomed by local friendly communities. Whichever holiday you choose, you will be overwhelmed by the many delights in store.

Northern Lights Norway holiday

Choose one of our scenic Norwegian cruises or exciting land-based tours and embark on an unforgettable journey in search of the breathtaking Aurora Borealis. One of the natural wonders of the world, this mysterious light show has the best chance of being seen in remote settings untouched by artificial lights, conditions which can be found in the beautiful country of Norway. To greatly improve your chances of witnessing the Northern Lights our Norway holiday selection takes you to the best viewing locations, travelling through picturesque landscape all the way. Whether you would prefer to relax on a comfortable cruise ship as you drift along rugged coastline, explore arctic Norway from the unusual setting of a snow hotel or enjoy an exciting adventure week, there is a winter holiday waiting for you.

Lapland Igloo Village

Beautiful winter landscapes, exhilarating activities and the hope of seeing the spectacular Northern Lights are just some of the things you can look forward to when you book a stay at the Lapland Igloo Village. Situated in Finland, the igloo village is part of the Hotel Kakslauttanen which opens up its unique glass igloos and freshly built snow igloos every winter. When you stay at the hotel you can enjoy a cosy log cabin with a fireplace and private facilities and a night in a glass or snow igloo to get a taste of the arctic. In a snow igloo you will enjoy the traditional experience while keeping warm in a thick sleeping bag, whilst the heated glass igloos are great for keeping an eye on the sky should the Northern Lights appear. There are so many great things to enjoy about the Lapland Igloo Village.

Northern Lights Glass Igloo

Visit the Lapland Igloo Village for an exciting getaway this winter with the chance to see the Aurora Borealis from the comfort of a Northern Lights glass igloo. The Hotel Kakslauttanen is located in Finnish Lapland where there is an abundance of arctic scenery for you to enjoy. The hotel has a number of glass igloos and traditional snow igloos for you to choose from and you get to spend the rest of your time away in a cosy log cabin with a private sauna, kitchenette and small garden space. The Northern Lights glass igloos are ideal for lying in wait for a showing of the spectacular Aurora Borealis, as you can relax in bed whilst enjoying panoramic views of the sky and the rest of your surroundings. A number of activities can also be enjoyed at the resort, from snowmobiling amongst picturesque winter scenery to skiing and husky safaris.

Northern Lights Igloo Village

If you are looking for the chance to indulge in a whole range of winter activities that are set amongst breathtaking Lappish scenery, then look no further than a Northern Lights Igloo Village break. Holidays at the Lapland Igloo Village not only have an array of included exhilarating excursions and one night in either a glass or traditional snow igloo, but they also increase your chances of spotting the mesmerising Aurora Borealis. While at the hotel Kakslauttanen and the adjoining Lapland Igloo Village, you can enjoy dining in the unique snow restaurant or browse the ice sculptures in the ice gallery. The arctic scenery is ideal for a range of invigorating activities, such as husky safaris and skiing, where you can glide through the snow-covered landscape admiring the beauty as you go.

Northern Lights in Lapland

Stay at the unique Lapland Igloo Village at the Hotel Kakslauttanen for a chance to witness the mesmerising Aurora Borealis. The Northern Lights in Lapland make appearances in the night sky between the months of October and March, often leaving their audience awe-inspired. While at the resort you can indulge in a range of activities and relax in your comfortable surroundings when you are not outside enjoying the arctic scenery. At the hotel you will stay in a cosy log cabin with its own kitchenette, private garden area and sauna, so that you can warm up and relax after the day's activities. During your time in Lapland you may want to spend a night in a traditional snow igloo or a unique glass igloo. The glass igloos are heated and give you panoramic views of the Northern Lights in Lapland should they appear, whilst the snow igloos are great for enjoying a traditional arctic experience.

Hurtigruten Cruises

Discover the breathtaking beauty of Norway's dramatic coastline on a relaxing cruise to the remotest parts of Norway. Every season brings its own charm to the magnificent fjords, craggy mountains and medieval hamlets that adorn the routes of our relaxing Hurtigruten cruises. From the mesmerising Northern Lights in winter to the spectacular Midnight Sun in summer, these holidays offer you the opportunity to witness some of nature's greatest phenomena. Each of our Hurtigruten cruises calls at a variety of ports giving you the opportunity to explore historical cities such as Troms and Trondheim. A wide variety of excursions can be added to your cruise such as husky sledding, snowmobiling and king crab safaris (depending on the date of your cruise).

Hurtigruten Arctic Cruises

Sail to exquisite destinations which are set amongst awe-inspiring scenery on a wonderful voyage of discovery across Scandinavian waters. Hurtigruten Arctic cruises steer you through dramatic landscapes which are dominated by mighty glaciers, snow-dusted peaks and majestic fjords. Hurtigruten cruises ensure that not only will you witness wonderful landscapes but you will also have the opportunity to spot fantastic wildlife in its natural habitat. Magnificent species such as puffins, polar bears and whales are all indigenous to Arctic regions and you may be fortunate to catch sight of them along the coastline during a Hurtigruten Arctic cruise. Enjoy a variety of fascinating excursions which guide you to the main cultural and historical sights of each destination. Participate in guided tours of charming towns and ports or experience the thrill of riding over frozen terrain on an exhilarating snowmobile safari.

Hurtigruten Discount

Browse through a selection of outstanding voyages that are being constantly updated on our special offers page. Don't miss the opportunity to journey amongst breathtaking scenery and visit charming ports and towns on a Hurtigruten discount holiday. The shores of Norway, Sweden and Finland are surrounded by impressive mountainous peaks and a vast array of captivating flora and fauna which make a perfect backdrop to any Hurtigruten holiday. Available special offers which are listed on our website can range from free cabin upgrades and additional free nights to discounted cruises on a variety of outstanding holidays. Enjoy soaking up the beauty of idyllic landscapes as you venture through the wilderness to look for the Northern Lights. Alternatively you may find great deals on summer cruises where you can relax under the Midnight Sun as you admire the thundering waterfalls and lush scenery.

Hurtigruten Travel to Norway

Hurtigruten has a fleet of ships that are renowned for the spectacular destinations which they visit. When you choose Hurtigruten to travel to Norway, you will undoubtedly experience the true beauty of towering mountains, picturesque coastlines and fascinating towns and ports. Hurtigruten really do push the boat out with exhilarating voyages to some of the world's most unique and thrilling Norwegian settings. As you sail across Arctic waters you may be blessed with views of calving glaciers, outstanding natural phenomena such as the Northern Lights or the Midnight Sun, and unforgettable scenes of magnificent wildlife as they exist in their natural habitat. Select Hurtigruten when you travel to Norway and enjoy a wonderful voyage of discovery.

Hurtigruten Northern Lights

Witness the illuminating mystique of the Aurora Borealis aboard the ships of this magnificent fleet. When you embark on a journey through the majestic waters of the coast of Norway and Greenland you can take advantage of the Northern Lights tours. You will also have the opportunity to witness the stunning arctic wildlife of Spitsbergen, perhaps capturing sight of the handsome arctic fox or the seals and reindeer that are indigenous to the region. Experience the wonder of the remote, wintry landscapes as we sail through tranquil waters towards the towns and cities along the shores. Enjoy the relaxing ambience of the ships where you can retreat to the library or visit the restaurants and cafés at your leisure.

Hurtigruten Holidays

Imagine standing outside on the ship's observation deck, wrapped up warm and breathing in the crisp cold air as you pass by some of the most striking landscapes on Earth. Hurtigruten holidays truly are an experience to behold, leaving you with some unforgettable memories. Whether you travel to Norway, Sweden, Greenland, Iceland, Finland or even Antarctica, you are guaranteed an unbelievable experience on any one of our Hurtigruten holidays. By day, disembark to discover new places and learn about different cultures and lifestyles. By night you can enjoy one of the excursions to go in search of the Northern Lights, or alternatively witness the fascinating Midnight Sun in the far North during the summer months.

Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Voyage

There are various cruise itineraries to choose from and each one is as captivating as the last. Choose a simple five-day tour to look for the Northern Lights between Troms and Kirkenes, or take a round trip on a coastal voyage for thirteen days. Whichever cruise you decide on, expect to see some of the world's more exquisite scenery. The largely deserted rugged coastline is punctuated with deep, gaping fjords with thundering waterfalls and dense forests clinging to the steep valley sides. The mountains are snow-capped and the air is crisp, and the majestic wilderness is peppered with brightly coloured towns and villages, some of which you will visit during the course of your exciting voyage.

Hurtigruten Ships

The great standard of onboard facilities on a Hurtigruten cruise provides the foundations for an incredibly unique holiday cruising around some magnificent parts of the world. Hurtigruten ships have a relaxed, friendly and informal atmosphere and each one is tastefully appointed. The fleet consists of fourteen Hurtigruten ships in total with slight variations in size and facilities between vessels, although every ship has a comfortable Panorama Lounge with huge windows that allow you to gaze out at the passing scenery of the mainland when it comes into view. There are also observation decks on each of the ships which are ideal for viewing the coastal landscapes, spotting wildlife and perhaps even the incredible Northern Lights.

Hurtigruten Cruises in Norway

Browse our fantastic range of cruises around the Norwegian coast for a breathtaking voyage of true discovery. With tours ranging from five to thirteen days, there will be cruises in Norway with itineraries to suit every traveller. Each ship winds its way in and out of the coastal inlets, providing a vital connection between remote communities and the modernised cities. At each port of call, guests are free to disembark the ship and explore the sights and cultures of each intriguing settlement to gain a unique insight into the indigenous Sami people's way of life. With captivating vistas, fascinating wildlife and the mesmerising phenomena of the Northern Lights and Midnight Sun, these are truly unique holidays.

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