The Big Four – adventure: The Arctic and northern lights

The Big Four – adventure: The Arctic and northern lights

We know what you’re thinking, who doesn’t want to see the northern lights? We know, we know. But remember that some people may just have seen them before and now want to head to the Arctic with the idea of trying something a little different. We’ve tipped two cruises from two cruise line’s more traditional fleet to see the magnificent aurora borealis and two trips that go in the summer months.

Following on from the publication of Cruise Adviser’s Expedition & Adventure guide 2015-16, each week we will be running our Big Four feature, which gives you four cruise options to choose from. This week it’s cruises to the Arctic.

To request a copy of Cruise Adviser’s Expedition & Adventure guide email: or read it online here.

The Arctic – northern lights

Line: Hurtigruten
Departure port: Bodo, Norway
Departure date: February 12, 2016
Destination: Norway
Duration: Eight days
Ship: MS Polarlys
Price: £1,149

Line: Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Departure port: Tilbury
Departure date: March 2, 2017
Destination: Iceland
Duration: 13 nights
Ship: Marco Polo
Price: £1,029

Cruise and Maritime credit Diana Robinson copy
Credit: Diana Robinson

And two more…

Line: Viking
Departure port: Bergen
Departure date: June 17, 2017
Destination: Norway
Duration: 15 days
Ship: Viking Sky
Price: £4,490

Credit: Ken Douglas
Credit: Ken Douglas

Line: Princess Cruises [shore excursion]
Departure port: Denali
Departure date: On specific cruises
Destination: Arctic Circle
Duration: Six Hours
Price: £300

Credit: Krug6
Credit: Krug6


Cruise Adviser top tip

While some operators may like to thing that the northern lights are guaranteed, they most certainly are not! Say that guests are likely, but not certain, to see them!

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