Borealis Searches for the Northern Lights

5th Jan 2023 15 nights Sails from Liverpool Borealis S2301
FROM ONLY £5,399 per person
Dog sledding, Norway Dog sledding, Norway
FROM ONLY £5,399 per person

After crossing the Arctic Circle, Borealis guides you on an unforgettable adventure amongst the winter wilderness of the Arctic region as you go in search of the northern lights.[ReadMoreMob] The Arctic landscapes surrounding Alta and Tromsø are considered some one of the best places on earth to see Aurora Borealis, and with luck on your side, you may be fortunate enough to see Mother Nature’s remarkable light show illuminate the clear night sky with dancing ribbons of colour. Overnight stays in Alta and Tromsø allow time to get a feel for authentic Arctic life too; you could go husky sledding into the wilderness, and even mush your own team of dogs; spend time with, and learn about, Sami communities; and freshwater fish on a frozen lake.

You’ll also visit Bodo, on the beautiful Kystriksveien Coastal Route, and Narvik; at both of these destinations you’ll find surrounding mountainous landscapes that are best explored via a traditional husky-led sled. Elsewhere, en route to and from Arctic Norway, there’s time in Molde, starting point for tours on the Rauma Railway and along the famous Atlantic Road, and in Trondheim, a city rich in Viking history and of enchanting scenic beauty. And, of course, you’ll enjoy hours of relaxation on board your smaller ship, feeling the chill of the Arctic air and ocean spray, watching the stars under unpolluted night skies and much more.

Your Itinerary

  • Search for the Northern Lights in Alta & Tromso
  • Spend time with traditional Sami people in the wilderness
  • Sail across the Arctic Circle
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Bringing the world closer

Our size advantage means we can take you to places that some of the larger cruise vessels simply can’t. We dock close to the heart of some of the world’s most beautiful cities and can take you on scenic cruising adventures showcasing inspirational landscapes. Our itineraries are expertly crafted to make the most of this advantage.

Smaller but spacious

Aboard our smaller, friendlier ships you'll find there's plenty of room to stretch out by the pool, enjoy a drink and great conversation with like-minded guests, and make the most of your time away. Sailing with hundreds, not thousands, of others allows you to get ashore faster too, and make the most of each destination.

Service with a smile
Waitress with drinks and guest on deck, Boudicca

Each member of the Fred. Olsen team has been carefully selected for their warm and welcoming personalities. The quality of our people, supported by training and development, ensures they will give you a great holiday. In fact, 97% of guests rated Fred. Olsen’s friendly, attentive staff ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’.

Borealis, like her sister ship Bolette, has capacity for less than 1,400 guests but is larger in overall size than the other vessels in the Fred. Olsen fleet. This means when you come on board for a memorable cruise holiday, to relax and enjoy a premium level of comfort – as well as our renowned personal service – in the elegant public areas, lounges, bars and dining venues, you have even more space in which to do so.

With its warm, welcoming atmosphere and timeless style, and classic open deck spaces providing a place to fully immerse yourself in the magic of ocean cruising, Borealis is very much in keeping with what our guests have come to expect from a Fred. Olsen ship.