In Search of the Aurora Borealis

Departed 16th Nov 2021 16 nights Sails from Liverpool Borealis S2126
Northern lights in Alta, Norway Northern lights in Alta, Norway

Visiting remote destinations in the Norwegian Arctic at this time of year presents an unmissable opportunity to revel in the early winter wonders of Europe’s northernmost region. Awaiting you are dramatic landscapes, exhilarating adventures, and even chances to go in search of the natural phenomena that inspired the name of your ship, the astonishing Aurora Borealis.

Northern Norway is one of the greatest places on earth to see the Northern Lights, and spending almost a week within the Arctic Circle, often away from unpolluted skies, gives you the best chance to experience them.[ReadMoreMob] With luck on your side, you may be fortunate enough to witness Mother Nature’s remarkable light show illuminate the clear night sky with dancing ribbons of colour – a sight to remember forever. There’s more to your time in Arctic Norway than seeking out the Aurora; visits to some of the region’s most immersive destinations will provide highlights aplenty too.[ReadMoreDesk]

There’s an overnight stay in Tromso, affording ample time to uncover the attractions of a city known as the Gateway to the Arctic’. You’ll find everything from Neoclassic architecture to the Mack Brewery and the iconic, iceberg-shaped Arctic Cathedral, while a cable car ride up mighty Mount Storsteinen is highly recommended. At Alta, you’ve a chance to delve into authentic Sami culture and see the UNESCO-listed rock carvings of Hjemmeluft at the fascinating Alta Museum too; and, during a call at Narvik, you can trail mountainous landscapes on a thrilling husky sledding tour, or see native wildlife such as bears, lynx and wolves at the Polar Park. Elsewhere in Norway, south of the Arctic Circle, your journey also takes you to Ålesund, where you could take in the town’s collection of art-nouveau towers and turrets, steeples and spires, or climb Mount Aksla for unspoilt views of surrounding islands and islets; and to charming Trondheim, a city with Viking heritage found deep in its foundations.