In Search of the Northern Lights in Nine Nights


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18 Mar 2023


9 nights


Your cruise at a glance

The Olsen Way Highlights

While cruising in the Arctic Ocean from the comfort of Bolette and ashore during an extended stay in Alta, you may be lucky enough to see the Aurora Borealis illuminate the night sky. Alta is also ideally placed for tours that take you into the wilderness, where you can meet local Sami communities and learn about their way of life. In Tromsø, ‘Gateway to the Arctic’, you can visit the iceberg-shaped Arctic Cathedral and capture winter panoramas from atop Mount Storsteinen. This shorter than usual sailing is possible thanks to Bolette’s speed and Newcastle’s closer proximity to Norway.

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Husky sledding

A Husky Sledding adventure


From Alta you’ll have the unique opportunity to embark on a Husky sledding adventure and immerse yourself in the beauty of the Nordic nature. You’ll ride into the wilderness and journey through pine forests following the banks of the Alta River or Altadalen Valley. You’ll also have the chance to learn about how the Huskies are trained and prepared for Europe’s longest dog sled race.

Guests Star gazing

Aurora Watch & Stargazing


As part of our 'Sky at Sea' programme, you can wrap up warm and head out on deck to search the skies for the elusive Northern Lights. Will luck be on your side? Guest speaker and astronomer Paul Fellows will lead the search, bringing the stars and planets of the night sky to life whilst you search for the Aurora Borealis.

Guests looking out to Northern lights from deck

Photographing the Northern Lights


Join guest speaker Andy Hunting and discover tricks and tips on photographing the elusive Northern Lights, just in time for our arrival into the Arctic Circle where they will hopefully make an appearance and you can try out your newly learnt skills.


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Life On Board

Introducing Bolette

With just 690 cabins Bolette fits perfectly in our fleet of smaller ships. With her warm, welcoming atmosphere, timeless style, and classic open deck spaces providing a place to fully immerse yourself in the magic of ocean cruising.

Bolette in Olden, Norway
Bolette at sunrise


Bolette is one of the largest ships, by overall size, in our fleet. 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, Bolette is very much in keeping with what our guests have come to expect from a Fred. Olsen ship.

690 cabins
1,338 guests
657 crew
62,735 GT
24.5kts max speed
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Our Signature Experiences

To make your experience even more special, our Journey Planners have designed a unique programme of Signature Experiences which will allow you to discover real insights about the culture and nature of the places we are visiting, so you can arrive in each destination fully prepared to get the most out of your visit.

Itinerary Insights

We have carefully curated a programme of events to give you a deeper understanding of each of the destinations you will be visiting

Scenic Discoveries

Our Scenic Discoveries are designed to allow you to enjoy seeing the world from the unique perspective of our ships

The Ship and the Sea

Maritime is in our DNA - our history in shipping goes back almost 200 years

The Sky at Sea

There’s very little in the natural world more beautiful than a clear night sky, sunrise or sunset seen at sea

Treats of the Region

We love to bring a taste of the region's food, drink, local tastes and culinary traditions to life on board

Treats & Pastimes

In addition to our Signature Experiences, we have a selection of lovely Treats & Pastimes for you to enjoy when on board. Just check your Daily Times each day for full details.

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Cabins, Prices & Offers

Cabin Options On Your Cruise

Please call our Reservations Team for latest pricing and availability.

What's Included


As well as our Signature Experiences, there is a host of other treats to enjoy on board our ships.

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Each of our cruises has been carefully designed for you to get the very best out of your time on board; and now you can enhance your cruise to make it even more special.

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