In Search of the Northern Lights



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Northern lights over Tromso, Norway Aurora Borealis (Northern lights) on Alta, Norway.

18 Mar 2023


9 nights


The cruise at a glance

The Olsen Way Highlights

From wintertime landscapes to its native people, the treasures of Arctic Norway are yours to encounter on this cruise. What’s more, you may be lucky enough to spot the Aurora Borealis while cruising and during an extended stay in Alta. Ashore, there’s the chance to spend time with local Sami communities and learn about their way of life; visit the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel, the northernmost ice hotel in the world; and capture the views from atop Tromsø’s 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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Reindeer sledding in Norway

Reindeer Sledding


Experience the natural surroundings and the culture of the Sami people in this tour which takes you away from Tromsø. At Tromsø Wilderness Centre you will be met by people dressed in the Sami kofta – their national costume and you will be welcomed in to a lavvo (Sami tent) where you will be invited to sample a typical Sami coffee whilst learning about the culture and reindeer herding. There will, of course be reindeer for you to observe and photograph and you will be given the chance to experience a short reindeer sleigh ride.

Sami tents in Norway with the Northern lights

Northern Light Camp


Share the fascination of the amazing Northern Lights and the vast dark wintry sky filled with countless stars at Pæskatun. The evening will be filled with plenty of interesting activities, including a Northern Lights about the myths, history and science of the Northern Lights; several cosy and warm slate cottages where you can relax and warm up with hot beverages and cakes; a lavvu (a traditional Sámi tent) where you can sit around a campfire; and a workshop presenting the history of local slate mining.

Ship funnels and the Northern lights, Norway

Lights Fantastic


Discover where, when and how the Northern Lights form in this insightful talk with guest speaker Peter Varley. He will also introduce other optical delights you might encounter on your cruise, such as mirages, halos and the elusive green flash.


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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 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

Cabins, Prices & Offers

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What's Included


Everything listed below is included within the price of your cruise holiday.

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