In Search of the Northern Lights

11th Feb 2022 16 nights Sails from Liverpool Borealis S2204A
SAVER FARE FROM £1,999 per person
Traditional Sami reindeer-skin tents, The northern lights in Norway, Tromso Traditional Sami reindeer-skin tents, The northern lights in Norway, Tromso
SAVER FARE FROM £1,999 per person
Enjoy FREE Drinks AND tips covered on Freedom Fares

**FREE All Inclusive Drinks Package and Tips Covered, applicable to new bookings only, made between 01/12/21 and 01/03/22 inclusive, for five to 19 night cruises sailing from the UK, departing from Jan 2022 up to May 2023, inclusive. Offer excludes cruises T2212 & L2205, cruises less than five or more than 19 nights in duration, Saver fares, charters, exclusive sailings, & Tour Operator holidays. Freedom fare terms and conditions apply. Offer is capacity controlled.
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This visit to the remote, dramatic lands of Norwegian Arctic presents an unmissable opportunity to experience the region’s scenic beauty, its natural wonders and phenomena, and what life is like living amongst the wilderness. Going in search of Aurora Borealis will be something to remember forever; 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. With luck on your side, during your visits to Tromso, Alta and Hammerfest, you may be fortunate enough to witness Mother Nature’s remarkable light show illuminate the clear night sky with dancing ribbons of colour. [ReadMore]

Aside from seeking out the Aurora, there are an abundance of other Arctic highlights to explore, discover and experience too. From both Tromso and Alta you can venture off into the wilderness to meet, spend time with, and sample the lifestyle of indigenous Sami communities. Take in the sights of Tromso, from the iceberg-shaped Arctic Cathedral to the scenic views from atop Mount Storsteinen, too and perhaps see the UNESCO-listed rock carvings of Hjemmeluft at Alta’s fascinating museum. You’ll also get to wonder at the rugged landscapes surrounding Narvik, and cross the Arctic Circle at sunset. 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.  

Your Itinerary

  • Visit remote and dramatic lands of Norway
  • Unmissable sights of the regions scenic beauty
  • A chance to witness the remarkable Northern Lights
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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.

In recent years, we have seen a new era emerging in cruising.

There is a trend for everything to get bigger and busier, and for a cruise to be seen as an alternative to a large luxury resort, with a limitless flurry of activity. But this is not for us. Find out more 

1. WE ARE PROUD TO SAIL OUR OWN COURSE

We are free to do things a different way because we are family-run. Of course some people enjoy the bigger, busier cruises, but it is not for everyone, and it is not for us. We prefer to do things, 'The Olsen Way'.

2. SMALLER IS BETTER

We have fewer guests, so the atmosphere on board our ships is always warm and civilised. Our smaller ships allow us to visit the more interesting places that the world has to offer.

3. HAND-CRAFTED, NOT MASS PRODUCED

We pride ourselves on putting our all into the Fred. Olsen cruise experience. Our itineraries are created from scratch every year, our service is genuinely personal and each and every area of our ships is designed by hand.