In Search of the Northern Lights

11th Feb 2022 16 nights Sails from Liverpool Borealis S2204A
FROM ONLY £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
FROM ONLY £1,999 per person
FREE On Board Spend up to £100pp plus tips covered

On-board spend/Tips covered offer: applicable to new bookings, made from 16/08/21 onwards, on sailings of up to 19 nights in duration, departing from the UK, between January 2022 and May 2023, excluding cruises L22SN, T2212, & M2223; cruises over 20 nights & Fly-cruises including M2233 are excluded. Free On Board Spend amount is per person (pp), up to two guests per cabin, amount varies per cruise up to £100 pp. E&OE.

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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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.