In Search of the Northern Lights

Departed 30th Jan 2022 14 nights Sails from Southampton Bolette T2202A
Northern lights over Tromso, Norway Northern lights over Tromso, Norway

As you explore Arctic Norway, you’ll not only get to witness the seasonal beauty of the region’s dramatic landscapes, but also experience what life is like living amongst them. Visits to Tromso and Alta provide opportunities to explore Arctic wilderness and meet, spend time with, and sample the lifestyle of Sami people. Your call at Tromso coincides with Sami National Day too; join in with the celebration of the indigenous communities, with its mix of parades, displays of traditional dress, yoik choirs and much more. And, as you’ll be stopping overnight in both Tromso and Alta, considered two of the best places on earth to see the Northern Lights, you may even be fortunate enough to see Mother Nature’s light show illuminate the clear night sky with dancing ribbons of colour – an unforgettable experience. [ReadMore]

There’s time to simply explore Tromso and discover its abundance of sights and highlights, from the iceberg-shaped Arctic Cathedral to the scenic views from atop Mount Storsteinen, while the UNESCO-listed rock carvings of Hjemmeluft can be seen at Alta’s fascinating museum. A visit to Bodø, on the beautiful Kystriksveien Coastal Route, meanwhile offers a chance to enjoy the thrill of a husky ride that locals experience as part of their daily lives, and capture the town’s history and fishing heritage. There are highlights to discover before and after your Arctic exploration too; Bolette makes a call at Trondheim – a city rich in Viking history and featuring fine examples of Gothic architecture – while Alesund, and its living museum of art-nouveau architecture and dramatic scenery, awaits as you head for home.