In Search of the Northern Lights

24th Mar 2022 14 nights Sails from Southampton Bolette T2205
FROM ONLY £1,899 per person
Northern lights in Tromso, Norway Northern lights in Tromso, Norway
FROM ONLY £1,899 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.

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Get closer to the wintertime scenes of Arctic Norway, revel in their seasonal beauty, and seek out the remarkable Aurora Borealis, on a journey of discovery in Europe’s northernmost region.[ReadMoreMob] A visit to Bodø, on the beautiful Kystriksveien Coastal Route, 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. Stopping overnight in Alta, considered one of the best places on earth to see Northern Lights, could be the highlight of your adventure. With luck on your side, you may be fortunate enough to see Mother Nature’s light show illuminate the clear night sky with dancing ribbons of colour. There will be time to meet, spend time with, and sample the fascinating lifestyle of, the Sami people too, while the UNESCO-listed rock carvings of Hjemmeluft can be seen at the Alta Museum.

With two days in Tromsø to explore the city known as the ‘Gateway to the Arctic’ and take in its abundant highlights, perhaps enjoy a stroll amongst the Neoclassic architecture, stop by the Mack Brewery and visit the iconic iceberg-shaped Arctic Cathedral. Take a cable car ride to the peak of Mount Storsteinen for an unmissable view of Tromsø and its winter scenery. During your time within the Arctic Circle, smaller ship Bolette also takes you on scenic diversions into rarely sailed Oksfjord and Jokelfjord, and past the ‘Devil’s Jaw’ peaks of the Okshornan Mountains. Meanwhile, en route to and from Norway’s northern reaches, there are visits to Ålesund, a living museum of art-nouveau architecture and dramatic scenery, and to Bergen, where the UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf, historic fish market and Fløibanen funicular railway are amongst the highlights.

Your Itinerary

  • Get closer to the wintertime scenes of Arctic Norway
  • Seek out the remarkable Aurora Borealis
  • A cable car ride to the peak of Mount Storsteinen
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While Bolette is one of the largest ships, by overall size, in our fleet, she still has capacity for less than 1,400 guests. So on board you’ll find you have more space in which to relax, in public areas such as the all-season pool and the beautiful two-tiered entertainment theatre, and enjoy a premium level of comfort – as well as our renowned personal service – in the elegant lounges, bars and dining venues.
 
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.

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.