In Search of the Northern Lights

11th Feb 2023 12 nights Sails from Tilbury Bolette T2304
FROM ONLY £1,699 per person
Northern Lights in the sky, Tromso, Norway. Northern Lights in the sky, Tromso, Norway.
FROM ONLY £1,699 per person
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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. 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. [ReadMore]

With a day 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, there’s also a stop at Narvik, where once again you’ll discover winter wilderness best explored via a traditional husky-drawn sled. Meanwhile, en route to and from Norway’s northern reaches, there are visits to Stavanger, a city rich in history, industrial heritage and diverse culture, and to Bergen, where the UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf, historic fish market and Fløibanen funicular railway are amongst the highlights.

Your Itinerary

  • Enjoy a thrilling huksy ride from Bodø
  • Seek out the breath-taking Northern Lights in Alta
  • Explore the 'Gateway to the Arctic' city of Tromsø
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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’.

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.