In Search of the Northern Lights

1st Mar 2024 9 nights Sails from Newcastle Balmoral L2405
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,399 per person
Northern lights in Tromso, Norway Northern lights in Tromso, Norway
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,399 per person

An abundance of Arctic wonders and unforgettable winter experiences await you on this very special, shorter-than-usual exploration of Northern Norway. Your nine-night journey has been designed specifically with seeking-out the Northern Lights in mind, and with luck on your side you may get to watch ribbons of vibrant colour illuminate the night sky as Mother Nature performs her awe-inspiring light show – and all from the comfort of Balmoral.[ReadMore]

You’ve chances to immerse yourself in authentic Arctic life during time spent ashore too. Amongst the highlights are opportunities to explore the beautiful winter wilderness on a memorable dog sledding tour, during which you’ll even get to mush your own team of huskies, and go ice fishing with a local during a visit to Tromsø. Revel in the beauty and tranquillity of pretty Bodø on the rugged Kystriksveien Coastal Route, as well as Narvik, which is surrounded by dramatic mountainous landscapes, too. What’s more, you’ll also enjoy scenic cruising that showcases the diversity of Norway’s dramatic scenery, sailing by sights such the Seven Sisters mountain range and Torghatten – the mountain with a hole through its centre, and navigating through the Tjeldsundet Strait.

Balmoral, carrying up to 1,350 guests is small enough to navigate narrow waterways such as the Kiel Canal, and bring inspirational sights and experiences closer to you.

Like the rest of the fleet, Balmoral conveys a warm, welcoming atmosphere and features comfortable accommodation and lounges, stylish restaurants and plenty of open-deck space.