Northern Lights

13th Nov 2022 11 nights Sails from Liverpool Borealis S2228A
FROM ONLY £1,499 per person
Aurora Borealis - Northern lights in the sky over Tromso, Norway Aurora Borealis - Northern lights in the sky over Tromso, Norway
FROM ONLY £1,499 per person

After crossing the Arctic Circle, Borealis guides you on an unforgettable adventure amongst the rugged wilderness of the Arctic region as you go in search of the northern lights. The Arctic landscapes surrounding Tromsø are considered some one of the best places on earth to see Aurora Borealis; on a tour away from light-polluted skies, you – with luck on your side – may be fortunate enough to see Mother Nature’s remarkable light show illuminate the night sky with dancing ribbons of colour. During the day in Tromsø, perhaps see the city’s many famous sites such as the Arctic Cathedral, or ride the cable car up Mount Storsteinen, too.

During a visit to Alta, you’ve a chance to meet, spend time with, and sample the fascinating lifestyle of, the Sami people, while the UNESCO-listed rock carvings of Hjemmeluft can be seen at the Alta Museum. You’ll also stop at Bodo, on the beautiful Kystriksveien Coastal Route, where you’ll discover mountainous landscapes best explored via a traditional husky-led sled. In the beautiful Vesterålen archipelago, miles of rugged coastline, unspoilt countryside and the ‘Blue Town’ of Sortland – almost entirely painted in various blue hues thanks to artist Bjorn Elvenes – await your discovery and exploration. Experience scenic cruising by Torghatten and the Seven Sisters mountains too; and enjoy time in Alesund to see its art nouveau delights.

Your Itinerary

  • Visit Tromsø for a chance to seek-out Aurora Borealis amongst the Arctic wilderness, away from light-polluted skies.
  • Experience a taste of Sami community life at Alta; and explore the unique 'blue town' of Sortland. 
  • Scenic cruise by Torghatten and the Seven Sisters mountains too.
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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.