In Search of the Northern Lights

14th Nov 2022 10 nights Sails from Belfast Borealis S2228BFS
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,699 per person
Borealis with the Northern Lights Borealis with the Northern Lights
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,699 per person

The Olsen Way Highlights

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.[ReadMore]

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.


New On Board Signature Experiences

We can’t wait to take you in Search of the Northern Lights this winter were our local guides can take you to the best spots to see the magical dancing light show. To make your experience even more enriching, our Journey Planners have designed a unique programme of Signature Experiences which will allow you to discover real insights about the culture and nature of the places we are visiting, so you can arrive in each destination fully prepared to get the most out of your visit.

Our Journey Planners have carefully curated a programme of events with special guest speakers.

Our Scenic Discoveries allow you to enjoy seeing the world from the unique perspective of our ship.

As we explore the World, you'll have the chance to sample treats of the regions we visit.

There’s very little in the natural world more beautiful than a clear night sky, sunrise or sunset seen from the sea.

Find out what it takes to run a cruise ship and what life is like for those who call Borealis home.

As well as our signature experiences, we have a host of other activities for you to enjoy whilst you are on-board.

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.