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In Search of the Northern Lights

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Tromso marina in Winter, Norway Tromso marina in Winter, Norway
25 Mar 2025
Newcastle
10 nights
Borealis

Your cruise at a glance

Hand-crafted highlights

Our Journey Planners have designed this Northern Norway cruise to offer you the chance to see the magical Aurora Borealis when they are likely to be at their most active. You’ll have the chance to experience this natural phenomenon illuminating the night sky while ashore and from the comfort of Borealis. When in Molde, you can experience a drive along the iconic Atlantic Ocean Road, and after experiencing the maritime tradition of crossing the Arctic Circle, an extended stay in Tromsø offers you the opportunity to spend time with a local Sámi community to gain an insight into how they’ve adapted to life in the modern Arctic. In Alesund, climb to the peak of Mount Aksla for magnificent views across the surrounding fjords to the Sunnmøre Alps.

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Highlights

Northern Lights in Norway

Witness the magical Northern Lights

Your cruise aboard Borealis has been meticulously planned for you to have the very best chance of witnessing the mystical phenomenon of the Aurora Borealis. An overnight stay in Tromsø offers you the chance to journey out of the town into the countryside, where light pollution is at a minimum, accompanied by knowledgeable guides who will know the ideal places in which to see the ribbons of green and pink swirling across the sky. Narvik, a small town surrounded by snow-covered mountains and lush forests, is known as one of the greatest spots in Norway to witness the Northern Lights, so join us on the decks of Borealis for unspoiled vistas across the surrounding fjords.

L2328 husky ride

Experience Friluftsliv in snow-covered landscapes

The Norwegian concept of friluftsliv roughly translates as spending time participating in outdoor activities, at any time of the year and in any weather, for a sense of spiritual wellbeing and connecting with nature. On your Borealis cruise, you will have a number of opportunities to experience friluftsliv in the snowy landscapes of Northern Norway. In Tromsø, enjoy an exhilarating husky ride through countryside covered in snow and spend time learning how the dogs were prepared for the world-famous dog-sledding race, Finnmarksløpet, or spend time with a local Sámi community to hear stories about their traditional lifestyle of reindeer herding and fishing and protecting their language and heritage. Meanwhile, from Molde, experience the renowned Atlantic Ocean Road, its twisting road rising and falling, linking tiny islets along the coastline, earning it the name ‘The Road in the Ocean’.

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Cruise Itinerary

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Life On Board

Introducing Borealis

Sister ship to Bolette, Borealis is perfectly suited for enjoying scenic cruising of the world's lesser-known waterways. From cruising past remarkable landscapes and historical sites to capturing the beauty of the natural world. 

Borealis at sea at sunset
Borealis at sea at sunset

Borealis

Sister-ship to Bolette, Borealis is perfectly suited for taking guests on a journey around the globe, enabling more exploration in more exciting ports. Her smaller size, spacious public areas, open deck spaces and impressive array of restaurants make her perfect for longer voyages, and shorter journeys alike.

702 cabins
1,360 guests
662 crew
61,849 GT
25kts max speed
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Sample Shore Tours

At each port of call on your cruise, we carefully research and hand pick Shore Tour options for you, designed for you see as many of the world's best destinations as possible.

Below, you will find some sample Shore Tours which will give you an example of what to expect on your cruise. Your Shore Tours will be available to book approximately 8-13 weeks prior to departure via your My Cruises account.

The Atlantic Ocean Road with an Expert

The Atlantic Ocean Road with an Expert

Once voted Norway's Engineering Feat of the Century, the Atlantic Ocean Road has spectacular coastal scenery, culture and history at every turn. Enjoy a drive along this famous road before meeting a retired employee from the project to gain a deeper understanding of this impressive structure. 

££££

Molde

Ofoten Railway

Arctic Train - Ofoten Railway

Experience one of the world’s most beautiful journeys along the Ofoten Railway. Carved out of the mountainside, the line leaves Narvik, reaches the southern shores of Rombaksfjord, and runs alongside vertical cliffs with magnificent views.

££££

Narvik

Panoramic view of Tromso city from Mt. Storsteinen in summer, northen Norway. A famous view from the top of fjellheisen cable car station, Tromso.

Tromsø City & Cable Car

Begin with a tour of the city centre and visit the Arctic Cathedral before heading to the Fjellheisen cable car. Enjoy a ride to the Storsteinen viewpoint, 1,377ft above sea level, and take in the spectacular views of Tromsø and the surrounding landscape.

££££

Tromsø

Self-Mushing Husky Experience

Self-Mushing Husky Experience

Journey deep within the mountains where you will leave in pairs and head out into the winter landscape on a sled ride led by friendly huskies.

££££

Tromsø

Ice Fishing with a Local

Ice Fishing with a Local

Head into the wilderness to a frozen lake where you will enjoy a spot of ice fishing with a local, surrounded by the spectacular Arctic landscape.

££££

Tromsø

Hjørundfjord Cruise

Hjørundfjord Cruise

The Hjørundfjord cuts through some of the wildest mountain ranges in Norway, known as the Sunnmøre Alps. From the comfort of a vintage boat, admire views of mountains and fjords at their most spectacular.

££££

Ålesund

Your Guest Speakers

We’ve arranged for some wonderful guest speakers to join us for this cruise. They will be delivering a programme of insightful talks and activities to deepen your cultural, artistic and historical understanding of the destinations we will be exploring, well as helping you to enjoy the natural beauty of the places we visit.

Skiing & Culture

Ingrid Christophersen

Ingrid was brought up in Oslo and has translated several books from Norwegian to English including a biography of Roald Amundsen. Join her on this cruise as she provides insight into Skiing and Norwegian culture.

Paul Fellows
Northern Lights

Paul Fellows

Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, Paul will be on board delivering insightful talks and hosting stargazing sessions to see the Northern Lights as we explore Norway together.

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Will Cheung - Go Stargazing
Photography

Wil Cheung

International published photographer, Wil Cheung will be joining us on this sailing, ready to assist in capturing unforgettable moments of the destinations we will cruise by, including the possibility of capturing the mesmerising Northern Lights.

Treats & Pastimes

In addition to our Signature Experiences, we have a selection of lovely Treats & Pastimes for you to enjoy when on board. Just check your Daily Times each day for full details.

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Cabins, Prices & Offers

Cabin Options On Your Cruise

* Prices correct as of 04:00 14/07/2024, based on the lowest available Cruise Only fare, and on two people sharing a twin cabin. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

* Prices correct as of 04:00 14/07/2024, based on the lowest available Cruise Only fare, and on sole occupancy. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

Cabin Grades

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Balcony Junior Suite (BJ)

Borealis' Balcony Junior Suites have a private balcony and sitting/bedroom area.

Freedom Fare From £3,399 pp
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Balcony Junior Suite Wheelchair Adapted (BJD)

Borealis' Balcony Junior Adapted Suites have a balcony and sitting/bedroom area.

Freedom Fare From £3,399 pp
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Balcony Suite (BS)

Located on decks 6 & 7, Borealis' Balcony Suites have a private balcony.

Freedom Fare From £3,499 pp
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Premier Suite (PS)

Borealis' Premier Suites are located on Deck 7, and have a private balcony.

Freedom Fare From £4,599 pp
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Premier Suite Wheelchair Adapted (PSD)

Borealis' Premier Adapted Suites are spacious and stylish, and located on deck 7.

Freedom Fare From £4,599 pp
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Olsen Suite (OW)

The Olsen Suite is the largest suite on Borealis, with a private balcony and sitting area.

Freedom Fare From £5,799 pp
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What's Included

SO MUCH ALREADY INCLUDED

As well as our Signature Experiences, there are a host of other treats to enjoy on board our ships.

  • À la carte breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Daily buffet dining options
  • Late night Supper Club
  • Afternoon tea
  • Self-service tea & coffee
  • In-cabin dining & snacks
  • Evening shows
  • Live music & dancing
  • Dance classes
  • Lectures & talks
  • Cookery demonstrations
  • Traditional deck games
  • Daily games & quizzes
  • Swimming Pools
  • Jacuzzis
  • Fitness Centre
  • Fitness Classes

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