Arctic Cruises

Bolette in Alesund, Norway
Bolette in Alesund, Norway
Northern lights over the Arctic sky

Get ready for an epic adventure with an Arctic cruise

The remote Arctic, the northernmost region of the Earth centred on the North Pole, is characterised by its distinctive polar features of landscape, climate, plant and animal life. It’s a region blessed with natural beauty: from boiling mud pools and spurting geysers to glorious glaciers and stunning waterfalls.  [ReadMoreMob]

Derived from the Greek, Arktos, referring to the northern constellation of the Bear, the Arctic is a region only recently fully-charted by bold explorers and navigators from the last century.[ReadMoreDesk] Going beyond the Arctic Circle delivers a region of outstanding natural beauty and a mystical remoteness that many find beguiling.  

Spectacular Experiences of the Arctic Circle

Arctic cruises offer an eclectic mix of experiences: from the awe-inspiring blue icebergs of Qaqortoq to walking in the footsteps of Erik the Red from the village of Narsarsuaq, to the Norwegian Fjords. Any passion for scenery, natural beauty and wildlife is easily satiated in breathtaking landscapes witnessed on an Arctic voyage. The opportunity to catch a glimpse of whales, manatees, seals or a multitude of bird life adds to the Arctic’s distinct personality. 

Of course, all of this can eclipsed by experiencing two extraordinary natural phenomena unique to the region: continuous days beneath the enigmatic midnight sun, or a dazzling encounter with the elusive Northern Lights.

Cruises to Arctic

Northern lights in Tromso, Norway Northern lights in Tromso, Norway Northern lights in Tromso, Norway

In Search of the Northern Lights • L2230

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 Dover
Balmoral
Fri 04 Nov 2022
14 nights
  • Overnights in Alta and Tromsø to spot Aurora Borealis
  • Spend time with the Sámi people in Tromsø
  • Cross the Arctic Circle & scenic cruising
Northern lights over Borealis funnels Northern lights over Borealis funnels Northern lights over Borealis funnels

In Search of the Northern Lights • S2228A

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 Liverpool
Borealis
Sun 13 Nov 2022
11 nights
  • Visit Tromsø for a chance to seek-out Aurora Borealis.
  • Experience a taste of Sami community life at Alta.
  • Scenic cruise by Torghatten and the Seven Sisters mountains.
Borealis with the Northern Lights Borealis with the Northern Lights Borealis with the Northern Lights

In Search of the Northern Lights • S2228BFS

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 Belfast
Borealis
Mon 14 Nov 2022
10 nights
  • Search for the Aurora Borealis from Borealis and ashore in Tromsø
  • Spend time with local Sami communities in the wilderness
  • Tick off the experience of crossing the Arctic Circle
Dog sledging in Tromso, under the northern lights, Norway Dog sledging in Tromso, under the northern lights, Norway Dog sledging in Tromso, under the northern lights, Norway

White Christmas in Norway • T2232

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 Southampton
Bolette
Wed 21 Dec 2022
13 nights
  • Experience life with the Sami people
  • Go in search of the Northern Lights
  • Experience a Norwegian Dog Sled tour
Dog sledding, Norway Dog sledding, Norway Dog sledding, Norway

Borealis Searches for the Northern Lights • S2301

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 Liverpool
Borealis
Thu 05 Jan 2023
15 nights
  • Search for the Northern Lights in Alta & Tromso
  • Spend time with traditional Sami people
  • Sail across the Arctic Circle
Northern Lights in the sky, Tromso, Norway. Northern Lights in the sky, Tromso, Norway. Northern Lights in the sky, Tromso, Norway.

In Search of the Northern Lights • T2304

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 Southampton
Bolette
Sat 11 Feb 2023
12 nights
  • Enjoy a thrilling husky ride from Bodø
  • Seek out the breath-taking Northern Lights in Alta
  • Explore the 'Gateway to the Arctic' city of Tromsø
Northern Lights Aurora Borealis Alta Norway Northern Lights Aurora Borealis Alta Norway Northern Lights Aurora Borealis Alta Norway

In Search of the Northern Lights in Nine Nights • T2305

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 Newcastle
Bolette
Thu 09 Mar 2023
9 nights
  • Seek out the enigmatic Aurora Borealis from Alta
  • Visit the iceberg-shaped Arctic Cathedral in Tromsø 
  • Explore Alesund as Bolette docks close to the city centre
Aurora Borealis (Northern lights) on Alta, Norway. Aurora Borealis (Northern lights) on Alta, Norway. Aurora Borealis (Northern lights) on Alta, Norway.

In Search of the Northern Lights in Nine Nights • T2306

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 Newcastle
Bolette
Sat 18 Mar 2023
9 nights
  • Spend time with the fascinating Sami people in Alta
  • Take the cable car up Mount Storsteinen in Tromsø 
  • Revel in the stunning scenery in Bodø
Humpback whale in Iceland Humpback whale in Iceland Humpback whale, Iceland

Uncrowded Iceland • T2307

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 Newcastle
Bolette
Mon 27 Mar 2023
10 nights
  • Witness the power of Gullfoss Waterfall from Reykjavik
  • Join a whale-watching group on deck with ORCA
  • Experience the rugged beauty of Seyðisfjörður
Beautiful view of Naeroyfjord, Norway Beautiful view of Naeroyfjord, Norway Beautiful view of Naeroyfjord, Norway

Mighty Waterfalls & Norwegian Fjords • S2308

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 Southampton
Borealis
Sat 13 May 2023
7 nights
  • Fully appreciate Norway on an exploration of the fjords.
  • See towering mountains, cliffs and forested valleys.
  • Take a ride on the famous Flåmsbana Railway.
Borealis in Reykjavik, Iceland Borealis in Reykjavik, Iceland Borealis in Reykjavik, Iceland

Exploring the Arctic • T2316

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 Newcastle
Bolette
Thu 01 Jun 2023
23 nights
  • Off the beaten track, discover remote destinations in Arctic Norway
  • Explore isolated Spitsbergen and sample Arctic life
  • Seek out marine wildlife with ORCA conservationists 
Eidfjord, Norway Eidfjord, Norway A majestic view on Eidfjord, Norway

Springtime Waterfalls & Norwegian Fjords • M2313

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 Southampton
Braemar
Wed 07 Jun 2023
8 nights
  • Scenic cruise beautiful waterways 
  • Sail Lysefjord and witness Langfoss & Fureberg waterfalls
  • See the beauty of Eidfjord & Skjolden
Gullfoss waterfall, Iceland Gullfoss waterfall, Iceland Gullfoss waterfall, Iceland

Whales, Waterfalls & Geysers of Iceland • S2310

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 Liverpool
Borealis
Fri 16 Jun 2023
10 nights
  • Experience the beautiful landscapes of Iceland
  • Go in search of whales and dolphins with ORCA
  • Highlights include the Golden Circle and Godafoss Waterfall
Girl floating on a kayak over the Geiranger fjord overlooking the waterfall of seven sisters in Norway Girl floating on a kayak over the Geiranger fjord overlooking the waterfall of seven sisters in Norway Girl kayaking in the Geiranger fjord, waterfall of seven sisters in Norway

Scenic Summertime Norwegian Fjords • T2317

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 Newcastle
Bolette
Sat 24 Jun 2023
7 nights
  • Experience Norway’s fjords and landscapes at their best
  • Divert into remarkable waterways, to see cliffs and waterfalls
  • Ashore, go in search of glaciers, waterfalls and more
Tromso city as seen from Mount Storsteinen under the Midnight Sun in Norway. Tromso city as seen from Mount Storsteinen under the Midnight Sun in Norway. Tromso city as seen from Mount Storsteinen under the Midnight Sun in Norway.

Exploring Northern Norway - the Land of the Midnight Sun • S2312

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 Liverpool
Borealis
Tue 04 Jul 2023
15 nights
  • Experience Northern Norway
  • Cross the Arctic Circle and witness the Midnight Sun
  • Explore Tromsø and see the beauty of Bodo too
Colourful houses in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen Colourful houses in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen Colourful houses in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen

Rugged & Remote Spitsbergen with the Midnight Sun • L2317

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 Rosyth (Edinburgh)
Balmoral
Wed 19 Jul 2023
15 nights
  • Experience a taste of past and present life
  • Spot whales with the on board ORCA team
  • Witness the midnight sun within the Arctic Circle
Cliff Preikestolen in fjord Lysefjord - Norway The Pulpit rock, Norway The Pulpit rock, Norway

Scenic Summertime Norwegian Fjords • S2313

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 Liverpool
Borealis
Wed 19 Jul 2023
8 nights
  • Fully appreciate their spectacular beauty of the fjordland in the summer
  • As you sail Lysefjord, Naeroyfjord and more, see towering mountains and cliffs
  • Ride the famous Flåmsbana Railway into mountainous valleys or go fjord kayaking 
View of Stockholm, Sweden View of Stockholm, Sweden View of Stockholm, Sweden

Discover the Scandinavian Capitals • T2320

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 Newcastle
Bolette
Tue 25 Jul 2023
12 nights
  • Appreciate the beauty of Scandinavia’s waterways
  • Sail through the stunning Stockholm Archipelago
  • See the Olsen family home in Oslofjord 
Lysefjord aerial panoramic view from the top of the Preikestolen cliff, Norway Lysefjord aerial panoramic view from the top of the Preikestolen cliff, Norway View of Lysefjord from the Pulpit rock, Norway

Summertime Norwegian Fjords in Five Nights • L2318

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 Rosyth (Edinburgh)
Balmoral
Thu 03 Aug 2023
5 nights
  • A 5-night taste of the Fred. Olsen cruise experience 
  • Scenic cruise into dramatic Lysefjord and Nordfjord 
  • Experience Bergen like a local, and see Briksdal Glacier
Sognefjord, Norway Sognefjord, Norway Sognefjord, Norway

Scenic Summertime Norwegian Fjords • M2318

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 Dover
Braemar
Fri 04 Aug 2023
7 nights
  • Experience the beautyof the fjordland 
  • See the summertime scenery of Hardangerfjord
  • Go fjord kayaking and witness spectacular waterfalls
Church in Nanortalik in Greenland Church in Nanortalik in Greenland Church in Nanortalik in Greenland

Exploring Rugged & Remote Greenland & Iceland • S2315

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 Liverpool
Borealis
Fri 04 Aug 2023
14 nights
  • Experience rugged Iceland and Greenland
  • Enjoy scenic cruising of Prins Christiansund
  • In Iceland, discover the wonders of the Golden Circle 
Hardangerfjord, Norway Hardangerfjord, Norway Hardangerfjord, Norway

Highlights & Hidden Gems of the Norwegian Fjords • L2319

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 Rosyth (Edinburgh)
Balmoral
Tue 08 Aug 2023
8 nights
  • Experience the beauty of Norway’s fjordland 
  • View dramatic mountains, forested hills and mountains
  • Ashore, ride the Rauma Railway or visit Briksdal Glacier
Royal palace, Stockholm, Sweden Royal palace, Stockholm, Sweden The Royal Palace, Stockholm, Sweden

Islands, Cities & Archipelagos of Scandinavia • M2319

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 Dover
Braemar
Fri 11 Aug 2023
14 nights
  • Appreciate the beauty of Scandinavia’s cities 
  • Sail through the beautiful Stockholm Archipelago
  • See the Olsen family home in Oslofjord
Three swords monument, Stavanger, Norway Three swords monument, Stavanger, Norway Three swords monument, Stavanger, Norway

Discovering Scandinavia's Viking Heritage • L2320

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 Rosyth (Edinburgh)
Balmoral
Wed 16 Aug 2023
9 nights
  • Explore Viking heritage in Norway and Denmark
  • See original Viking ships or visit Viking burial grounds
  • Experience scenic cruising along Norwegian fjords
View from the Flam railway, Norway View from the Flam railway, Norway View from the Flam railway, Norway

Scenic Summertime Norwegian Fjords • S2316

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 Liverpool
Borealis
Fri 18 Aug 2023
8 nights
  • Explore Norway’s fjords in the summer
  • See towering mountains, cliffs and forested valleys 
  • Take a ride on the famous Flåmsbana Railway
Trollstigen or Trolls Path is a serpentine mountain road in Raum, Norway Trollstigen or Trolls Path is a serpentine mountain road in Raum, Norway Trollstigen or Trolls Path is a serpentine mountain road in Raum, Norway

Norwegian Fjords Bank Holiday Escape • L2321

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 Newcastle
Balmoral
Sat 26 Aug 2023
5 nights
  • A 5-night taster of a Fred. Olsen cruise holiday
  • See the beautiful landscapes of Romsdalfjord from Balmoral 
  • Experience Bergen at its very best
Beautiful views of Sognefjord, Norway Beautiful views of Sognefjord, Norway Beautiful views of Sognefjord, Norway

Norway's Mountains & Scenic Fjords • T2324

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 Southampton
Bolette
Wed 30 Aug 2023
8 nights
  • See the scenery of beautiful waterways in the fjordland
  • Marvel at Hardangerfjord and Sognefjord
  • Ride the Flåmsbana railway from Flåm
Beautiful Oxararfoss waterfall in summer, Thingvellir National Park, Iceland Beautiful Oxararfoss waterfall in summer, Thingvellir National Park, Iceland Beautiful Oxararfoss waterfall in summer, Thingvellir National Park, Iceland

Natural Wonders of Iceland • S2318

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 Liverpool
Borealis
Thu 31 Aug 2023
9 nights
  • Get closer to the awe-inspiring wonders of Iceland
  • See powerful geysers and waterfalls and glorious glaciers 
  • Spot whales, puffins and more with ORCA from on board Borealis
Aerial summer view of green water stream from Lovatnet lake, Norway Aerial summer view of green water stream from Lovatnet lake, Norway Aerial summer view of green water stream from Lovatnet lake, Norway

Classic Norwegian Fjords • M2322

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 Dover
Braemar
Thu 07 Sep 2023
7 nights
  • Sail scenic, size-restricted waterways in the fjordland
  • Revel in the beauty of Hardangerfjord and Nordfjord
  • Experience fjord kayaking or tour to the Briksdal Glacier
View over Hardangerfjord, Norway View over Hardangerfjord, Norway View over Hardangerfjord, Norway

Classic Scenic Norwegian Fjords • S2319

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 Liverpool
Borealis
Sat 09 Sep 2023
8 nights
  • Visit Norway’s fjordland in autumn, when the scenery starts to change 
  • See Hardangerfjord’s orchard-covered landscapes, and taste local fruit produce at Eidfjord
  • Scenic cruise Lysefjord and Sognefjord; ride the Flambana Railway; and explore Bergen too
The Strokkur Geyser, Iceland The Strokkur Geyser, Iceland The Strokkur Geyser, Iceland

Whales, Waterfalls & Geysers of Iceland • L2322B

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 Southampton
Balmoral
Wed 13 Sep 2023
13 nights
  • Witness the wonders of Iceland’s beautiful lands 
  • See powerful waterfalls, geysers and mighty peaks
  • Go in search of whales and dolphins with ORCA
View of Tallin, Estonia View of Tallin, Estonia View of Tallinn, Estonia

Baltic Cities Brought Closer • M2324

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 Dover
Braemar
Mon 25 Sep 2023
13 nights
  • Braemar takes you on a Northern Europe discovery
  • Discover the highlights of Oslo, Copenhagen and Tallinn
  • Experience Finnish heritage and culture to the full
Christmas at Tivoli gardens, Copenhagen, Denmark Christmas at Tivoli gardens, Copenhagen, Denmark Christmas at Tivoli gardens, Copenhagen, Denmark

European Christmas Markets • L2327

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 Southampton
Balmoral
Wed 13 Dec 2023
8 nights
  • Explore the Christmas Markets of European cities
  • Enjoy sights and scents in Hamburg and Copenhagen
  • Experience scenic cruising of the Kiel Canal 
The northern lights over Alta city, Norway The northern lights over Alta city, Norway The northern lights over Alta city, Norway

In Search of the Northern Lights • L2328

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 Southampton
Balmoral
Thu 21 Dec 2023
14 nights
  • Revel in Arctic Norway’s winter wonders
  • Go husky sledding from pretty Narvik
  • Experience unforgettable scenic cruising on Christmas Day
Northern lights over Alta, Norway Northern lights over Alta, Norway Northern lights in Alta, Norway

In Search of the Northern Lights • L2404

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 Southampton
Balmoral
Wed 14 Feb 2024
14 nights
  • An incredible Arctic adventure packed with experiences
  • Mush a team of huskies on an Arctic sledding adventure
  • See the Arctic wilderness and natural landmarks
Northern lights in Tromso, Norway Northern lights in Tromso, Norway Northern lights in Tromso, Norway

In Search of the Northern Lights • L2405

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 Newcastle
Balmoral
Fri 01 Mar 2024
9 nights
  • Seek-out the Northern Lights on a special exploration
  • See the Northern Lights from on board Balmoral
  • Enjoy unique Arctic experiences
Borealis docked in Narvik, Norway Borealis docked in Narvik, Norway Borealis docked in Narvik, Norway

In Search of the Northern Lights • L2406

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 Newcastle
Balmoral
Sun 10 Mar 2024
9 nights
  • Take in some of the most memorable Arctic sights 
  • Go in search of the fascinating Northern Lights
  • During time ashore, husky sled into Arctic wilderness
Balmoral in Tromso, Norway Balmoral in Tromso, Norway Balmoral in Tromso, Norway

In Search of the Northern Lights in Nine Nights • L2407

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 Newcastle
Balmoral
Tue 19 Mar 2024
9 nights
  • Embark on a cruise created specifically for seeking out the Northern Lights
  • You’ve chances to witness Mother Nature’s light show from the comfort of Balmoral
  • Explore Arctic wilderness, go husky sledding and have a go at traditional ice fishing too
View of Oslo town hall, Norway View of Oslo town hall, Norway View of Oslo town hall, Norway

Scandinavian Easter City Break • L2408

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 Newcastle
Balmoral
Thu 28 Mar 2024
5 nights
  • Escape to Scandinavia and explore two captivating cities for a memorable Easter weekend
  • After sailing Oslofjord, take in the plentiful historic, artistic and cultural highlights of Oslo
  • Spend Easter Sunday strolling Gothenburg’s pretty streets, squares, parks and gardens
Godafoss waterfall in Iceland Godafoss waterfall in Iceland Godafoss waterfall in Iceland

Natural Wonders of Iceland • L2410

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 Newcastle
Balmoral
Wed 17 Apr 2024
9 nights
  • Witness Iceland’s geology and geothermal activity 
  • You can watch geysers and waterfalls or snorkel the Silfra Fissure
  • Look for marine wildlife with ORCA en route to Iceland
Evening summer scenery of the Old Town (Gamla Stan) in Stockholm, Sweden Evening summer scenery of the Old Town (Gamla Stan) in Stockholm, Sweden Evening summer scenery of the Old Town (Gamla Stan) in Stockholm, Sweden

Discovering Scandinavian Islands & Capitals • S2407A

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 Southampton
Borealis
Wed 17 Apr 2024
15 nights
  • Experiernce unforgettable scenic cruising 
  • Sail picturesque archipelagos on Borealis 
  • Revel in the highlights of Copenhagen and Stockholm
View on Langfoss waterfall, Norway View on Langfoss waterfall, Norway View on Langfoss waterfall , Norway

Mighty Waterfalls & Norwegian Fjords • L2411

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 Newcastle
Balmoral
Fri 26 Apr 2024
7 nights
  • Admire the Langfoss and Fureberg waterfalls
  • Enjoy fjordland scenery from the Rauma Railway
  • Tour to the Briksdal Glacier from Olden
Nordfjord, Norway Nordfjord, Norway Nordfjord, Norway

Springtime Norwegian Fjords in Five Nights • L2412

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 Newcastle
Balmoral
Fri 03 May 2024
5 nights
  • The perfect short break, this five-night escape provides a taste of fjordland exploration
  • You’ve chances to explore Bergen with a local, discover wonders surrounding Olden, and more
  • Experience scenic cruising of Nordfjord, and a sunset sail by Hornelen sea cliff