Northern Lights Cruises

See the aurora borealis on a cruise in Norway.

We take you to the Northern Lights

Northern Lights over Steinfjord, Senja, in the Lofoten-islands, Norway
Northern Lights over Steinfjord, Senja, in the Lofoten islands
Photo: Vadim Petrakov
Along the coast of Norway, the Northern Lights can make appearances as early as September and as late as May. Hurtigruten sails under areas of consistent auroral activity all year.
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Northern Lights over Steinfjord, Senja, in the Lofoten-islands, Norway
Northern Lights over Steinfjord, Senja, in the Lofoten islands
Photo: Vadim Petrakov

Why sail with Hurtigruten?

5 reasons to go with us

No one knows the Northern Lights like we do. And we tailor our cruises so you won't miss them. That's our promise to you.

Why sail with Hurtigruten?

5 reasons to go with us

No one knows the Northern Lights like we do. And we tailor our cruises so you won't miss them. That's our promise to you.

1. Our Northern Lights Promise

Our Northern Lights Promise offers a virtual guarantee that your aurora dreams will be fulfilled. In short: If you don't see the Northern Lights, we'll give you another cruise for free.

2. More chances to see the lights

As we keep moving, the northern lights usually occur at multiple times and at multiple locations during your cruise with us.

3. Front-row views

The aurora often appear directly above the ship. Our outdoor observation decks offer unobstructed front-row views.

4. Onboard announcements

Whenever the northern lights is above us, we let you know so you don't miss a single sighting.

5. The lights are brighter at sea

Away from light pollution and big cities, the northern lights are brighter and more vivid at sea.

Our Northern Lights Cruises

Northern Lights flashing in Northern Norway, above MS Spitsbergen
Photo: Hege Abrahamsen
With Hurtigruten, you can see the Northern Lights on different cruises. Pick your cruise from the list below, based on duration, price and departure date.
Northern Lights flashing in Northern Norway, above MS Spitsbergen
Photo: Hege Abrahamsen

FAQ: Northern Lights

– Your questions answered

Aurora borealis above the snowy island Vestvågøya, Lofoten
Photo: Swen Stroop
What are the Northern Lights? Where and when can I see them? Find the answers to these questions and more in our FAQ.
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Aurora borealis above the snowy island Vestvågøya, Lofoten
Photo: Swen Stroop

What to expect

– Weather and packing

Gazing at the northern lights from a Hurtigruten ship
Travelling to see the Northern Lights in Norway? We've put together an overview of temperatures to expect and clothes to bring on your voyage.
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Gazing at the northern lights from a Hurtigruten ship

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Watch the Northern Lights from deck
Photo: Agurtxane Concellon
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Watch the Northern Lights from deck
Photo: Agurtxane Concellon