Why go on a cruise to the Arctic Circle in winter? To see the northern lights in fact. It’s the time of yr when small ships ply the Norwegian coast and factors north to see sensible shows of inexperienced and purple shards of sunshine.

The perfect time to go is between October and March, when you could have the most effective probability of seeing them in the dead of night night time sky.

Viking Cruises is leaping into the aurora borealis market with a brand new cruise referred to as In Search of the Northern Lights. The thirteen-day tour will sail from London to Bergen, Norway, beginning in January 2019, aboard the Viking Sky, which holds 930 passengers.

The itinerary consists of seven locations and in a single day stays in Tromso, Alta and Bergen. Passengers can watch the aurora borealis in Alta, share an genuine lunch with locals within the Sami village of Maze, and go to the triangle-formed Arctic Cathedral in Tromso on this journey.

Different highlights embrace a cease on the Archaeological Museum in Stavanger and a gondola experience up Mt. Ulriken at 2,209 ft in elevation.

Costs begin at $four,999 per individual, based mostly on double occupancy. It features a stateroom with veranda, shore excursions, meals, port expenses and taxes. It additionally covers beer and wine with meals, Wi-Fi and entry to the Thermal Suite within the on-board Spa. Information: Viking Cruises, (855) 884-5464 or contact a journey agent.

The Norwegian cruise line Hurtigruten gives the “largest choice of Arctic winter cruise dates,” in line with Cruise Critic. It additionally has a cruise referred to as In Search of the Northern Lights that focuses on an space between Tromso and Bergen, and makes different coastal stops as nicely. Six-day cruises begin at $965 per individual, based mostly on double occupancy, and sail beginning November and December. Information: Hurtigruten, (866) 552-0371

Cruise Critic additionally recommends testing Fred.Olsen Cruise Strains, Cruise & Maritime Voyages, Marco Polo Cruises and Saga Cruises.

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