North Cape and Northern Lights Expedition Cruise from Dover

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16 days

Come with us on a Northern Lights expedition along the coast of Norway to the top of the world at North Cape, directly from Dover.

Above the Arctic Circle 

You’ll spend five days above the Arctic Circle during winter, chasing Norway's Northern Lights. Learn about polar exploration history in Arctic capital Tromsø, admire the Northern Lights Cathedral in Alta, and remember WWII British heroes in Narvik. 

You’ll find the fishing villages of Svolvær and Reine in the Lofoten Islands picture-perfect, surrounded by mountains dusted in snow. We’ll then sail to the top of the European continent at North Cape, the turning point of your cruise. 

Community charm and culture 

Your expedition will take you to a range of communities living and thriving on the Norwegian coast. Visit the exciting cities of Bergen, Tromsø, and Ålesund and get to know the local culture. You’ll fall in love with the many charms of the Lofoten Islands in Svolvær and the picturesque fishing village Reine.  

Hunting the Northern Lights 

Sailing north and crossing the Arctic Circle creates the best possible conditions to experience the magical Northern Lights, the phenomenon that has fascinated visitors, artists, scientists, and locals for centuries. Take part in optional winter wonderland-activities like dogsledding, hikes, kayaking and snow-shoeing during the day, and enjoy the many amenities of MS Maud during the evenings.

What's Included

Expedition Cruise

Onboard Activities

Landing Activities

Route overview

We'll help you plan where to go, when to visit and how long to stay

Departing Dover

Day 1

Norway bound

Day 2

Picturesque town of wooden houses 

Day 3

City of Seven Mountains

Day 4

Norway's Longest Fjord

Day 5

Approaching the Arctic Circle

Day 6

Idyllic island life

Day 7

On the lookout for the Northern Lights

Day 8

At the edge of Europe

Day 9

The Gateway to the Arctic

Day 10

Historic Narvik

Day 11

Expedition days

Day 12-13

Charming Ålesund

Day 14

Relax and unwind

Day 15-16 (AV & NL)

Return to England

Day 17

Ships on this expedition

Take a closer look at our ships typically used on this expedition