North Cape and Northern Lights Expedition Cruise from Dover

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Departure date
January 19, 2023
17 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. Learn more about the magic and mystery of the Northern Lights with an exclusive visit to the Planetarium at the Science Centre in Tromso led by our Astronomy Expert - Tom Kerss

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.

Learn from the experts.

Astronomer and astrophotographer Tom Kerss F.R.A.S. will be joining us on this voyage for the Northern lights. Having previously worked at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, he is the founder of Stargazing✦London, which delivers world-class online astronomy courses. Be sure to ask him lots of questions

What's Included

Onboard activities

Landing activities

Route overview

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

Sea behind the back of the ship, sailing out of Dover. White cliffs to the right.

Your adventure begins

Day 1

Man in red jacket with binoculars watching a bird on deck.

Norway bound

Day 2

The charming old wooden houses of Egersund city, Norway.

Picturesque town of wooden houses 

Day 3

Shopping street in Bergen covered in snow.

City of Seven Mountains

Day 4

Nordfjord from above  - Loen sky lift.

Fjord side to mountain top in five

Day 5

Torghatten, mountain with a hole, covered in snow and ice.

Approaching the Arctic Circle

Day 6

Wooden trails between small red houses built on the water.

Idyllic island life

Day 7

Two huskies with green northern lights in the sky/background.

On the lookout for the Northern Lights

Day 8

A couple standing in front of the North Cape monument. Pink sky and clouds.

At the edge of Europe

Day 9

Red, yellow and white wooden house next to the water in Tromsø.

The Gateway to the Arctic

Day 10

Narvik from above in winter.

Historic Narvik

Day 11

People in red jackets sitting in a RIB boat.

Expedition days

Day 12-13

Ålesund in winter from above, houses next to the sea covered in snow.

Architectural delights

Day 14

People sitting in the expedition lounge, looking at a camera.

Relax and unwind

Day 15-16

Castle in Dover, England.

Return to England

Day 17

Ships on this expedition

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