Northern Lights Cruises 2023

Northern LightsExperience the Northern Lights on a cruise in 2023. A cruise is an excellent option, as it allows you to see more of this expensive region in a short period of time.

A cruise is one of the best ways to see the Northern Lights. When you're at sea, you're not surrounded by the light pollution that you find in cities. So your odds of seeing the night sky in its full glory are considerably higher than they are when you're on land. Although Norway is likely the nation that sees the most visitors on a cruise to see the Northern Lights, Iceland is also an excellent option. Even if you don't get to see the Northern Lights on your cruise, there are plenty of other reasons to fall in love with these fascinating places, including fantastic dog sledding and hiking through magnificent fjords.

Northern Lights

This phenomenon is known by several names. Aurora borealis, or Northern Lights, are also sometimes referred to as the "polar lights." There aren't many natural occurrences that can grab one's mind quite like the Northern Lights. The Northern Lights are a natural display of light in the dark sky that can be seen in high latitudes. Polar lights are characterized by ever-changing patterns of bright green lights that can extend across the entire sky. It can take the form of curtains, rays, beams, spirals, or dynamic flickers. This mysterious natural phenomenon can typically be observed at its finest between the months of December and March. That is a time when there are more hours of darkness and the night sky is relatively clear. Generally, you can sometimes see the northern lights starting as early as August.

Which cruise lines go to the Northern Lights?

Each Northern Lights cruise features a one-of-a-kind combination of thrilling activities and luxurious amenities, all of which are designed to make the most of every moment. Learn more about the selection of Northern Lights cruises in 2023 from major cruise lines such as AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, Cunard Cruises, Norwegian Cruises, P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises, Saga Cruises, Silversea Cruises, and Viking Cruises, as well as other ocean cruise lines.

Departure ports for cruises to Northern Lights

Cruises to the Northern Lights typically depart from one of the cities in Northern Europe, such as Bergen, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Kiel, London Portsmouth, London Tilbury, Reykjavik, Southampton, and Warnemunde (Rostock), which are among the most popular departure ports.

The best time to take Northern Lights cruises

The Northern Lights viewing season lasts from late September to late March. The best months for a northern lights cruise are December through March, due to the longer hours of darkness and the clearer night skies. Take a look for Northern Lights cruises during the months of September 2023, October 2023, November 2023, December 2023, January 2024, February 2024, and March 2024.

Northern Lights Cruise 2023 Itinerary and Schedule

Norwegian Cruise Line Iceland 14-day route

14-day Iceland cruise from Reykjavik

Norwegian Star, Norwegian Cruise Line

Date: September 9, 2023

Ports of Call: Reykjavik, Isafjordur, Akureyri, Seydisfjordur, Djupivogur, Tromso, Svolvaer, Sandnessjoen, Alesund, Bergen, Lerwick, Edinburgh, Southampton; View Itinerary