Winter is perhaps the most incredible time of year to explore the snow-covered landscape of the Norwegian coast – and the best time to experience the aurora borealis – the northern lights – the incredible light show for which the polar night is so famous.
A natural phenomena, the northern lights occur when the solar wind is stronger than usual, and electrically charged particles from the sun hurl toward Earth. The particles, electrons, and protons form a magical light when they collide with gases in Earth’s atmosphere. The electromagnetic radiation creates undulating ribbons of light that vary in shape, strength, and color. When the northern lights appear, the polar sky materializes in all its beauty as a canvas of light being pulled across the sky.
Hurtigruten's Northern Lights Promise to You
We’re so confident that the northern lights will make an appearance during your 12-day roundtrip cruise in Norway that if they don’t, we’ll give you a 6- or 7-day cruise FREE OF CHARGE*.
*Offer Terms & Conditions
A Northern Lights Occurrence is defined as a sighting from the ship which is recorded by the ship’s deck officers and which is announced to passengers on board. An occurrence can last anywhere from a few minutes to a matter of hours, and the ship’s decision as to whether the Northern Lights occurred is final.
2018/2019 Season Cruises:
- Valid on new bookings only, on 12-day roundtrip cruises with sailing dates starting October 1, 2018, and cruises departing by March 31, 2019.
- If there is no northern lights occurrence during your cruise, a 6- or 7-day cruise will be offered to you departing between October 1, 2019, and March 31, 2020, in unspecified cabin on a full-board basis. Airfare/extras are not included.
This offer applies to all new bookings on the 12-day roundtrip cruise with departure dates starting October 1, 2018, and cruises departed by March 31, 2019. If the northern lights do not appear, you will be invited to travel with us again on a 6- or 7-day cruise, departing between October 1, 2019, and March 31, 2020, in an unspecified cabin on a full-board basis. This offer is subject to terms and conditions. Please check the current status of the Northern Lights Promise by calling our Customer Sales Center for full terms and conditions before booking your cruise.