Get unique insight and knowledge about the Arctic sky and the greatest light show on Earth, the Aurora Borealis, on this popular voyage along the mesmerizing Norwegian Coast. This limited voyage is accompanied by special lecturers - experts on astronomy and expeditions to see the Northern Lights.

September 2019 - March 2020

Witness the Magic

Join us at the height of Norway's northern lights season and learn about the cosmos from an onboard astronomy expert who shares his in-depth knowledge and passion for the Arctic sky. Hear special onboard lectures and join exciting excursions to see the northern lights with your own eyes!

This cruise follows Hurtigruten's 12-day coastal route, except on Day 5, when guests on the Astronomy Cruise are taken on an exclusive guided tour of the planetarium at the science center in Tromsø. Click here for a detailed itinerary and the full description on everything you will experience on this journey.

Northern Lights Promise

We are so confident that the northern lights will occur during your 12-day cruise, that we have made you a Northern Lights Promise. Read more here.

Your Astronomy Lecturers On Board


On the MS Trollfjord departing Bergen on:

An applied physicist, Dr. John Mason's main interests are astronomy, astrophysics, and space technology. He is principal lecturer at the South Downs Planetarium in Chichester, UK, has been a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society since 1976, and is a full member of the International Astronomical Union.


On the MS Finnmarken departing Bergen on:

Ian Ridpath is a full-time writer and broadcaster about astronomy and previously worked at the University of London Observatory. He is a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, a member of the Society of Authors, and a member of the Association of British Science Writers. He is also the editor of the Oxford Dictionary of Astronomy and Norton's Star Atlas.


On the MS Finnmarken departing Bergen on:

Graham is Chairman of the Clanfield Observatory in Hampshire – the largest amateur observatory in the UK. He is a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and a part-time presenter at the South Downs Planetarium. Graham also mentors the final year astronomy module at the University of Portsmouth.

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Prices may change at any time before departure date, the applicable price will be quoted at the time of booking.

Please Note:

Learn more about what you will experience on the Astronomy Voyage. The day-by-day program will give you a few ideas about what you can see and do on your coastal voyage, but bear in mind that this itinerary is just an indication of what you can experience. After all, this is a sailing where the elements rule and weather conditions might vary, which is why every expedition with Hurtigruten is unique.