Where Can I Set Off On A Northern Lights Cruise

According to the northern lights cruise package and cruise line you choose, there are different locations where the ship will depart. 

The best place to see the northern lights are Alaska, Canada, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and northern Russia. Some of the excursions allow you to take a ship so far and then embark across the wilderness in Canada and Russia. On the other hand, if you wish to enjoy the northern lights cruise without trekking off across the countryside, you can still find many wonderful cruises that offer you the chance to see more than just the northern lights. According to the location you wish to visit, you will find a wide array of departure locations.

Departures from North America

For those living in North America most cruise lines leaving the United States heading for northern regions such as Alaska will depart from Seattle, Washington. In Canada, the cruise will set off on a northern lights cruise from Vancouver.

Departures from Norway

Once again, there are several different cruise lines offering northern lights cruises in the UK, which means there are different locations to set sail.

If you choose, the northern lights cruise to see Norway:

  • A Taste of the Arctic cruise you will set off from Bergen, Norway
  • Arctic Highlights leaves Tromsø with a direct charter flight to board the cruise ship
  • Arctic Highlights Extended leaves Tromsø after a direct flight from Manchester or London.

You can find other cruises offering a wide array of sights to see instead of just Norway and the northern lights. If you choose a different cruise, then you can set off on a northern lights cruise from a variety of locations.

Departures from other European Cities

For a 7-day Norwegian Fjords Southern cruise, you will depart from Dover England and return to the same location. If you choose the northern 7-day Norwegian Fjords cruise, you will also depart from London England. Leaving Copenhagen, Denmark you will be able to enjoy the 10 day Gems of the Baltic cruise on the ship Eurodam.

You can enjoy the 12 day Baltic Adventure once you set sail from Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The ports you will visit include Copenhagen, Denmark; Berlin, Germany; Tallinn, Estonia; St. Petersburg, Russia; Helsinki, Finland; Nynashman, Sweden and return to Amsterdam.

Once you know the location you wish to visit to see the northern lights, you will be able to find the cruise line that offers cruises to the area. This way you will be able to learn more about the location to set off on a northern lights cruise. Remember to learn more about the ports you will visit so you can take on a few more adventures on your northern lights cruise.

No matter where you live in the world, you can plan a cruise to see the northern lights. Contacting cruise companies to learn which location is closest to home will be your best bet.

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