Northern Lights - Follow the Lights escorted tour
Join the Follow the Lights escorted small group tour to hunt for the Aurora Borealis through Norway and Finland.
Travelling in a small group of 24, with a tour guide throughout, you will be wowed by breathtaking scenery. Starting in Norway's capital, Oslo, we experience the iconic "Norway in a nutshell" over 2 days, including riding the famous Flam railway. There is time to tour Bergen, full of colourful old houses, before boarding a 6 night cruise up across the Arctic Circle to the town of Kirkenes. Experience a little of life in coastal Norway as we call in at 34 ports, most being small hamlets and fishing villages that can be reached by water only. Winter is a great time to visit, and witness Norway's majestic fjords, fresh snow makes for a magical winter wonderland. As much of your journey is spend above the Arctic circle, and it is winter, the chance of seeing the Northern Lights is very high! Your cabin onboard even has an "aurora" alarm, so you can wake up any time of the night to witness the dance of the Aurora Borealis.
Other fantastic bucket list experiences along the way include visiting Inari, the Sami capital to learn all about their fascinating culture and life in the extreme north. Visit husky dogs, perhaps take a dog sleigh ride through the wilderness, spend a night in an igloo hotel, and call in to Santa's village! You will love the vistas in Finland's stunning lakes district, and there is plenty of time to explore Helsinki, and take a trip to Tallinn, Estonia, if you are there around Christmas, the markets are great!
This is the Follow the Lights 18-day northbound adventure, if you are short on time, ask us about the 14 day southbound tour.
Join us hunting for the Northern Lights, backed by a Northern Lights promise!
Viva's Best Bits...
"This adventure ticks so many bucket list activities - stay in a glass igloo, husky and reindeer experiences (be sure to go from December onwards if you want to try husky dog sledding), a visit to Santa's village and the Northern Lights!" Tara, Team Viva
Full of cultural and scenic experiences; ride the famous Flåm Railway, sail through Norway's fjords visiting small hamlets, day trip to medieval Tallinn in Estonia, and get an insight into Sami culture in Inari.
Northern Lights Promise: If the Northern Lights are not recorded during your Follow The Lights tour, we will give you another chance on a 6 or 7-day Classic Voyage FREE OF CHARGE*