Northern Lights Explorer

Vega Island, Jan Mayen, Scoresbysund, Westfjords and much more | 22 days

This exciting new expedition voyage will sail from Kirkenes in the far North of Norway, some 400kms north of the Arctic Circle and known for its views of the Aurora Borealis (northern Lights). Shorter days in the high latitudes means darkening evening skies, so this voyage stays close to the coastlines of the Arctic Circle, skirting around the Norwegian and Greenland seas, and exploring the remote islands and villages of the region. As night falls, look skywards and hope to catch the magic of the northern lights. Scientifically known as the aurora borealis, this spectacular natural phenomenon offers a surreal light display as vibrant hues of blue, green, pink and violet dance across the night sky. Places located near the Arctic Circle such as northern Norway, Iceland and Greenland, are some of the best places in the world to witness this stunning light show.

There will be numerous highlights on this voyage. Just south of the Arctic Circle, explore Vega Island, an important centre for the production of eider duck down and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Attempt to land on Jan Mayen, home to Mount Beerenberg, the northernmost active volcanic in the world. Discover the world’s largest fjord system at Greenland’s Scoresbysund, an unbeatable place to photograph dazzling icebergs. Iceland’s remote Westfjords offer hikes among splendid scenery where you will barely see another soul.

The ship will hug  the magical Norwegian west coast with its profusion of stunning fjords as far as Brønnøysund and then strike out west towards Jan Mayen and the East coast of Greenland. From here, you’ll cover off the northern coast of Iceland in a semi-circumnavigation before heading south to the Faroe Islands and on into Bergen.

Ship:                 Greg Mortimer

When:              1 – 22 September 2023

Guide price:    From £15,315 per person based on twin cabin (private facilities) with early booking discount

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