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Hurtigruten Group

Astronomy Voyage | Northern Lights Expedition from London


Departure date
15 days

Cruise Overview

Go in search of the Northern Lights with renowned astronomer Tom Kerss

On this 15-day sailing from London (Tilbury), explore the Norwegian coast under the Northern Lights and spend five magical nights above the Arctic Circle, visiting beautiful coastal destinations including Tromsø, Lofoten, and Narvik along the way.

Aurora adventures with Tom Kerss

November is one of the best times to see the Northern Lights along the Norwegian coastline. Spending five nights above the Arctic Circle offers even better odds of seeing one of nature’s most dazzling phenomena. It’s also the perfect time to enjoy a host of winter activities against the backdrop of Norway’s breathtaking scenery. 

You'll be joined by renowned astronomer Tom Kerss F.R.A.S, who will be leading onboard helping you to better understand the Northern Lights, Arctic sky, and the solar system. Tom is an astronomer, astrophotographer, author, and consultant. Having previously worked at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, he now travels the world to help stargazers experience extraordinary skies, and has published numerous bestselling books.

Tradition and charm 

You'll cruise along enchanting Norwegian fjords visiting charming towns and cities, and exploring up close and in comfort aboard MS Maud. Discover Norway's coastal communities and local culture with our Expedition Team.

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We'll help you plan where to go, when to visit and how long to stay

Depart from London

Day 1

The Dutch coast

Day 2

Norway bound

Day 3

Beautiful Bergen

Day 4

Towards the Arctic Circle 

Day 5

Idyllic Lofoten 

Day 6

Arctic Alta, Aurora city 

Day 7

Gateway to the Arctic

Day 8

Historic Narvik

Day 9

Expedition days 

Day 10-11

Views from Mount Hoven

Day 12

Old and new

Day 13

Homeward bound 

Day 14

What's included

Expedition Cruise

  • A stay in a cabin of your choice 
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages* in restaurants Aune and Fredheim 
  • À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests 
  • Complimentary tea and coffee 
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board† 
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle 
  • English-speaking Expedition Team leading activities on board and ashore 
  • Range of included activities 

Onboard Activities

  • In-depth lectures and discussions hosted by experts on the Expedition Team 
  • Full use of our Science Center, extensive library and advanced biological and geological equipment 
  • Citizen Science Programme where you can assist with ongoing scientific research 
  • Photography tips and techniques for capturing landscape and wildlife from our onboard professional photographer 
  • Use of ship's hot tubs, panoramic sauna and indoor gym 
  • Informal gatherings with the crew for daily briefings 

Landing Activities

  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats 
  • Trekking poles, head lamps and walking poles available if necessary 
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant expedition jacket 
  • Expedition photographers on hand to assist you 


  • All planned activities are subject to weather conditions 
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change 
  • Please make sure you meet all entry and boarding requirements
  • No gratuities expected 

What's not included

  • International flights 

  • Travel insurance 

  • Luggage handling 

  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners 

  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team

Included Programmes

It's a mixture of adventure activities for individuals of all ages

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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