Viking Cruises will launch a new ocean cruise itinerary that will allow guests the rare opportunity to explore the far north in Norway’s winter, during a peak period for aurora borealis sightings.
Sailing between London and Bergen starting in January 2019, In Search of the Northern Lights will establish Viking as one of the few cruise lines to offer a full-length itinerary in the Arctic Circle in the winter season.
“Our Nordic heritage is evident in all that we do, from our spirit of exploration to the serene, understated elegance of our ships.
“Scandinavia is Viking territory, and no other cruise line can show guests this part of the world like we can,” said Torstein Hagen, chairman, Viking Cruises.
“Norway’s landscapes in the winter are truly magnificent, something few people get to witness.
“I am pleased to offer this exclusive opportunity for our guests to explore my homeland.”
Sailing on Viking’s third 930-guest ocean ship, Viking Sky, guests will experience Norway’s pristine beauty and dramatic snow-dusted wilderness, with a chance each day to stargaze and scan the dark skies for the northern lights.
On the 13-day itinerary, guests will be able to immerse themselves in the rich culture of northern Europe, visiting seven destinations – with overnights in Tromsø, Alta and Bergen, Norway, and a complimentary excursion in each port.