A recent revision of NASA’s ‘solar maximum’ forecast means that this winter could be one of the best in a decade for viewing the Northern Lights. Northern Norway is directly under the zone of maximum activity and is therefore an ideal place to experience this great natural light show. If you have been dreaming of a Scandinavian holiday that takes in this incredible natural phenomenon, then this is the time to visit.
Join an expert astronomer for a fascinating voyage through the Norwegian fjords. This journey lets travellers discover quaint towns and breathtaking scenery while learning about the night sky and northern lights through a series of lectures, presentations and on-deck observations.
28 September 2013: Ian Ridpath
01 November 2013: Dr John Mason
Iceland has unspoilt nature and majestic mountains, and some of Europe's most powerful and awe-inspiring waterfalls. Located at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, which runs right through it, the island has high levels of geological activity with many volcanoes and geysers. See this stunning land of contrast on our 11 day circumnavigation voyage.
Join the voyage that takes you through the highlights of Disko Bay and to the less visited southern parts of Greenland. En route you will visit traditional Inuit settlements and historic places from the Viking era, the capital of Greenland, Nuuk, and the impressive alpine landscape of the south.
This journey will take you from the high north of Spitsbergen through the hidden gems of coastal Norway to the charming city of Bergen. En route, you will learn more about the fascinating history of explorers and whalers, and experience the wildlife of the high Arctic and along the shores of Norway.
Get a taste for traditional Greenlandic life on this stunning expedition along the west coast. Marvel at spectacular scenery under the midnight sun and gain a unique insight into Greenland’s fascinating Inuit culture at remote settlements only accessible by boat.
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