Is This The Ultimate Northern Lights Cruise? We Think So!

We’d all love to see the Northern Lights – but they’re never guaranteed to show on your holiday. So what to do if Mother Nature refuses to play ball? You don’t have to worry on our new Northern Lights holiday to Norway – because you’ll receive another cruise for free if the sky stays dark.

Our travel partner Hurtigruten are so confident you’ll see the Northern Lights during your 12-day voyage that, if you don’t, they will give you another 6- or 7-day Northern Lights cruise free of charge.

But that’s far from the only appeal of our new trip… Following our sold-out Northern Lights holiday with Michaela Strachan, we’re delighted to launch a new adventure – in the company of some very special guests: Dallas Campbell, the star of popular BBC science shows Stargazing Live and Horizon, plus Woman and Home’s resident horoscopes expert and astrologer Penny Thornton.

Northern Lights over Lofoten, Norway (Alamy)

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During this exclusive holiday, you’ll join Dallas for a private talk and Q&A about his globetrotting TV adventures, the science of stargazing and his new book – Ad Astra: An Illustrated Guide to Leaving the Planet – about space travel.

Dallas Campbell and Penny Thornton will give two perspectives on the Northern Lights spectacle

You’ll also take a guided trip with Dallas to visit beautiful Nordkapp, the northernmost place in Europe and the home of the indigenous Sami people – plus hear a fantastic, award-winning talk by Dr Tamsin Edwards about how the entire record of life on Earth is buried deep within the polar ice cap.

What’s more, if gazing up at the heavens and seeing the miraculous Northern Lights puts you in a mystical mood, popular astrologer Penny Thornton will also give a private talk to readers during the trip.

MS Finnmarken (Hurtigruten)

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The Northern Lights come out at night, so what to do during the day? For an additional supplement, you can also pick from a range of optional activities including guided nature walks and husky-sledding trips, to taking part in a traditional Viking feast and sipping cocktails at the world-famous SnowHotel.

Husky sledding in Norway (Alamy)

There’s plenty to do on board, too: you’ll be cruising on the comfortable, modern MS Finnmarken, which has a panoramic lounge, bars, café, library, à la carte dining room, sauna with a view, pool, Jacuzzi and fitness room. Book your place on this Northern Lights holiday now

The details

When? Sunday 7 January to Thursday 18 January 2018

How much? £1,499pp (single supplement £387) – price includes return flights from Gatwick (regional airports available for supplement), full-board accommodation on board MS Finnmarken and all on-board talks by experts.

How long? 12 days

To book: Call 020 8115 7055 and quote TSNORWAY

Northern Lights over Lofoten (Alamy)