How to See the Northern Lights on a Cruiseby Kim Foley MacKinnon | January 08, 2016
Hurtigruten is a daily passenger and freight shipping service that runs year-round along Norway’s western and northern coast between Bergen and Kirkenes. Its six-day “In Search of the Northern Lights” cruise (Bergen to Tromso or Tromso to Bergen) focuses on helping passengers find, photograph, and learn about the northern lights. Excursions such as a husky dog sled adventure or a nighttime snowmobile trip offer good opportunities to see the aurora borealis, but so does just standing on deck in the dark, late at night.
Kim Foley MacKinnon is a Boston-based writer for ShermansCruise whose work has also appeared in The Boston Globe.