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How to See the Northern Lights on a Cruise

by Kim Foley MacKinnon | January 08, 2016

Hurtigruten

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

Kim Foley MacKinnon is a Boston-based writer for ShermansCruise whose work has also appeared in The Boston Globe.

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