Imagine waking up in a glass igloo in a remote forest setting with lights blazing in perpetual motion in a silent night sky. Imagine great swaying bands of colour dancing above the glass ceiling of your igloo as you watch from your cosy bed. Welcome to the greatest show on earth and the 23-day spectacular ‘Trail of the Northern Lights’!
The Trail of the Northern Lights begins in the Norwegian capital, Oslo, before we take a breathtaking train ride to the west coast. Arriving at the beautiful city of Bergen we board our ship for a seven-day cruise along Norway’s rugged west coast, past shimmering glaciers and majestic fjords to reach the most remote northern point in Europe, Kirkenes. Crossing the Norwegian/Finnish border, we reach the forest of Kakslauttanen, where we spend three nights in our unique accommodation set amongst snow-laden trees. A complete lack of pollution and unspoiled nature make this remote outpost a wonderful place to see Aurora Borealis. In the cosy warmth of glass igloos, we have multiple opportunities to see this amazing spectacle play out in the skies above us. Within the forest we move in reindeer sleighs among indigenous peoples before heading to the Gulf of Bothnia where we board an icebreaker ship for a spectacular sunrise cruise. Crossing the remote Arctic border with Russia, we reach the city of Murmansk, home to Russia’s great northern naval fleet and birthplace of the Kursk submarine. From here we take the historic Murmansk to St Petersburg train – known as the Arktika – for a three-night sojourn in beautiful St Petersburg. Join us for a magnificent adventure through sweeping snowscapes and majestic fjords, on the Trail of the Northern Lights!