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The Northern Lights

There is no more magical phenomenon to witness on this planet than the aurora borealis, and there is no better way to view it than from aboard a northern lights cruise. This trip of a lifetime is equally romantic and remarkable as you discover the science behind the aurora and then witness their ethereal beauty first hand. Blues, greens, pinks and purples dance through the skies, lighting up the night-time scenery. By day you can enjoy the fantastic facilities aboard your northern lights cruise ship and soak in the amazing Norwegian coastline as you journey along the fjord lands and into the arctic circle. Keep a look out for polar bears, sea eagles and reindeer as well as the remarkable peaks of the fjords, before turning your gaze back to the heavens for another spectacular show.

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  • Winter dawn with the aurora borealis over Reine Lofoten in Northern Norway

  • Winter borealis scene above the Lofoten Islands

  • Friends gather to witness the Arctic's northern lights

  • Northern lights over Norway's coast

  • Aurora borealis over Iceland

  • Northern lights over the frozen Arctic

  • Northern lights in the Lofoten Islands in Norway

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

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  • 3℃
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  • 6℃
  • 10℃
  • 12℃
  • 14℃
  • 14℃
  • 11℃
  • 7℃
  • 4℃
  • 3℃
  • 19
  • 16
  • 18
  • 18
  • 21
  • 21
  • 21
  • 23
  • 23
  • 21
  • 20
  • 19

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.

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When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.

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You’ll find thousands of reasons to fall in love with Finland – whether it’s the people, the stunning arctic landscape or the eye-catching architecture. And just when you think you’ve seen and experienced all Finland has to offer, its four distinct seasons will beckon you back for more.

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