- An overnight stay in Tromsø
Take your time to explore the magnificent scenery and fascinating history surrounding this Norwegian city
- Gateway to the Arctic
Tromsø is located around 217 miles north of the Arctic Circle
- Searching for the Northern Lights
An overnight stay in Alta gives you the chance to join an optional excursion into the tundra to look for this incredible natural phenomena
- Flåm’s scenic railway
Perhaps hop on board to see Norway’s raw beauty
- Beautiful Ålesund
This enchanting city appears to rise majestically from the sea
One to tick off your bucket list!
Cruise across the Arctic Circle in search of the Northern Lights, Norway's spectacular natural light show which never ceases to amaze. We've increased your chances of a sighting with overnight stays in Tromsø and Alta, plus an included Northern Lights excursion spent around the campfire will guarantee a memorable tale to tell when you get home. Saga Pearl II will also visit a collection of quaint ports, including a first for Saga cruising, Harstad, from where you can set off on an exciting sea safari.
Inspiring experiences to enjoy… Seeking out the amazing Northern Lights and embarking on thrilling wildlife sea safaris.
Saga price includes...
- A Northern Lights excursion worth £150
- Complimentary Arctic jacket
- All meals on board, including 24-hour room service
- A choice of wines at lunch and dinner
- All on-board gratuities
- Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required
- Entertainment and activities
- Welcome cocktail party and Captain’s dinner
- All port taxes and visas
- UK mainland travel service to and from Portsmouth
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Wake to thrilling views of mountains and glimpses of glittering fjords—the waterside city of Bergen is the gateway to Norway’s fjords and enjoys a truly spectacular setting. There has been a settlement here since the 11th century and the colorful, gabled buildings of Bryggen— originally built by medieval German merchants and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site— stand as testament to its fascinating and successful trading history. Away from the waterfront, Norway’s second city has plenty to explore from the landmark 12th-century St Mary’s Church; several interesting museums; and the notable fortress, to the fascinating fish market. History is not the city’s only draw—the funicular railway to the summit of Mount Fløyen or the cable car up to Mount Ulriken Bergen reward visitors with stunning panoramas, while several art galleries offer visual stimulation and beauty of a different kind.
Arrive 0800. Depart 1600.
Nicknamed the “Town of Roses”, the Norwegian city of Molde is situated on the Romsdal Peninsula, surrounded by two picturesque fjords. An important trading post in the Middle Ages, Molde was once the center of the textile and garment industry in Norway but, after extensive destruction during World War II, it was rebuilt into a vibrant, modern city offering diverse employment and plenty of activities for tourists, from skiing and ice climbing in the winter to fishing, hiking, and rock climbing in the summer months. With ties to four well-known Norwegian authors, including Henrik Ibsen, the town has a strong literary connection and is fiercely proud of its local sons. Architecturally, Molde and the area around it is quintessential Norway, with its colorful houses, quaint fishing villages, and friendly natives. Visitors will find plenty to do outdoors but should also consider visits to the excellent Romsdal Museum for a look at the town’s history and the lovely post-war-built Molde Cathedral. And don’t forget to sample the seafood at one of the town’s many fine restaurants and cafes.
Arrive 0800. Depart 1730.
A far northern city that’s the perfect spot for watching the Northern Lights from September through March, Tromso is located about 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle and has long been dubbed the “Gateway to the Arctic”. From May 20 to July 20, it’s truly the Land of the Midnight Sun, with daylight appearing for nearly 24 hours, providing extra time for visitors to enjoy the wealth of activities available there. Hiking, kayaking, fishing, whale watching, dog sledding…it’s all offered in Tromso. Or for those who prefer less-active pursuits, this stunning Norwegian city offers an art museum, the Polar Museum, the magnificent contemporary Arctic Cathedral, the Gothic-Revival Tromso Cathedral, an array of annual festivals, and restaurants featuring a variety of cuisines, thanks to Tromso’s diverse community. For a view of all of it, take the cable car to the top of Mount Storsteinen!
Arrive 0800 on March 7. Depart 1800 on March 8.
Arrive 0800 on March 9. Depart 1300 on March 10.
Situated on the island of Hinnøya, Norway’s largest, Harstad is a natural paradise but also offers plenty of other sightseeing opportunities for visitors. Located above the Arctic Circle, it’s in the center of the so-called Northern Lights Belt and, as such, is a popular spot for viewing the amazing Aurora Borealis. Summertime brings 24 hours of sunlight, 7 days a week for several weeks and a chance to explore the surrounding mountains and waters and to soak in the culture of the city centre. To learn more about Harstad, the Trondenes Historical Centre is a great place to start, with exhibits that profile 1,000 years of regional history. Other highlights include the 1958-built Harstad Church, the 19th century Anna Rogde clipper ship, and a host of timber houses and other charming structures. Foodies will love the fact that the Harstad region is dubbed “the gourmet city of the north”, with restaurants offering a host of locally-grown foods, scrumptious seafood, and regional delicacies like reindeer prepared in a variety of different ways.
Arrive 0800. Depart 1700.
Far different from most of Norway’s port cities, Ålesund is known for two things: its huge cod-fishing fleet and its incredible collection of Art Nouveau architecture. Considered the most important fishing harbor in Norway, the town boasts a thriving shipbuilding industry but is lauded for its picturesque city centre, which includes structures built mostly between 1904 and 1907, giving it an incredibly consistent look. Begin exploring with an introduction to Art Nouveau architecture at the Jugendstilsenteret, an interpretive center featuring multi-media exhibits, opened in 2003 in one of the city’s premier Art Nouveau buildings. Visitors might also enjoy a visit to the maritime-themed Sunnmøre Museum, the Atlanterhavsparken aquarium, the small but interesting Aalesunds Museum, and the beautiful Ålesund Church, a stone structure built in 1909 and featuring some of the most beautiful frescoes in Norway. Be sure to taste the cod before you leave!
Arrive 0800. Depart 1700.
Situated at the inner end of the Aurlandsfjorden, Flam is best known for its natural beauty. Visited by about a half-million travelers per year, the town is the starting point for the Flam Line, a 12.6-mile railway that runs between the town and nearby Myrdal, winding through the picturesque valley of Flamdalen, traveling through 20 tunnels and over one bridge. Stop at the Railway Museum for a little history lesson and learn more about the historic Flam Line.
Arrive 0800. Depart 1700.