northlights

Light fantastic

If you enjoyed the BBC’s Stargazing Live, you’ll be longing to see the Northern Lights, or aurora borealis. The multi-coloured lights that veil the sky are one of the world’s great natural phenomena. The best chance to see the lights is in spring. You’ll be dazzled by their beauty, but you’ll be equally impressed with the journey to find them. Hunting the lights will take you through the Nordic beauty of northern Norway and the Svalbard Islands. Untouched wilderness and dramatic landscapes provide plenty to keep you occupied from arctic fishing to husky sledding. Cap it off with a stay in an igloo hotel for a unique experience.

A 16-night In Search of the Northern Lights cruise departing 21 February 2015 starts from £1,399pp from Southampton (fredolsencruises.com/0845 322 8936).