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Norwegian fjords

7 Nov 2015 7:58PM
Hi everyone. Thinking of cruise in May to Norwegian fjords. Is there any chance we might see the northern lights?
guidoa 19 1.4k United Kingdom
7 Nov 2015 8:18PM
Anything is possible,but wouldn't count on it, the skies are probably not dark enough at night, winter months are really best time.
keithh 17 25.7k 33 Wallis And Futuna
7 Nov 2015 8:30PM
Little bit late in the season and just a shade too far south. However, don't worry as you'll be stunned without them.

Check for sunrise time and get out on deck with your camera. You will not be short of photographs.
7 Nov 2015 9:38PM
That's good to hear...never done a cruise before so a little bit apprehensive. Looking at photos it looks a bit like our holidays inbAustria and Canada which we loved. 😀
7 Nov 2015 10:08PM
Look out for Slartibartast's signature. Smile
saltireblue Plus
10 11.4k 69 Norway
8 Nov 2015 1:29AM
October/November is prime northern lights time. Your chances of seeing them in May that far south are slightly less than nil, I would say.

8 Nov 2015 2:13PM
And, in spite of the recent spate of sun flares which have caused Northern Lights to be active they are actually timed to an 11 year cycle of peaks and troughs and we are into the 4th year of the cycle - next year will be the 5th year, so not a peak time in any event. But the scenery is to die for - waterfalls abound, you may be lucky and see whales or sea eagles - so much to see and at every turn there are surprises and new wonders. Enjoy - a beautiful cruise at any time of the year.
8 Nov 2015 9:31PM
Absolutely...don't get too obsessed with Northern Lights...the scenery itself is stunning..

Many years ago, on iron ore ships, a "safer" route to Murmansk (northern Russia) in winter time, was a meander through the fiords...I remember thinking "people pay money for this"....!
Nigeyboy 12 948 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2015 1:06PM
I hear the native Norwegian Blue is worth photographing! Wink
keithh 17 25.7k 33 Wallis And Futuna
9 Nov 2015 1:12PM
The one I saw was dead.
9 Nov 2015 2:42PM

Quote:I hear the native Norwegian Blue is worth photographing! Wink

Beautiful plumage ......
MalcolmS Plus
15 1.2k 13 England
9 Nov 2015 3:22PM
The only reason it was still on it's perch was that it was nailed there.
RogBrown 14 3.1k 10 England
9 Nov 2015 3:32PM

Quote:The one I saw was dead.

It wasn't dead, it was tired out after a long squawk.
Nigeyboy 12 948 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2015 3:43PM
Either that, or it was pining for the Fjords!!!
Phoenix 19 1.9k England
10 Nov 2015 4:44PM
You want to see the Northern Lights ? I guess you're some sort of Renaissance man


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