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Top North Sea Trips & Tours in May 2023

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Discover North Sea in May 2023 on one of these 15 tours hand-selected by the travel experts at Adventure Life. Explore the best of Bergen, Oslo, Copenhagen, and Bremerhaven during May 2023 as you enjoy cruises, small ship cruises, wildlife viewing, kayaking, and hiking. Prices for trips in May 2023 range from $1,719 to $60,136 for a vacation of 6 to 22 days. Choose any of the below 15 amazing itineraries in May 2023 and customize it to make it your own with the help of one of Adventure Life's expert North Sea trip planners.
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Colorful sunset over the Scottish Highlands
$12,350
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Norwegian Fjords and Scottish Isles

Edinburgh - Bergen - 10 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Resolution
  • Visit Shetland Islands for wildlife
  • Stroll to see the wooden houses
  • Explore Hardangerfjorden
  • Explore the Stone Age sites
Starts/ Ends in:
Edinburgh / Bergen
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On a voyage aboard the new National Geographic Resolution, sail across the North Sea in the wake of legendary explorers and seafarers, traveling from Norway’s breathtaking fjords and snow-dusted mountains to Scotland’s rolling green hills and ancient ruins. Glide beneath the dramatic …
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Glass-still waters around Spitsbergen
$20,960
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Norway's Fjords and Arctic Svalbard

16 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Resolution
  • Explore the rare northern fjords
  • Paddle in a deep fjord
  • Explore Lofoten Islands
  • Visit the famous building in Tromso
Starts/ Ends in:
Bergen / Oslo
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board National Geographic Resolution and explore Norway’s fjord-carved coast, from the charming town of Bergen, past the North Cape to the ice and wildness of the Svalbard archipelago, for a perfect balance between the charmingly scenic and the spectacularly wild. Explore Tromsø and …
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Zodiac cruising in Svalbard
$11,495
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Spitsbergen Photography: In Search of Polar Bears

14 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • View iconic arctic wildlife
  • Enjoy continuous daylight
  • Cruise in a Zodiac
  • Learn techniques from photographers
Starts/ Ends in:
Oslo / Oslo
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Land & Sea, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Cruising along the coast, ice edge and inner fjords of Spitsbergen, you’ll be immersed in the natural wonders of the land of the midnight sun as you pursue your quest to photograph arctic wildlife: the polar bear as it prowls the edges of the pack ice on its perpetual hunt for food; the …
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Zodiac cruising in Spitsbergen
$8,395
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Introduction to Spitsbergen: Fjords, Glaciers, and Wildlife of Svalbard

Oslo-Longyeabyen - 10 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • Cruise in a Zodiac
  • Encounter arctic wildlife
  • Immerse in the Arctic realm
  • Hike the polar desert
Starts/ Ends in:
Oslo / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This fascinating expedition provides a taste of everything Spitsbergen has to offer, starting with its largest settlement, Longyearbyen. The largest island of the Svalbard archipelago is known as the “wildlife capital of the Arctic,” and on this stirring voyage. Geared toward optimum …
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Bearded seal in Svalbard, Norway
$21,370
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Norway's Fjords and Arctic Svalbard

16 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Endurance
  • Explore the rare northern fjords
  • Paddle in a deep fjord
  • Explore Lofoten Islands
  • Visit the famous building in Tromso
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Take National Geographic Endurance in exploring Norway’s fjord-carved coast, from the charming town of Bergen, past the North Cape to the ice and wildness of the Svalbard archipelago, for a perfect balance between the charmingly scenic and the spectacularly wild. Explore Tromso and Bear …
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Homes in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway
$10,310
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Norway Fjords & Spitsbergen

12 Day Itinerary aboard Le Boreal
  • Wander through Bergen's streets
  • Visit traditional Norwegian towns
  • Tour the pristine Lofoten Islands
  • Admire Tromsø, Paris of the North
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Set sail from Bergen for an 12-day expedition aboard Le Boréal transporting you to exceptional sites above the Arctic Circle. From Olden sail to the Briksdal glacier, one of the most beautiful in Europe.Cruise towards theGeiranger Fjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The …
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Polar bear in the Arctic
$9,995
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Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic

12 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • View iconic arctic wildlife
  • Immerse in the icy realm of Arctic
  • Cruise in Zodiac to explore Arctic
  • Hike the tundra and polar desert
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Connect with the unique Arctic wildlife as you travel to Spitsbergen for 12 days aboard Ultramarine. Your Arctic voyage begins and ends in Oslo, Norway’s vibrant capital city. Fly by private charter to Longyearbyen. The archipelago is home to the iconic polar bear, as well as whales, walrus, …
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A polar bear and her playful cub.
$12,830
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Land of Ice Bears: An In-Depth Exploration of Arctic Svalbard

10 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Endurance
  • View polar bears on the pack ice
  • Observe walruses and other wildlife
  • Hike, walk, Zodiac cruise & kayak
  • Enjoy incredible photos ops
Starts/ Ends in:
Oslo / Oslo
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
A high Arctic archipelago situated beyond Norway’s fjord-carved coast, a mere 600 miles from the North Pole, Svalbard is a place of deep fjords, snowcapped mountains, and massive sheets of ice glowing under the midnight sun. It’s a magnificent polar bear habitat that provides …
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Charming port cities of the Norwegian fjords
$3,868
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Classic Roundtrip Voyage

Bergen Roundtrip - 12 Day Itinerary aboard MS Polarlys
  • Visit Alesund
  • Enjoy Trondheim views
  • Explore the Lofoten Islands
  • Cross the Arctic Circle
  • Take an excursion to the North Cape
Starts/ Ends in:
Bergen / Bergen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Adventure and mystery await on this 12-day small ship cruise aboard the MS Polarlys. Begin in the Norwegian city of Bergen and sail through Norway's picturesque fjords as you make your way north to the Arctic Circle and beyond. Greet the locals as you stop in small port villages and marvel at …
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View the colorful houses of Bergen
$2,833
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Classic Voyage North

7 Day Itinerary aboard MS Nordlys
  • Cruise through Geirangerfjord
  • Cross the Arctic Circle
  • Explore small fishing villages
  • Meet a local Sami family
Starts/ Ends in:
Bergen / Kirkenes
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the stunning fjords of Norway on this 7-day expedition cruise. Begin in Bergen and make your way north, cruising through remote fjords, stopping in pristine coastal villages, and navigating your way through off-the-beaten-path destinations. Adventure awaits as you sail to Trondheim, cross …
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Surfacing Humpback Whales
$3,250
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Arctic Ocean Expedition, Bremerhaven - Fair Isle - Jan Mayen - Spitsbergen

13 Day Itinerary aboard MV Janssonius
  • Cruise along the edge of sea-ice
  • Visit the volcanic Jan Mayen island
  • Observe orca and minke whales
  • Tour ancient circular stone towers
Starts/ Ends in:
Vlissingen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Search for whales, and other Arctic wildlife of the land, sea, and air on an adventurous voyage from our home port of Vlissingen to our favorite Arctic island group.Enjoy places of great beauty and fascinating wildlife. You will most likely take home memories that will accompany you wherever your …
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Discover ancient cultures of the Orkney islands
$4,290
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Vikings of the North Sea

6 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Albatros
  • Learn the history of Orkney Island
  • Experience wonders of Skagen
  • Visit legendary Haugesund
  • Explore Skara Brae
Starts/ Ends in:
Copenhagen / Aberdeen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on an exploration voyage across the North Sea with Ocean Albatros, departing from a port in central Copenhagen. Visit Skagen, a little picturesque town on the pointy 'top' of Denmark, where many great Danish artists previously lived in an artists' colony. Continuing into open …
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Soft light glows over the canals of Copenhagen
$2,690
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Crusaders of the Baltic Sea

7 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Albatros
  • Visit Hanseatic town of Stralsund
  • See beautiful bishop's castle
  • Explore The Danish City
  • Visit Finland's oldest city
Starts/ Ends in:
Copenhagen / Turku
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Urban Exploration, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The Baltic Sea has always played a central role in the history of Northern Europe. It acted as a parallel to the Mediterranean for the surrounding states, and for a short number of years Denmark – due to her maritime sovereignty – expanded into an empire that stretched around the Baltic …
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Aerial view of the town of Visby
$2,290
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Nordic Rulers of the Baltic Sea

6 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Albatros
  • Visit Finland's oldest city
  • Explore medieval town of Visby
  • Visit Christiansø and Frederiksø
  • Enjoy wonders of Gudhjem
Starts/ Ends in:
Turku / Copenhagen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Urban Exploration, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Cruise from Turku in the Swedish-speaking part of Finland and take a course through the archipelago into the Gulf of Bothnia. Anchor off and visit the small Estonian island of Ruhnu Saar, where Swedish farmers and seal hunters lived for more than 600 years. From here cross the Baltic Sea to Gotland …
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Bridge of Plaza de Espana, Seville
$15,112
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Ultimate Iberian & Western Europe Discovery

Barcelona to Bergen - 22 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Eclipse
  • Immerse yourself in Iberian culture
  • Discover the culture of Seville
  • Enjoy the Balearic Islands
  • Visit British Channel Islands
  • Explore romantic Amsterdam
  • Hike beautiful trails in Norway
Starts/ Ends in:
Barcelona / Bergen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the luxurious Scenic Eclipse on this 22-day cruise exploring the highlights of the Iberian Peninsula and the coast of Western Europe. Depart from beautiful Barcelona and visit favorite Spanish ports such as Malaga, Cartagena, and the Balearic Islands. Experience the rich Andalusian culture in …
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