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Explore the top-rated Baltic Sea small ship cruises below.  Adventure Life works with the top-rated small ship cruise lines visiting Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Visby, and Gdansk, and we help match you with the perfect small ship and cruise itinerary for your specific tastes and needs. There are countless advantages to exploring on a small ship cruise versus a large cruise ship including avoiding crowds and being able to visit and explore smaller ports and scenic shorelines that large ships simply cannot access. The cost of Baltic Sea small ship cruises start at $2,338 for a trip of 5 to 18 days in 2024. Tell us about your dream Baltic Sea small ship cruise and our team of travel planners will help you make it a reality.  
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Spitsbergen
$12,295
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Spitsbergen Photography: Domain of the Polar Bear

14 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • View iconic arctic wildlife
  • Enjoy continuous daylight
  • Cruise in a Zodiac
  • Learn techniques from photographers
Starts / Ends:
Helsinki / Helsinki
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, 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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Homes in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway
$5,990
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Spitsbergen Highlights: Expedition in Brief

Helsinki-Longyearbyen - 7 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer
  • Enjoy all the adventures
  • Kayak surrounded by icebergs
  • Hike the arctic tundra
  • Look for arctic wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Helsinki / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
In a single week cruise through the pack ice up to 80°N along the west coast of Spitsbergen. Spend your days on a constant search for wildlife, exploring as much of the area as possible to optimize the opportunities to spot the most iconic of arctic wildlife, the polar bear. Enhance your …
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Herd of Arctic reindeer
$10,090
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Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic

12 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer
  • View iconic arctic wildlife
  • Immerse in the icy realm of Arctic
  • Cruise in Zodiac to explore Arctic
  • Hike the tundra and polar desert
Starts / Ends:
Helsinki / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Connect with the unique Arctic wildlife as you travel to Spitsbergen for 12 days aboard Ocean Adventurer. The archipelago is home to the iconic polar bear, as well as whales, walrus, Svalbard reindeer and tens of thousands of seabirds. Exploring the tundra is a breathtaking experience—the …
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Zodiac cruising in Spitsbergen
$8,595
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Introduction to Spitsbergen: Fjords, Glaciers, and Wildlife of Svalbard

10 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • Cruise in a Zodiac
  • Encounter arctic wildlife
  • Immerse in the Arctic realm
  • Hike the polar desert
Starts / Ends:
Helsinki / 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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View of Reykjavik from the Church Tower
$14,890
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Four Arctic Islands: Spitsbergen, Jan Mayen, Greenland and Iceland

Helsinki to Reykjavik - 18 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer
  • Explore the four Arctic Islands
  • Immerse in icy realm of the Arctic
  • Search for iconic arctic wildlife
  • Visit a remote Inuit community
Starts / Ends:
Helsinki / Reykjavik
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 18-day itinerary gives a generous sampling of the four unique Arctic regions. This voyage is ideal for first-time visitors who want a taste of everything the Arctic has to offer. Beginning in Iceland, your adventure takes you to the Denmark Strait, renowned for its stunning scenery and …
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Explore beautiful Stockholm, Sweden
$7,200
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Historic Cities of the Baltic Sea

Stockholm - Copenhagen - 9 Day Itinerary aboard Le Dumont-d'Urville
  • Explore Gudhjem
  • Discover Suomenlinna
  • Enjoy the old town of Tallinn
  • Visit the Naval Port of Karlskrona
Starts / Ends:
Stockholm / Copenhagen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the cultural wonders of the Hanseatic League's historical cities along the Baltic Sea. Departing from Stockholm, visit Helsinki, Tallinn, Riga, Visby, Karlskrona, Gdansk, Gudhjem, and finally Copenhagen. Explore Helsinki's Art Nouveau buildings; Tallinn, Visby, and Karlskrona's …
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Lights brighten the evening at this bustling Christmas Market
$9,360
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Scandinavian Wonderland & Christmas Markets

Helsinki roundtrip - 10 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Taste graavilohi, a local delight
  • Warm up with hot glögg mulled wine
  • Discover Visby's Viking history
  • Experience Gdansk's Hanseatic charm
Starts / Ends:
Helsinki / Helsinki
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 10-day Scandinavian winter adventure and Christmas Markets cruise aboard Le Commandant Charcot, starting in Helsinki.Immerse yourself in its blend of neoclassical and modern architecture in the historical center,then sail to Stockholm and be enchanted by its magical allure during the …
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Paddlers in the Nyhavn district of Copenhagen
$8,940
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Cruising the Historic Cities of the Baltic Sea – with Smithsonian Journeys

Stockholm - Copenhagen - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Dumont-d'Urville
  • Discover the stunning Baltic Sea
  • Discover Tallinn
  • Explore Visby
  • Enjoy Bornholm
Starts / Ends:
Stockholm / Copenhagen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the iconic towns and capitals of the Baltic Sea, rich in history and breathtaking scenery, on a new 8-day cruise aboard Le Dumont-d’Urville. Starting in Stockholm, stroll the medieval streets until reaching the majestic Royal Palace. The cruise then heads through Finland, Tallin, and …
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Explore beautiful Stockholm, Sweden
$5,920
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Iconic Capitals & Towns of the Baltic

Helsinki - Copenhagen - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Dumont-d'Urville
  • Visit Suomenlinna
  • Discover Tallinn
  • Explore Visby
  • Enjoy Christiansoe
Starts / Ends:
Helsinki / Copenhagen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the iconic towns and capitals of the Baltic Sea, rich in history and breathtaking scenery, on a new 8-day cruise aboard Le Dumont-d’Urville. Starting in Helsinki, the lush capital of Finland with stunning Art Nouveau architecture, visit Tallinn, a UNESCO Heritage Site known for its …
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Watch the sun set over the iceber-filled Arctic Ocean.
$12,195
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Spitsbergen In Depth: Big Island, Big Adventure

14 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer
  • Explore the arctic by Zodiacs
  • Immerse in the icy realm of Arctic
  • View numerous arctic bird species
  • Encounter iconic arctic wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Helsinki / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 14-day itinerary offers the most extensive exploration of Spitsbergen while experiencing all of the adventures the island has to offer. This is one of the best regions to see polar bears, walrus and reindeer; plus, the impressive 14th of July Glacier and Alkefjellet cliff are both birdwatching …
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Walrus in the Arctic
$11,795
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Three Arctic Islands: Spitsbergen, Greenland and Iceland

Helsinki to Reykjavik - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer
  • Immerse in the icy realm of Arctic
  • Marvel at the glaciers and wildlife
  • Hike the tundra and explore
  • Cruise in a Zodiac to explore
  • Take the Polar Plunge
Starts / Ends:
Helsinki / Reykjavik
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Variety is the spice of the Three Arctic Islands: Spitsbergen, Greenland, and Iceland adventure, named one of National Geographic Traveler’s 50 Tours of a Lifetime. Check three different Arctic regions off your list, heading above the Arctic Circle to Spitsbergen, “wildlife capital of …
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Colorful port of Bergen
$5,100
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Ocean Voyage: Bergen-Helsinki

5 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Explore Bergen's historic streets
  • Ascend Bergen's cable car
  • Experience Helsinki's charm
  • Savor graavilohi
Starts / Ends:
Bergen / Helsinki
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Set outon a 5-day cruise from Bergen to Helsinki aboard Le Commandant Charcot. Discover hidden wonders of the polar regions as you sail through frozen waters.Bergen, Norway, beckons with its rich history and UNESCO-listed treasures. Roam its charming streets, once home to royalty, and admire …
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Paddlers in the Nyhavn district of Copenhagen
$9,660
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Cultural Treasures and Scandinavian Panoramas

Stockholm - Edinburgh - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Le Bellot
  • Explore exceptional Karlskrona
  • Discover the charming Gudhjem
  • Experience Copenhagen's art
  • Sail along Norway's stunning fjords
Starts / Ends:
Stockholm / Aberdeen
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 12-day cruise aboard Le Bellot, exploring Scotland and Scandinavia's cultural treasures and panoramas. Visit Visby, a UNESCO Heritage Site with well-preserved historic buildings. Discover Karlskrona's 17th-century architecture. Explore Gudhjem's landscapes on Bornholm …
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Broch of Mousa, Scotland
$4,290
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Vikings of the North Sea

Denmark - Scotland - 6 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Albatros
  • Learn the history of Orkney Island
  • Experience wonders of Skagen
  • Visit legendary Haugesund
  • Explore Skara Brae
Starts / Ends:
Copenhagen / Aberdeen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Come aboard the Ocean Albatros on a 6-day adventure cruise across the North Sea, starting at a pier in central Copenhagen. Visit Skagen, a scenic town where famous Danish artists lived in an artists' colony. Then, head to the west coast of Norway, where Viking warlords once ruled, and visit the …
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Colorful houses of Svalbard
$8,695
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Svalbard Explorer: Best of High Arctic Norway

10 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer
  • Explore Helsinki
  • Witness Spitsbergen
  • Experience Spitsbergen
  • Discover Spitsbergen
Starts / Ends:
Helsinki / Helsinki
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 10-day expedition cruise aboard the Ocean Adventurer. Experience the Arctic's rich wildlife, including polar bears, walruses, and reindeer. Revel in the surreal continuous daylight as you explore this unique terrain, hike vibrant tundra, and delve into its history and geology. This …
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Brightly colored houses decorate the pier.
$2,338
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From Berlin to Copenhagen: The Baltic Sea and the Oder and Havel Rivers

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Mona Lisa
  • Visit the monastery of Chorin
  • Explore the Island of Usedom
  • Cruise to the medieval Stralsund
  • Discover rivers of northern Europe
Starts / Ends:
Berlin / Copenhagen
Activities:
River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
An 8-day cruise aboard MS Mona Lisa. From Berlin to Copenhagen, sail along the Havel, the Oder and the Baltic Sea on a cruise combining modernity and tradition, originality and simplicity. Discover cities with unique architecture such as Stralsund, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, but also …
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Viewing Brunnichs guillemots on columnar basalt cliffs
$15,295
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Spitsbergen Circumnavigation: A Rite of Passage

14 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • Explore Helsinki
  • Discover Spitsbergen
  • Experience Spitsbergen
  • Lookout for Arctic wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Helsinki / Helsinki
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Embark on a 14-day expedition cruise roundtrip to Helsinki aboard the Ultramarine. Explore remote landing sites with glimpses into 16th-century maritime culture. Marvel at iconic Arctic wildlife like walruses, reindeer, and polar bears. Enjoy birdwatching at the 14th of July Glacier and …
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Colorful houses of Svalbard
$7,195
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Introduction to Spitsbergen: Fjords, Glaciers and Wildlife of Svalbard

Helsinki to Helsinki - 10 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer
  • View iconic arctic wildlife
  • Immerse in the icy realm of Arctic
  • Cruise in Zodiac to explore Arctic
  • Hike the tundra and polar desert
  • Experience continuous daylight
Starts / Ends:
Helsinki / Helsinki
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this 10-day polar expedition on Ocean Adventurer that gives you a taste of everything Spitsbergen has to offer, beginning in Longyearbyen, the island’s largest settlement. The largest island of the Svalbard archipelago is known as the "wildlife capital of the Arctic," and on …
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