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Explore the top-rated North Sea small ship cruises below.  Adventure Life works with the top-rated small ship cruise lines visiting Oslo, and Bergen, 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 North Sea small ship cruises start at $1,720 for a trip of 5 to 17 days in 2024. Tell us about your dream North Sea small ship cruise and our team of travel planners will help you make it a reality.  
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Glass-still waters around Spitsbergen
$24,722
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Norway's Fjords and Arctic Svalbard (Northbound)

Bergen - Oslo - 17 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:
Bergen / Oslo
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
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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Arctic fox during spring in Svalbard
$16,795
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Svalbard Odyssey

Roundtrip Oslo - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Explore Longyearbyen
  • Experience Camp Barentz
  • Visit Svalbard Museum
  • Look out for birdlife
Starts / Ends:
Oslo / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 12-day expedition cruise roundtrip Oslo aboard the Greg Mortimer. Experience the wonders of Svalbard, a realm of perpetual daylight where encounters with polar bears and the cries of guillemots resonate from towering cliffs. Discover flower-dotted tundra, spot arctic foxes, and uncover …
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$9,890
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The Norwegian Fjords, Bear Island, and Svalbard

Bergen - Longyearbyen - 17 Day Itinerary aboard M/S Stockholm
  • Explore coastal Norway
  • Sail by Torghatten's ice sheets
  • Visit the Polar Museum in Tromso
  • Cruise in a Zodiac to Bear Island
  • Search for Arctic wildlife
  • View the fjords of Hornsund
Starts / Ends:
Bergen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Join M/S Stockholm on a great adventure, exploring some of Norway’s most exciting and scenic locations, including the majestic Storfjord, the charming town of Alesund, and the picturesque fishing village ofNusfjord, included on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. Continue towards the …
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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:
Variable
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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Kayaking through the arctic waters.
$17,250
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Svalbard and the Northern Fjords

10 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Endurance
  • Make for the wilder wilds
  • Discover the islands and fjords
  • Actively explore the scenery
  • Explore the coves and inlets
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On a 10-day voyage aboard the new National Geographic Endurance, discover the remote islands and fjords of northern Norway, including the high Arctic archipelago of Svalbard. Spend several remarkable days amid the ice floes of Svalbard and follow nature’s rhythms in search of walruses, seals, …
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Bearded seal in Svalbard, Norway
$24,360
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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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A polar bear and her playful cub.
$15,204
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Land of the Ice Bears: An In-Depth Exploration of Arctic Svalbard

10 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Resolution
  • View polar bears on the pack ice
  • Observe walruses and other wildlife
  • Hike, walk, Zodiac cruise & kayak
  • Enjoy superlative photos ops
Starts / Ends:
Oslo / Oslo
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
A high Arctic archipelago situated beyond Norway’s fjord-fretted 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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Hiking in Spitsbergen
$12,295
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Spitsbergen: Realm of the Ice Bear

Roundtrip Oslo - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Discover Spitsbergen
  • Enjoy tundra hikes
  • Venture close to 80° north
  • Discover Longyearbyen
Starts / Ends:
Oslo / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on an 8-day expedition cruise to and from Oslo aboard the Greg Mortimer. Exploring Svalbard's largest island, navigate pack ice to discover walruses and bearded seals. Along stunning fjords bordered by towering mountains, search for polar bears and spot nesting guillemots, safeguarded …
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View the colorful houses of Bergen
$1,936
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Classic Voyage North

Bergen - Kirkenes - 7 Day Itinerary aboard MS Nordlys
  • Cruise through Geirangerfjord
  • Cross the Arctic Circle
  • Explore small fishing villages
  • Meet a local Sami family
Starts / Ends:
Bergen / Kirkenes
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Variable
Explore the stunning fjords of Norway on this 7-day expedition cruise. Begin in Bergen and travel north, cruising through remote fjords, stopping in pristine coastal villages, and navigating through off-the-beaten-path destinations. Adventure awaits as you sail to Trondheim, cross the Arctic …
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Exploring Greenland
$19,695
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Jewels of the Arctic

Oslo - Reykjavik - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Explore Longyearbyen
  • Encounter Svalbard
  • Explore Ittoqqortoormiit
  • Enjoy viewing wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Oslo / Reykjavik
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 15-day expedition cruise from Oslo to Reykjavik aboard the Greg Mortimer. Discover Svalbard's realm of perpetual daylight, where thrilling encounters with polar bears, walruses on sea ice, and echoing guillemot cries create unforgettable moments. In East Greenland, sail through …
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Landscape with red fisherman houses on Lofoten islands, Norway
$33,990
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Norwegian Fjords & Crossing the Arctic Circle

Bergen - Oslo - 16 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Eclipse
  • Cruise through Sognefjord and Flåm
  • Explore Art Nouveau architecture
  • Sail through Geirangerfjord
  • Cruise past Lofoten Islands
Starts / Ends:
Bergen / Oslo
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 16-day adventure aboard the Scenic Eclipse as travelers journey through Norway's stunning fjords and cross the Arctic Circle. Depart from Bergen and sail along the picturesque Norwegian coastline. Cruise through Sognefjord, visit Flåm, and enjoy a scenic railway journey. …
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Scattered houses of Tromso
$9,590
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Ancient Traditions & Norwegian Fjords

Tromso - Copenhagen - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Le Bellot
  • Encounter Sami people
  • Explore the Lofoten archipelago
  • Visit Geiranger
  • Traverse the Eagle Road
Starts / Ends:
Tromso / Copenhagen
Activities:
Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Discover the beauty of the Norwegian fjords on this 11-day Ancient Traditions & Norwegian Fjords cruise from Tromso to Copenhagen aboard Le Bellot. This adventure includes encounters with the Sami - an ancestral reindeer-herding people,visits to traditional camps, and the chance to witness the …
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A moment of stillness in Copenhagen
$9,590
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Ancient Traditions & Norwegian Fjords

Tromso - Copenhagen - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Le Champlain
  • Encounter Sami people
  • Explore the Lofoten archipelago
  • Visit Geiranger
  • Traverse the Eagle Road
Starts / Ends:
Tromso / Copenhagen
Activities:
Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Discover the beauty of the Norwegian fjords on this 11-day Ancient Traditions & Norwegian Fjords cruise from Tromso to Copenhagen aboard Le Champlain. This adventure includes encounters with the Sami - an ancestral reindeer-herding people,visits to traditional camps, and the chance to witness …
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Landscape with red fisherman houses on Lofoten islands, Norway
$24,972
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Norway's Fjords and Arctic Svalbard (Southbound)

Oslo -Bergen - 16 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Resolution
  • Explore Norway's northern fjords
  • Hike, walk, and kayak
  • Follow the fjord-carved coast
  • Spot Arctic wildlife in Svalbard
Starts / Ends:
Oslo / Bergen
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
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 Tromso and Bear …
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Whale sighting in Polar waters!
$17,095
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Jewels of the Arctic

Oslo - Reykjavik - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Experience Svalbard
  • Discover East Greenland
  • Visit Ittoqqortoormiit
  • Explore Longyearbyen
Starts / Ends:
Oslo / Reykjavik
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 13-day expedition cruise aboard the Sylvia Earle, commencing from Oslo and flying to Longyearbyen for an Arctic adventure in Svalbard. Guided by Expedition Team members, immerse yourself in diverse landscapes from fjords to fossil-rich polar deserts, encountering walruses, nesting …
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Arctic fox during spring in Svalbard
$21,695
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Svalbard in Depth

15 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Explore Longyearbyen
  • Seek out Arctic wildlife
  • Experience Arctic
  • Discover Svalbard
Starts / Ends:
Oslo / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 15-day expedition cruise to and from Oslo aboard the Sylvia Earle. Experience the wonders of the Svalbard archipelago, a realm of perpetual daylight where polar bears, guillemots, and beluga whales enchant. With additional time for exploration, aim to reveal cherished spots and uncover …
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View of Reykjavik from the Church Tower
$10,999
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Iceland & Norway Sojourn

Oslo - Reykjavik - 12 Day Itinerary aboard World Navigator
  • Explore Reykjavik
  • Visit the Akureyri Botanical Garden
  • Discover Isafjordur's rich folklor
  • Cruise through majestic fjords
Starts / Ends:
Oslo / Reykjavik
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 12-day Nordic cruise from Oslo to Reykjavik aboard the World Navigator. Begin your journey in Oslo, Norway's capital, where you can enjoy music, museums, and historic landmarks like the Oslo Public Library. Travel to Kristiansand, a harbor town with a rich maritime history, and …
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Explore the Arctic
$10,395
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Svalbard & NE Greenland National Park

Olso - Longyearbyen - 14 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Spirit
  • Explore Northeast Greenland NP
  • Find ancient Thule sites
  • Catch sight of the Northern Lights
  • Spot charismatic Arctic wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Oslo / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Sea Spirit, for this 14-day cruise of the two beautiful Arctic islands. Embark in Longyearbyen - a must for those who want to see the Arctic in all its wildness and splendor. Explore Svalbard, the most impressive scenery, and some of the Arctic’s best wildlife viewing. Witness the …
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