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Zip up your parka & grab your scarf, as you set out to explore Scandinavia. Cruise through the icy waters of the Arctic Ocean, visiting NorwayFinland, Sweden, Iceland, Denmark & Greenland. Upon these frozen countries, distinct ways of life have developed around the glaciers & frigid waters that characterize Scandinavia. One of the defining features of the region are the breathtaking fjords, like those of Scoresbysund, which can be explored by Zodiac. As you cross through the Arctic circle, you will spot whales, polar bears, seals, and sea birds. Don't miss the nighttime spectacle of Aurora Borealis. From Svalbard to Reykjavik to Greenland's ice-capped tundra & coasts, a Scandinavian cruise takes you through one of the most remote and intriguing regions of our planet, perhaps including a visit to the North Pole itself.

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Trip NameSaveFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Three Arctic Islands: Iceland, Greenland and Spitsbergen25%$999515Aug 24, 2020Embark on World Explorer and join its 15-day itinerary that explores Iceland, Greenland and Spitsbergen. Get a chance to see spectacular diverse …
Four Arctic Islands: Spitsbergen, Jan Mayen, Greenland and Iceland15%$1099518Aug 13, 2020Explore four incredible regions of the Arctic on this 18-day itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer. Discover the world’s largest fjord system, see the …
Spitsbergen In Depth: Big Island, Big Adventure20%$899514Jun 24, 2020Join Ocean Adventurer as it sails across the island of Spitsbergen with its 14-day itinerary. Get the opportunity to see polar bears, walrus and …
Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic20%$699512May 20, 2020Prepare for this 12-day itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer in the exploration of Spitsbergen, the wildlife capital of the Arctic. Grab your cameras …
Spitsbergen In Depth: Big Island, Big Adventure15%$899514Jun 27, 2020All aboard the polar expedition ship World Explorer for a 14-day Arctic cruise, departing from Oslo, Norway, exploring Spitsbergen, and ending in …
Three Arctic Islands: Spitsbergen, Greenland and Iceland15%$999515Aug 11, 2020Check Spitsbergen, Greenland, and Iceland off your bucket list as you explore these three regions on this 15-day cruise aboard World Explorer. Visit …
Introduction to Spitsbergen: Fjords, Glaciers, and Wildlife of Svalbard20%$649510Jun 11, 2020The polar expedition ship World Explorer hosts this 10-day cruise from Oslo, Norway to Longyearbyen. Optimized for wildlife viewing, explorers will …
Franz Josef Land: Longyearbyen - Longyearbyen15%$999514Jul 20, 2020Join the Sea Spirit on an authentic Arctic adventure. Discover Longyearbyen, capital of the Norwegian territory of Svalbard and starting point of …
Spitsbergen, East Greenland & Iceland: Arctic Odyssey15%$879514Aug 25, 2020Explore three fascinating Arctic destinations, Spitsbergen, East Greenland, and Iceland, on a spectacular 14-day cruise. Discover magnificent …
Arctic Saga: Exploring Spitsbergen via the Faroes and Jan Mayen20%$499514Apr 30, 2020This 14-day cruise on Ocean Adventurer sails across the North Atlantic to explore the awe-inspiring and unspoiled destinations of Fair Isle, the …

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Scandinavia Cruise Guide & Travel Tips

The majestic, ice-covered tundra of Scandinavia proudly crowns the globe. Unlike tropical cruises where snorkeling & tanning are the highlights, here you'll need to bundle up as you get acquainted with the fascinating and unique sites of the Arctic Circle
  • Norway: Witness the incredible biodiversity of the Sea of Okhotsk, where polar bears & seals tread through the waters; Get to know the Spitsbergen archipelago, home to Svalbard Longyearbyen.
     
  • Iceland: Immerse yourself in Norse folklore as you follow in the steps of the Vikings. Explore the West Coast & Ísafjördur, considered by many to be one of the most magnificent fjords in the Arctic. In Reykjavik, museums and buildings preserve ancient artifacts and architecture.
No matter which cruise you choose, you are sure to see the marvelous Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis). Some crusies even offer exclusive expeditions to the North Pole

 
Getting to Scandinavia
Scandinavia comprises the whole northern region of Europe, including Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark. So depending on where you are traveling from and where you are traveling to, there are a number of options:

From Europe by bus or train: Europe's intricate and consistent bus and train network makes it easy to get a train to most major cities in Scandinavia (other than those in Iceland, of course). Since some destinations require overnight commutes, trains typically provide cabin cars to sleep in.

From Europe by plane: If you are traveling from other parts of Europe that are too far to go by train or bus, then it's easy to find a flight that connects to the major cities in all Scandinavian countries. This is also the only way to get to Iceland.

From the United States, Asia, & Australia: There are many direct flights from both coasts of the United States and throughout Asia. From Australia & New Zealand, you will have to connect via Europe or Asia.

Getting around Scandinavia
If you are already in Scandinavia, a good alternative to land or air transportation is taking a ferry or speedboat. These will take you to most of the major port cities from which the cruises depart.
 

Scandinavia FAQs: For more info on specific destinations, click on the countries below.

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