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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
Arctic Express: Greenland's Northern Lights Fly North Fly South30%$669510Sep 2, 2019For those short on time, the benefits of this 10-day Arctic cruise aboard the Ocean Nova are many. Witness the world’s largest fjord systems of …
Four Arctic Islands: Spitsbergen, Jan Mayen, Greenland and Iceland10%$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 …
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 …
Jewels of the Russian Arctic: Franz Josef Land and Novaya Zemlya$1995$999516Jul 9, 2020Explore the Russian Arctic on this 16-day itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer. From the mountains of Novaya Zemlya to the wildlife sanctuary of Franz …
High Arctic Odyssey: Remote Russian Archipelagos$1995$1549522Jul 22, 2020This 22-day itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer lets you explore the Russian High Arctic and discover the breathtaking rarely-visited ice-draped …
Spitsbergen In Depth: Big Island, Big Adventure10%$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 …
Essential Greenland: Southern Coasts and Disko Bay10%$849515Aug 29, 2020This 15-day sailing expedition on Ocean Adventurer takes you to some of Greenland’s most remote regions exploring East, South and West Greenland …
Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic10%$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 …

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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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