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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.

10 Best Cruises to Scandinavia in 2020

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Trip NameSaveFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Iceland, Greenland and East Canada15%$1160021Sep 23, 2020Board Greg Mortimer and join the 21-day cruise exploring the Arctic and visiting Westman Islands, Southeast Greenland, East Coast Canada and many …
Arctic Complete - Spitsbergen, Greenland & Iceland20%$1700025Aug 18, 2021Join the 25-day expedition from Spitsbergen to Greenland and lastly Iceland aboard the Greg Mortimer. Keep an eye out for incredible wildlife …
Franz Josef Land Explorer20%$1210016Jul 19, 2021Embark on an exciting 16-day exploration aboard the Greg Mortimer. Visit the islands of Franz Josef Land and the Novaya Zemlya archipelago, where you …
Orkneys, Faroes, Jan Mayen & Svalbard20%$1100015Jun 23, 2021Explore the Arctic on a 15-day expedition with Greg Mortimer. Sailing from Aberdeen going Orkneys, Faroe Islands, Jan Mayen and lastly to Svalbard.
Svalbard Odyssey20%$950013Jul 7, 2021Cruise to the island of Svalbard which is known for its rugged, remote terrain of glaciers and frozen tundra sheltering polar bears, Svalbard …
East Greenland Explorer20%$840013Sep 10, 2021Voyage to the East Greenland with Greg Mortimer on a 13-day exploration. Discover the world’s largest fjord system in East Greenland. Zodiac cruise …
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 …
Russian High Arctic15%$959513Aug 14, 2021Rarely visited today yet significant in the history of polar exploration, Franz Josef Land is worthy of its legendary reputation. This 13-day cruise …
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 …
Best of Svalbard15%$819512Jun 29, 2021Join the Sea Spirit on an authentic Arctic adventure. Discover Longyearbyen, capital of the Norwegian territory of Svalbard and starting point of …

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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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