Northern Europe Cruises
Arctic explorations, majestic Norwegian fjords, stark Icelandic scenery, medieval towns and cities dotted with grand imperial buildings, this is a wonderful region to explore on a cruise or small ship expedition. Spot arctic wildlife in Spitsbergen and explore medieval villages in Denmark. Glide along canals of St Petersburg past the palatial buildings and be awestruck by the pristine waters and stunning landscapes of Norway’s fjords.
Popular Northern Europe Cruises
Regions & Cruise Styles
Set off in search of nature's cosmic show on a Northern Lights cruise. Travel September to April for the best chance to see the Aurora Borealis.
Cruise through waters chartered by Vikings before you as you discover breathtaking landscapes and charming coastal villages that call them home.
Take an unforgettable cruise along Norway’s dramatic coastline to marvel at stunning fjords and glistening glaciers gliding by.
Highlights of cruising around the Arctic, Baltic and Scandinavia
The Canals of St Petersburg
Swap your cruise ship for a canal cruise as you explore St Petersburg on the water, passing by the iconic highlights and under elegant bridges.
Witness Medieval Mercantile History
Explore the colourful village of Rønne, on the Danish island of Bornholm. Observe the low timbered, red roofed houses of medieval merchants as you wander the cobblestone lanes.
Cruise the Kiel Canal
Cutting a passage through Germany from the North Sea to the Baltic Sea, the Kiel Canal is a fascinating bucket list route for cruise buffs.
Arctic Wildlife Adventures
Kayak through pristine arctic waters among floating icebergs as you look for lounging walrus, witness colonies of rare seabirds and even catch sight of a polar bear as you explore Spitsbergen on a small ship expedition.
Your ship is dwarfed by the sheer cliffs and snow capped mountains as you cruise stunning Norwegian fjords. Breathe in fresh Nordic air and epic landscapes when you ascend Europe’s largest mountain plateau, Hardangervidda.
Arctic, Baltic & Scandinavian Brochures
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What our clients are saying about their cruises around the Arctic, Baltic and Scandinavia
We were so impressed with our recent ocean cruise onboard the Viking Sky. We boarded the ship on 25th August to do The Viking Homelands, and loved everything about the whole journey. So much to do onboard with space for everyone and the free excursions in every port with excellent local guides and time to explore afterwards, as well as optional more in-depth tours on offer. The service throughout was exceptional, as was the food and restaurant choices . The Baltic offers so much in scenery, culture ...read more and history in a compact area and charming ports along the way. We love the mid-size ships and there was no hassles or queues getting off or on, the organisation was well done. We were blessed with wonderful weather everywhere which even Viking couldn’t have planned, only two showers in the whole two weeks, so all the warm clothing and raincoats were hardly needed. Read more about Vikings cruises, it’s all true and book through Global Journeys, they never let us down.
“Viking Ocean cruising ... hard to fault”
Thanks Jemma at Global Journeys for all the work to get us on this fabulous trip. The planning and documentation phases were perfect - as was the trip. We had travelled on a Viking river cruise before - so felt confident of our choice for Viking for an ocean cruise. Wow - the Viking ocean performance was absolutely fantastic in every aspect - from the pick up at the airport, including porters for our luggage to our cabins, to an outstanding itinerary, marvellous staff, food, entertainment and variety ...read more of shore excursions. The itinerary was amazing - taking in small and large ports with amazing scenery and activities onshore. Iceland was amazing and provided stunning scenery. The trip to the Golden Triangle was well worthwhile as an optional extension trip. The days at sea between Iceland and the Faroes and Faroes to Norway were relaxing and filled with interesting activities. Faroe Islands also had much to offer and the stop at Torshavn and included tour gave a real insight into the life of this remote place. The 4 stops in Norway were also lovely and the trips to Geiranger and Flam were excellent with great shore excursions by coaches winding up amazingly steep mountains with spectacular views. Everything about the trip and Viking was excellent - so much so that we've booked another Viking ocean cruise for next year. Viking has spoilt us for all other cruise lines and we won't be looking further when seeking a company for our future cruising holidays. Thanks Jemma and Viking for a memorable and wonderful time.
“Lovely Viking cruise”
We recently travelled on the Viking Jupiter from Bergen, Norway to Greenwich, London. Our cruise ship was almost brand new, we had a very spacious room, staff were lovely and friendly, meals of very good quality. The scenery along the coast of Norway was stunning. The optional excursions in each port were a little disappointing, not a lot to see or do in some of the ports and we had to use tender boats in most of the ports which was quite annoying. All in all though, a very good cruise, would ...read more definitely recommend doing a Viking cruise. Yvonne from Global Journeys organised our tour, she did a great job.
“Excellent cruise on Viking Sky, a lovely ship”
First time we have sailed with Viking and will do so again if the right itinerary comes along. There seemed to be plenty of space on the ship. Entertainment was excellent and food was good. Met some lovely people on the cruise.