Northern Europe & Nordic Cruises
Set sail on these Northern Europe cruises and get ready for captivating sea views, beautiful Nordic coastlines and charming fishing villages. Your dedicated travel expert will take care of all the booking arrangements so you can look forward to a seamless cruise tour.
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Flexible tour options
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Get ready for a thrilling journey along fjord-etched coastlines with dazzling sea views.
Why set sail in Norway?
- Experience the stunning Norwegian fjords up close
- Chase the dancing northern lights in winter
- Explore mountain valleys and Viking villages
- Visit Norway’s iconic stave churches
See immense glaciers, rugged tundra and rare wildlife on a cruise through remote Greenland.
Why take a Nordic voyage in Greenland?
- Discover wild Arctic landscapes
- Enjoy endless days under the midnight sun
- Experience authentic Inuit culture
- Sail among giant icebergs
About Your Nordic Cruise
Journey to Nordic coasts and Arctic seas on an unforgettable cruise tour. You’ll benefit from our expert-made itineraries and enjoy the freedom that comes from independent travel. When you book a Nordic Visitor tour, you can expect:
• An authentic travel experience planned by an established and trusted agency
• A dedicated travel consultant to organise your tour
• All relevant bookings for your chosen package
• A detailed online personal itinerary and all of your tickets
• Handpicked accommodation and cabins for a relaxing stay
• 24/7 emergency phone support for peace of mind
Nordic Visitor has made it easy to start planning your cruise tour. Simply follow these steps:
1. Pick your favourite Nordic Visitor tour
2. Confirm your package
3. Check your confirmation email
4. Book your flights
5. Get ready for your trip
WHY CHOOSE NORDIC VISITOR
Book with confidence
Plan your Nordic Visitor trip risk-free. Arrange your tour before 30 September 2020 and you'll have access to our special Book With Confidence programme. That means you can alter your booking dates once with no change fees, and cancel your trip with no cancellation fees. Terms & conditions apply.
Trusted local travel experts
Since 2002, Nordic Visitor has been creating exceptional travel experiences in Northern Europe. Our travel experts have all explored the region extensively and will add their in-depth knowledge of destinations and cruise routes to your itinerary.
Nordic Visitor is dedicated to the best service quality, and this is reflected year after year when TripAdvisor awards us with their Certificate of Excellence. We also take great pride in our customer feedback: 97% of our travellers say they would recommend us to friends and family.
Value for money
When you book with Nordic Visitor, you benefit from the expertise of a personal travel consultant who will make all the arrangements for you. Plus, we secure the best rates for high-quality cruises, tours and hotels from our network of trusted suppliers, saving you time and money.
Let our dependable team look after all of the practicalities and small details. You’ll receive a personalised itinerary with your cruise, accommodation, transfers and tour bookings all organised on your behalf.
Flexible tour options
While our team designs cruise tours with the best experiences in mind, including top attractions and shore excursions, we understand that you may have special activities on your wishlist. Whether you’d like to add extra nights or destinations to your tour, we’ll create your dream itinerary.
You are in good hands
Unexpected weather or events? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We will rework your itinerary as well as re-book your cruise, accommodation and activities, all while keeping you safe and informed. Our emergency 24/7 helpline means we’re only a call away.
Full financial protection
With Nordic Visitor, you have peace of mind knowing your holiday arrangements with us are 100% financially protected. We comply with European Union laws on Package Travel regulations. Your payments are safeguarded with an insurance protection that guarantees you a refund in the unlikely event of insolvency.
NORDIC CRUISE REVIEWS
See what our wonderful guests have to say about their Nordic cruise trips.
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Would highly recommend these tours to other people....everything was perfect. All information provided was very helpful.
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Northern Europe Cruise Highlights
Cruising in the Nordics offers you such a rich variety of sights and experiences. You might want to sail under the dancing northern lights in winter, or beneath the midnight sun in summer. On your cruise to Northern Europe, you could…
- Visit the countries of Sweden, Denmark and Norway on Scandinavian cruise tours
- Wander around the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bryggen harbour in Bergen
- Marvel at the steep valleys and narrow cliffs of Nærøyfjord and Geirangerfjord
- Learn about Norway’s Viking history in Vikingskipshuset museum
- Hop from island to island on the Stockholm Archipelago
- Walk the charming cobblestone streets of historic Gamla Stan
- Enjoy the entertainment at Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens amusement park
- Venture above the Arctic Circle to see Greenland’s Eqi Glacier
- Discover typical Greenlandic fishing villages and towns like Nuuk
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT NORDIC CRUISES
Just in case you want to learn more about cruise packages or Nordic Visitor destinations, we’ve collected the most requested queries and answered them here. If you want details on our company and booking processes, then check out our general FAQs or booking information page.
Northern Europe is a popular holiday destination for so many reasons! It is a region brimming with gorgeous scenery and vibrant cultures, with the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of tours and activities.
From the fjords of Norway to the ice fields of Greenland, and from the world-class museums of Scandinavia to the Celtic heritage of Scotland, there is simply so much to uncover in Northern Europe. Best of all, you can visit the region year-round, with each season offering its own appeal.
Northern Europe is so diverse yet it is very easy to travel around, so you can see more than one country in the same trip. Flight times between destinations are short, although you can also journey by road, rail or cruise for scenic views along the way.
What’s more, the Nordic countries – that’s Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland – regularly rank in the top 10 safest places in the world to visit. This is partly because they generally have low crime rates, good standards of healthcare, and excellent road safety, among other reasons.
Another plus is that most people in the Nordics speak English, which means you can easily interact with the locals if you are an English speaker yourself. In Scotland and Ireland, English is the main language.
You can easily travel around Northern Europe by cruise as there are fast, reliable and efficient links within the region. For example, Scandinavian cruise tours are very popular as they offer you the chance to visit a number of destinations across the Baltic and North Seas.
Cruising in Norway is a great option as you can visit various fjords and explore the country’s coastal landscapes. It’s also a fantastic way to discover the Arctic region, travelling aboard the reputable Hurtigruten cruise vessel.
In Greenland, cruising is the best way to reach remote corners of the country as they cannot be accessed by road. For a real adventure, spend a few days aboard a cruise to marvel at the Ilulissat Icefjord, whale watch in Sisimiut, and see mountains towering above the sea at Maniitsoq.
Some of the top sights in Northern Europe include glaciers, volcanoes and waterfalls in Iceland, and fjords, mountains and valleys in Norway. Sweden flaunts lushly forested islands and countryside, while Scotland and Ireland are blessed with dramatic national parks and coastlines.
Find out the best places to visit in Northern Europe with our insider guides:
There are so many Nordic cruises to choose from, so finding the best one depends on what you want to do and how much time you have.
On Scandinavian cruise tours, you can visit Sweden, Denmark and Norway on the same trip. You could spend a week visiting the three Scandinavian countries, or stay for longer to explore the region at leisure and even incorporate other destinations into your tour.
A Baltic cruise is a great option if you want to experience a mix of Northern European cities and cultures.
Take your pick from various Baltic Sea cruise ports to stop off at. You might like to begin in Helsinki, Finland. You can then hop over to Tallinn, Estonia before sailing to Stockholm, Sweden. You may also wish to consider St Petersburg, Russia, as a port of call.
Alternatively, you could focus on exploring Norway by cruise. The west coast is 2,000 kilometres (1,240 miles) long, so there is plenty to discover! A Hurtigruten cruise will take you to glittering fjords and picturesque shorelines, ranging from 2 to 7 days at sea with shore excursions along the way.
How about an adventure to the far north? If you love immersing yourself in wild, remote landscapes, then opt for a Greenland cruise. Greenland is one of the last unexplored frontiers in the world, with its icy tundras, vast glaciers and Arctic wildlife.
Your voyage could whisk you to the hard-to-reach corners of Greenland. Cruise along glacier lagoons to see icebergs calving into the water, spot whales in the sea, and admire mountainous scenery from the water.
On a self-guided tour, you travel independently without a guide or a group. You’re certainly not alone, though, as your dedicated Nordic Visitor travel consultant has arranged everything before your arrival. They provide you with a personalised itinerary complete with tickets, bookings and recommendations.
We have a 24/7 emergency helpline as well, so should anything unexpected arise, we’re only a phone call away.
Each travel season offers different reasons to visit the Norwegian fjords, so there is no “bad time” to go! However we can give you a good idea of what it will be like in Norway at different times of the year, so that you can decide when is best for your trip.
Visit Norway’s fjords in the spring and summer (May to August) for long daylight hours and warmer weather. This is the ideal time to see the fjords surrounded with greenery and to join bird watching or kayaking excursions. You could also experience the midnight sun at the height of summer.
Alternatively, chasing the northern lights in Norway might be on your wish list. Many travellers head to Northern Norway hoping to catch a glimpse of the elusive “dancing” aurora borealis.
In which case, we recommend visiting in the autumn and winter, between September and March. You’ll need the right conditions to catch sight of them, such as solar activity, dark skies, and low light pollution. Learn more about the best time and place to see the northern lights in Norway on our blog.
Whether you see the northern lights or not, cruising the Norwegian fjords in winter is ideal if you want to avoid the crowds. The shoulder season (autumn and early spring) is also a good time to go as top attractions are quieter, with fewer visitors compared to the summer.
Whichever time of year you prefer to travel, we have reliable departure dates and there are cruise tours available year-round. You can find out more about the best time to visit Norway on our blog.
Whether you need a visa or not will depend on where you are travelling from. For example, you do not need a visa for a Baltic cruise if you are a citizen of the United Kingdom or USA. For all other nationalities, we recommend getting in touch with your local consulate to check.
It’s also worth mentioning that you can visit St Petersburg without a visa for up to 72 hours if you book a package cruise tour. Usually British and American citizens require a visa for Russia, but booking a Baltic cruise is one of the few exceptions.
In most cases, yes, you can view and select Nordic Visitor arrival dates online. You can always add extra days to your itinerary before or after the cruise.
Yes, you can extend all Nordic Visitor packages with extra days. Every tour can be customised by adding days to the beginning or end of your trip. You can also add extra days within your itinerary if you are travelling on a self-drive or private tour.
For cruises there are fixed departure dates as the vessel must adhere to an itinerary. But of course you can add days before or after your cruise experience. The same applies to small group tours.
We recommend you look over flights for timings and prices, but hold off purchasing until your package has been secured. Once your dedicated travel consultant has introduced themselves and sent over the confirmation email, you will have all of the information you need to pick and purchase flights.
You should always bring sensible layers to add or remove when travelling in Northern Europe. The weather can be unpredictable, so don’t forget to pack:
- A warm jumper or fleece
- A waterproof jacket
- Gloves, scarves and hats
- Comfortable walking shoes or boots
- Warm socks (especially for winter travel)
- Sunscreen (for summer trips)
An umbrella will also come in handy, and cruise passengers may wish to bring binoculars to get a closer look at the fjords and local wildlife.
Whether you want to book a cruise or ask about updating a package with extra days and nights, get in touch with our travel consultants.
Our main phone number is
+354 578 20 80
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