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The 10 Best Scandinavian Cruises

Where to find the best cruises in Scandinavia this year.


Which Scandinavian cruise is right for you? Here are the best, from 3 hours to 2 weeks long! Many of these Scandinavia cruises are available year-round, some are limited to the summer. Pick your favorite Scandinavian cruise and directly compare cruise length and prices...

1. 3 Hour "Norwegian Evening" Cruise on the Fjord (Viator)

Oslo Fjord Tour
Nancy Bundt/Innovation Norway

Spend an evening on the Oslo fjord on this 3-hour mini cruise on a traditional wooden sailing ship. A buffet dinner on the ship is included. Around US $60 / GBP 41.

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2. 14 Hour "Iceland's South Coast" Day Cruise (Viator)

Isafjordur, Iceland
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A wonderful way to experience Iceland is this 14-hour day tour-and-cruise from Reykjavik. You'll be able to see the Skogarfoss waterfall, Skaftafell National Park, the desert of Skeidarasandur, and the Jokulsarlon Lagoon, along with the Oraefajokull glacier. After the visit to the lagoon, a relaxing boat cruise follows. 14 hours long, around USD $260 / GBP 180.

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3. 6 Night "Northern Europe" Cruise (Costa Cruises)

House with Reed Roof near Aarhus

You want to go cruising around Scandinavia? This cruise is the perfect length for one week in Norway. Ports of call: Kiel, Germany → Geiranger, Norway → Hellesylt, Norway → Bergen, Norway - Stavanger, Norway - Aarhus, Denmark - Kiel. Starting around $970, so it's one of the pricier cruises. Available through Cruise Direct.

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4. 4 Night "Scandinavian Capitals" Cruise (Royal Caribbean)

Royal Caribbean Cruise in Europe.
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Priceline is offering a great deal from Royal Caribbean at the moment: 4 Nights Scandinavian Capitals from $360. The ship is the Vision of the Seas. There is also a cruise vacation for 5 Nights in Norway and one for 7 Nights of Scandinavia. If you go through Priceline.com, Royal Caribbean cruises in Europe start at around $90 per night. All cruises come with a 110% price guarantee so you can be sure they aren't cheaper elsewhere. Make sure to select "Europe - Northern" when you visit the link.

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5. 11 Night Norway & North Cape (MSC Cruises)

North Cape, Norway
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An interesting excursion along the Norwegian coast line up to the North Cape, for about $160 a night. Departs from Hamburg, Germany. During this cruise, you're visiting Alesund, Norway >> Honningsvag, Norway >> Tromso, Norway >> Andalsnes, Norway >> Molde, Norway >> Hellesylt/Geiranger, Norway >> Ijmuiden (Amsterdam), Netherlands. I like that this is almost a two-week trip. Seen on Priceline for $1,764.
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6. 14 Night "Western Europe Cruise with Iceland" (Norwegian Cruise Line)

--SOLD OUT-- From around $93 a night, this is a real bargain if you have two weeks! This Scandinavia cruise offers a visit to several countries, including Iceland. Dover (London), England; Bergen, Norway; Alesund, Norway; Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland; Torshavn, Faroe Islands; Reykjavik, Iceland; Greenock, Scotland; Belfast, Northern Ireland; Dublin, Ireland; Dover (London), England. A great 14-night cruise to see the Scandinavian countries.

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7. 3 Night "Northern Europe" Cruise (Royal Caribbean)

Nyhavn Harbor in Copenhagen, Denmark
© Ravi Kalyanaraman

Starts at just $280! Departs from Copenhagen, Denmark, visiting Berlin, Germany; Oslo, Norway. All cruises come with a 110% price guarantee so you can be sure they aren't cheaper elsewhere. Make sure to select "Europe - Northern" when you visit the link. Selection may change during the season. Available through Priceline.

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8. 7 Night "Baltic Beauty & Russian Riches" Cruise (MSC Cruise Lines)

Cruise Ship in Scandinavia
© Malmo.Se Tourism

Among others, Expedia has a 7-night cruise in Scandinavia visiting Copenhagen, Stockholm, the Finnish city of Tallinn, and Russian ports of call. On the Expedia site, go to the cruise section and limit the cruise destination to Europe if there are too many cruises listed. There is a wide variety of cruises available at any time, from several travel sites. Availability depends on the season.

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9. 7 Night Norwegian Fjords Cruise from Hamburg (Royal Caribbean)

Oslo, Norway
Oslo, Norway
Departs from Hamburg, Germany. Stops in the Norwegian cities Oslo, Stavanger, Geiranger, Alesund. A beautiful and relaxing trip along Norway's coastline and famous fjords. Available through Expedia, $1,076.
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10. Copenhagen "Day Cruise" to Sweden (Viator)

Malmohus Castle in Malmo
© Malmo Tourism

A different type of Scandinavian cruise, but no less fun. Sail from Denmark across the Oresund Strait to Malmo in Sweden. After the 8-hour cruise, you will be driven back from Sweden to Denmark across the famous Oresund Bridge. From the water you will gain a wonderful view of Kronborg Castle and the coastlines of Denmark and Sweden.

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11. Compare More Cruise Prices Here

Looking further for Scandinavian cruises and current cruise specials? Just visit Expedia to check out more available cruises.

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