Effortlessly beautiful cities, packed with charming historic centres, coastal scenery, remote wildernesses and pioneering urban designs. Northern Europe is a premium cruise destination that will get you to the heart of Norway and Iceland with unique travel experiences.
One of the most popular cruise destinations and one of the most beautiful countries in the world is Norway and the Norwegian Fjords. With ports of call such as the world-famous Geiranger fjord a truly majestic blend of huge cliffs, waterfalls and deep blue waters and the old Viking port of Hellesylt, through which a waterfall cascades rest assured that these two ports will leave you mesmerized by their beauty.
Ever wondered which is the most beautiful train ride in the world? Well, in Flam one can experience one of the most beautiful journeys in the world.
The train runs from the end of Aurlandsfjord up to the high mountains offering panoramic views of some of the rawest and most magnificent nature in all of Norway.
When the time to explore the city centres comes, Stavanger’s old centre has some of the most beautiful and best-preserved wooden buildings anywhere in Norway, many dating back to the 18th century. Visit the famous Pulpit Rock and watch the waterfront come alive in the best port-town style.
Surrounded by seven hills and seven fjords, we find Bergen up next, a beguiling city that during the early Middle Ages, it was an important seaport, as well as Norway’s capital – a heritage that can still be seen in the beautifully preserved wooden buildings of Bryggen – The tall and slim wooden townhouses standing side by side along the quayside.
Almost on everyone’s bucket lists we find Iceland. Snow-topped mountains, churning seas and crystal-clear air are the reasons you’ll fall helplessly in love with Reykjavik. Visit the Golden Circle national park for outstanding sceneries of mountains, Gullfoss waterfall and the Geyser area where you’ll see springs, bubbling pools and other geothermal marvels.
Every inch of Iceland is as spectacular as the next, Isafjordur and Akureyri are the perfect example for this. With scenic drives trough mountains, one can find spots like Godafoss, an Icelandic word meaning “Waterfall of the Gods and embrace the beauty of Skjalfandafljot River cascading over the horseshoe-shaped cliffs and the iconic Blue Church. And if you are at the right place in the right time, the Aurora Borealis known also as the Northern lights, or the soft, pinkish hue of the midnight sun!
One some sailings, one can also incorporate the beauty of Scotland or Ireland as part of your itinerary. Visit Edinburgh bound with its landscape, buildings and monuments overshadowed by cliffs. From the Old Town’s picturesque jumble of medieval building along the Royal Mile, its skyline strung between Castle Rock and Salisbury Crags, to the New Town’s neat grid of neoclassical décor, the city offers a constantly changing perspective.
Moving on to Dublin, a city steeped in incredible culture, heritage and history. Visit Glendalough’s picturesque monastic ruins, the beautiful squares and terraces.
One must say that many of the Georgian Dublin buildings still have their original features, including doorknockers, fanlights and wrought iron balconies, which you can see while strolling. And if you’re a fan of Guinness. Don’t forget to grab a pint!
All our cruise brands offer a vast choice of itineraries for you to choose with different embarkation ports such as Southampton, London or Amsterdam. One can choose to travel in a group or opt for a tailormade trip. Add a few more days pre and post cruise to make the most of your Nordic experience.