Norway

Journey through spectacular fjords and past colourful villages as you explore the coast of Norway on a small ship cruise or venture to the remote archipelago of Spitsbergen and Svalbard. Spot polar bears, seals and a myriad of seabirds while experiencing the wild Arctic and learn about the unique traditions that have endured here for centuries. Norway is also a popular departure point for adventure cruises to Iceland and Greenland whose glacial-carved landscapes are illuminated by the Aurora Borealis.

Top 5 Small Ships in Norway

Akademik Sergey Vavilov

Whenever an expedition to Polar Region is considered, there is not an any better option than to select a highly-equipped ship with an utmost level of handling. Polar Region is a terrain where...

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MS Lofoten

Launched in 1964, the MS Lofoten is a vintage vessel that forms part of the Hurtigruten fleet. She features a classic maritime style and laid-back atmosphere where visiting tourists can mingle...

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National Geographic Explorer

Having wracked up numerous awards for best small ship and adventure cruise liner, the 148-passenger National Geographic Explorer is a state-of-the-art polar expedition ship. It offers intimate and...

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Ocean Adventurer

Formerly known as the Sea Adventurer, the Ocean Adventurer relaunched in June 2017 following a multi-million-dollar renovation. This award-winning, ice-strengthened ship was originally built in...

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Ocean Nova

Combining comfort and stability, the Ocean Nova is a beautifully appointed 240-foot vessel, ready to take you to the farthest reaches of Planet Earth. Its expert crew will impart their knowledge...

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All Norway Small Ship Cruises

Iceland to Norway

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15 Days
Europe, Norway, Scandinavia, Polar, Arctic, Iceland

Welcome to the Realm of the polar bear! With over 60% of the Svalbard region covered in ice, the breathtakingly beautiful icebergs and glaciers of the Svalbard Archipelago will not disappoint....

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$11,500
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In the Wake of Vikings

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9 Days
Europe, Norway, Scandinavia, Polar, Arctic, Iceland

Join Le Laperouse on this fantastic adventure starting in Reykjavik, boasting real cultural riches, particularly in contemporary art. Then discover Heimaey, the only inhabited island in the Westmann...

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$5,080
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Svalbard, Iceland & Greenland's East Coast

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16 Days
Europe, Norway, Scandinavia, Polar, Arctic, Greenland, Iceland

Explore the Svalbard archipelago on this 16-day Arctic expedition cruise. See the majestic setting that the lordly polar bear freely roams. Follow in the wake of fearless explorers and colonists...

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$15,990
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Discovery of the King of the Arctic

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13 Days
Europe, Norway, Scandinavia, Polar, Arctic

Board luxurious L'Austral for this 13-day excursion through the high Arctic, visiting Norway's northernmost provinces in the Spitsbergen Archipelago. Glaciers, icebergs, fjords, and mountains...

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$15,060
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Classic Roundtrip Voyage

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12 Days
Europe, Norway, Scandinavia

Adventure and mystery await on this 12-day small ship cruise aboard the MS Lofoten. Begin in the Norwegian city of Bergen and sail through Norway's picturesque fjords as you make your way north to...

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$2,315
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Classic Voyage North

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7 Days
Europe, Norway, Scandinavia

Explore the stunning fjords of Norway on this 7-day expedition cruise. Begin in Bergen and make your way north, cruising through remote fjords, stopping in pristine coastal villages, and navigating...

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$1,479
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Wild Norway and Svalbard

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15 Days
Europe, Norway, Scandinavia, Polar, Arctic

Set sail from Norway to Svalbard on this 15-day Arctic voyage. Cruise through pristine landscapes and encounter the unique wildlife which calls the region home. Journey into remote fjords and bask in...

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$11,980
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Norway Fjords and Arctic Svalbard

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15 Days
Europe, Norway, Scandinavia, Polar, Arctic

“The land divides us, the sea unites", Norwegians have said for centuries. The sea here carves a 1,100-mile-long coastline (longer than the U.S. west coast) and on this 16-day expedition explore...

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$17,840
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Three Arctic Islands: Iceland, Greenland & Svalbard, 14 Days, Ocean Adventurer

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14 Days
Europe, Norway, Scandinavia, Polar, Arctic, Greenland, Iceland

Named as one of the “50 Tours of a Lifetime” by National Geographic this three country expedition is an extraordinary adventure that one has to experience to truly appreciate. The travelers will see...

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$10,200
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Svalbard – Spitsbergen In-Depth - Days: 13– Ocean Adventurer

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13 Days
Europe, Norway, Scandinavia, Polar, Arctic

Spitsbergen is Norway’s largest island and the amazing sceneries across the area will help you enjoy the best expedition of your life. This voyage is designed to make you live experiences that will...

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$10,400
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Svalbard – Spitsbergen Explorer - Days: 12 – Akademik Sergey Vavilov

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11 Days
Europe, Norway, Scandinavia, Polar, Arctic

The most tremendous adventures and scenic beauties await you at the Spitsbergen and Svalbard archipelago. You have the chance of viewing a wide diversity of birds and wildlife. The northernmost...

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$7,795
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Svalbard Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic, 11 Days, Ocean Nova

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11 Days
Europe, Norway, Scandinavia, Polar, Arctic

An 11 day long trip to the Arctic for exploring the Wildlife of Spitsbergen. The island has amazing scenery along with a great wildlife. There are polar bears and also the rare walrus. Svalbard...

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$8,600
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Svalbard – Spitsbergen Encounter, 10 Days, Akademik Sergey Vavilov

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10 Days
Europe, Norway, Scandinavia, Polar, Arctic

Spitsbergen and Svalbard archipelago are dream destinations for wildlife and birdlife enthusiasts. Thanks to the expert guides, you will also get the most informative lesson on glaciology. The region...

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$5,895
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Svalbard – Spitsbergen Polar Bear Expedition, 9 Days, Ocean Nova

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9 Days
Europe, Norway, Scandinavia, Polar, Arctic

Polar bears, reindeer, and walruses will be your first sight on this beautiful Norwegian island. Svalbard archipelago lies above the arctic circle, at the north of Norway. The location makes it a...

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