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Explore Northern Europe

From the Arctic Circle to the south of England, discover a region where history and natural beauty are the stars of the show. Where ancient cities pulse with vibrant modernity, and enchanting landscapes leap straight from the pages of a fairytale. Surrounded by the same legendary seas plied by the Vikings centuries ago, a Northern Europe cruise or a Baltic cruise is the ultimate way to explore the UK, Ireland and the Nordic countries. With Viking's longer stays in port and smaller ships, we take you to the heart of the destination, where you will have ample opportunity to dive deeply into rich history, bustling cities and verdant green landscapes.


ScandinaviaTrace ancient Viking trade routes as you cruise from to the Hanseatic port of Bergen along the Norwegian fjords to the United Kingdom. Discover the breathtaking beauty of the midnight sun’s extended daylight or the dazzling display of the northern lights in winter. Explore glittering cultural capitals as well as far-flung outposts like Scotland's remote Orkney and Shetland Islands. Uncover the history and sophistication of London and Edinburgh, and don't miss Iceland's breathtaking natural landscapes.

The best way to see it all? A Baltic or Northern Europe ocean cruise with Viking allows you to visit multiple destinations with longer stays in port, plus with our smaller ships, we take you to unique, lesser-known ports of call.

Whether you choose a UK cruise, a Scandinavian cruise or a more comprehensive Baltic voyage, Viking's culturally enriching, carefully curated and destination-focused journeys allow you to immerse yourself in the unique history and culture of each destination on a deeper level. We offer you a window into a destination’s rhythms of local life, it’s working world and take you behind closed doors with our signature Privileged Access. A voyage with Viking is designed to provide personal enrichment and cultural connections – it’s why we’ve become known as 'The Thinking Person’s Cruise'.

On this page, you'll find inspiration about the most incredible destinations in this region, as well as information to help you plan your ocean cruise adventure. Explore Northern Europe and Baltic cruising today.


More days means more to discover, with extension packages you can add before or after your Viking cruise or cruisetour. Enjoy additional days to explore your embarkation or disembarkation city, or see a new destination altogether with a choice of exciting cities.


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    A Voyage Through Time

    Be romanced by the most popular TV dramas, and discover how the film sets compare in real life. Originally published in Mindfood Magazine.

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    A Foodie's Paradise

    Delicious Magazine explores Norway by sea, discovering an epicurean adventure for gourmet food and wine lovers alike.

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    The Ultimate Scenic Route

    The Norwegian fjords could have been created by the Norse gods themselves. Traveller embraces their beauty, from the sea.

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    Into the Midnight Sun

    Summer in northern Norway reveals a landscape of serene fjords, soaring cliffs and cascading waterfalls, all bathed in perpetual light. Signature Luxury & Travel sails Into the Midnight Sun.

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