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Explore Scandinavia & the Nordics

Scandinavia: Where you can sail the shimmering Norwegian fjords. Trace ancient Viking trade routes. Discover epic expanses of wilderness, and witness magical phenomena like the luminous northern lights and the ever-shining midnight sun.

This is a region of unrivalled diversity. Think glittering cultural capitals and forward-thinking cities like Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki and Oslo, or explore the magnificent natural beauty of Iceland and Greenland.


ScandinaviaJust like the original Vikings, we are true innovators when it comes to exploring the world.

Discover Scandinavia & the Nordics with those who know it best. Viking’s chairman, Torstein Hagen, hails from Norway and all of our ocean cruise ships call the Hanseatic port city of Bergen home. 

But it’s not just our heritage that makes us the Scandinavia experts. It’s also the richness of our ocean cruising itineraries.

Our bespoke voyages allow you to immerse yourself in the unique history and culture of each destination on a deeper level, offering a window into a destination’s rhythms of local life, it’s working world and taking you behind closed doors with Viking’s signature Privileged Access.

Choose a Norway cruise, an Iceland cruise or choose a Scandinavian cruise that visits multiple destinations, incorporating plenty of overnight stays to maximise your exploration time on the ground. Because a voyage with Viking is designed to be destination focused and culturally enriching – it’s why we’ve become known as 'The Thinking Person’s Cruise'.

Here you’ll find inspiration about the most incredible Scandinavian & Nordic destinations, as well as information to help you plan your ocean cruise adventure.


The best way to experience a destination is with the guidance of a local, and that’s exactly how Viking helps you explore. Here you’ll find our handy destination guides, as well as our top tips to help you plan your visit.


Join Trevor Cochrane, host of Channel Nine’s Explore TV, as he sails Into the Midnight Sun from Bergen to London, and meets a whole host of colourful local characters along the way. Sit back, relax and enjoy the show – your window onto cruising in Scandinavia.


Appreciating a destination’s art tells the stories of its people, and its soul. It has been said that the basic condition required to appreciate art in all its many forms is a chair, a statement that’s never rung truer than right now. We hope you enjoy this virtual journey into the wonderful world of art, music, films and literature.


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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    The Most Beautiful Place on Earth

    Traveller's Brian Johnston discovers the Lofoten Islands, where historic wooden cottages painted in red dot a landscape of intense greens and blues.

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    In Search of the Northern Lights

    Brian Crisp discovers that there is far more to do in Scandinavia in winter than chase the Aurora Borealis, as published by The Scotsman.

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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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