Iceland and Norway Cruises 2015

Godafoss waterfall, Iceland
Godafoss waterfall, Iceland
Walrus Watching in Spitbergen
Walrus Watching in Spitbergen

Cruise One of the Most Beautiful Regions on Earth

Norway, Iceland and the Norwegian Fjords cruises provide travelers with amazing scenery including spectacular fjords, waterfalls and snow-capped mountains.

Norway is often referred to as the Land of the Midnight Sun. The scenery around you is constantly changing with dramatic coastlines. Norway’s Geiranger Fjord for example, lined by soaring snow-capped mountains and fabled waterfalls, is a World Heritage Site that defies description.

The stark wonders of North Cape and remote towns like Spitsbergen and Tromso await further north in Norway. From Tromso continue onto Bear Island and Svalbard where polar bears and walrus loll on glaciers. Other ports of call may include Bergen, Flam, Trondheim, Honningsvag, Alesund, Stavanger and Hammerfest.

Travel along Iceland's valleys, volcanic landscapes, monumental cliffs, black sand beaches, gushing geysers and thundering waterfalls. Spend time exploring the geological wonders of Iceland's Golden Circle. Popular ports on Iceland cruises include Akureyri, Isafjordur and Reykjavik.

Reykjavik and Mount Esja, Iceland
Reykjavik and Mount Esja, Iceland

Port Highlights: Reykjavik, Iceland

Many cruises combine both Iceland and the Norwegian Fjords in one itinerary. Cruise ship typically offer itineraries from may through mid-September. The cold waters of Iceland are rich in Marine life and is a great location for whale watching. Reykjavik, is a highlight on any Iceland cruise. This region is wrapped around a sweeping bay and has managed to retain its charming Old-World atmosphere. A pastiche of colorful-roofed houses together with the tall gray tower of Hallgrim’s Church dominate the skyline. In Old Town, many of the wooden buildings have been lovingly restored and stand side by side with modern timber and concrete structures. There are fine museums and art galleries; historic pubs present activity in late afternoon. The beautiful countryside outside of Reykjavik includes such natural wonders as volcanoes, geysers, glaciers, mountains and spectacular waterfalls.

Port Highlights: Iceland's Golden Circle

The Golden Circle is a circular route that covers many of Iceland's most famous landmarks. Start at Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and a place of tremendous interest of both Iceland’s geological and historical heritage. Here you will find the first parliament, which dates back to 930 AD. After Thingvellir, continue to Lyngdalsheidi heath into the fertile farmlands of the south, to visit the most beautiful waterfall of the country, Gullfoss. It is Europe's largest waterfall at 105 ft. It is a beautiful site. You will often see dozens of rainbows extended from the falls. Nearby, you can also visit Geysir geothermal area with its multitude of hot springs, where the most active one, Strokkur, spouts every few minutes. That completes the Golden Circle, but on the way back to Reykjavik, we suggest a visit Hveragerdi village, where geothermal water has been used to build up an extensive greenhouse industry. Last but not least stop at the Pearl, which is a glass dome built on hot water tanks that store water for the greater Reykjavik area as well as from the viewing deck you will find panoramic views of the city.

Akershus Fortress
Akershus Fortress

Port Highlights: Oslo, Norway

Oslo is the oldest of the Scandinavian capital cities with a varied collection of cultural attractions and natural wonders. Situated at the head of a 60-mile fjord on the southern coast, Oslo is beautifully framed by a vast expense of woods, moors and lakes. Visit the Akershus Fortress which sits atop a cliff for amazing views of the city and the surrounding fjords. Woodcarvings and colorful frescoes decorate the city's buildings, and the parks and public squares are resplendent with unique works of sculpture.

Port Highlights: Bergen, Norway

Norway’s second largest city is often referred to as the country’s Western capital. Perfect for any cultural enthusiasts, the timber-clad houses and narrow streets are a reminder of old Norway, and the magical Bryggen buildings are a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. Explore the ancient fortress, Hakonshallen which was built in the 13th century. Walk along the wharf and take the Mount Floibanen Funicular to the highest point of the city. Bergen is also home to Northern Europe's largest aquarium.

Iceland and Norway Cruises

Isafjordur, Iceland
Isafjordur, Iceland

Celebrity Iceland and Norway Cruises

Celebrity Eclipse

Inaugural Year: 2010

Tonnage: 122,000

Passenger Capacity: 2,850

14 Night Iceland & Fjords Cruise

Round-trip from Southampton, England sailing on June 27th, 2015

Ports of Call: Akureyri, Alesund, Geiranger, Klaksvik, London (Southampton), Olden, Reykjavik, Stavanger

Tromso, Norway
Tromso, Norway

Cunard Iceland and Norway Cruises

Queen Elizabeth

Inaugural Year: 2010

Tonnage: 90,900

Passenger Capacity: 2,068

12 Night Ireland, Iceland and the Faroes Cruise

Round-trip from Southampton, England on July 14th, 2015

Ports of Call: Akureyri, Belfast, Dublin, Isafjord, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, London (Southampton), Reykjavik, Thorshavn, Faroe Islands

7-Night The Fjords Cruise

Round-trip from Southampton, England on August 23rd, 2015

Ports of Call: Bergen, Flam, Geiranger, London (Southampton), Stavanger

Queen Victoria

Inaugural Year: 2007

Tonnage: 90,000

Passenger Capacity: 1,990

7-Night Fjords and Waterfalls Cruise

Round-trip from Southampton, England on August 24th, 2014

Ports of Call: Bergen, Flam, London (Southampton), Olden, Stavanger

Queen Mary 2

Inaugural Year: 2003

Tonnage: 151,400

Passenger Capacity: 3,090

11-Night Arctic Circle Adventure Cruise

Round-trip from Hamburg on August 7th, 2014

Ports of Call: Alesund, Andalsnes, Bergen, Hamburg, Stavanger, Tromsoe, Trondheim

15-Night Arctic Circle Discovery Cruise

Round-trip from Southampton, England on August 5th, 2014

Ports of Call: Alesund, Andalsnes, Bergen, Hamburg, London (Southampton), Stavanger, Tromsoe, Trondheim

30-Night Grand Arctic Circle Discovery Cruise

Round-trip from Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, New York on July 28th, 2014

Ports of Call: Alesund, Andalsnes, Bergen, Brooklyn Cruise Terminal (New York), Hamburg, London (Southampton), Stavanger, Tromsoe, Trondheim (Including 19 Days at Sea)


Royal Caribbean Iceland and Norway Cruises

NO SCHEDULED CRUISES AT THIS TIME

Inaugural Year: 2001

Tonnage: 137,276

Passenger Capacity: 3,114

National Geographic Iceland and Norway Expeditions

NO SCHEDULED CRUISES AT THIS TIME

Inaugural Year: 2008

Tonnage: 6471

Passenger Capacity: 148

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Mary Cimeni 2 years ago from Philippines

the iceland cruise sounds amazing!


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freecampingaussie 23 months ago from Southern Spain

Love this as we did a cruise to Alaska last year, Next year I want to go to Norway on a cruise when I turn 50 ! Love to go back to Iceland as well !


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AtlasSue 23 months ago Author

Let me know if you have any questions of we can help you book! Thanks for the comment!


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Taranwanderer 19 months ago

Amazingly lush scenery...I remember how beautiful it was in the movie Prometheus and right then and there decided I was going to Iceland someday.


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AtlasSue 19 months ago Author

Iceland has become a favorite place for movies and TV shows. Not only Prometheus as you mentioned, but also Oblivion, Interstellar, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Thor: The Dark World and Game of Thrones.

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