Northern Europe Cruises

The waters around Europe are hugely popular with people who want to enjoy a cruise holiday, as can be seen by the many people who head for the Mediterranean every year.

However, the Med isn’t the only area of Europe that is worth exploring on a cruise holiday, with Northern Europe also well worth checking out.

Okay so the weather might not be quite as warm as it would be sailing around the coast of Spain or Italy in the height of summer but that shouldn’t make the region any less appealing.

In fact, the stunning scenery that awaits is more than a match for anything that the Med has to offer.

For a start, you’d be hard pushed to beat Iceland when it comes to natural beauty, with rugged glacial landscapes, towering landscapes and world famous hot springs that you can explore whilst ashore.

The Norwegian fjords are another dramatic backdrop to a cruise holiday as you sail through deep waters created by years of glacial erosion, whilst the Faroe Islands are something of a hidden gem for travellers who visit one of Europe’s oldest capital cities and seek out the local wildlife.

There’s also a good chance that whilst sailing in the waters around Northern Europe, that you could encounter the famous Northern Lights.

Northern Europe isn’t just about scenery however, with big cities like Helsinki, Copenhagen and Stockholm offering all manner of attractions to cater for all tastes.

As with most European-based cruises, it’s possible to sail to Northern Europe from the UK - making it easily accessible for those who don’t want to venture far from home.

Destination Highlights

Northern Europe Cruises Highlights


If you are looking for scenic beauty on a cruise, then there are few countries that can match Iceland, which is home to some of the most impressive natural scenery around. It’s certainly not a dest...

About Akureyri


Ålesund is a town that is situated on a number of islands located off the coast of Norway, and features on the itineraries of a number of cruise lines that are sailing around the Baltic. With much...

About Alesund


The Dutch capital is one of the most popular destinations in Europe for a city break but is also a top port of call for ships that are sailing in the waters around Northern Europe. There is certain...

About Amsterdam


The capital of Denmark, Copenhagen is a popular port of call for anyone taking a cruise in the waters around Northern Europe – and with good reason. The Danish people are known to be some of the fr...

About Copenhagen


Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany behind the capital Berlin, and has long been a popular destination with overseas visitors. Many of those visitors arrive by sea, with Hamburg being hom...

About Hamburg


The capital city of Finland, Helsinki is one of the more popular cruise destinations in Northern Europe. Situated to the south of the country, Helsinki dates back to the 1500s and is rich in histor...

About Helsinki


The stunning surroundings of Oslo are one of the main reasons why the Norwegian capital well worth a visit for anyone visiting Northern Europe and the Baltics as part of their cruise holiday. Altho...

About Oslo


Reykjavik is a popular destination when it comes to cruising around Northern Europe, with the Icelandic capital being well visited by the major cruise lines who are sailing in the region. Not only...

About Reykjavik


Riga remains something of a hidden treasure when it comes to the cities of Northern Europe but that isn’t likely to last for long, with more and more cruise lines offering trips to the Latvian capital...

About Riga


Amsterdam might be the first port of call that springs to mind when thinking about a cruise to the Netherlands, but Rotterdam – the second largest city in the country – is also popular when it comes t...

About Rotterdam


Stockholm is a city that holds huge appeal for people who want to experience new cultures and try somewhere whilst enjoying a cruise around the waters of Northern Europe. The Swedish capital is fam...

About Stockholm


The Estonian capital Tallinn provides visitors with the chance to explore a fascinating blend of the old and new when they head ashore on their cruise around Northern Europe. One of the major ports...

About Tallinn


Small but perfectly formed is a good way to describe Tórshavn, the capital of the Faroe Islands and one of the smallest capital cities you can hope to visit during a cruise in the waters of Northern E...

About Tórshavn


Warnemünde is a relatively small resort on the coast of Germany but is also one of the major ports of call for ships sailing around Northern Europe. That’s because the port on the mouth of the rive...

About Warnemünde

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