Baltics

Embark on an enchanting voyage to the captivating Baltics, a cruise destination that will transport you to a world of rich history, stunning architecture, and cultural treasures.

Explore charming cities, each offering a unique blend of old-world charm and modern sophistication. Marvel at the intricate beauty of palaces and cathedrals, wander through picturesque streets and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere. 

Discover the fascinating stories that have shaped this region, from Russia’s czars to Scandinavia’s Vikings. With a wealth of UNESCO World Heritage sites, breathtaking landscapes, and a vibrant culinary scene, the Baltics offer an unforgettable cruise experience that will leave you with cherished memories and a deep appreciation for the region’s cultural richness. Get ready to be captivated by the allure of the Baltics on a remarkable cruise journey.

Ports you might visit

Akranes, Iceland
Akureyri, Iceland
Alesund
Andalsnes, Norway
Bergen, Norway
Bodo, Norway
Copenhagen, Denmark
Djupivogur, Iceland
Flaam, Norway
Geiranger, Norway
grundarfjordur, Iceland
Haugesund, Norway
Heimaey, Westman Islands
Helsinki, Finland
Isafjordur, Iceland
Narvik
Narvik, Norway
Olden, Norway
Oslo
Reykjavik
Seydisfjordur, Iceland
Skagen, Denmark
Stavanger
Stockholm, Sweden
Trondheim
Visby, Sweden
Vopnafjordur, Iceland
Akranes, Iceland

Akranes, Iceland

Picturesque Akranes sits at the base of Akrafjall mountain on the tip of a small peninsula separating the Hvalfjörður and Borgarfjörður fjords. On a clear day you can see across to Reykjavik, just 40km or so away. This area of western Iceland was settled during the 9th century, although the town didn’t take shape until the mid-1800s, born from the fishing industry that still dominates the local economy. Today around 7,000 people live in Akranes — a major metropolis by Iceland standards — and the surrounding coastline is rich with birdlife. The Akranes Folk Museum offers insight into the town’s heritage with exhibits. Visitors can soak in the Guðlaug thermal pool or comb popular Langisandur Beach; the Breiðin lighthouse offers breath-taking views. Akranes has a proud football (soccer) tradition, and its team, Íþróttabandalag Akraness, is recognized as one of the country’s best.
Akureyri, Iceland

Akureyri, Iceland

Established in the mid-17th century, Akureyri is home to Iceland's largest fishing company and its biggest shipyard. Viking sagas, spectacular fjords, snow-capped mountains... Iceland's Capital of the North is also surprisingly mild and the so-called Green Town is made for those long summer days.
Alesund

Alesund

You'll have Kaiser Wilhem II to thank for this city. After all, when it was destroyed by fire in 1904, he decided to rebuild his beloved gateway in Art Nouveau style. Now its buildings dazzle with dreamy turrets and ornate carvings of dragons and mythical figures. Take the opportunity to wander Ålesund’s charming cobblestone streets and admire the numerous spires, towers and highly-ornate buildings. Nature has played its part too, as calm waters and distant snow-capped peaks add to the charm.
Andalsnes, Norway

Andalsnes, Norway

Near this idyllic town, gaze up at the "Troll Wall", whose immense grassy cliffs form the highest vertical mountain face in Europe. Or make an ascent of the "Troll Ladder", a road whose hairpin bends zig-zag up a steep mountainside and reveal spectacular valley views close to the thundering Stigfossen Waterfall.
Bergen, Norway

Bergen, Norway

Unlock this fascinating "Gateway to the Fjords", Norway's second-largest city, Bergen is home to over 200,000 people. Maritime trade and oil industry are still vital to the city's economy. Visit medieval wooden houses on the waterfront and peek inside the workshops of local painters, weavers and craftsmen where works of art - some better than others - await discovery.
Bodo, Norway

Bodo, Norway

Selected spring and summer Norwegian discoveries feature the town of Bodo, situated on a peninsula along a stretch of coastline in the north of the country, just inside the Arctic Circle.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen was founded during the 12th century. So much is new and striking, so much richly traditional - from the ramparts of Hamlet's Elsinore to the very latest examples of Scandinavian design. Copenhagen literally takes your breath away. Be wowed by the Amalienborg Palace, Christiana's hippy commune and the delightfully relaxing Tivoli Gardens.
Djupivogur, Iceland

Djupivogur, Iceland

Djúpivogur is a very small, quaint town of some 456 people, located in East Iceland in Berufjörður fjord. Towering, pyramid-shaped Mount Búlandstindur dominates the landscape, rising to 3,510’ (1,069 m). It is a place of unspoiled nature, with quiet lagoons and a tranquil harbour populated by colourful fishing boats. The area is well-known for the diversity of birdlife, especially in nearby Búlandsnes Bird Sanctuary where most of Iceland’s bird species can be observed.
Flaam, Norway

Flaam, Norway

Calling all train lovers! Tiny Flam is renowned for the 20km stretch of railway that winds and climbs alongside spectacular Sognefjord. It's an unforgettable perspective on Europe's longest fjord as the steepest line in the world spirals its way through twisting mountains. The views are simply spellbinding.
Geiranger, Norway

Geiranger, Norway

This small village is one of the most visited locales in Norway's fjord lands. If you love waterfalls, you're in the right place. In steep, stunning Geirangerfjord, the Seven Sisters - Geirangers scenic waterfalls, forever woo the Suitor, another cascade on the opposite shore. A tour to Mount Dalsnibba (1500m high) presents views of this spectacular area in unrivalled glory.
grundarfjordur, Iceland

grundarfjordur, Iceland

The charming small fishing village of Grundarfjörður is located in the middle of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula and thus provides easy access to Stykkishólmur, Snæfellsbær and the Snæfellsnes National Park. Its best-known landmark is undoubtedly the peak of Mt. Kirkjufell. Translated as ‘church mountain,’ Kirkjufell is the most easily recognizable peak, and one of the most photographed mountains in Iceland. During summer months a Viking Village is built in the centre of town where Viking re-enactments occur quite regularly. The surrounding sea is rich with birdlife & marine life throughout the year.
Haugesund, Norway

Haugesund, Norway

Haugesund stands on Norway's southwest shore, where the fjords flow out into the North Sea. The breathtaking scenery and a rich Viking legacy make it an intriguing destination on cruises along the Norwegian coast.
Heimaey, Westman Islands

Heimaey, Westman Islands

Heimaey Island is the largest in the Westman Islands located 6,5km off the south-west coast of Iceland. One of the most visually impressive islands in Iceland, it is ringed by tall, vertical sea cliffs many hundreds of feet high. Heimaey is also the home to over eight million Atlantic puffins, more nesting puffins than anywhere else on earth. A local story tells that puffin chicks, taking their first flights at night, often become stranded in the village streets, where the local children rescue them and set them free the next day. In 1973 the island received the nickname, ‘Pompeii of the North’ when a volcanic eruption and lava flow destroyed half the town. This caused a crisis when the town’s only harbour was nearly blocked by advancing lava. Nowadays it is a lively place with a vibrant culture and over four thousand residents.
Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki, Finland

Sail in past the island fortress of Suomenlinna to Finland's clean, bustling capital. Gaze at the neo-classical architecture of Senate Square and the copper dome of Rock Church. Shop along the Esplanade for Finnish crafts. Or visit architect Saarinen's studio.
Isafjordur, Iceland

Isafjordur, Iceland

The Westfjords in northwest Iceland is a remote and sparsely populated peninsula of steep, tall mountains cut by dozens of fjords. The raw and untamed natural landscape around Ísafjörður is characterized by a subarctic environment. A colourful show of blooming tundra wildflowers carpets the mountain slopes and valleys during the short, cool summer. Keep your binoculars handy. Iceland's western fjords are prime whale watching waters and, if your luck's in, you may just spot a tell-tale spout of water.
Narvik

Narvik

Narvik has a spectacular setting on a peninsula surrounded by three fjords. The multiple mountains also help to shelter its popular ski slopes from strong coastal winds. And while Narvik is one of the most northerly towns in  the world, some 220km within the Arctic Circle, it enjoys a milder climate than expected thanks to the North Atlantic Current. Narvik  traces its history back to th e Bronze Age and was a Viking  settlement for a time as well. Aside from the War museum, you can enjoy galleries, shops, and restaurants which specialise in locally-sourced seafood  from the fjords and reindeer meat  from the mountains. Ride the cable car to the top of Mount Narvik for the breathtaking views or go on optional excursion hikes, snowshoeing or kayaking on the fjords.
Narvik, Norway

Narvik, Norway

You can reach Narvik on cruises to northern Norway. Indeed it is actually one of the most northerly towns in the world - 220 kilometres inside the Arctic Circle - yet surprisingly mild thanks to a combination of the North Atlantic Current and mountains which encircle the town and shelter it from winds.
Olden, Norway

Olden, Norway

When you leave this peaceful village on the picturesque Nordfjord, you'll do so with any number of breathtaking visions etched into your memory. The tranquil emerald waters and beautiful quiet valley plays host to giant waterfalls, the milky turquoise sheen of the mineral-rich Lake Lovatn and the green-tinged glow of the Kjenndalen Glacier.
Oslo

Oslo

Oslo is the oldest and least populous capital in Scandinavia. The city offers superb theatres, great cafés, and excellent shopping as well as churches, palaces, parks and museums befitting of a capital. The warm, welcoming atmosphere of a small village. A spectacular setting of fjord and forested hill. Oslo really is a wonderful place to explore.
Reykjavik

Reykjavik

A mass of brightly coloured corrugated iron roofs is a familiar sight here in the world's most northern capital city. Experience the incredible views of the Golden Waterfall and wonder at the spouting geysers. Join in a national pastime - shopping! Designer labels, local wool, gourmet treats, even a flea market, it's all right here.
Seydisfjordur, Iceland

Seydisfjordur, Iceland

The remote town of Seydisfjördur is perched at the end of a narrow twisting fjord in East Iceland. A very picturesque village of 700 people, it is known for its thriving arts scene and large number of resident artists. Tourism is on the rise as well, as its natural setting of mountains and waterfalls is simply breath-taking. Surrounded by impressive 1,085m tall snow-capped mountains, Seydisfjördur is home to the Technical Museum of Iceland and hosts populations of both eider ducks and Atlantic puffins. It was settled by Norwegian fishermen in 1848 and quickly became an important trading centre between Iceland and Europe. It is known throughout Iceland for its colourful Norwegian-style wooden houses.
Skagen, Denmark

Skagen, Denmark

Filled with red and yellow clapboard houses, Skagen occupies a large spit of sand at the most northerly reaches of Denmark. Many flock to Grenen, the scenic end point of the dunes where two beaches meet. The light in the area has long attracted artists, and the results of the area's inspiration can be seen in the Skagen Museum, and in local shops filled with pottery and glassware.
Stavanger

Stavanger

Stavanger is blessed with history and natural beauty. From the old port, the city radiates across a network of islands interlaced with graceful bridges. Stavanger's Romanesque cathedral and old medieval lanes blend beautifully with the modern city and spectacular countryside. Journey back in time on a tour of Utstein Cloister, a beautifully preserved Augustin Monastery from the Middle Ages.
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm, Sweden

With a certain unforgettable Baltic allure, the Old Town is like a picture postcard with charming side streets, fashionable shops and the Royal Palace all humming with the buzz of this vibrant city. Scattered pleasantly over 14 bridge-linked isles, this capital is a true delight, especially around the dreamy cobbled streets of an old town squeezed onto a small shard of land.
Trondheim

Trondheim

Explore regal pomp and ceremony, Norwegian style. The wooden "Stiftsgarden" is the city's official royal residence and under Nidaros Cathedral's gleaming spire, monarchs are still crowned to this day. You can also ride the quaint sightseeing streetcar and or make interesting visits to open-air folk museums, a working ski jump and the Lokken Copper Mines.
Visby, Sweden

Visby, Sweden

Visby is the largest town on the Swedish island of Gotland, around 90 kilometres east of the mainland. Set in the Baltic Sea, it appears on certain cruises to St Petersburg which feature a number of Scandinavian calls en route.
Vopnafjordur, Iceland

Vopnafjordur, Iceland

The bay of Vopnafjörður was first settled by Vikings in the late 9th century. Little is known about the history of Vopnafjörður after Iceland lost its independence to Norway in 1264. This is an area of truly rugged, natural beauty. Devoid of trees and carpeted in thick mosses, the landscape surrounding Vopnafjörður is typical of the extreme east coast of Iceland. Gljúfursárfoss, a graceful, cascading waterfall plunges into a very dramatic gorge. It is one of the best known waterfalls in this part of the country. A highlight of Icelandic culture and lifestyle is the Bustarfell Folk Museum. Bustarfell is a quaint group of six houses, many centuries old, constructed in the traditional Icelandic farm style. The brown wooden houses, gabled in red with grass-grown roofs, is one of the oldest and best preserved farms of its kind in Iceland.