Choosing a Norwegian holiday

Aimee Spicer

Choosing a holiday to Norway? With the ability to visit all of the main sights in one holiday, a cruise could be a viable option.



Europe’s most northerly country is also one of its most beguiling and a memorable place to visit on a Saga cruise

Depart for this paradise of fabulous fjords, rugged mountains and exquisite skies on a carefully planned tour and chill out in style.

Norway extends over 1,000 miles from north to south and one third of it lies on the Arctic Circle, making it one of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights. 

Venture deep into the land of the midnight sun on an all-inclusive cruise, taking in magnificent views of Norway’s western coast along the way.

Famously the home of the Vikings, Norway has ancient links with the sea. The North Sea borders the country to the west, whilst the Barent Sea lies to the north. 

Skirt Norway’s dramatic coastline on a Saga cruise and take in the scenery, wildlife and coastal towns that give this place its distinctive atmosphere.

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Norway cruises

We offer a variety of invigorating Norway & Scandinavia Cruises. Our ships provide comfortable accommodation with restaurants, cafes, shops, lounges and promenade decks. 

Your meals are included and cabins have a private shower and WC.

If you can’t choose between holiday types, our Top of The World tour gives travellers the chance to spend several days exploring Scandinavian cities before taking a five-night voyage along Norway’s coast. The best of both worlds!

The most popular ports of Norway await on a Springtime in the fjords cruise Find out more here.

Norwegian cities

Combine the pleasure of a Scandinavian sailing trip with a fascinating city break on your next holiday. 

Among the top places to visit on our Norwegian cruises is the ancient Norwegian capital of Trondheim, founded 1,000 years ago by Viking King Olav Tryggvason and home to the world’s most northerly medieval cathedral.

The charming city of Bergen is another popular port of call on our Norway cruise holidays. Norway favourite Bergen is home to colourful buildings and narrow streets that give the city a quaint and timeless feel. 

Many visitors to Bergen like to take a trip on the funicular railway to the top of Mount Fløyen. From this special viewpoint travellers will be treated to a view across the city, the fjords and the mountains beyond.

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Northern Lights

Discover Norway’s enchanting Northern Lights as you travel into the Arctic Circle on a Saga cruise. If you are lucky enough to spot this mesmerising phenomenon you’ll witness waves of electric green, violet and pink light shimmering across the night sky. 

Witnessing the Aurora Borealis is one of the most magical experiences this winter wonderland has to offer.

Nature’s greatest lightshow is created by particles from the sun colliding with Earth’s outer atmosphere in an area called the aurora belt. Norway is situated right in the middle of this belt making it among the world’s best locations to witness the event.

Travel in search of the Northern Lights from the UK aboard the Saga Pearl II and enjoy a 15 night cruise with stops at Bergen, Alta and the island of Tromsø. Discover what makes Norway a truly unforgettable cruise holiday location.

Set sail on a magical voyage to the Northern Lights Find out more here.

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