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Cruise in Nordland, Norway - Photo: Frithjof Fure/Innovation Norway
Cruise in Nordland, Norway Photo: Frithjof Fure/Innovation Norway

Top five reasons to cruise Norway

Here are five reasons why Norway should be your next cruise destination.
Norway’s most popular cruise ports:
Bergen - Flåm - Geiranger - Oslo - Honningsvåg/the North Cape

1. Breathtaking waterfalls and fjords

The Norwegian coastline includes more than 67,000 enticing islands, enabling cruise ships to sail in beautiful sheltered waters. In 2006, Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord were rated as the top, best cared-for UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

2. Creative, exciting itineraries

Norway's long coastline provides immense possibilities for creative, interesting itineraries. Today, cruise ships call at more than 30 different Norwegian ports annually. The most popular cruise areas are the fjords, the North Cape, Spitsbergen on Svalbard and coastal stops such as Lofoten.

3. Outdoor activities

Taking a cruise is a good way to see Norway. From its many ports along the coast it is easy to launch into a wide range of exhilarating outdoor sports activities. Experience mountain walks, camping, fishing, golf, polar expeditions, and much more...

4. Cultural and historical attractions

Norwegian cruises offer a vast selection of shore excursions where visitors can disembark to experience the rich coastal culture and heritage - from architecture, museums, and literature to festivals and concerts.

5. An inviting and safe destination

Norway is an economically stable and high-tech country situated in a calm corner of the world. Many tourists look upon Norway as a safe destination and discover how warm, engaging, and welcoming Norwegians are.

Last updated:  2013-02-22
Cruise on the Geirangerfjord, Norway - Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic life/Innovation Norway
Cruise on the Geirangerfjord, Norway
Cruise ship at harbour in Oslo, Norway - Photo: Kurt Hamann/Innovation Norway
Cruise ship at harbour in Oslo, Norway
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Cruise in Nordland, Norway - Photo: Frithjof Fure/Innovation Norway

Top five reasons to cruise Norway

Here are five reasons why Norway should be your next cruise destination.

Top five reasons to cruise Norway

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