Norway & Iceland Cruise Holidays

Explore the world's most dramatic scenery
Cruise holidays to Norway and Iceland take you to the heart of Mother Nature. To a world of vivid landscapes, punctuated by deep fjords, soaring peaks and cascading waterfalls. And the best way to unlock these treasures? Through a cruise. Picture yourself gliding through still waters with sheer rock faces just metres from your balcony, the scent of verdant flower meadows rich in the air. You can wave to the locals working on mountain-side farms, drink in the surrounding scenery with a coffee on deck and watch as spellbinding cities emerge on the horizon.

Norway and Iceland Cruises

Discover our Norway and Iceland holidays

Reasons to visit Norway & Iceland with P&O Cruises

Breathtaking Views

Take sight-seeing to a new level from magnificent viewpoints on a cruise to Norway & Iceland. While in Grundarfjörður, capture Iceland's most photographed mountain, Kirkjufell. At Rampestreken Viewpoint, enjoy incredible views of the mountains, Åndalsnes and the Romsdal valley below. When in Reykjavík, visit the Perlan observation deck offering beautiful views over the city.

Shore Experiences

For dramatic landscapes, a stunning waterfall, geothermal wonders and an Icelandic lunch in Reykjavík or if you feel the need for speed, hop aboard the Nordfjord RIB for a unique and exhilarating ride. We’ve got several shore excursions that’ll put your head in the clouds. A flightseeing tour in Akureyri, meanwhile, will take you past the impressive odafoss waterfall and Lake Myvatn, a beautiful lake surrounded by lava rocks.

Adrenalin Adventures

From skiing to kayaking, geothermal pools to glaciers, there's a world of adventure waiting on a cruise to Norway & Iceland. The region is a haven for sporty, fun and adventurous activities that will get you out and breathing in the fresh fjordic air – all with spectacular scenery as your backdrop. In Olden, head to the spectacular Nordfjord with your kayak, where you’ll paddle past waterfalls, glaciers and mountains as your well-informed guide shares their knowledge of the region.

Icelandic food

When it comes to healthy eating, some might say that Iceland takes the top spot. With its clean air and unpolluted waters, Icelandic cuisine has some of the purest meat and freshest seafood you’ll ever enjoy. Taste the highland-ranging game-like lamb or try Iceland’s oldest – and most peculiarly still popular – traditional cuisine: fermented shark. Langoustine (Icelandic lobster) and dried fish are popular Icelandic treats you’ll usually find in small local eateries as well as the best restaurants in Reykjavik. For a healthy dessert, pop some sweet berries into skyr, the silky, sour Icelandic yogurt.


"Iceland's new geothermal spa, Hvammsvik Hot Springs, has been named number one on Time Out's 'best things to do in the world for 2023' list. There are eight new hot springs to enjoy, dotted along a black-sand beach in the Hvalfjörður fjord, around a 45-minute drive from Reyjkavík."
– Time Out


Bergen, Norway

Ålesund, Norway

Geirangerfjord (cruise by), Norway

Sunnylvsfjorden (cruise by), Norway

Storfjorden (cruise by), Norway

Haugesund, Norway

Kristiansand, Norway

Tromsø, Norway

Our top 5 Norway & Iceland shore experiences

Explore ashore and search for the Northern Lights. Take a look at some examples of our curated shore experiences, offering you the chance to try something new, connect with local culture and discover a different side to Norway & Iceland. Discover more with evening and overnight ports of call.

Norway & Iceland Cruise Holiday Highlights

For dramatic landscapes and an abundance of natural wonders, it’s hard to beat the fjords of Norway and Iceland. Some destinations simply have it all. Whether you’re a first-time cruiser or an experienced explorer, it’s hard to go wrong with iconic Norway and Iceland cruise that offer beauty, peace and fun in equal measure. There are plenty of shore excursions that will provide you with the opportunity to see the fjords from a different perspective, including in Ålesund, where you can explore them from up close by kayak. For something a little warmer, hot springs are just the ticket. Reykjavik’s Blue Lagoon is perhaps the most famous example, and for good reason: the water sits at a steamy 37-40°C and is rich in silica, minerals and algae that are believed to have wellbeing qualities. 

Discover the Norwegian Fjords

One of the most spectacular regions of the world, the best way to appreciate the scenery of the Norwegian Fjords is to sail through them.

Sail to Norway & Iceland on board your perfect ship

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Mid-sized Aurora is a world-class ship, bringing the joys of classic cruise travel to all.

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Combining the chic with the classic, Arcadia offers a relaxed pace, stylish surroundings and more than a hint of extravagance.


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