Northern Europe

Baltic, British Isles, Iceland & Faroes, Netherlands, Scandinavia

Northern Europe


Whether it's the Baltics, Scandinavia or Russia, Northern Europe Cruises are the Ideal Way to Explore the Best This Diverse Area of the World Has to Offer

Cruising Europe offers a unique view of Northern Europe's diversity - whether you're drawn to cathedrals or the countryside, this sublime region will captivate you. Your small ship cruise may take you from the medieval towns and museums of the Baltic to the gilded palaces of Scandinavia and Russia, but natural wonders also abound. Witness the fiery spectacles of Iceland, or the wild beauty and wildlife of Norway and the Scottish Isles. You can cruise down the Thames from London or transit the Kiel Canal aboard our smaller ships. Take the best of European cruises to discover both the highlights and subtler charms of these historic shores.

Norway. Nature isn’t just a backdrop here, it’s the star of the show. From towering granite peaks to achingly beautiful fjords, Norway doesn’t hold back when it comes to unforgettable moments and landscapes. Hike the rugged coastline under the otherworldly glow of the midnight sun or explore the Svalbard archipelago on an expedition voyage. Chase Tromso’s Northern Lights, explore the Lofoten Islands’ colourful fishing villages or take the Bergen Railway past alpine lakes and ancient glaciers. Discover a land of friluftsliv (open-air living), of koselig (feeling cosy and content), and find out for yourself why Norwegians rate themselves as some of the happiest people on this beautiful planet.

Iceland. Glaciers, hot springs, fermented shark … Iceland’s list of must see’s and do’s is long. Undoubtedly one of the best travel destinations on the planet, Iceland has been topping the bucket list for some time. Soulful scenery abounds, unspoilt nature comes with a capital N, there’s no light or air pollution and over half the population (including government officials) believe in elves. So to say that this destination is magical would be an understatement. But it’s not all about the great outdoors; Icelandic culture is rich and varied. Going back to long before the arrival of Norsemen in 874 AD, this is a land where Viking traditions still play a large part in everyday life. So all aboard! 

Baltic. St. Petersburg. Stockholm. Copenhagen. Helsinki. Tallinn … These fab five trip off the tongue like a who’s who of Baltic beauty. Think cobbled streets filled with jumbles of bicycles, ornate palaces that date back centuries and untamed beauty as far as the eye can see. Think long white nights that spill into languid summer days. Think melting pot: equal parts language, gastronomy, tradition and diversity. But more than anything, think of a region where the countries may be close but the cultures a miles apart. Whether you want cathedrals or countryside, our Baltic cruises will captivate you.

Scotland. Misty highlands, sparkling lochs and rolling hills – there’s a reason why Scotland is known for its natural beauty. But it’s not all just deserted moors and moss-covered forests (although there are plenty of those too!), Scotland’s rich history and culture are also a big drawcard. From exploring the medieval city of Edinburgh, to the lively fun of a traditional pub where many a wee whisky can be enjoyed, there are plenty of opportunities to experience the hospitality of the local Scots beyond the clichés of kilts and bagpipes. Discovering areas like the enchanting Scottish Highlands, the modern hub of Glasgow and the wilderness of the Isle of Skye, all with the inside knowledge of a local leader is an entirely unique experience.

Sweden. From the remote reaches of the alpine tundra to Stockholm’s scenic streets, beauty pervades every part of this country including, it would seem, the people. But let’s not be too shallow – there’s also the Viking history, the coffee culture, the Northern Lights and a legally protected freedom to roam that sees locals and those on a Sweden tour taking to the coast, to the hills, to the mountains and rivers in search of a little piece of paradise for themselves.

If you’re after a small ship cruise or an expedition ship cruise to Northern Europe Wild Earth Travel can help you find a trip of a lifetime. We are ready to guide you through our range of different options with impartial advice so you can experience the very best of this unique destination. Our team are all passionate expedition & small cruise ship travellers and our knowledge and stories come from our own personal experiences.


Selling out!
Northern Europe / British Isles

Bird Islands

11 days from
£GBP 390 per day
  • British Isles ExpeditionExpedition
  • Ocean Nova in British IslesOcean Nova
  • Next departure on April 28, 2023
Northern Europe / British Isles


6 days from
£GBP 283 per day

Our Associates Include

Adventure Canada
Heritage Expeditions New Zealand
Lindblad Expeditions
Noble Caledonia
UnCruise Adventures
Variety Cruises