Experience the Arctic Circle in summer with Celebrity Cruises

Combining state-of-the-art tech with stylish décor, innovative dining, and entertainment venues, Celebrity Cruises is one of our favourite ways to see Iceland and the Arctic Circle. We’ve shared one of our favourite upcoming itineraries, taking you along Norway’s fjord-indented coast and across the imaginary line of the Arctic Circle.

Experience the Arctic Circle in summer with Celebrity Cruises

12 Nights Norwegian Fjord & Arctic Circle

Sailing dates for 2025: 5th June, 5th July, 7th Aug, and 25th Aug

Southampton | At sea | Stavanger | Olden | Flåm | Arctic Circle (cruising) | Tromsø |

Honningsvag | Arctic Circle (cruising) | At sea | Kristiansand | At sea | Southampton

Discover this remote and sparkling region of the world during the summer, when its mountain peaks are still dusted with snow. For much of the season, the area within the Arctic Circle has 24 hours of daylight, where you can witness the spectacle of the changing colours of the rocks and mountain peaks as the sun skims the horizon.

This is the place to immerse yourself in raw nature, with jagged mountains and rocky islets dating from the last Ice Age; some are dotted with a fishing hut or a summerhouse, but most are uninhabited. Over nearly two weeks, you’ll also get plenty of opportunity to marvel at magical wildlife, including jaunty puffins, diving cormorants, sea eagles, and formations of eider ducks. Fantastic birdlife aside, keep your eyes open for pilot, minke, and humpback whales, dolphins and orcas, and harbour, and gray seals.

You’ll also get to spy the Polar Circle Globe on Vikingen Island – marking the spot where you officially cross into the Arctic – and explore, among other gorgeous places, the Norwegian town of Flåm. Nestled in a tributary of the world's longest, deepest fjord, it’s the place to climb aboard the world’s steepest train ride, the Flåm Railway, or hop into a kayak and paddle through the calm Aurlandsfjord, spotting grazing goats on the shore.  

During this tour, you’ll sail aboard Celebrity Apex, one of the cruise line’s groundbreaking Edge® ships, with an outward-facing design created to enhance your feeling of a deep connection with the sea and the places you visit. Its visionary outdoor spaces include a rooftop garden, a top-deck lap pool with private cabanas, and two-storey ‘martini-glass’ hot tubs. There’s also the Magic Carpet® cantilevered platform ‘floating’ 13 storeys up, hosting open-air dining, a bar, and a live-music space, and immersive theatre including thrilling performances by acrobats.

You can choose from nearly 30 groundbreaking restaurants, bars, cafés, and lounges on board, seven of which are speciality restaurants. Curated by a Michelin-starred chef, they include food from around the world: everything from highly experimental dining in the unique, plant-filled Eden to contemporary French cuisine in Normandie.

You can also indulge in the spa, created in consultation with world-renowned designer Kelly Hoppen. It’s vast, with 23 treatment rooms, eight Sea Thermal Suite experiences, and an incredible menu of more than 120 treatments. Book yourself into AquaClass® accommodation and you get complimentary spa access, as well your own exclusive Blu dining venue with light, nutritious cuisine and sustainable wines.

The offer is subject to availability. To book your Celebrity Cruise to the Norwegian Fjord & the Arctic Circle, call your Travel Counsellor today.

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