Norwegian Fjords Cruise Cost: Total Budget

Norwegian fjords cruise cost

Norwegian Fjords cruises can range in duration from seven to fourteen nights depending on where you go and how much you want to see.

Bergen is the starting point for most itineraries, however, Oslo is also a popular seating point.

Fjords cruises tend to include scenic ports like Stavanger, Geiranger, Alesund and Flam, with some going as far north as Spitsbergen or Svalbard in the Arctic.

Cruises for 7 nights from Bergen can cost as little as $500 and costs can rise into the thousands depending on the cruise line and what you want to be included. 

Although there are numerous itineraries and levels of luxury, we have done our best below to budget for your Norwegian fjords cruise. Please note that this is a guide only. 

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Norwegian Fjords Cruise Cost

The major cost to consider is the cruise itself. Unlike many other cruise destinations such as Svalbard, Greenland, or Iceland, cruise prices in Norway vary considerably depending on itinerary and ship. 

Just on Hurtigruten for example, cruise prices start from around $900 for a Northern Lights cruise in winter, and go up to $8,500 for a 2 week round-cruise in the summer peak period. 

Thanks to the warmer temperatures and wider activity choices, the summer is the more popular (and more expensive) time to visit Norway.

Standard 7 day cruises cost 'on average' around $1,500, whilst 2 week cruise usually cost upwards of $5,000. If you want a suite accommodation then you can double those prices. 

Last Minute Options

Although you may be able to find last minute deals, they are few and far between. It is best to book in advance as this will help to keep the cost down and ensure you get a cruise that visits the places you want to actually see.

It can be very expensive to stay in Norway too, so it is not advised to stay and wait for a last-minute cruise deal to come up as you will probably end up spending more than you would have anyway.

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​Flight Costs

From the US flight costs to Norway can vary dramatically, however, a flight from New York to Oslo can cost as little as $300. To be safe though, you should expect to pay upwards of $900. 

Internal flights from Oslo to Tromso can cost in the region of $170 to $200. From the UK flights range from $200 upwards, but cheap last-minute flights can be found every now and then.

Cruise port destinations in Norway are easy to get to and you can take internal flights or public transport that fits within your budget. 

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​Gear and Clothing

Weather can be varied in Norway, so if you are planning on spending time outdoors, which you probably will, then you will need to pack accordingly.

No specialist gear will be needed unless you are taking an expedition cruise during the winter. But layers and rain protection are advised due to the changeable nature of the weather. 

Additional items include sunscreen, sunglasses and day pack essentials. You may not need to buy everything new for your trip but estimate around $200 for gear and it should cover you.

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​​Extra Activites

Although you will experience some amazingly beautiful places from the ship and your ports or call, you may want to explore a bit deeper and learn more about the places that you are visiting.

Extra activities and shore excursions will help you to do this. Walking tours can be booked for around $40 dollars whereas off the beaten path group tours can cost $150 plus. Private tours can be much pricier.

Outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and kayaking are popular in Norway. Combining some active pursuits with your cruise is highly recommended, so you'll need to budget accordingly. We recommend setting aside $200 per person. 

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Even if you already have a travel insurance policy it is important to make sure that includes cruise travel.

Some standard travel insurance policies won’t cover cruises so you may need to take out additional cover for your cruise and any activities you plan to take part in during your trip.

For a standard 2 week trip you'll probably need to budget at least $70 per person for adequate cruise insurance. Click here for more details.   

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​Miscellaneous costs

Some cruise companies will include everything you need for your trip. So, flights accommodation, food and drinks can be bought as a package.

However, if that isn’t the case, you need to think about extra costs especially when it comes to food and drink which can be expensive in Norway.  

It would be wise to bring along at least $100 per day for miscellaneous expenses so you are not caught short during your trip. This of course does not include hotel costs which will be significantly more if you are staying away from your pre-booked cruise. 

Cruise Cost Overview

Although it is not a cheap place to visit, there are some budget friendly options which will help you keep your costs down. However, there are also many unique options that, although costly, will give you the chance to see and do some amazing thins in Norway.

A visa is not necessary for both US and UK citizens travelling to Norway as a tourist so there are no additional costs there. 

Regardless of your cruise cost, we suggest budgeting an extra $1,500 per person for the trip to cover yourself for additional expenses such as flights, gear, activities etc. 


If you have any queries or questions regarding Norwegian Fjords cruise costs, please feel free to contact us or leave a comment below.

Thank you and happy travels!

Expedition Cruise Team

About the Author Burnham Arlidge

Burnham started his career as a professional tennis player before retiring due to injury. Since then Burnham has thrown himself into adventure travel. He has cruised to some of the most iconic and obscure parts of the planet.

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