Onboard Activities and Lectures

We bring you closer to Norwegian's stunning coastline and give you an authentic impression of the wildlife, nature, culture, and people who live here.

We invite you to join our special onboard activities, demonstrations, and presentations during your voyage! All take place both inside the ship and out on deck, and all are related to the season of the year in which you're traveling, as well as the specific locations that are being visited. 

Some of our onboard activities include presentations and tastings of local specialties from Norway’s Coastal Kitchen. For example, we offer a taste of fresh shrimp in Lyngenfjord in the spring, cloudberries on deck during the fall, freshly cooked fishcakes during winter, or 'Trollsoup' in the summer when we sail into Trollfjord.

The Fresh-Air Factor

We often hold lectures and presentations on deck, out in the fresh air, especially when the subject matter includes marine and coastal life. For example, we perform an Arctic Circle Ceremony when crossing the Arctic Circle, and we even offer a session in how to filet a fish, led by local fishermen. We also offer activities including hunting for the Northern Lights or sleeping on deck under the Midnight Sun.

Of course, all of these activities and lectures are voluntary. If you wish to simply relax and enjoy the view of the ever-changing scenery, you are more than welcome to do so.

Active Expeditions

Three of our ships—MS Nordlys, MS Nordnorge, and MS Nordkapp—are dedicated to active expeditions along the coast. Each ship offers excursions, expert lectures, and activities that make you feel like a real explorer in the Arctic wilderness. In addition, you can choose from a wide selection of active excursions or special hikes with the expedition team.

Explore & Learn More

Our expedition team will teach you everything there is to know about your surroundings, both via onboard lectures, and while exploring on land. Topics will include, but are not limited to: natural phenomena, flora and fauna, fishing traditions, polar history, Viking history, geology, glaciology, climate change, and much more.

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