Following the remarkable success of the 2025 Norway voyages, which sold out more than two years in advance, the boutique luxury cruise line SeaDream Yacht Club has responded by increasing its presence in Norway in the summer of 2026.
“The demand for 2025 exceeded our wildest imaginations.” “We are thrilled to return in 2026 with even more ways to experience Norway’s unparalleled beauty,” said Atle Brynestad, SeaDream Yacht Club’s founder, owner, and chairman.
The 7 to 11-night voyages will include close encounters with nature, scenic sailing through dramatic fjords, late-night departures, overnight stays in storied locations such as Lesund or the Lofoten Islands, and visits to small communities and secluded yachting harbours inaccessible to bigger ships.
“We have hand-picked and curated some of the most breathtaking, inspiring, and unique destinations in the Northern Hemisphere to capture the essence of Norway.” “This is an ideal destination for small-ship experiences, and there is simply no better way to experience Norway’s true beauty than by yachting,” Brynestad added.
As a testament to SeaDream Yacht Club’s profound connection to Norway, the company is proudly led by a Norwegian family owner.
“We take great pride in inviting our guests to explore Norway because this is our home ground.” “With our small-ship approach, we hope to set a good example by promoting a distinct, more sustainable alternative to mass tourism that benefits both our guests and the destinations we visit,” said Brynestad, who was engaged in developing the itineraries.
The newly upgraded SeaDream II will be operating the 2026 season, as it did for the sold-out 2025 voyages. On board, guests can relax and unwind in understated elegance thanks to the award-winning SeaDream service, which includes a 1-1 crew-to-guest ratio, 5-star alfresco dining, and an intimate open-air environment personalised to fulfil the demands of the ultimate yachting experience.
The 2026 season of the SeaDream Yacht Club Norway comprises two unique itineraries:
Six extended 11-day voyages between Oslo and Troms take guests over the Arctic Circle into the land of the midnight sun. Guests will enjoy small communities, close interactions with nature, and in-depth exploration of the Lofoten Islands, including an overnight stay in Reine and outstanding picturesque fjords, including the unusually narrow Trollfjord. Other highlights include the gorgeous towns of Olden, Vik, Rosendal, and Bergen, as well as the famous Danish town of Skagen.
SeaDream Yacht Club will continue to provide the enormously popular 7-day yacht the Norwegian Fjords voyages, following the success of the sold-out 2025 season. These carefully curated itineraries will emphasise the benefits of sailing in some of the world’s most stunning seas – through fjords, inlets, and charming villages. Several late-evening departures provide plenty of time to explore onshore and connect with the villages visited, including Rosendal, Vik, Lesund, and Kalvg. Other highlights include Denmark’s beautiful Vik, Olden, Mly, and Skagen.
Spectacular European Start
Before heading to Norway, SeaDream II starts her 2026 European season with an 8-day voyage via Portugal, Spain, and France. The journey from Lisbon to Bordeaux includes an overnight stop at Vigo, Spain, as well as foodies hotspots Bilbao and San Sebastian, Spain, and the gorgeous maritime resort of Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France.
The 12-night Western Europe & The Kiel Canal cruise departs from Bordeaux and visits small-island yachting sites, including Belle Ile (France), Texel Island (Netherlands), Guernsey and Sark (UK), as well as cities like Antwerp Rotterdam, and Copenhagen. Guests will also transit via the Kiel Canal before arriving in cosmopolitan Oslo, Norway.