Viking River Cruises does not operate in Ireland as of 2015, but it does sail to other parts of the United Kingdom with features that include stops along the eastern coasts of England and Scotland, activities at the ports of call, free Wi-Fi and on-board entertainment. Each of the five cruises to the United Kingdom stops at London, England.
The 29-day Baltic Jewels and the Midnight Sun cruise starts in Stockholm, Sweden and continues to Helsinki, Finland; St. Petersburg, Russia; and Tallinn, Estonia before crossing the Baltic Sea to Gdansk, Poland and Berlin, Germany. The ship stops at several cities along the Norwegian coast, including Honningsvag, where the passengers get to glimpse the Northern Lights. After traversing the Norwegian Sea, the ship makes port at Lerwick, Kirkwall and Edinburgh, Scotland before stopping at London, England. The Into the Midnight Sun cruise contains the same stops as the former cruise without the Baltic Sea visits. It starts in Norway and ends in England.
The Nordic Explorer is a 36-day voyage that starts in Norway, goes though the North Sea and English Channel before taking to the Atlantic Ocean to circumnavigate Spain and Portugal. The ship continues through the Strait of Gibraltar, Mediterranean Sea, Strait of Messina, Adriatic Sea and Ionian Sea before traveling through the Aegean Sea and ending in Istanbul, Turkey. The only U.K. stop is London. The Scandinavia to Spain and Viking Empire cruises also stop only briefly in the United Kingdom at London.