It adjoins the Iceland Sea to the west and the Barents Sea to the northeast. In the southwest, it is separated from the Atlantic Ocean by a submarine ridge running between Iceland and the Færøerne Islands. To the North, the Jan Mayen Ridge separates it from the Arctic Ocean.
The Norwegian Sea, the Greenland Sea and the Iceland Sea are sometimes collectively referred to as the Nordic Seas.
Norwegian Sea is also the name of a cruise liner registered with the Bahamas. The ship is 213 m long, has 9 guest decks, a GRT of 42,000 tons and a capacity of about 1,500 passengers. It was formerly named Seaward and launched in 1988.