Undiscovered by mainstream tourism, cruising in Norway is truly the best way to experience the paramount beauty of the Fjords.
The cruises that tour the fjords of Norway are truly captivating, exploring natural beauty and breathtaking scenery. A cruise to the Norwegian fjords is a treat of stunning snow capped mountains and ancient glaciers and gives you the opportunity to investigate historical towns and cities. Board a Norwegian cruise of your choice and learn how the sea and harsh coastal conditions have shaped the lives of those living in Norway and Iceland. Fjord cruises overshadow the experiences offered by a land based experience. In fact, the only way to really appreciate and absorb the magic of the fjords is to sail through them.
Appreciate the grandeur of the Norwegian Fjords with their ice-carved inlets and wonderful waterfalls as well as the incredible Midnight Sun with the reflection of light across the North Cape. A cruise through the Norwegian Fjords will lead you to places including Stavanger, Flaam, Hardangerfjord, Geirangerfjord and Bergen. See the brimming Blue Lagoon of Reykjavik, go whale watching in Akureyri or capture the Northern lights in Alta. Cruising the Norwegian fjords offers a wide range of shore excursions to choose from with compelling culture and iconic sights waiting for you at every port of call.
The Nærøyfjord is a fjord in the municipality of Aurland in Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. It is a narrow fjord which is 18 kilometres long but only 500 metres wide in some parts. It is a branch of the much larger Sognefjord. The Nærøyfjord has been rated by the National Geographic Society as the world's number one natural heritage site, and since 2005 it has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A cruise amaongst the Nærøyfjord will give you chance to see traditional Norwegian farms, goats grazing and seals basking on the rocks.
The Sunnylvsfjorden is a fjord in Stranda and Norddal located in the Møre og Romsdal county of Norway. The 26-kilometre long Sunnylvsfjorden is one of the innermost branches of the large Storfjorden. The fjord ranges from 600 to 2,000 metres wide and reaches 452 metres below sea level. The famous Geirangerfjorden branches off to the west from the Sunnylvsfjorden.
Romsdalsfjorden is the ninth longest fjord in Norway and is 88 kilometres in length. It is located in the Romsdal district of Møre og Romsdal county and flows through various municipalities including Midsund, Haram, Vestnes, Molde, Nesset, and Rauma. The deepest point in the fjord is just southwest of the town of Molde. There are various places along the fjord where you can discover more about the stunning location that you are visiting like the Romsdal Museum and on the Raumabanen Railway.Highlights of Romsdalsfjorden
- Journey up to the Varden View Point for a spectacular panoramic view of the Romsdalfjord
- Travel the fjord on board the Raumabanen Railway, complete with photo stops at the most beautiful locations
- Get a guide and try your hand at some skiing on the Romsdal mountains
Torghatten is a granite mountain situated on Torget Island, Norway. This geographic feature is unique in that it contains a hole through its centre created during the Scandinavian ice age. Torghatten stands at 258 metres tall, the tallest point on the island, with the tunnel being 160 metres long. Surrounded by magnificent panoramic views, this destination is a must-see for travellers.Highlights of Torghatten
- The navigable path allows easy walking to the mountain
- A natural path allows walkers to traverse through the tunnel
- Discover the natural beauty of the Norwegian coastline
Innvikfjord is a fjord located in the Stryn municipality, Norway. It has a length of approximately 4.5 kilometres and it is a continuation of the Utvik fjord. National Road 60 runs along the eastern side of the bay, while Highway 613 is found on the western side.
There are some places in the world which are difficult to appreciate due to their rough terrain and spectacularly rugged landscapes. However, when pursued they often turn out to be the most memorable and special experiences of all. A Norway cruise is one such place.
A Norway cruise is, by far, the best way to experience this country’s wondrous natural beauty and stunning cities. How else would you be able to experience the splendour of Oslo, the majesty of the Harangerjord, the great magnificence of Sognefjord, king of the fjords, which lie along the 25,000 kilometres of Norway’s coastline?
Just imagine witnessing the phenomenal Northern Lights while your cruise ship is anchored amongst the majestic fjords or experiencing the Land of the Midnight Sun first-hand from the Lido Deck.
Norway Cruises- Oslo
A Norway cruise will give you the chance to discover Norway’s dynamic capital which hides a vast array of attractions just waiting to be discovered by the curious traveller.
On one of your tour excursions take advantage of the numerous museums, galleries and parks including the Vigelandsparken Sculpture Park with boasts over 212 sculptures by Gustav Vigeland.
Oslo also boasts a rich opera and music tradition and often exhibits performances of the highest class in the marble and glass building in Bjørvika. Oslo masterfully balances bustling city life with an organic natural ambience resulting in an unforgettable cruise waypoint.
Norway Cruises- Bergen and beyond.
When your ship anchors in Bergen you will see why people from all over the World travel there. This beautiful old fishing port with its big old traditional building gives you a true sense of Norway. If you get to spend some time there make sure you eat at one of the amazing restaurants along the sea front, or take the cable car to the top of the mountain. This picturesque city has everything a traveler wants and more.
Many Norway cruises also take in the island of Iceland. You will sail from Norway over to Iceland and experience some of the majestic nature that Iceland has to offer. If its entering one of the numerous Fjords on the East coast, or sailing around to the capital of Reykjavik, you will not be disappointed with the wonders of Iceland.
Excursions onto the mainland are highly recommended. If it’s a short day tour around the Golden Circle, while taking in the geyser and waterfalls, its an option not to miss. Day tours into the lava and ice caves are also a must if you have a little more time on the island.
Whichever options you take, a Norway cruise will be a part of your memory for many years into the future.
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