Norwegian Fjord Cruises
Undiscovered by mainstream tourism, cruising in Norway is truly the best way to experience the paramount beauty of the Fjords.
Cruising the Norwegian fjords is a truly captivating and life changing experience that allows passengers to observe some of the most breathtaking wildlife in the world. A Norwegian fjords cruise is a treat of stunning snow capped mountains and ancient glaciers and gives you the opportunity to investigate historical towns and cities such as Flåm and Olden. Learn how the sea and harsh coastal conditions have shaped the lives of those living in Norway. Uncover the magic of the land, where time moves at its own pace. In fact, the best way to really appreciate and absorb the beauty of the fjords is to enjoy a combination of cruising and shore excursions
Appreciate the grandeur of the Norwegian Fjords with their ice-carved inlets and wonderful waterfalls such as Furebergsfossen as well as the incredible Midnight Sun with the reflection of light across the North Cape. A cruise through the Norwegian Fjords will send you to exciting places including Stavanger, Flåm, Hardangerfjord, Geirangerfjord and Bergen. Enjoy one in a lifetime moments such as the opportunity to 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 at every port of call.
Norway's second city, Bergen is an old Hanseatic city, often referred to as 'the gateway to the fjords'. Bergen has been named as a Euopean 'City of Culture' and is also a UNESCO World Heritage site, providing the perfect combination of historical landmarks and modern culture. The city itself is surrounded by seven mountains, a unique trait which adds to the charm of the city. The annual Bergen International Festival is one of the country's most impressive events and adds to Bergen's reputation of being a 'City of Culture'.
Alesund is a Norwegian port town located in the North-West, which owes much of its architectural prowess to the fact that it had to be rebuilt anew in 1904 in Art Nouveau style after a big fire outbreak. The mountain of Aksla is where the best views in town can be enjoyed from. The mountain has 418 steps which lead to the town park. Ålesund is a good base for trips to the surrounding fjords such as the Geirangerfjord
Stavanger is a former 'European Capital of Culture' located near the world-renowned Preikestolen, otherwise known as the 'Pulpit Rock'. Pulpit Rock, is arguably Norway's most picturesque spot, towering approximately 604 above the Lysfjord. The Old part of Stavanger, located West of Vågen, is known for the large number of 18th Century buildings, mainly wooden cottages which have been beautifully preserved and are definitely worth a visit. There is also an increasing number of art galleries and workshops opening up in this area, contributing to Old Stavanger fast becoming a trendy spot.
Flåm is a small Norwegian village located near the Sognefjord, with an approximate population of 450. Flåm is located at the innermost part of the Aurlandsfjord. Flåm has become somewhat renowned due to the location of the village amongst mountains and the fjords. The Flam Railway has been rated amongst one of the most scenic rail journeys in the world and offers a fascinating mountain landscape in addition to thundering waterfalls The nearby Stegastein viewpoint is another is a popular tourist stop and offers unrivalled scenery of the fjords. .
Honningsvåg is located in the Norwegian muncipality of Nordkapp. The location of Honningsvåg just 40 miles from the North Cape makes the area a very popular visting point. Honningsvåg also lays claim to the fact that it is the Europe's northernmost village. A visit to the North Cape is highly recommended as stunning views await During the summer months, the harbour of the village is a focal point for many cruise ships. There is a tourism office located in Honningsvåg where vistors can find out information about upcoming events as well as receive assistance with excursion planning.
Tromsø is the largest city located in the north of Norway. Tromsø is a popular spot for viewing the famous Northern Lights between September and April. The city is also the home of the most northernmost botanic gardens in the world. The location of Tromsø makes it the perfect place for outdoor activities and is a popular starting point of journeys to the Artic Cirlce, as the city is located about 350 km north of the circle. By night, this little city comes alive, offering a wide variety of restaurants offering fresh Arctic produce, in addition to a large number of bars and cultural events.
At the end of the Norwegian Geirangerfjord lies the charming little village of Geiranger. The proximity of the village to the fjord allows for truly breathtaking scenery views, which has resulted in the village of Geiranger being named as a top destination in Scandinavia. Since 2016, visitors to the area have been able to enjoy the views of from a height, the highest fjord view in Europe! There are also numerous ways to explore the area, such as by bike, kayak or by hiking.
Eidfjord is a small town that sits at the end of the Eid Fjord, the innermost branch of the fourth longest fjord in the world: the breathtaking Hardangerfjord. The Norwegian town is also located on the Hardangervidda, the largest mountain plateau in Europe. As the town offers both the water and the mountains, visitors have a wide range of outdoor activities to choose from, whether it be swimming and fishing or hiking and cycling.
Trondheim is Norway's third largest city and the country's historic capital. The city is incredibly picturesque, featuring Europe's northernmost Gothic Cathedral, wide streets, numerous museums and Scandinavia's largest wooden palace. The area around the city offers a wealth of wilderness to explore - mountains, lakes, a river, skiing trails and much more. There is a lot of emphasis on food in Trondeim, above all on locally sourced produce.
Molde is a city located on the northern shore of Romsdalsfjord in Norway. This student city is also known as the "Town of Roses" for its mild climate, fertile soil and rich vegetation. Architecturally unexciting, Molde more than makes up for it in landscapes - think New Zealand's Fiordland National Park. Go up to the Verden overlook to enjoy the beautiful view of Molde, the fjord and the famous Molde panorama with its snow peaks. Cultural happenings like the Molde International Jazz festival and an international literature festival take place every year.
Olden is a small village located on the southern shore of the Nordfjorden in Norway. The traditional houses scattered throughout the village and the surrounding scenery make Olden worth a visit. The village centre is just ten minutes walk away from the quay, here you will find cute little cafes, a grocery store and a post office. Olden is one of the country's most popular cruise ship stop-offs and also serves as a gateway for people travelling to Brikdalsbreen Glacier.
Kristiansand is located on Norway's North Sea coast. This region of Norway is known for its beautiful landscape. The city has many attractions such as the Christian Holm Fort from 1667.
Kristiansund is a Norwegian city, made up of a number of islands. The city can be found along the North Sea Coast. Kristiansund is a Norwegian food capital and Norwegian specialties such as bacalao, klippfish and fishnan can be found in many local eateries. Freikollen Mountain, the area's tallest mountain offers stunning views over Kristiansund as well as the fjords and other mountain peaks. The city is known for the colourful houses which line the streets surrounding the harbour of Kristiansund.
Hammerfest is a city located on the northwestern coast of Norway. For a long time, Hammerfest was the northernmost city in the world. Today, its slogan is still "the most northern town in Europe". Hammerfest is a great starting point for an outdoor adventure. The landscapes surrounding it - impressive mountains and sandy beaches - are beautiful. Fishing is another attraction of the area around the city, the numerous lakes and rivers are full of top notch quality trout and char.
The Hardanger fjord is about 160 km long and lies on the southwestern coast of the Atlantic in Norway. The island is in the middle of the fjord Varaldsøy. The province around the Hardanger fjord is county of Hordaland. The deepest part of the Hardanger fjord is 725 m deep.
Norway Cruises from OsloA 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 from Bergen and beyondWhen 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. To speak to one of our Norway cruises experts, call our team now, or search only and find the best option for you.
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