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Undiscovered by mainstream tourism, cruising in Norway is truly the best way to experience the paramount beauty of the Fjords.

Norwegian Fjord Cruises
Cruising the Norwegian Fjords is a truly captivating experience that allows you 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, giving you the opportunity to investigate historical towns like 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 the opportunity to capture the Northern Lights in Alta.
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Travel Tips for Norwegian Fjords

There are some places in the world that 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 cruise through Norway is such an experience.

A Norwegian Fjord cruise is, by far, the best way to discover the country’s wondrous natural beauty and stunning cities.

  • The splendour of Oslo
  • The majesty of the Harangerjord
  • The great magnificence of Sognefjord that lies along 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.

The Best Time to Visit

In order to determine the best time for you to visit Norway and the Fjords, you need to decide what it is you are after:

  • Hiking the stunning Fjords in the summer
  • Skiing and other winter sports that are aplenty here
  • Seeing the Northern Lights

The shoulder seasons – spring and autumn, are, traditionally, less full of tourists but are still full of good weather and sunshine. The average temperature around May-June is 14-18°C, which is pretty warm for Norway.

The summer months – June to August, are the high season here. There are flocks of tourists coming in to Norway. This is also the time to see the Midnight Sun – the further north you are, the more likely you are to see it, so don’t miss out!

Winter – November to April in Norway is the low season for tourism. The days are dark and short, the temperatures are well below zero. However, the Northern Lights are best seen in the colder months, plus, once the snowfall starts around December, the whole country is beautifully picturesque.

Top Ports


A Norway cruise will give you the chance to discover Norway’s dynamic capital, with its vast array of attractions just waiting to be discovered by the curious traveller.

  • Numerous museums
  • Galleries
  • The Vigelandsparken Sculpture Park with over 212 sculptures by Gustav Vigeland
  • Rich opera and music traditions
  • Marble and glass building in Bjørvika

Oslo masterfully balances bustling city life with an organic, natural ambience, resulting in an unforgettable cruise waypoint.


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 traditional buildings gives you the true sense of Norway.

If you get to spend some time there:

  • Eat at one of the restaurants along the sea front
  • Take the cable car to the top of the mountain


Many Norway cruises also include Iceland. Whether 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. Shore excursions onto the mainland are highly recommended.

  • The Golden Circle, along with the geyser and the waterfalls
  • The lava and ice caves

Whichever option you go with, a Norway cruise will stay in your memory forever.


A cruise to Norway is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you are unlikely to forget. The region is famous for so many things, here are just some of them.

Unique Nature

Norway is home to some of the most spectacular landscapes and unique natural phenomenon on the planet. The fjords are the country’s symbol and are considered to be the most beautiful in the world. They cover 10-20 times more area than the ones in New Zealand and are longer and deeper than any other fjords out there.

Seeing the Midnight Sun and the Northern Lights is on most people’s bucket list, and both of these can be experienced in Norway.

With a population density of just 15 people per square kilometre, the region is almost untouched, meaning that there is still heaps to discover and explore.


Norway is just as magnificent when it comes to wildlife. Thanks to its climate, the surrounding waters of the North Atlantic Ocean and the dense forests, the region is inhabited by animals that are unique to Europe.

The Svalbard Archipelago is home to more polar bears than humans, plus a great number of walruses that can also be seen along the shorelines of Longyearbyen, the capital of Svalbard. The arctic fox is hard to spot in the snow, but rest assured, there are plenty of them around. Reindeer, elk, the Eurasian lynx, orca and humpback whales and puffins are just some of the other species you are likely to see on your visit to Norway.

Viking Legends

There is a great array of Viking experiences spread out all over Norway, so wherever your cruise holiday takes you, make sure you enjoy at least one of them.

Once re-opened (in 2025-2026) after the reconstruction, the Viking Ship Museum just outside Oslo’s city centre will be at the top of the list. The museum features three of the best preserved Viking ships in the world, Oseberg, Tune and Gokstad.

Explore Stavanger’s Viking House that re-creates the way the Vikings lived with the help of VR technology. Discover the Viking village Njardarheimr near Flam where the real 400 Vikings still living here will show you around.

The Sami Culture

Sami people are the famous reindeer-herders of the Arctic region and around 40,000 of them, so half of the total population, live in Northern Norway. Their historic land, Sapmi stretches along the northern parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia.

Visit around the 6 February and you’ll get to celebrate the Sami Peoples Day, where the indigenous people wear their traditional clothes – Gakti, eat typical dishes made of fish, game, reindeer, berries and herbs and proudly fly their own flag.

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Expert tips for cruising the Norwegian Fjords

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Norway and its fjords offer everything it takes to be a top-class cruise destination. Expect stunning natural scenery, complete with waterfalls, glaciers, fishing villages, snow-capped mountain peaks and much more. Cunard and Silversea are two very well-known cruise lines that have year-round voyages to the region.

What better way is there to have a fantastic view of the fjords than on a cruise? Passengers can also benefit from a number of exciting shore excursions which help to create a unique holiday experience.