Enter the heart of the fjordland with Fred. Olsen
Fred. Olsen's Norwegian Fjords Cruises are expertly crafted to showcase the very best of this breathtaking part of the world. Making the most of a proud Norwegian heritage and extensive knowledge and experience of this beautiful country, these unforgettable sailings can show you this remarkable region like no other cruise can.
The winding waterways and dramatic landscapes of the Norwegian fjords are best seen from the water and thanks to the smaller dimensions of the four ships in the fleet; Norwegian Fjords Cruises with Fred. Olsen can take you deeper into this spectacular region and bring the awe-inspiring natural wonders and picturesque settlements closer to you.
As you sail these incredible, narrow waterways carved into Norway’s rugged coast, you’ll experience uncanny peace and tranquillity and witness astonishing scenery that can’t be matched anywhere else on earth. With every meander, you’ll discover stunning sights, from soaring snow-capped mountains and cascading waterfalls to lush-green rolling hills and shoreline villages seemingly hidden from the rest of the world.
Top Norwegian Fjords
The Nærøyfjord has been rated joint top in National Geographic’s list of natural heritage sites worldwide: evidence enough that you’re in for something special. At just 250 metres wide at its narrowest point, it’s only accessible to smaller ships like Fred. Olsen’s. The passage through is one of the most dramatic in Europe; each twist and turn gives the impression of heading towards a dead end, which opens up as you turn each corner.
As you make the unforgettable journey along the Lysefjord, only accessible to smaller ships like those in the Fred. Olsen fleet, you’ll be running out of superlatives to describe the incredible scenery that presents itself before you. Look out for the unmistakable Pulpit Rock, a flat-topped cliff with a 604-metre plummet into the fjord below – that’s twice as high as the Shard in London – and the fascinating Kjerag Boulder. Intriguingly wedged in a mountain crevice, this rock has become a popular spot for brave (or foolhardy) tourists to have their photo taken.
Sail along the breathtaking Hardangerfjord. Known as ‘Queen of the Fjords’, it was voted by Norwegians as a top 10 fjord experience. There’s inspirational scenery wherever you look, from towering mountains to shimmering waterfalls, and magical glaciers to idyllic orchards.
Ranked joint top as the best-preserved natural UNESCO site in the world by National Geographic and known as the ‘Jewel of the Fjords’, Geirangerfjord is home to some of
Europe’s most breathtaking scenery. Look out for the abandoned farms and tiny towns clinging to towering cliffs, and tumbling waterfalls such as the Suitor, the Bridal Veil and the Seven Sisters, which splits into seven streams.
'Must-do' experiences ashore
When you’re ashore, the list of ‘must-do’ experiences is almost endless: enjoy a spot of fishing or go kayaking across the glassy waters; venture further into the mountainous landscapes on foot, by bike or even on a unique railway journey; stroll around Hanseatic cities and quaint villages; and much more.
Find your perfect Norwegian Fjords Cruise
Within this page, you’ll find a selection of spectacular Norwegian Fjord Cruises departing from local ports around the UK. Each itinerary has been meticulously planned to give you the best possible holiday experience, with time to relax, time to explore, and time to wonder at the spectacular scenery surrounding you.
So whether you’re embarking on your first cruise to this region or returning for the 100th time, you’ll find that the breathtaking beauty of Fred. Olsen’s homeland is as rewarding as it gets. Take a look at the fantastic selection of Norwegian Fjords Cruises below to see what you can discover with Fred. Olsen.