Cruising the Fjords of Norway
Spellbinding natural wonders and breathtaking destinations await your discovery as smaller-sized Braemar diverts away from Norway’s well-travelled coastal routes and sails straight into the heart of the fjordland via stunning, size-restricted waterways. With the delights of a collection of spectacular fjords, charming villages and attractive cities to uncover, you’re in for a memorable holiday.
First your ship will stop at Stavanger, from where you can take a scenic boat tour to beautiful Lysefjord. [ReadMoreMob] Opt to join this exhilarating experience and you’ll enjoy a fantastic introduction to the outstanding natural beauty of the fjords, taking in rugged scenes from the glass-like waters. Alternatively, if you prefer, you could choose to stay in Stavanger and discover the attractions of the former ‘European Capital of Culture’. The historic Gamla Stavanger district, the Canning Museum and Norway’s fourth largest shopping mall are particular highlights. [ReadMoreDesk] In pretty Eidfjord there are plenty of unforgettable experiences to choose from. Perhaps you’ll take a tour to see the Vøringsfossen – one of Norway’s most famous waterfalls – in all its tumbling glory; or visit the Hardangervidda Nature Centre for a fascinating insight into Norwegian nature. Back on board Braemar you’ll depart Eidfjord via Hardangerfjord, ‘Queen of the Fjords’, for a wonderful few hours of scenic cruising.
Deep within Nordfjord you’ll call at another of the fjordland’s most picturesque villages, Olden. While enjoying a relaxing stroll through the village is a great way to spend a couple of hours, you may be tempted by chances to go in search of the astonishing Briksdal Glacier or the gorgeous Lovatnet Lake; both of these scenic treasures can be discovered on tours from Olden. A scenic cruise back along Nordfjord will bring sloping green mountains and dramatic cliffs into view, before a sail by Hornelen presents views of Europe’s highest sea cliff. Then the beautiful city of Bergen is the final stop on your itinerary. Attractions here include the famous, UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf, the traditional fish market and the interesting Troldhaugen Museum. The views on offer from the top of Mount Fløyen – reached via the funicular railway – are not-to-be-missed too. For a mesmerising finale to your cruise Braemar will head down Lysefjord before sailing back to you UK, offering you one last opportunity to capture the wondrous natural beauty of this remarkable part of the world.