Fjords, Mountains & Glaciers
A nine-night adventure full of scenic treasures, this cruise on board Boudicca is your chance to experience some of the most incredible natural beauty that Norway’s enchanting fjordland has to offer. Enjoy calls at serene fjord villages and beautiful cities, complemented by hours of mesmerising scenic cruising; every moment you spend on board your ship and ashore will be one to remember.
A stop at Bergen is your chance to uncover the various highlights of this Hanseatic gem. [ReadMoreMob] You may opt to explore the colourful, UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf; learn about the life and works of Edvard Grieg at the Troldhaugen; and even sample Klippfisk at the busy fish market. Be sure to take in the scenic views from atop Mount Fløyen too, whatever you choose to do. From Norway’s second largest city’s it’s on to two tiny fjordland villages. [ReadMoreDesk] In Flåm you can take a ride on the fantastic Flåmsbana railway, which carves it’s way through magnificent mountains and by some of the fjordland’s most impressive waterfalls; or head to the 650-metre-high Stegastein Lookout to marvel at the unspoilt scenery of Sognefjord from above. Then there’s picturesque Hellesylt, starting point for tours to striking natural wonders such as Hellesylt Waterfall, Tystigen Glacier and the Hornindalsvatnet Lake. Your short stop here is sandwiched between unforgettable scenic cruising of both of National Geographic’s top two Natural World Heritage Sites: the size-restricted Nærøyfjord and magnificent Geirangerfjord.
Another gorgeous village awaits within the farthest reaches of the glorious Nordfjord. Charming Olden, surrounded by soaring mountains, dramatic cliffs and lush meadows, is sure to entice you into heading ashore to explore. Venture further than the village itself and there’s much to discover just a short journey away; the astonishing Briksdal Glacier and the Lovatnet Lake are just two of the scenic treasures close-by. A stop at Stavanger follows a relaxing sail back along Nordfjord. Here you could choose to join a boat tour to the spectacular Lysefjord, taking in rugged scenes from glass-like waters; or perhaps spend a relaxing Saturday in the city, where attractions such as the historic Gamla Stavanger district, the Canning Museum and Norway’s fourth largest shopping mall are particular highlights. Finally, your foray into the fjords reaches its conclusion in Hardangerfjord, where Eidfjord will be your gateway to Vøringsfossen – one of Norway’s most famous waterfalls – and Hardangervidda Nature Centre, which offers a fascinating insight into Norwegian nature. A return journey along Hardangerfjord – ‘Queen of the Fjords’ – presents you with a one last opportunity to experience the tranquillity and remarkable beauty of the fjordland.