Fjords, Mountains & Glaciers
With five days of this exceptional seven-night cruise being spent in the breathtaking Norwegian fjordland, you’ll board Boudicca knowing you’re in for a holiday packed with stunning sights and memorable experiences. The scenic delights of a variety of picturesque fjords; natural wonders within reach of enchanting fjord villages; and the attractions of Norway’s charming second city all await on this wonderful week away. [ReadMoreMob]
First you’ll have a chance to marvel at extraordinary landscapes during mesmeric scenic cruising of Lysefjord; a feat only managed on smaller ships. Larger vessels are kept away by a bridge at the entrance of Lysefjord, so be sure to make the most of your opportunity to see majestic mountains, cliffs and rugged rock formations in all their glory as you sail the fjord’s glass-like waters. [ReadMoreDesk]There’s incredible scenic cruising of Nordfjord and by the Hornelen sea cliff to experience the following day too, but not until after you have visited one of the fjordland’s most picturesque villages, Olden. Set amongst postcard-perfect scenes of lush-green meadows, babbling brooks and magnificent mountains, Olden is a delight to explore. It’s also your gateway to the gorgeous Oldedalen Valley, the astonishing Briksdal and Kjenndalen glaciers, and the pretty Lovatnet Lake.
A host of highlights are yours to uncover during a call at Flåm, too. During your stop at this beautifully unspoilt village, situated deep within the awe-inspiring Sognefjord, you could opt for a scenic tour that ends with a trip to the 650-metre-high Stegastein Lookout. The views on offer from Stegastein never fail to create everlasting memories. Alternatively, perhaps you’ll choose to take a ride on the iconic Flåmsbana railway, which carves its way through magnificent mountains and by a string of impressive waterfalls. Finally, after an unforgettable evening of scenic cruising in spellbinding Nærøyfjord – one of National Geographic’s top two Natural World Heritage Sites – it is on to Bergen. This historic city boasts a wealth of diverse attractions; from the UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf and the traditional fish market to the fascinating Troldhaugen Museum, which was once the home of legendary Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg. No time in Bergen is complete without riding the Funicular Railway to the top of the magnificent, 320-metre-high Mount Fløyen – among Norway’s most famous attractions – to take in views of the city and its rugged surrounding landscapes.