Fjords, Mountains & Glaciers
From on board Black Watch and during your time ashore, you’ll be captivated by classic Norwegian scenery on this spellbinding nine night sailing, as you experience hours of stunning scenic cruising along mesmerising waterways and visit four enchanting fjordland destinations.
After embarking in Liverpool a two-day journey across to Norway affords you time to become acquainted with your smaller, more intimate cruise ship and your fellow guests before venturing into the breathtaking fjords. A scenic cruise of glorious Geirangerfjord en route to Hellesylt ensures an unforgettable start to your epic Norwegian escape, passing by the spectacular Seven Sisters Waterfall. Once docked in Hellesylt the surrounding mountains, valleys and trails will beckon you ashore to explore and discover the beautiful Hellesylt Waterfall, incredible Tystigen Glacier and Hornindalsvatnet, Europe’s deepest lake. A glide along picturesque Sunnylvsfjord, Storfjorden and by Strandafjellet Mountain ends your first day in the fjords in style, as you sail overnight to Olden. From this idyllic village you could take an exhilarating hike to encounter the Jostedalen and Briksdal Glaciers; or visit the extraordinary Lovatnet Lake, before sailing the glass-like waters of Nordfjord and by the soaring Hornelen sea cliff. [ReadMore]
From Flåm you have opportunities to uncover some of the fjordland’s most memorable sights and experiences. You could head to the Stegastein Lookout for unspoilt views of Aurlandfjord’s remarkable landscapes from 650 metres above the fjord; or opt to ride the world-famous Flåmsbana Railway to capture the cascading Kjosfossen Waterfall and much more, high in the surrounding mountains. There’s also the chance to experience kayaking amongst the dramatic scenery of Nærøyfjord, whetting your appetite for a magical scenic cruise of this astonishing size-restricted fjord in the evening. In Bergen – your final Norwegian call – you can wander around the colourful Bryggen Wharf and the bustling fish market; climb Mount Fløyen via the funicular railway and enjoy the views from the top; and stop by Troldhaugen, an interesting museum which was once the home of Edvard Grieg. As you head for home you’ll also take in the rugged scenic landscapes of Scotland’s Shetland Islands with a stop at Lerwick en route back to Liverpool.