Fjords, Mountains & Glaciers
Photo opportunities galore await you on this exceptional foray into Norway’s beautifully unspoilt Norwegian fjords. Hours of mesmerising scenic cruising through beautiful waterways and calls at diverse fjordland destinations present opportunities to witness incredible sights from on board smaller-sized Black Watch and during time spent ashore.
You’ll head for Norway from Liverpool via Scotland’s picturesque Shetland Islands.[ReadMoreMob] Stopping at Lerwick will whet your appetite for the exploration to come; you could take tours to discover scenic splendours such as the dramatic coastal landscapes of Northmavine and RSPB Sumburgh Head. Three unforgettable days of fjordland exploration will then begin in beautiful Bergen. This historic, Hanseatic city boasts a wealth of diverse attractions; from the UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf [ReadMoreDesk]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 – one of Norway’s most famous attractions – to take in views of the city and its rugged surrounding landscapes.
From Bergen you’ll sail to Olden, the first of two enchanting fjord villages on your itinerary. Situated deep within Nordfjord, Olden is tucked away between rolling valleys and lush-green meadows, and is your gateway to a plethora of spellbinding natural wonders. You could take an exciting trip to the Briksdalen Valley and marvel at the spectacular Briksdal Glacier; or perhaps join a boat tour of the stunning Lovatnet Lake. Then it’s on to Flåm after departing Olden via the Nordfjord and cruising by imposing Hornelen, Europe’s highest sea cliff. Some of the fjordland’s most memorable experiences await you in Flåm; you could opt for a scenic tour that ends with a chance to admire Sognefjord’s awe-inspiring scenery from the 650-metre-high Stegastein Lookout; or even take a ride on the iconic Flåmsbana railway. The Flåmsbana winds its way through soaring mountains and by a string of impressive waterfalls; be sure to have your camera to hand. Finally, back on board Black Watch, you’ll experience an unforgettable scenic cruise of Nærøyfjord – one of National Geographic’s top two Natural World Heritage Sites – before heading home.