Norway's Mountains & Scenic Fjords

23rd Jul 2022 7 nights Sails from Newcastle Balmoral L2220
FROM ONLY £1,149 per person
Trollstigen or Trolls Path, Norway Trollstigen or Trolls Path, Norway
FROM ONLY £1,149 per person
FREE On Board Spend up to £100pp plus tips covered

On-board spend/Tips covered offer: applicable to new bookings, made from 16/08/21 onwards, on sailings of up to 19 nights in duration, departing from the UK, between January 2022 and May 2023, excluding cruises L22SN, T2212, & M2223; cruises over 20 nights & Fly-cruises including M2233 are excluded. Free On Board Spend amount is per person (pp), up to two guests per cabin, amount varies per cruise up to £100 pp. E&OE.

Deeper within the fjordland, you’ll get to not only see the natural wonders of Norway’s scenic waterways, but learn of some of their tales and place in local folklore too.[ReadMoreMob] With this in mind, the visits to Andalsnes and Skjolden are bound to be highlights of your adventure; from Skjolden, you could tour to visit the home of the giants at Jutenheimen, while Andalsnes is your gateway to the Trollveggan ‘Troll Wall’ and Trollstigen ‘Troll Road, surrounded by beautiful mountainous scenery.

There’s also a memorable visit to Olden, for chances to go in search of magnificent glacier arms on tour, or perhaps ride the Loen Skylift to the peak of Mount Hoven for unforgettable fjordland views. You can revel in the views from atop Mount Aksla in Alesund, and see mountains, valleys and waterfalls via the Rauma Railway from Andalsnes too. Plus, in typical Fred. Olsen style, you’ll get to experience scenic cruising amongst the rugged landscapes and impressive landmarks, such as Hornelen sea cliff, of incredible waterways including Nordfjord, Sognefjord, Hjorundfjord and Fjaerlandsfjord.

Your Itinerary

  • Sail through size-restricted Fjærlandsfjorden
  • Uncover Norwegian folklore in Jotunheimen from Skjolden
  • Ride the Rauma Railway through fjordland scenery
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Balmoral, carrying up to 1,350 guests is small enough to navigate narrow waterways such as Kiel Canal and bring inspirational sights and experiences closer to you.

Like the rest of the fleet, Balmoral retains a warm, welcoming atmosphere and features comfortable accommodation and lounges, stylish restaurants and plenty of open-deck space.

In recent years, we have seen a new era emerging in cruising.

There is a trend for everything to get bigger and busier, and for a cruise to be seen as an alternative to a large luxury resort, with a limitless flurry of activity. But this is not for us. Find out more 

1. WE ARE PROUD TO SAIL OUR OWN COURSE

We are free to do things a different way because we are family-run. Of course some people enjoy the bigger, busier cruises, but it is not for everyone, and it is not for us. We prefer to do things, 'The Olsen Way'.

2. SMALLER IS BETTER

We have fewer guests, so the atmosphere on board our ships is always warm and civilised. Our smaller ships allow us to visit the more interesting places that the world has to offer.

3. HAND-CRAFTED, NOT MASS PRODUCED

We pride ourselves on putting our all into the Fred. Olsen cruise experience. Our itineraries are created from scratch every year, our service is genuinely personal and each and every area of our ships is designed by hand.