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Springtime Norwegian Fjords & the Faroes


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View of the  Briksdal glacier, Norway View of the  Briksdal glacier, Norway
24 Apr 2025
8 nights

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Hand-crafted highlights

This springtime sailing has been planned to offer you the chance to experience the magnificent fjord landscapes of Norway as the snow melts and waterfalls are at their most powerful. Åndalsnes is your gateway to the Rauma Railway and the rugged, mountainous landscapes of the Romsdalen Valley, while in Ålesund, you could opt to take a boat tour along the Hjørundfjord, which meanders through the wild mountain ranges of the Sunnmøre Alps, or climb to the top of Mount Aksla for spectacular views across the surrounding fjords. After sailing along picturesque Nordfjord, Bolette will call into Olden, where you can enjoy tours to the Briksdal Glacier or the Loen Skylift, one of the world’s steepest cable cars. Immerse yourself in spending time outdoors and connecting with nature by enjoying kayaking on serene fjords past towering cliffs and tiny fjord-side villages, fishing in crystal-clear waters surrounded by cascading waterfalls, or going in search of wildlife like elusive reindeer or majestic eagles.



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Mountain village of Olden, Norway

Encounter beautiful fjord landscapes

Your cruise aboard Bolette will take you on a breathtaking journey through some of Norway's most outstanding fjords, where serene waters meander through steep mountains to where hidden towns and villages sit along the water's edge, surrounded by green hills and glaciers. Picturesque Nordfjord and Innvikfjord are home to powerfall waterfalls that cascade down mountainsides, with towering peaks rising above the fjords, while, from Ålesund, the sheer cliffs of the Sunnmøre Alps dominate the horizon with their snow-capped peaks glistening in the sun as they begin to melt. Briksdal Glacier, which can be reached from Olden, has sculpted the land into an icy curtain, which can be explored on a tour with a knowledgeable local guide who will assist you with witnessing the glacier from the very best viewpoint.

Kayaking in the Norwegian fjords

Spend time in nature 

The concept of friluftsliv - spending time outdoors and connecting with nature - is a way of life in Norway, whatever the weather may be or whichever season it is. Being surrounded by nature can improve your mental and physical wellbeing significantly, and during the springtime, as waterfalls melt and become more powerful, and the fields and orchards are awash with bright colours, there's never been a better time to experience friluftsliv for yourself. Join a tour from Alesund to the summit of Mount Aksla on this Norwegian Fjords cruise to enjoy the views of the Sunnmøre Alps across the surrounding fjords, or go kayaking on the tranquil waters of Nordfjord from Olden. Relax in a sheltered spot with your favourite drink as the sun warms you, against a solveggen (sun wall), as every Norwegian cabin has the perfect wall for lounging in the sun, while in Tórshavn in the Faroe Islands, you may wish to go on a hike where you'll witness fascinating scenery and rock formations. 


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Life On Board

Introducing Bolette

With just 690 cabins Bolette fits perfectly in our fleet of smaller ships. With her warm, welcoming atmosphere, timeless style, and classic open deck spaces providing a place to fully immerse yourself in the magic of ocean cruising.

Bolette in Olden, Norway
Bolette at sunrise


Bolette is one of the largest ships, by overall size, in our fleet. With its warm, welcoming atmosphere and timeless style, and classic open deck spaces providing a place to fully immerse yourself in the magic of ocean cruising, Bolette is very much in keeping with what our guests have come to expect from a Fred. Olsen ship.

690 cabins
1,338 guests
657 crew
62,735 GT
24.5kts max speed
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Our Signature Experiences

To make your experience even more special, our Journey Planners have designed a unique programme of Signature Experiences which will allow you to discover real insights about the culture and nature of the places we are visiting, so you can arrive in each destination fully prepared to get the most out of your visit.

Itinerary Insights

We have carefully curated a programme of events to give you a deeper understanding of each of the destinations you will be visiting

Scenic Discoveries

Our Scenic Discoveries are designed to allow you to enjoy seeing the world from the unique perspective of our ships

The Ship and the Sea

Maritime is in our DNA - our history in shipping goes back almost 200 years

The Sky at Sea

There’s very little in the natural world more beautiful than a clear night sky, sunrise or sunset seen at sea

Treats of the Region

We love to bring a taste of the region's food, drink, local tastes and culinary traditions to life on board

Sample Shore Tours

At each port of call on your cruise, we carefully research and hand pick Shore Tour options for you, designed for you see as many of the world's best destinations as possible.

Below, you will find some sample Shore Tours which will give you an example of what to expect on your cruise. Your Shore Tours will be available to book approximately 8-13 weeks prior to departure via your My Cruises account.

 Catch your Own Crayfish

Catch Your Own Crayfish

After speeding across the beautiful Nordfjord on a RIB ride to the crayfish pots, help your skipper draw them in before cooking them ashore and enjoying them with bread and wine.



Spectacular View from the look out point at Loen skylift

Lovatnet Lake Cruise with Loen Skylift

Travel to Loen to enjoy a peaceful cruise on the waters of Lovatnet Lake, where you can take in the views of Ravnefjellet, as your vessel makes its way to Sande to board the cable car ride to the top of Mount Hoven.



Briskdal Glacier with a Local Expert

Briksdal Glacier Hike with a Local Expert

This tour allows you to accompany a local expert graduate in geomorphology, who has worked as a glacier guide at the site, on a visit to view this famous glacier arm.



Rauma Railway

Rauma Railway

Journey through the Romsdalen Valley on the Rauma Railway, admiring towering mountains, plummeting waterfalls and sights such as the Kylingbru Bridge, Trollveggen Cliff and the emerald green Rauma River.



Atlantic Ocean Road

Atlantic Ocean Road

Embark on an adventurous drive along the Atlantic Ocean Road - considered to be one of the most scenic road trips in the world. The twisting road rises and falls, linking numerous islets along the coastline, earning the name ‘The Road in the Ocean’.




Trollstigen & Trollveggen

Head into the majestic Romsdal Mountains to view one of the most difficult rock climbs in the world - Trollveggen, before zigzagging up to viewing platforms perched high in the mountains to hover 200m above the Trollstigen Road.



Views of Alesund from Mount Aksla, Norway

Hiking Aksla

Embark on a scenic hike to Mount Aksla, starting from the quayside through Alesund’s town center to the trailhead. Reach Rundskue lookout at 195 meters for breathtaking views, then continue to Fjellstua viewpoint for a glimpse of the Sunnmøre Alps.



Hjørundfjord Cruise

Hjørundfjord Cruise

The Hjørundfjord cuts through some of the wildest mountain ranges in Norway, known as the Sunnmøre Alps. From the comfort of a vintage boat, admire views of mountains and fjords at their most spectacular.



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Vestmanna Sea Cliffs

Embark on a scenic boat cruise to the famous Vestmanna Sea Cliffs to admire the stunning, weather-beaten cliff formations and the birds who call the cliffs home.



Your Guest Speakers

We’ve arranged for some wonderful guest speakers to join us for this cruise. They will be delivering a programme of insightful talks and activities to deepen your cultural, artistic and historical understanding of the destinations we will be exploring, well as helping you to enjoy the natural beauty of the places we visit.

David Nikel

David Nikel

Having lived in Norway since 2011, David has grown his website into one of the biggest language resources for those visiting or moving to Norway. He will be on hand throughout the cruise delivering a series of talks on all things Norwegian.

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Treats & Pastimes

In addition to our Signature Experiences, we have a selection of lovely Treats & Pastimes for you to enjoy when on board. Just check your Daily Times each day for full details.

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Cabins, Prices & Offers

Cabin Options On Your Cruise

* Prices correct as of 05:00 16/06/2024, based on the lowest available Cruise Only fare, and on two people sharing a twin cabin. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

* Prices correct as of 05:00 16/06/2024, based on the lowest available Cruise Only fare, and on sole occupancy. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

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Balcony Junior Suite (BJ)

Bolette's Balcony Junior Suites have a private balcony and sitting/bedroom area.

Freedom Fare From £2,799 pp
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Balcony Junior Suite Wheelchair Adapted (BJD)

Bolette's Balcony Junior Adapted Suites have a balcony and sitting/bedroom area.

Freedom Fare From £2,799 pp
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Balcony Suite (BS)

Located on deck 6, Bolette's Balcony Suites have a private balcony

Freedom Fare From £2,899 pp
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Premier Suite (PS)

Bolette’s Premier Suites are located on Deck 7, and have a private balcony.

Freedom Fare From £3,699 pp
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Premier Suite Wheelchair Adapted (PSD)

Bolette's Premier Adapted Suites are spacious and stylish, and located on deck 7.

Freedom Fare From £3,699 pp
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Olsen Suite (OW)

The Olsen Suite is the largest suite on Bolette, with a private balcony and sitting area.

Freedom Fare From £4,699 pp
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What's Included


As well as our Signature Experiences, there are a host of other treats to enjoy on board our ships.

  • À la carte breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Daily buffet dining options
  • Late night Supper Club
  • Afternoon tea
  • Self-service tea & coffee
  • In-cabin dining & snacks
  • Evening shows
  • Live music & dancing
  • Dance classes
  • Lectures & talks
  • Cookery demonstrations
  • Traditional deck games
  • Daily games & quizzes
  • Swimming Pools
  • Jacuzzis
  • Fitness Centre
  • Fitness Classes

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