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Summertime Norwegian Fjords

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Nordfjord, Norway Nordfjord fjord, mountains, forest and glacier, Norway

14 Aug 2024

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8 nights

Borealis

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Hand-crafted highlights

We have planned this cruise to Norway during summertime to make the most of the longer daylight hours, with hours of scenic sailing along some of the most picturesque fjords, including Nordjord, Hardangerfjord & Nærøyfjord, whose glassy waters are flanked by towering cliffs adorned with cascading waterfalls. In Flåm, you could join a boat tour along the UNESCO-listed Nærøyfjord or ride the Flåm Railway, regarded as one of the best train journeys on Earth. Eidfjord is your gateway to Hardangervidda – the largest mountain plateau in northern Europe – and the Vøringfoss Waterfall, while in Bergen, you can hike atop Mount Fløyen with a local. Several Scenic Discoveries feature too, including Maurangerfjord – courtesy of a special diversion to see the sprawling Fureberg Waterfall.

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Highlights

Discover beautiful fjord landscapes

On this cruise aboard Borealis, join us as we discover the beauty of our homeland's fjord landscapes. From Flåm, enjoy a scenic cruise along Nærøyfjord, where you’ll have the opportunity to take in views of towering mountains, cascading waterfalls, and tiny villages dotted alongside the water's edge. From Olden, experience the awe-inspiring Briksdal Glacier, whose bright blue hues shimmer between the deep gorges of rugged mountains, while Nordfjord is home to lush valleys and Europe's highest cliff, Hornelen. Borealis will take you on a diversion into Maurangerfjord so that you can experience the thundering beauty of Fureberg Waterfall from the unique position of being on board your cruise ship. Each fjord you visit offers sheer cliffs, crystal clear waters and luxurious landscapes, telling stories of ancient ice ages and geological wonders.  

View from Mount Floyen

Experience outdoor living

The Norwegian concept of outdoor living and spending time outside is known as Friluftsliv, and encompasses a lifestyle of connecting with nature through being active. With this in mind, join us on tours to hike through rugged landscapes, such as climbing to the summit of Mount Fløyen in Bergen for outstanding views across the fjords below and along tree-lined paths, en route to a local farm to discover more about rural life and practices in Norway; or from Flåm, enjoy a scenic train journey on the famous railway before a thrilling bike ride down the mountain, through the spectacular Flåmsdalen Valley, and past cascading waterfalls. You will also have the opportunity to go kayaking, explore the Hardanger Juice and Cider Factory in Eidfjord, or try your hand at crayfishing. 

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Life On Board

Introducing Borealis

Sister ship to Bolette, Borealis is perfectly suited for enjoying scenic cruising of the world's lesser-known waterways. From cruising past remarkable landscapes and historical sites to capturing the beauty of the natural world. 

Borealis at sea at sunset
Borealis at sea at sunset

Borealis

Sister-ship to Bolette, Borealis is perfectly suited for taking guests on a journey around the globe, enabling more exploration in more exciting ports. Her smaller size, spacious public areas, open deck spaces and impressive array of restaurants make her perfect for longer voyages, and shorter journeys alike.

702 cabins
1,360 guests
662 crew
61,849 GT
25kts max speed
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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.

Voringfoss Waterfall, Norway

Norwegian Nature Centre & Vøringsfossen Waterfall

Experience the Hardangervidda National Park whilst learning about its climate and environment through interactive displays and exhibitions at the Norwegian Natura Centre. Continue to Hardangervidda mountain plateau to view the beautiful Vøringsfossen.

££££

Eidfjord

Kayaking through Eidfjord

Eidfjord Kayaking

Enjoy the unique opportunity to view Eidfjord and the surrounding landscape from a unique perspective on this tour. During your time on the water, you can learn about the creation of the fjord landscape from your instructor whilst gliding across the glassy waters.

££££

Eidfjord

Hardangerfjord, Norway

RIB on the Hardangerfjord

Embark on a scenic RIB cruise along the ‘Queen of the Fjords’, Hardangerfjord. Joined by a knowledgeable guide, you will gain an insight into the spectacular surroundings while you admire towering mountains, waterfalls, orchards, charming villages and an array of bird species.

££££

Eidfjord

View from Mount Floyen, Bergen Norway

Introduction to Bergen & Mount Fløyen

Embark on a scenic drive through Bergen, passing landmarks like King Håkon’s Hall, Rosenkratz Tower, and Bryggen Wharf. Reach the lower funicular station of Mount Fløyen and await the carriage, which swiftly ascends to the summit 400m above sea level in just eight minutes.

££££

Bergen

Hiking Like a Local

Hiking Like a Local

Walk to Bryggen, Bergen's UNESCO-listed Heritage Site, before ascending to the summit of Mount Fløyen on the funicular train. After a hike to the top of Mount Sandviken, descend into the valley to Øvre Eide Farm for a taste of creamy fish soup.

££££

Bergen

An Insight into Rural Life

An Insight into Rural Life

Gain an insight into life on a traditional Norwegian farm in Bergen with a visit to Øvre Gard Farm. This family-run farm dates back to the 16th century and has a rich and varied history.

££££

Bergen

 Flam Railway

Flåm Railway & Cycling

Enjoy a ride on Flåmsbana, considered one of the world’s most beautiful train journeys, taking you from the crystalline fjord, past sparkling blue rivers and the Kjosfossen Waterfall up to the mountain peaks. Afterwards, you will embark on a thrilling bike ride back down the mountain while admiring views of the Flåmsdalen Valley and cascading waterfalls.

££££

Flåm

 Holo Mountain Farm

Holo Mountain Farm

Enjoy a visit to Holo Mountain Farm to meet the owner Gry, and learn all about the history of the farm, meet her animals and discover why she decided to live here.

££££

Flåm

 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.

££££

Olden

Breathtaking views of Kjenndalen Glacier over the Lovatnet Lake Cruise

Kjenndalen Glacier & Lovatnet Lake

Travel through the wild, winding roads of the Kjenndalen Valley and view the magnificent Kjenndalen Glacier, Next, you will enjoy some refreshments at the Kjenndalen Mountain Lodge before enjoying a tranquil cruise on Lovatnet Lake.

££££

Olden

Briskdal Glacier with a Local Expert

Briksdal Glacier Hike With a Local Expert

This special tour affords you the opportunity 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.

££££

Olden

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.

Julie Ackroyd
Vikings

Dr. Julie Ackroyd FHEA

As we explore Norway together, Historian Dr. Julie Ackroyd will be joining us on board to deliver a series of insightful talks on the region’s rich Viking heritage.

Geology

Martin Lee

Martin has a degree in Geology, been on 3 expeditions to Norway and visited the country many times since. He will be joining us to provide us an understanding of the geology and origins of the Norway's fjords. 

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 16:00 19/04/2024, 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 16:00 19/04/2024, based on the lowest available Cruise Only fare, and on sole occupancy. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

Cabin Grades

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Balcony Junior Suite (BJ)

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

Freedom Fare From £2,899 pp
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Balcony Junior Suite Wheelchair Adapted (BJD)

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

Freedom Fare From £2,899 pp
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Balcony Suite (BS)

Located on decks 6 & 7, Borealis' Balcony Suites have a private balcony.

Freedom Fare From £2,999 pp
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Premier Suite (PS)

Borealis' Premier Suites are located on Deck 7, and have a private balcony.

Freedom Fare From £3,799 pp
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Premier Suite Wheelchair Adapted (PSD)

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

Freedom Fare From £3,799 pp
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Olsen Suite (OW)

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

Freedom Fare From £4,899 pp
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Cruise Offers

FREE On Board Spend   Saver Fare
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Free Parking Offer   Freedom Fare

What's Included

SO MUCH ALREADY 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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