Discovering Scandinavia's Viking Heritage

16th Aug 2023 9 nights Sails from Rosyth (Edinburgh) Balmoral L2320
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,399 per person
Three swords monument, Stavanger, Norway Three swords monument, Stavanger, Norway
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,399 per person
Enjoy FREE All Inclusive Drinks

These Terms and Conditions are in addition to Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ (FOCL) standard Terms and Conditions which are available here. Both must be read before booking. All offers may be withdrawn or amended at any time without prior notice, cannot be combined, are subject to availability and cannot be applied retrospectively. Cruise descriptions include optional, chargeable experiences that may be enjoyed independently and/or with optional Fred. Olsen Shore Tours. Shore Tours are subject to availability & service operation. Some ports may be at anchor, intermediate days are at sea.
*FREE Drinks package:
is applicable to new bookings only, made between 06/09/22 and 31/10/22 inclusive, for departures of 6 to 16 nights, departing from the UK in 2023, as highlighted on website.  Free drinks upgrade package comprises of selected house beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks – for terms & conditions, see website. Offer excludes saver fares, charters, exclusive sailings, and Tour Operator holidays. Freedom fare terms and conditions apply. Offer is capacity controlled. E&OE.

Visiting destinations chosen for their links to the Vikings, you’re in for a fascinating delve into the history and influences of this legendary era, with many Viking-themed sites and highlights awaiting discovery. In Denmark, you can study the details of five original Viking ships at Roskilde Viking Ship Museum, on tour from Hundested, and explore the fascinating burial grounds of Lindholm Høje during a visit to Aalborg.[ReadMore]

From Denmark its on to Norway, where you’re in for a memorable visit to Oslo. After cruising scenic Oslofjord, past the Olsen family home at Hvitsen, the Norwegian capital is your gateway to the Viking landmarks and burial grounds of Borre National Park. At Stavanger, where Harold Fairhair won the Battle of Hafrsfjord, be sure to visit the Three Swords monument commemorating Fairhair’s victory. You’ll also experience scenic cruising of beautiful, narrow fjords. Finally, back in the UK, learn of Shetland’s Viking heritage and stories of the Up Helly Aa, and see Lindisfarne, the first place the Vikings raided in Britain, from the decks of Balmoral.

Balmoral, carrying up to 1,350 guests is small enough to navigate narrow waterways such as the Kiel Canal, and bring inspirational sights and experiences closer to you.

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