Scenic Fjords of Norway
Sail to Norway in the summer and immerse yourself in the stunning beauty and soothing tranquillity of the fjords, as Boudicca ventures deep into breathtaking waterways and visits three picturesque ports of call.
Just two days of this cruise will be at sea, so most of your holiday will be spent witnessing the spectacular scenery and incredible natural wonders of the fjordland; either from on board your smaller cruise ship or ashore. First up on your itinerary is a day of mesmerising scenic cruising, taking in the magnificent mountainous landscapes and crashing waterfalls of Lysefjord; sailing into Jøsenfjord and Erfjord for the first time ever on a Fred. Olsen cruise; and gliding through the picturesque Karmsund Strait, a journey larger ships can’t undertake. The next morning you’ll arrive in Rosendal, beautifully framed by a panorama of soaring mountain peaks. The outstanding landscapes of Hardangerfjord will be within easy reach; and you’ll have the chance to join a flightseeing adventure presenting views of the fjord, as well as the striking Folgefonna Glacier. Once back on board Boudicca, be sure to take your place on the open decks to capture the cascading Furebergfossen Waterfall as you deviate down Maurangerfjord. [ReadMore]
A foray into Aurlandsfjord follows, where the idyllic village of Flåm awaits your arrival. Once ashore you can hop aboard the magical Flåmsbana Railway and marvel at the Kjofossen Waterfall, found high in the surrounding mountains; or perhaps enjoy the unspoilt views on offer from the 650-metre high Stegastein Lookout. If you prefer to stay on the water, kayaking is a great way to experience the sheer scale of the majestic landscape. Your final hours of scenic cruising in the fjords are sure to be among your most memorable, sailing the full length of the dramatic, size-restricted Nærøyfjord – rated joint top in National Geographic’s list of natural heritage sites worldwide; closely followed by a relaxing sail of Sognefjord, Norway’s longest and deepest fjord. Finally, before heading home, you’ll visit beautiful Bergen to discover the many highlights of Norway’s second city, including the colourful, UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf, the Troldhaugen Museum and the fantastic funicular railway providing access to the top of Mount Fløyen.