Scenic Fjords of Norway
Awe-inspiring landscapes and several of Norway’s most beautiful ports await you on this nine-night springtime exploration of the fjordland. There are chances to see gorgeous countryside in seasonal bloom and spectacular natural wonders from the comfort of your ship, while during time ashore you can uncover a wealth of highlights too.
As you head for Norway from Dover you’ll have time to settle in and relax on board Boudicca, anticipating the scenic and cultural delights to come in Bergen – your first port of call – and beyond. [ReadMoreMob]In Bergen you could sample Klippfisk at the famous fish market; explore the iconic UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf; and visit museums such as the Troldhaugen, celebrating the life and works of Edvard Grieg. The views from atop Mount Fløyen, reached via the funicular railway, are not-to-be-missed. [ReadMoreDesk]From Flåm you have an opportunity to embark on another magical railway journey too. Take a ride on the Flåmsbana line and you’ll be presented with unspoilt scenery dominated by magnificent mountains and cascading waterfalls. Alternatively, there are breathtaking views of Sognefjord on offer from the Stegastein Lookout, situated over 2000 feet above the fjord’s glassy waters. Following your stop at Flåm is unforgettable scenic cruising of the incredible Nærøyfjord, one of National Geographic’s top two Natural World Heritage Sites. Be sure to experience the natural beauty of this twisting, narrow waterway from your ship’s open decks.
At Ålesund an appealing collection of art-nouveau architecture is yours to discover if you choose to stroll the pretty pedestrianised streets; although the city views of offer from Mount Aksla may tempt you into taking the 418-step hike to the mountain’s peak. Highly recommended here is a ride on the Rauma Railway, which takes in the Romsdalen Valley and fabled Troll Mountains. Olden is your gateway to a collection of the fjordland’s most spellbinding natural treasures. Perhaps you’ll choose to see the Briksdal Glacier in all its glory on a trek into the Briksdalen Valley; or take a boat tour of the Lovatnet Lake, surrounded by soaring mountains and glistening glacier tongues. Scenic cruising of Nordfjord, Maurangerfjord and Hardangerfjord will captivate and inspire as you sail to Eidfjord; have your camera to hand to capture impressive sights such as the Fureberg Waterfall. From Eidfjord, the Vøringsfossen – one of Norway’s most famous waterfalls – and the Hardangervidda Nature Centre are within reach on tours. Concluding your trip is a stop at Stavanger, a former European Capital of Culture, ensuring a rewarding end to your time in Norway.