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Scenic Norwegian Fjords in Five Nights

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Beautiful views of Hardangerfjord, Norway Beautiful views of Hardangerfjord, Norway

02 Aug 2025

Rosyth

5 nights

Balmoral

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Hand-crafted highlights

Journey among mountainous landscapes as Balmoral glides along Norway’s serene, narrow fjords. You’ll spend a day in Ulvik, reached via Ulvikafjord, and cruise the ‘Queen of the Fjords’, Hardangerfjord, with its cascading waterfalls and orchard-covered valleys. You can embrace the essence of friluftsliv – the Nordic pursuit of getting outdoors – with plenty of opportunities for kayaking, hiking, foraging and birdwatching amidst breathtaking scenery. Haugesund is ideally placed for unearthing fascinating Viking history on a visit to Avaldsnes. This pivotal hub is home to a medieval church and the iconic Haraldshaugen monument, which epitomises Norway’s Norse seafaring legacy.

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Highlights

Fjord Landscapes & Mountains

Balmoral will sail deep into the fjords of Norway for your Norwegian Fjords cruise, where you will see breath-taking mountainous scenery, tranquil rivers, and thunderous waterfalls, framed by verdant meadows and charming villages strewn along the shores of the calm, blue waters of Hardangerfjord. Surrounded by lush scenery and high mountains, Ulvik is renowned for its flourishing fruit orchards, while the remarkable Vøringfossen waterfall can also be reached from here. Located in the Måbødalen valley, the waterfall cascades 182 meters down sheer cliff faces, producing a breathtaking show of mist and spray that is audible and seen from a great distance.

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Kayaking in the Norwegian fjords

Friluftsliv

By emulating an open-air lifestyle, the Norwegian concept of Friluftsliv represents a cultural and philosophical love for connection with nature. Engaging in outdoor pursuits like hiking and fishing is common throughout the year, encouraging a positive bond with the environment. There will be many chances for you to do this on this cruise; you can go foraging with a local guide, take a rewarding hike across the fjordlands to see the views from a different angle, or take a leisurely kayak ride across the glassy waters of Hardangerfjord.

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Haraldshaugen monument

Engaging Viking History

King Harald Fairhair, who held the throne for about 60 years and is recognised as the first Viking King of Norway, was born in the village of Avaldsnes, which lies close to Haugesund. He is credited with uniting the country into a single kingdom following his victory in the Battle of Hafrsfjord, and the most significant royal seat was thought to be in Avaldsnes, where King Harald felt safest as he grew older. He is said to have been laid to rest at the Haraldshaugen Monument, which lies close to Avaldsnes Village and Karmøy Island, two historically significant and culturally rich areas of Norway. Also near Avaldsnes is the medieval church of St. Olaf's, built around 1250 and is well worth exploring.

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Life On Board

Introducing Balmoral

Beautiful Balmoral is small enough to navigate some of Europe’s most picturesque waterways so guests can enjoy hours of scenic cruising. Balmoral retains a warm, civilised atmosphere and features comfortable accommodation, stylish restaurants and plenty of open deck space.

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Fred. Olsen ship Balmoral sailing at dawn

Balmoral

Beautiful Balmoral is small enough to navigate Europe’s most picturesque waterways so guests can enjoy hours of scenic cruising. Balmoral offers a warm, civilised atmosphere and features comfortable accommodation, stylish restaurants and plenty of open-deck space.

710 cabins
1,325 guests
551 crew
43,537 GT
16kts max speed
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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 03:00 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 03:00 19/04/2024, 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)

Balmoral's Balcony Junior Suites have a large cabin area and private balcony

Freedom Fare From £1,899 pp
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Superior Suite (SS)

Located on decks 9 & 10, Superior Suites have a balcony and large cabin area

Freedom Fare From £2,099 pp
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Marquee Suite (MS)

Situated on deck 10, Marquee Suites have a private balcony and large cabin area

Freedom Fare From £2,499 pp
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Premier Suite (PS)

Located on deck 10, Premier Suites have a private balcony and large cabin area

Freedom Fare From £2,799 pp
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Owner's Suite (OW)

Exclusive Suite - please call for more details

Freedom Fare From £3,299 pp
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Cruise Offers

FREE On Board Spend   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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