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Scenic Norwegian Fjords in Five Nights

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Trollstigen or Trolls Path , Norway Trollstigen or Trolls Path , Norway

23 Aug 2025

Newcastle

5 nights

Balmoral

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Hand-crafted highlights

We’ve designed this cruise to showcase some of Norway’s most awe-inspiring fjordland scenery in just five nights. Highlights include sailing along the picturesque Nordfjord, which stretches from mainland Norway’s westernmost point to the magnificent Jostedalsbreen Glacier. Olden is perfect for immersing yourself in Norway’s cultural concept of outdoor living, known as friluftsliv, with chances to partake in hiking, fishing and kayaking. Meanwhile, Molde invites you to explore via innovative methods of traversing the fjordland, including the scenic Rauma Railway, the iconic Atlantic Ocean Road coastal route, and the legendary mountain pass of Trollstigen, home to the rock formation of Trollveggen.

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Highlights

The landscapes of the fjords

This cruise aboard Balmoral has been designed to showcase the Norwegian Fjords in just five nights. Towering rocks frame serene deep blue waters and showcase the region's amazing natural beauty. The remarkable scenery of lush valleys, towering mountains, and little communities are scattered along the shoreline of the Nordfjord, while Briksdal Glacier is situated within the idyllic surroundings of Olden. From Molde, you'll have the chance to explore the impressive mountain pass of Trollstigen (the Troll path) that twists through eleven hairpin bends up steep mountainsides in Romsdalen Valley.

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Kayaking in the Norwegian fjords

Embrace the Norwegian concept of Frilustliv

The combination of a strong sense of community and the surrounding natural environment greatly influences the Norwegian way of life. With outdoor activities and Friluftsliv at its heart, nature plays a major role. It's about being able to detach from the stresses of daily life and taking in nature without damaging or disturbing it. In light of this, join us on tours to engage with nature and enjoy activities like hiking to Briksdal Glacier with a local expert, fishing or kayaking amidst breathtaking fjordland scenery. 

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Views from the Loen skylift, Norway

Scaling the Norwegian Fjordland

The varied terrain of this region of Norway is made up of steep, narrow fjords, coastal regions, and rugged mountains. The country can experience long winters with a lot of snowfall, which makes it challenging to implement engineering plans that can adjust to the environment. Nevertheless, over time, Norwegian engineers have used ingenuity to reach some of the nation's most isolated places. You will have the chance to examine some of these technical marvels up close during this Balmoral voyage. Take the Loen Skylift in Olden to the summit of Mount Hoven, where you can find immaculate hiking routes and breath-taking panoramic views of the Nordfjord scenery. Meanwhile, from Molde, you can explore the winding Trollstigen mountain pass in the Sunnmøre region, the Rauma Railway as you travel through picturesque valleys and mountains, and the renowned Atlantic Ocean Road.

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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 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.

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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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