Scenic Summertime Norwegian Fjords

19th Jul 2023 8 nights Sails from Liverpool Borealis S2313
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,299 per person
The Pulpit rock, Norway The Pulpit rock, Norway
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,299 per person

Journeying into some of the region’s most spectacular waterways in the summer presents you with opportunities to see, experience and fully appreciate the natural wonder of Norway’s fjordland. On board Borealis, see towering mountains and cliffs – including the famous Pulpit Rock – on your diversion into Lysefjord; sail Hardangerfjord and Maurangerfjord, amongst their verdant, forested hills and mountainous valleys; and gaze up at the soaring peaks that flank narrow, UNESCO-listed Naeroyfjord. During your time in Maurangerfjord, you’ll witness the tumbling, crashing waters of Furebergfossen too.[ReadMore]

Unforgettable sights and experiences also await your discovery ashore. Within Hardangerfjord, a visit to Eidfjord is a chance to explore the fjord’s flora-rich orchards and sample some of the sweet juices and ciders crafted from the fruits, and to the see the scenery from the different perspective on a kayaking adventure. Meanwhile, at Flåm, A ride on the Flåmsbana Railway, regarded as one of the best train journeys on earth, is highly recommended to see imposing mountains and crashing waterfalls up-close for unmissable photo opportunities. Time at Haugesund could be spent delving into the village’s Viking history, and explore the surrounding Haugesundet countryside, though you may opt to take a trip up Langfossen – regarded as Norway's best waterfall – on a tour.

In recent years, we have seen a new era emerging in cruising.

There is a trend for everything to get bigger and busier, and for a cruise to be seen as an alternative to a large luxury resort, with a limitless flurry of activity. But this is not for us. Find out more 

1. WE ARE PROUD TO SAIL OUR OWN COURSE

We are free to do things a different way because we are family-run. Of course some people enjoy the bigger, busier cruises, but it is not for everyone, and it is not for us. We prefer to do things, 'The Olsen Way'.

2. SMALLER IS BETTER

We have fewer guests, so the atmosphere on board our ships is always warm and civilised. Our smaller ships allow us to visit the more interesting places that the world has to offer.

3. HAND-CRAFTED, NOT MASS PRODUCED

We pride ourselves on putting our all into the Fred. Olsen cruise experience. Our itineraries are created from scratch every year, our service is genuinely personal and each and every area of our ships is designed by hand.

Borealis, like her sister ship Bolette, has capacity for less than 1,400 guests but is larger in overall size than the other vessels in the Fred. Olsen fleet. This means when you come on board for a memorable cruise holiday, to relax and enjoy a premium level of comfort – as well as our renowned personal service – in the elegant public areas, lounges, bars and dining venues, you have even more space in which to do so.

With its warm, welcoming atmosphere and timeless style, and classic open deck spaces providing a place to fully immerse yourself in the magic of ocean cruising, Borealis is very much in keeping with what our guests have come to expect from a Fred. Olsen ship.