Spellbinding Fjords of Norway

4th Aug 2020 7 nights Sails from Dover Boudicca D2020
FROM ONLY £1,099 per person
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FROM ONLY £1,099 per person

With four days to explore a land of beautiful waterways, awe-inspiring natural wonders and enchanting towns, cities and villages, you’ll spend most of this seven-night cruise reaping the rich rewards of Norway’s spellbinding fjords. From shifting glaciers and tumbling waterfalls to famous scenic railways and fascinating historic sites, highlights aplenty await your discovery.

Visiting Bergen affords you an opportunity to revel in this Hanseatic city’s plethora of authentic experiences and diverse attractions. [ReadMoreMob]You’ll find a mix of galleries and museums, including the Troldhaugen – the former home of legendary composer Edvard Grieg, and famous, centuries-old sites such as the UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf and bustling fish market. Don’t miss the chance to ride the funicular railway up Mount Fløyen for stunning views of the city and its surrounding scenery. A host of highlights are yours to uncover during a call at Flåm, too. During your stop at this beautifully unspoilt village, situated deep within the awe-inspiring Sognefjord, you’re sure to be tempted to take a ride on the iconic Flåmsbana Railway, high into the mountains to see towering peaks and cascading waterfalls up-close. Alternatively, opt for a scenic tour that ends with a trip to the Stegastein Lookout to see Sognefjord from 650 metre above the water’s edge, before stepping back on board Boudicca for a rare sailing of the entire Nærøyfjord, a narrow, winding route only accessible to smaller ships. [ReadMoreDesk]

Ashore in Olden, tucked away deep within Nordfjord’s dramatic landscape, you could bask in the beauty and tranquillity of this picturesque village; or perhaps opt to seek-out impressive wonders nearby. The astonishing Briksdal and Kjenndalen glaciers and pretty Lovatnet Lake are all within reach on tour. The spectacular Loen Skylift, climbing 1,011 metres to the top of Mount Hoven to provide breathtaking panoramas of Nordfjord, is nearby too. After Olden, scenic cruising of Nordfjord and by Hornelen – Europe’s highest sea cliff – aboard Boudicca will provide unmissable photo opportunities, while a diversion down dramatic Lysefjord to see imposing cliffs and intriguing rock formations within this size-restricted waterway, makes for an unforgettable end to four days in the fjordland.

 

 

Real ships
We don’t have boastful megaships. We take immense pride in our fleet of smaller-scaled vessels that retain the style, ambience and understated quality of a country house hotel.  We ensure they remain contemporary too: from winter 2016 to spring 2018 the whole fleet underwent dry dock refits to further enhance the facilities for guests. With the fifth generation Fred. Olsen as Chairman and 170 years of seafaring heritage behind us, we believe we’ve found the perfect formula for you to get the best out of your holiday with us.

Smaller but spacious
A smaller ship doesn’t mean less space; far from it. Each room is comfortably sized, with all that you’ll need to enjoy your holiday. In fact, our rooms are comparable to those on some of the mammoth cruise ships. While our vessels are on a more accessible scale, you can have just as much private space.  With fewer people on board it’s easy to find a quiet spot to relax in peace with a drink or a good book. There’s room to stretch out by the pool and you can get ashore more quickly too. And when you’re ashore, you’re seeing the best of each port of call with hundreds – not thousands – of others, giving you a much more authentic experience.

Service with a smile
Each member of the Fred. Olsen team has been carefully selected for their warm and welcoming personalities. The quality of our people, supported by training and development, ensures they will give you a great holiday: in guest feedback our staff are always the most highly-rated aspect of the whole experience.

Named after the British warrior Queen, Boudicca has built up a loyal following, combining style and space with the renowned personal Fred. Olsen service. Up to 880 guests can sail in comfort on board Boudicca, enjoying the welcoming, home-from-home ambience, ample space and fantastic restaurants, lounges, bars and facilities of a smaller, friendly ocean-going cruise ship.