The Villages, Towns & Fjords of Norway
Featuring a selection of glorious waterways and enchanting destinations that are amongst the most highly rated by Norwegians and Fred. Olsen guests; this stunning cruise offers you chances to discover some of the greatest sights and experiences the Norwegian fjords have to offer.
You won’t have long to wait until you’re fully immersing yourself in the uncanny tranquillity and natural beauty of the fjordland;[ReadMoreMob] mesmerising scenic cruising of Lysefjord – a feat only possible on smaller ships – follows your overnight sail from Newcastle, presenting you with views of dramatic mountains, huge cliff faces and impressive rock formations. You will enjoy scenic cruising of the magnificent Hardangerfjord the following day too, as Balmoral sails deep into the ‘Queen of the Fjords’ all the way to the picturesque fjord village of Eidfjord. [ReadMoreDesk] Once docked you could opt for a tour to Vøringsfossen – one of Norway’s most famous waterfalls – or to the Hardangervidda Nature Centre, which offers a fascinating insight into Norwegian nature.
Beautiful Bergen, Norway’s second largest city, is a Hanseatic gem laden with attractions. From the colourful, UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf to the Troldhaugen Museum – the former home of legendary composer Edvard Grieg – there’s something for everyone. No time here is complete without riding the Funicular Railway to the top of the magnificent, 320-metre-high Mount Fløyen, one of Norway’s most famous attractions. Following your day in Bergen is a stop at Flåm, where you could catch the famous Flåmsbana Railway to see magnificent mountains and waterfalls up close; or perhaps take a scenic tour to the Stegastein Lookout. The 650-metre-high Stegastein boasts incredible views of the Sognefjord. Finally, it’s on to Olden, another of the fjordland’s gorgeous, sleepy villages. From here you could embark on an exhilarating trek into the Briksdalen Valley in search of the spectacular Briksdal Glacier; or take a tour to revel in the outstanding natural beauty of the Lovatnet Lake.
Single supplement offers are available on selected grades on this sailing, please call for details.