Norway and Svalbard Cruises
On Fred. Olsen's Norway Cruises you'll discover one the world’s most unspoilt areas. Where else can you see glaciers, fjords and the legendary Northern Lights all in one incredible country? Norway is very much an outdoors cruise holiday destination; an opportunity to get back to nature and witness it in its rawest state.
A must is a visit to Ålesund with its array of colourful buildings, art nouveau turrets, steeples and spires giving it a unique fairy-tale feel. Even the bigger cities such as Bergen and Oslo feel compact and friendly. Whilst in Oslo, don't forget to check out the National Gallery, home to masterpieces such as Edvard Munch’s ‘The Scream’ and the Viking Museum.
When it comes to food, Norwegians have always turned to what they have to hand. Therefore traditional dishes comprise of game (moose, reindeer, duck and fowl), mutton and fish, in particular the famous pickled herrings. [ReadMore]
The natural beauty of Norway is impossible to overstate and a cruise holiday to this country will unveil natural treasures that will leave you speechless with a strong desire to return again and again.
Troldhaugen was home to Norway’s most famous composer – Edvard Grieg. His house is still as how it was when he lived there and now stands beside a museum showcasing his life.
The Fløibanen Funicular is an approximate 20 minute walk from the cruise ship pier and operates every 15 minutes. Once at the summit (320 metres – 1050 feet – above sea level), it is a golden opportunity to view the city, the mountains, the fjords and the sea.
The very first buildings built in Bergen were alongside the harbour at Bryggen (the wharf), which dates back to the 11th century. The UNESCO World Heritage Site consists of the old Hanseatic wharf and buildings, and is one of the best-known urban areas from the Middle Ages in all of Norway.
Regarded as one of the most beautiful train rides in the world, Flåm railway is an absolute must when visiting. The journey offers a panoramic view of some of the most magnificent natural wonders in the Norwegian fjordland – travelling past lush green mountains and breathtaking waterfalls.