Norway and Svalbard Cruises
With extensive knowledge of this remarkable country, a rich Norwegian heritage that dates back generations and smaller ships that can sail to places out of reach to larger ships, Fred. Olsen can show you Norway like no-one else. [ReadMoreMob]
The spellbinding Norwegian Fjords are a natural wonderland of sheer cliffs, towering mountains, mighty waterfalls and rolling valleys, interspersed with charming, chocolate box towns and villages. Cruising with Fred. Olsen is the best way to experience this incredible region. We divert away from well-travelled sea routes and into glassy, near-silent waterways such as the astonishing, UNESCO-listed Nærøyfjord and Geirangerfjord to show you the more scenic paths, and bring you closer to jaw-dropping highlights including the Briksdal Glacier; the Seven Sisters and Fureberg waterfalls; Flam’s world-famous railway; and many more.[ReadMoreDesk]
Beyond the magical fjordland, a thousand years of history and culture is packed into enchanting cities: Hanseatic Bergen, famed for its Bryggen Wharf and Mount Fløyen; Oslo, the cosmopolitan capital; and stylish Stavanger are sure to delight. Venture even further to Norway’s Arctic north and your adventures may feature chances to visit remarkably remote islands and settlements in the Svalbard archipelago; uncover Alta’s fascinating Sami culture; explore unspoilt Arctic wilderness via a traditional husky-pulled sled; or even marvel at the awe-inspiring Northern Lights.
Whether you’re exploring the fjords for the first time, perhaps on a five-night escape departing from convenient northern UK ports, or are, like so many, returning on a longer voyage to this breathtaking part of the world, you’re in for the ultimate cruise experience in Fred. Olsen’s homeland.
The very first buildings built in Bergen were alongside the harbour at Bryggen, which dates back to the 11th century. Now an UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Bryggen Wharf 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.
The Fløibanen Funicular is an approximate 20 minute walk from the cruise ship pier and operates every 15 minutes. Once at the summit of Mount Fløyen, approximately 320 metres above sea level, you're presented with spectacular views of the city below, the surrounding hills, mountains and fjords and the ocean.
Possibly the strongest tidal current in the world, 400 million cubic metres of water surge through this channel with every tide, reaching speeds up to 20 knots and forming huge maelstroms.
Regarded as one of the most beautiful train rides in the world, the Flåmsbana Railway is an unmissable experience during a visit to Flåm. 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.
Art Nouveau architecture
1904's catastrophically destructive fire came at a time of economic depression, drawing talent from miles around and resulting in the incredible concentration of Art Nouveau architecture in Ålesund.
This mountain offers panoramic views over the archipelago, the town centre and the beautiful Sunnmøre Alps.
This iconic railway, running between Andalsnes and Dombas, offers passengers an opportunity to experience some of Norway's most spectacular views. Stretching for 114 kilometres (71 miles), the railway, which was featured in the blockbuster film Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, journeys through areas of breathtaking natural beauty and by astonishing natural wonders, such as the Trollveggen Cliff, Romsdalen Valley and Rauma River.
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