Cruises to the Norwegian Fjords
Cruising with Fred. Olsen into the heart of the fjordland is the best way to appreciate the spectacular scenery of this other-worldly setting. We expertly craft our Norwegian fjords cruises to showcase the very best of this breathtaking part of the world, taking advantage of our extensive Norwegian heritage and smaller ships ready-made for navigating size-restricted waterways, to bring awe-inspiring natural wonders and enchanting destinations closer to you.
On a Fred. Olsen fjord cruise, you can sail the twisting Nærøyfjord and Geirangerfjord, National Geographic’s top Natural Heritage Sites worldwide; see the Briksdal Glacier; ride the famous Flamsbana Railway; go kayaking in Hardangerfjord; admire cascading waterfalls such as the Seven Sisters from the comfort of your ship; delve into the Hanseatic history of Bergen; and much more.
So, whether you’re embarking on your first exciting foray into the fjords, or returning – like many others – for another exploration of this astonishing region, you’ll find that the captivating beauty of Fred. Olsen’s homeland is as special as it gets. Find your perfect Norwegian fjord cruise below.
The Norwegian Fjords - The Olsen Way
Scenic Discoveries - Nærøyfjord
Surrounded by towering mountains, the UNESCO-listed Nærøyfjord is 20km long and 250 metres across at its narrowest point. Our Journey Planners build in diversions along this narrow fjord to enable our guests to witness the spectacular scenery, wildlife and mountainside villages.
For us, the journey is as important as the ports themselves and our Scenic Discoveries enable guests to experience the beauty of the Fjords from the open decks of your ship.
Scenic Discoveries – Furebergfossen
The impressive Furebergfossen Waterfall has a visible drop of 98 metres and the best place to view the full might of this waterfall is from the Fjord itself. That is why our Journey Planners build in diversions along the pretty Maurangerfjord so our guests can get the best vantage point as the water crashes down the mountain and into the fjord.
Briksdal Glacier with a Geologist
The mighty Briksdal Glacier forms part of the Jostedal Glacier national park and is accessible via tours from Olden. Guests from all over the world come to experience the Glacier, set between crashing waterfalls.
We provide our guests with the exclusive opportunity to visit the Briksdal Glacier under the expert guidance of a local Geologist, who has been studying the Glacier since 1980.
"Norway is beautiful, especially in Autumn, the ships ability to explore further into the fjords enhanced all of the experience".
Mr Ward, Norway Fjords & Home of the Olsens - Feefo Independent Review
Cruises to the Norwegian Fjords
The Norwegian Fjords transform through the seasons. In spring the air is beautifully clear; the green foliage is bright and the waterfalls are at their most mighty – perfect for nature lovers.
Summer is the perfect time to enjoy Norway’s landscapes when they are at their greenest, and the longer days mean we can pack in more Scenic Discoveries and enjoy more time ashore.
As part of our re-imagined on board experience, every Norwegian Fjords cruise will feature our five Signature Experience products, enabling guests to discover real insights about the culture and nature of the places we are visiting, so you can arrive in each destination fully prepared to get the most out of your visit.
As we explore the Fjordland together you’ll be able to sample various treats of the region in our on board restaurants – such as delicious oven baked salmon. Our talented Chefs will also provide cookery demonstrations throughout your cruise, where you will learn to recreate traditional dishes.
Each Norwegian Fjords cruise will feature a programme of events designed to give you a deeper insight into the history of the places we visit, the fjords themselves and the people who inhabit the fjordland.
Our Journey Planners build in scenic diversions along the prettiest and most picturesque fjords so guests can witness thundering waterfalls, tall granite mountain faces and the serenity of the glassy waters.
Experience stunning sunrises and sunsets as we sail through the dramatic landscapes of the Norwegian fjords. On special itineraries you can also experience the phenomena of the Midnight Sun or seek out the elusive Aurora Borealis.
We know a lot of our guests are curious about what it takes to operate a cruise, so join us for our Audience with... sessions and learn all about what life is like as a member of our Show Company team, or maybe a live Q&A session with the Captain himself!
DISCOVER NORWAY'S MOST INCREDIBLE FJORDS
What better way to explore them than on a Norwegian fjords cruise specifically designed to help you experience the spectacular scenery of this other-worldly setting?
Here's everything you need to know about Norway's awe-inspiring fjords.