Cruising Lysefjord

Braemar cruising the open sea
Lysefjord

The Lysefjord is a stunning example of the Norwegian fjords' spectacular natural beauty. Carved into the landscape by glacier movement in the Ice Age approximately 10,000 years ago, Lysefjord is lined by magnificent mountains and dramatic cliff faces – some soaring over 1,000 metres high into the unpolluted skies above.

In some sections of the fjord the water is as deep as the mountains are high, however at the shallowest point the water depth drops to just 13 metres. This means only small ships such as those in the Fred. Olsen fleet can cruise the Lysefjord.

Sailing along the glassy waters on board a smaller cruise ship is without doubt the best way to take in the fjord's eclectic sights. Lookout for tumbling waterfalls, wonderful wildlife and pretty settlements dotted along the shores; and marvel at the sight of the impressive Lysefjordbrua suspension bridge as so you sail into the fjord.

On a clear day it is possible to see the famous Preikestolen – a huge 604 metre-high flat mountain plateau – and Kjeragbolten, a large rock wedged in one of Mount Kjerag’s crevices. If you’re very lucky you may hear the gunshot-like bang of Kjeragsmellet – an unexplained natural phenomenon that’s particularly prominent in the winter months.

Cruises to Cruising Lysefjord

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Classic Norwegian Fjords • L2208

 Newcastle
Balmoral
Wed 06 Apr 2022
7 nights
  • A spectacular seven-night discovery of Norway
  • A chance to kayak the glassy waters of Hardangerfjord
  • Experience the unspoilt views of Nordfjord
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Classic Norwegian Fjords • L2212

 Newcastle
Balmoral
Wed 27 Apr 2022
5 nights
  • A taste of fjordland in five nights
  • Take in the highlights on a local bike ride
  • Explore the city sights of Bergen
View from Loen Skylift Mount Hoven, Norway View from Loen Skylift Mount Hoven, Norway View from Loen Skylift Mount Hoven, Norway

Classic Norwegian Fjords • T2206

 Southampton
Bolette
Thu 07 Apr 2022
7 nights
  • See the beauty of some of the Norwegian fjordland’s
  • From Olden, tour to the Briksdal Glacier
  • Ride the Loen Skylift for panoramic views of Nordfjord
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Norwegian Fjords & Mighty Waterfalls • T2210

 Southampton
Bolette
Sun 15 May 2022
7 nights
  • Witness Norwegian fjordland in the spring
  • See Fureberg Waterfall at its most powerful
  • Uncover Haugesunds fascinating Viking history
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Norwegian Fjords & Mighty Waterfalls • M2215

 Rosyth (Edinburgh)
Braemar
Thu 26 May 2022
7 nights
  • Scenic cruising into beautiful waterways
  • You could tour from Olden to Briksdal Glacier
  • See  the tumbling waters of the Langfoss & Fureberg waterfalls
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Norwegian Fjords & Mighty Waterfalls • L2216

 Newcastle
Balmoral
Wed 15 Jun 2022
7 nights
  • Admire the Langfoss and Fureberg waterfalls
  • Enjoy fjordland scenery from the Rauma Railway
  • Tour to the Briksdal Glacier from Olden
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Summertime Norwegian Fjords in Five Nights • L2225

 Newcastle
Balmoral
Sat 27 Aug 2022
5 nights
  • Enjoy scenic cruising through Lysefjord and Maurangerfjord
  • Admire the fjords from Mount Fløyen in Bergen
  • Witness the mighty Fureberg Waterfall
Lovatnet lake, Norway Lovatnet lake, Norway Lovatnet lake, Norway

Springtime Norwegian Fjords in Five Nights • M2216

 Rosyth (Edinburgh)
Braemar
Thu 02 Jun 2022
5 nights
  • Scenic cruise size-restricted Lysefjord
  • Tour to Briksdal Glacier from Olden
  • Take a funicular to the top of Mount Floyen
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Scenic Summertime Norwegian Fjords • T2214

 Southampton
Bolette
Sat 02 Jul 2022
7 nights
  • Scenic cruise size-restricted Lysefjord
  • Ride the Flåm Railway up into the Fjordland
  • Kayak the glassy waters on Hardangerfjord
Atlantic Road, Norway Atlantic Road, Norway Atlantic Road, Norway

Norway's Mountains & Scenic Fjords • M2225

 Rosyth (Edinburgh)
Braemar
Fri 12 Aug 2022
7 nights
  • Scenic cruise Lysefjord & Eresfjord
  • Ride the Rauma Railway into the fjordland
  • Visit Lovetnet Lake from Olden
Norway, Hardangerfjord Beautiful view of Hardangerfjord, Norway Beautiful view of Hardangerfjord, Norway

Scenic Summertime Norwegian Fjords • T2218

 Southampton
Bolette
Fri 12 Aug 2022
7 nights
  • Scenic cruise Lysefjord & Maurangerfjord
  • Explore the Briksdal Galcier from Olden
  • Kayak the glassy waters of Hardangerfjord
Kayaking in Eidfjord, Norway Kayaking in Eidfjord, Norway Kayaking in Eidfjord, Norway

Norway Fjords & Home of the Olsens • T2222

 Dover
Bolette
Wed 14 Sep 2022
7 nights
  • Learn about local cider production in Eidfjord
  • Scenic cruise along Maurangerfjord & Lysefjord
  • Ride high into the fjordland via the Flåm Railway
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Norwegian Fjords Easter Escape • T2308

 Newcastle
Bolette
Thu 06 Apr 2023
5 nights
  • Wander the historic and iconic Bryggen Wharf in Bergen
  • In Flam, take a ride on the famous Flamsbana Railway
  • Enjoy stunning scenery in heritage-listed Nærøyfjord from Bolette
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Classic Norwegian Fjords • T2310

 Newcastle
Bolette
Fri 21 Apr 2023
7 nights
  • Witness the powerful Fureberg Waterfall from Bolette
  • Take a ride on the Loen Skylift in Olden for stunning views of Nordfjord
  • At Flam, you could ride the famous Flambana Railway
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Classic Norwegian Fjords • T2314

 Newcastle
Bolette
Sat 20 May 2023
7 nights
  • Marvel at thr Briksdal Glacier from Olden
  • Try kayaking on the glassy waters of Hardangerfjord from Eidfjord
  • Ride the Floyen Railway in Bergen
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Norwegian Fjords Bank Holiday Escape • T2315

 Newcastle
Bolette
Sat 27 May 2023
5 nights
  •  Ride the famous Flamsbana Railway from Flam
  • Marvel at the spectacular scenery of Nærøyfjord from Bolette
  • Explore the historic city of Stavanger
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Classic Norwegian Fjords • S2208

 Liverpool
Borealis
Wed 06 Apr 2022
8 nights
  • Experience the unique seasonal wonder of Norway
  • Witness Fureberg Waterfall at its most powerful
  • A chance to take a fjord kayak tour on glassy waters