Cruising Lysefjord

Preikestolen, Lysefjord, Norway
Lysefjord

The Lysefjord is a spectacular example of the Norwegian fjords' natural beauty. Carved into the landscape by glacier movement in the Ice Age, approximately 10,000 years ago, Lysefjord is lined by tall 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 – which larger ships cannot pass under – as 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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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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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
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Scenic Summertime Norwegian Fjords • T2218

 Southampton
Bolette
Fri 12 Aug 2022
7 nights
  • Scenic cruise Lysefjord & Maurangerfjord
  • Explore the Briksdal Glacier from Olden
  • Kayak the glassy waters of Hardangerfjord
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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
  • Ride the scenic Flambana railway through mountain valleys
  • Try kayaking on the glassy waters of Hardangerfjord from Eidfjord
  • Experience the very best of 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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Norway's Mountains and Scenic Fjords • L2223A

 Rosyth (Edinburgh)
Balmoral
Fri 12 Aug 2022
7 nights
  • Scenic cruise Lysefjord & Eresfjord
  • Ride the Rauma Railway into the fjordland
  • Visit Lovatnet Lake from Olden
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Scenic Summertime Norwegian Fjords • T2317

 Newcastle
Bolette
Sat 24 Jun 2023
7 nights
  • Experience Norway’s fjords, their landscapes and natural wonders at their very best
  • Divert into remarkable waterways, to see their cliffs, towering mountains and powerful waterfalls
  • Ashore, go in search of glaciers, waterfalls and more too; and taste life as a Norwegian
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Scenic Summertime Norwegian Fjords • S2313

 Liverpool
Borealis
Wed 19 Jul 2023
8 nights
  • Fully appreciate their spectacular beauty of the fjordland in the summer
  • As you sail Lysefjord, Naeroyfjord and more, see towering mountains, cliffs and verdant, forested valleys
  • Ride the famous Flåmsbana Railway into mountainous valleys, go fjord kayaking and see tumbling waterfalls up-close
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Scenic Summertime Norwegian Fjords • S2316

 Liverpool
Borealis
Fri 18 Aug 2023
8 nights
  • Explore Norway’s fjords in the summer, to fully appreciate their spectacular beauty
  • See towering mountains, cliffs and verdant, forested valleys in Lysefjord, Naeroyfjord and more
  • Take a ride on the famous Flåmsbana Railway, go fjord kayaking and see waterfalls up-close too
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Classic Scenic Norwegian Fjords • S2319

 Liverpool
Borealis
Sat 09 Sep 2023
8 nights
  • Visit Norway’s fjordland in autumn, when the scenery starts to change and fruits are ready for harvest
  • See Hardangerfjord’s orchard-covered landscapes, and taste local fruit produce at Eidfjord
  • Scenic cruise Lysefjord and Sognefjord; ride the Flambana Railway; and explore Bergen too
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Springtime Waterfalls & Norwegian Fjords • M2313

 Southampton
Braemar
Wed 07 Jun 2023
8 nights
  • Scenic cruise beautiful waterways & visit contrasting fjordland destinations
  • Sail rugged Lysefjord and witness the tumbling Langfoss & Fureberg waterfalls
  • Experience Bergen like a local and see the beauty of Eidfjord & Skjolden
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Summertime Norwegian Fjords in Five Nights • L2318

 Rosyth (Edinburgh)
Balmoral
Thu 03 Aug 2023
5 nights
  • A 5-night taste of the Fred. Olsen cruise experience and Norway’s natural beauty
  • Scenic cruise into dramatic Lysefjord, Nordfjord and by Hornelen sea cliff at sunset
  • Experience Bergen like a local, and see Briksdal Glacier on tour from Olden
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Highlights & Hidden Gems of the Norwegian Fjords • L2319

 Rosyth (Edinburgh)
Balmoral
Tue 08 Aug 2023
8 nights
  • Experience the beauty of Norway’s fjordland to the full, within its remarkable waterways
  • View dramatic mountains, rock formations and verdant, forested hills and mountains
  • Ashore, see Bergen like a local; ride the Rauma Railway; visit Briksdal Glacier; and more
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Norway's Mountains & Scenic Fjords • T2324

 Southampton
Bolette
Wed 30 Aug 2023
8 nights
  • See the changing scenery of beautiful waterways, as it turns from summer to autumn in the fjordland
  • Marvel at the landscapes of Hardangerfjord and Sognefjord, Lysefjord and UNESCO-listed Nærøyfjord
  • Ride the Flåmsbana railway from Flåm; experience fjord kayaking at Eidfjord; and see Briksdal Glacier on tour from Olden
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Mighty Waterfalls & Norwegian Fjords • L2411

 Newcastle
Balmoral
Fri 26 Apr 2024
7 nights
  • Admire the Langfoss and Fureberg waterfalls
  • Enjoy fjordland scenery from the Rauma Railway
  • Tour to the Briksdal Glacier from Olden