Olden Cruises

Lovatnet lake, Norway

At its eastern end, the magnificent Nordfjord divides into three arms beneath the glaciers of the Jostedalsbreen, and Olden sits at the beginning of the southernmost of these arms. A charming village, Olden is among green meadows which are ablaze with colourful flowers throughout the summer, and through which babbling brooks meander between pretty houses.

In the centre of the village is the Old Church, built in 1759 on the site of a 14th century stave church: the timber was used for the pew doors and doorposts. Near the church is the Singerheimen, the former home of William Henry Singer Jr, an heir to a steelworks in Pittsburgh, who lived in Olden between 1868-1943 and donated large amounts of his wealth to fund the building of local hospitals and roads here. [ReadMoreMob] Singer was also a gifted amateur artist, and some of his paintings the Olden area can be seen in his workshop. [ReadMore]

The beautiful Oldedalen Valley extends for 12 miles behind Olden and is an absolute joy to explore. On an adventure into the valley you can marvel at huge, near-vertical cliffs, a string of spectacular waterfalls, and sparkling glaciers, such as the astonishing Briksdal.

Cruises to Olden

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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 • 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 • S2213

 Liverpool
Borealis
Wed 25 May 2022
9 nights
  • Witness Fureberg Waterfall at its most powerful
  • See the glistening ice of the Briksdal Glacier on tour
  • Experience scenes of rugged &verdant valleys
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Norwegian Fjords & Mighty Waterfalls • S2213BFS

 Belfast
Borealis
Thu 26 May 2022
9 nights
  • Witness Fureberg Waterfall at its most powerful
  • See the glistening ice of the Briksdal Glacier on tour
  • Experience scenes of rugged & verdant valleys
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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
Colourful houses with snowy mountains in the background, Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen Colourful houses with snowy mountains in the background, Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen Colourful houses with snowy mountains in the background, Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen

Rugged & Remote Spitsbergen • L2217

 Newcastle
Balmoral
Wed 22 Jun 2022
15 nights
  • Experience a unique exploration of Norway
  • Be immersed in the stunning beauty of Spitsbergen
  • Revel in the wonder of the mesmerising midnight sun
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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
Trollstigen or Trolls Path, Norway Trollstigen or Trolls Path, Norway Trollstigen or Trolls Path, Norway

Norway's Mountains & Scenic Fjords • L2220

 Newcastle
Balmoral
Sat 23 Jul 2022
7 nights
  • Sail through size-restricted Fjærlandsfjorden
  • Uncover Norwegian folklore in Jotunheimen from Skjolden
  • Ride the Rauma Railway through fjordland scenery
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Hidden Gems of the Norwegian Fjords • M2220

 Rosyth (Edinburgh)
Braemar
Sat 09 Jul 2022
7 nights
  • Discover the fjordland's hidden gems
  • Visit the 'home of the giants' and 'Troll Wall'
  • See natural wonders ashore and on Braemar
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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
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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
Sognefjord, Norway Sognefjord, Norway Sognefjord, Norway

Norwegian Fjords, Glaciers & Mountain Railways • S2218

 Liverpool
Borealis
Mon 11 Jul 2022
8 nights
  • Kayak along world heritage Nærøyfjord
  • Hike to the Briksdal Glacier from Olden
  • Journey into mountains on the Flam Railway
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Summertime Norwegian Fjords in Five Nights • M2222

 Rosyth (Edinburgh)
Braemar
Fri 29 Jul 2022
5 nights
  • Visit the Briksdal Glacier from Olden
  • Scenic cruise along Hjørundfjord
  • View Ålesund from atop Mount Aksla
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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
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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