Olden Cruises

Black Watch in Olden, Norway
Black Watch in Olden, 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 Singer the millionaire founder of the sewing-machine company.[ReadMoreMob] He was a gifted amateur artist, and some of his paintings of 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

Springtime Scenery of the Fjordland

Springtime Scenery of the Fjordland

Departs: Dover • Fri 17 Apr 2020
9 nights • Boudicca • D2009

  • Experience a full-flavoured taste of Norway’s magical fjordland, with visits to six captivating destinations complemented by scenic cruising of spectacular, unspoilt waterways.
  • From on board Boudicca, marvel at the scenic splendour of the narrow, twisting Nærøyfjord, Nordfjord, Maurangerfjord and Hardangerfjord, the ‘Queen of the Fjords’.
  • Ashore meanwhile, highlights include opportunities to ride the Mount Fløyen funicular and visit Edvard Grieg’s lakeside home in Bergen; experience a journey on the famous Flåmsbana Railway; and sample produce from Hardangerfjord – ‘the Orchard of Norway’ – on tours from Eidfjord.

From £1,299pp

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Fjords, Mountains & Glaciers

Fjords, Mountains & Glaciers

Departs: Newcastle • Fri 24 Apr 2020
7 nights • Balmoral • L2005

  • Exploring the Norwegian Fjordland in the spring, when rich flora bursts into life and mighty waterfalls are at their most powerful, you’ll become immersed in the wonder of this spectacular part of the world.
  • Aboard Balmoral, experience unforgettable scenic cruising of Lysefjord, with its towering mountains, cliffs and intriguing rock formations, Maurangerfjord and Hardangerfjord, the ‘Queen of the Fjords’.
  • Ashore, highlights include Edvard Grieg’s lakeside home in Bergen; the famous Flåmsbana Railway; and a chance to sample flavours from the ‘Orchard of Norway’ during time in Eidfjord.

From £949pp

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Springtime Scenery of the Fjordland

Springtime Scenery of the Fjordland

Departs: Southampton • Fri 08 May 2020
8 nights • Braemar • M2011

  • Heading away from Norway’s coastal routes and deep into the spellbinding fjordland will present you an opportunity to revel in the awe-inspiring natural beauty and drama of Fred. Olsen’s homeland.
  • Smaller-sized Braemar will take you closer the towering mountains, dramatic cliffs and lush-green, flora rich valleys of the breathtaking Hardangerfjord, Lysefjord and Nordfjord.
  • Visits to four enchanting destinations will provide highlights aplenty too; Stavanger’s charming Old Town; the spectacular Loen Skylift, within reach from Olden; Bergen’s UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf; and much more are yours to discover.

From £1,199pp

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The Best of the Fjords

The Best of the Fjords

Departs: Dover • Mon 25 May 2020
9 nights • Boudicca • D2012

  • You’ll see the fjordland at its mesmerising best on this nine-night Norwegian adventure, as Boudicca takes you on an incredible journey to a handpicked selection of stunning destinations and waterways.
  • Experience unforgettable scenic cruising – the natural wonders of the size-restricted Nærøyfjord and magnificent Geirangerfjord; Hardangerfjord, ‘Queen of the Fjords’; and Nordfjord await your discovery.
  • Take your exploration to the next level ashore too. Ride the Flåmsbana railway from Flåm; seek out glaciers and waterfalls from Olden and Hellesylt; a tour from Eidfjord to marvel at the springtime scenic splendour of Hardangerfjord up-close.

From £1,399pp

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Scenic Fjords of Norway

Scenic Fjords of Norway

Departs: Liverpool • Wed 17 Jun 2020
8 nights • Black Watch • W2017

  • Visiting a trio of inspirational destinations, complemented by hours of unforgettable scenic cruising, you can uncover the diverse delights of breathtaking Norwegian fjords by ship, by rail and on foot.
  • Take in the attractions of Bergen – the Bryggen Wharf, Troldhaugen and Mount Fløyen funicular to name just a few; and seek out wonders including the Briksdal Glacier and Lovatnet Lake from Olden.
  • Cruise mighty Nordfjord and by Hornelen – Europe’s highest sea cliff – en route to Flåm, starting point of the famous Flåmsbana Railway; and experience a very special diversion into the narrow, winding Nærøyfjord.

From £1,349pp

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Scenic Fjords of Norway

Scenic Fjords of Norway

Departs: Rosyth (Edinburgh) • Mon 22 Jun 2020
7 nights • Balmoral • L2013

  • Experience the fjordland’s remarkable diversity and natural beauty to the full, as Balmoral shows you some of Norway’s most captivating destinations and waterways in just seven nights.
  • Deep with Nordfjord and Sognefjord respectively, you’ll discover Olden – gateway to wonders such as the Briksdal Glacier – and Flåm, where a ride on the famous Flåmsbana Railway is highly recommended.
  • Balmoral will also guide you into the narrow, twisting Nærøyfjord – out of reach to larger ships - and call at Ålesund, overlooked by Mount Aksla, and Stavanger, a former ‘European Capital of Culture’.

From £1,099pp

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Cruising the Fjords of Norway

Cruising the Fjords of Norway

Departs: Liverpool • Sat 18 Jul 2020
9 nights • Black Watch • W2020

  • A classic, nine-night Fred. Olsen fjordland adventure, this cruise takes in a collection of enchanting destinations and spellbinding waterways to bring you culture, history and natural beauty in style.
  • Visits to Flåm, Ålesund, Olden and Bergen will provide plenty of highlights, including opportunities to ride the famous Flåmsbana Railway; capture views of Nordfjord from spectacular Loen Skylift; and more.
  • Your journeys between each port will be simply unforgettable. You’ll divert into the narrow, size-restricted Nærøyfjord; sail deep into lush-green Nordfjord; and cruise by Hornelen, Europe’s highest sea cliff.

From £1,699pp

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Spellbinding Fjords of Norway

Spellbinding Fjords of Norway

Departs: Dover • Tue 04 Aug 2020
7 nights • Boudicca • D2020

  • Spend four days of this seven-night cruise reaping the rich rewards of Norway’s spellbinding fjords, from shifting glaciers and tumbling waterfalls to famous scenic railways and fascinating historic sites.
  • Highlights aplenty await your discovery, including Bergen’s Bryggen Wharf and Troldhaugen Museum; the Loen Skylift and Briksdal Glacier, within reach of Olden; and the iconic Flåmsbana Railway.
  • Aboard smaller-sized Boudicca, you’ll sail by Hornelen, Europe’s highest sea cliff; divert into Lysefjord, to see its dramatic cliffs and rock formations; and experience a rare, full-length cruise of Nærøyfjord.

From £1,099pp

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Cruising the Scenic Fjords of Norway

Cruising the Scenic Fjords of Norway

Departs: Southampton • Tue 01 Sep 2020
8 nights • Braemar • M2023

  • Heading away from Norway’s coastal routes and deep into the spellbinding fjordland will present you an opportunity to revel in the awe-inspiring natural beauty and drama of Fred. Olsen’s homeland.
  • Smaller-sized Braemar will take you closer the towering mountains, dramatic cliffs and lush-green, flora rich valleys of the breathtaking Hardangerfjord, Lysefjord and Nordfjord.
  • Visits to four enchanting destinations will provide highlights aplenty too; Stavanger’s charming Old Town; the spectacular Loen Skylift, within reach from Olden; Bergen’s UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf; and much more are yours to discover.

From £1,249pp

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Spellbinding Fjords of Norway

Spellbinding Fjords of Norway

Departs: Newcastle • Wed 09 Sep 2020
7 nights • Balmoral • L2023

  • Hours of unforgettable scenic cruising complements time spent ashore seeking-out astonishing sights and experiences on this magical seven-night exploration of Norway’s spellbinding fjordland.
  • Marvel at Lysefjord’s unique landscape; experience size-restricted Nærøyfjord; pass by the Seven Sisters Waterfall and Hornelen sea cliff; and much more aboard Balmoral.
  • Visit Bergen, home of the iconic Bryggen Wharf and Troldhaugen Museum; Flåm, for the Flåmsbana Railway; Olden, gateway to the Briksdal Glacier; and Hellesylt, to take in Hellesylt Waterfall.

From £1,099pp

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Springtime Scenery of the Fjordland

Springtime Scenery of the Fjordland

Departs: Southampton • Thu 01 Apr 2021
8 nights • Braemar • M2107

  • Heading away from Norway’s coastal routes and deep into the spellbinding fjordland will present you an opportunity to revel in the awe-inspiring natural beauty and drama of Fred. Olsen’s homeland.
  • Smaller-sized Braemar will take you closer the towering mountains, dramatic cliffs and lush-green, flora rich valleys of the breathtaking Hardangerfjord, Lysefjord and Nordfjord.
  • Visits to four enchanting destinations will provide highlights aplenty too; Stavanger’s charming Old Town; the spectacular Loen Skylift, within reach from Olden; Bergen’s UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf; and much more are yours to discover.

From £1,149pp

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Fjordland Villages & Vistas

Fjordland Villages & Vistas

Departs: Newcastle • Sat 17 Apr 2021
7 nights • Balmoral • L2110

  • Savour spectacular spring highlights from start to finish on this special seven-night voyage, perfectly timed to capture the fjordland’s sensational seasonal scenery at its most breathtaking.
  • Departing from Newcastle, Balmoral will soon bring you closer to Norwegian wonders, including the intriguing rock formations and cliffs of Lysefjord and the tumbling waterfalls of Maurangerfjord.
  • Time ashore will provide plenty of highlights too – you can ride the famous Flåmsbana and Funicular Railways in Flåm and Bergen respectively; seek-out the Briksdal Glacier from Olden; and much more.

From £999pp

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Springtime Scenery of the Fjordland

Springtime Scenery of the Fjordland

Departs: Dover • Sat 24 Apr 2021
7 nights • Boudicca • D2109

  • With hours of inspirational scenic cruising to experience, and time ashore to get even closer to spectacular fjords too, you’re in for a week of endless rewards on this springtime sailing.
  • You’ll revel in the uncanny peace and beauty of Lysefjord and sail the narrow Karmsund Strait, made possible by Boudicca’s smaller size; and see Akrafjord’s magnificent Langfoss Waterfall up-close.
  • Visiting Flåm affords a chance to ride the world-famous Flåmsbana Railway, while Olden is your gateway to see the awe-inspiring Briksdal Glacier glistening in spring light and Lovatnet Lake.

From £999pp

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Springtime Scenery of the Fjordland

Springtime Scenery of the Fjordland

Departs: Newcastle • Thu 06 May 2021
7 nights • Balmoral • L2113

  • Hours of unforgettable scenic cruising complements time spent ashore seeking-out astonishing sights and experiences on this magical seven-night exploration of Norway’s spellbinding fjordland.
  • Marvel at Lysefjord’s unique landscape; experience size-restricted Nærøyfjord; pass by the Seven Sisters Waterfall and Hornelen sea cliff; and much more aboard
  • Visit Bergen, home of the iconic Bryggen Wharf and Troldhaugen Museum; Flåm, for the Flåmsbana Railway; Olden, gateway to the Briksdal Glacier; and Hellesylt, to take in Hellesylt Waterfall.

From £999pp

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Springtime Scenery of the Fjordland

Springtime Scenery of the Fjordland

Departs: Dover • Sat 22 May 2021
7 nights • Boudicca • D2112

  • With hours of inspirational scenic cruising to experience, and time ashore to get even closer to spectacular fjords too, you’re in for a week of endless rewards on this springtime sailing.
  • You’ll revel in the uncanny peace and beauty of Lysefjord and sail the narrow Karmsund Strait, made possible by Boudicca’s smaller size; and see Akrafjord’s magnificent Langfoss Waterfall up-close.
  • Visiting Flåm affords a chance to ride the world-famous Flåmsbana Railway, while Olden is your gateway to see the awe-inspiring Briksdal Glacier glistening in spring light and Lovatnet Lake.

From £999pp

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