Olden Cruises

View of Lovatnet lake, Norway
Lovatnet lake, Norway
Briksdal Glacier 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 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 glaciers, such as the Briksdal.

Cruises to Olden

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
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 Glacier 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
  • 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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Hidden Gems of the Norwegian Fjords • L2218A

 Rosyth (Edinburgh)
Balmoral
Fri 08 Jul 2022
8 nights
  • Discover the fjordland's hidden gems
  • Visit the 'home of the giants' and 'Troll Wall'
  • See natural wonders ashore and on Balmoral
View from Loen Skylift, Mount Hoven, Norway, Lovatnet View from Loen Skylift, Mount Hoven, Norway, Lovatnet View from Loen Skylift, Mount Hoven, Norway, Lovatnet

Summertime Norwegian Fjords in Five Nights • L2220A

 Rosyth (Edinburgh)
Balmoral
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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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
Tromso city as seen from Mount Storsteinen under the Midnight Sun in Norway. Tromso city as seen from Mount Storsteinen under the Midnight Sun in Norway. Tromso city as seen from Mount Storsteinen under the Midnight Sun in Norway.

Exploring Northern Norway - the Land of the Midnight Sun • S2312

 Liverpool
Borealis
Tue 04 Jul 2023
15 nights
  • Experience an unforgettable discovery of Northern Norway
  • Cross the Arctic Circle, visit the North Cape and witness the Midnight Sun
  • Explore Tromsø; learn of Sami traditions; and see the beauty of Bodo too
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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
Aerial summer view of green water stream from Lovatnet lake, Norway Aerial summer view of green water stream from Lovatnet lake, Norway Aerial summer view of green water stream from Lovatnet lake, Norway

Classic Norwegian Fjords • M2322

 Dover
Braemar
Thu 07 Sep 2023
7 nights
  • Sail scenic, size-restricted waterways as it turns from summer to autumn in the fjordland
  • Revel in the beauty of Hardangerfjord, Nordfjord and Karmsund, and see mighty Hornelen
  • Experience fjord kayaking, tour to the Briksdal Glacier, and see Bergen like a local too
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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
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Springtime Norwegian Fjords in Five Nights • L2412

 Newcastle
Balmoral
Fri 03 May 2024
5 nights
  • The perfect short break, this five-night escape provides a taste of fjordland exploration
  • You’ve chances to explore Bergen with a local, discover wonders surrounding Olden, and more
  • Experience scenic cruising of Nordfjord, and a sunset sail by Hornelen sea cliff