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 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

Cruising the Fjords of Norway

Cruising the Fjords of Norway

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

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Spellbinding Fjords of Norway

Spellbinding Fjords of Norway

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

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Cruising the Scenic Fjords of Norway

Cruising the Scenic Fjords of Norway

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

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Spellbinding Fjords of Norway

Spellbinding Fjords of Norway

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

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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 Funicular Railway in 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 of towering cliff faces, mountains and unique rock formations; see the Hornelen sea cliff; and much more aboard.
  • Visit Bergen, home of the iconic Bryggen Wharf and Troldhaugen Museum; Alesund, for the Rauma Railway; Olden, gateway to the Briksdal Glacier; and Eidfjord, to take in the famous Vøringsfossen 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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Scenic Views of Norway's Iconic Fjords

Scenic Views of Norway's Iconic Fjords

Departs: Rosyth (Edinburgh) • Wed 02 Jun 2021
7 nights • Balmoral • L2117

  • See Norway at its most iconic and awe-inspiring, on a scenic seven-night adventure encompassing some of the fjord’s greatest sights and highlights.
  • Marvel at postcard-perfect scenes of lush valleys, soaring cliffs and alpine peaks in Nordfjord and Innvikfjord; and be astounded by the views on offer within Lustrafjord and Romsdalfjord.
  • Discover astounding natural wonders ashore, from jaw-dropping mountain ranges and glorious glaciers; and delve into rich Norwegian history and culture in Bergen.

From £1,099pp

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Fjords & Falls of Fred. Olsen's Homeland

Fjords & Falls of Fred. Olsen's Homeland

Departs: Dover • Tue 15 Jun 2021
8 nights • Boudicca • D2115

  • Experience the scenic splendour of size-restricted fjords, discovering natural wonders that larger ships can’t access on smaller, friendlier Boudicca.
  • See the imposing mountains and countryside scenes of Akrafjord and Karmsund; magnificent Langfoss Waterfall; and be spellbound by the eerie peace and spectacular beauty of Nærøyfjord.
  • Ride the iconic Flåmsbana and Rauma railways from Flåm and Andalsnes, to see the fjordland from a different perspective; explore historic Stavanger; and tour to the awe-inspiring Briksdal Glacier and Lovatnet Lake from Olden.

From £1,199pp

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Spectacular Fjordland Adventure

Spectacular Fjordland Adventure

Departs: Liverpool • Sun 11 Jul 2021
8 nights • Black Watch • W2115

  • Sail deep into the heart of Norway on Black Watch, to experience small ship cruising and fjordland exploration at its most inspiring, rewarding and memorable.
  • Immerse yourself in the breathtaking views and uncanny tranquillity of Nærøyfjord, inaccessible to larger ships; sail the magnificent Nordfjord and see majestic Hornelen up-close.
  • Ride the iconic Flåmsbana railway and marvel at the Kjosfossen Waterfall; discover the astonishing Briksdal Glacier from Olden; explore historic Bergen and much more during unforgettable time ashore.

From £1,299pp

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Scenic Views of Norway's Iconic Fjords

Scenic Views of Norway's Iconic Fjords

Departs: Rosyth (Edinburgh) • Wed 14 Jul 2021
7 nights • Balmoral • L2121

  • Lose yourself in the dramatic scenery, eerie silence and sheer magnificence of spectacular waterways, as Balmoral sails stunning, size-restricted routes deep into Norway’s fjordland.
  • Be charmed by the countryside scenes of Langfjorden and Eresfjorden; and marvel at the astonishing natural wonders of Lysefjord – only accessible to smaller ships.
  • Step ashore in Olden, Skjolden, Andalsnes and Bergen, for chances to see breathtaking waterfalls and glaciers up close, ride world-famous scenic railways and enjoy a taste of Norwegian history too.

From £1,099pp

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Spellbinding Fjords of Norway

Spellbinding Fjords of Norway

Departs: Liverpool • Fri 06 Aug 2021
8 nights • Black Watch • W2118

  • Be captivated by the breathtaking beauty and enchanting delights of Norway’s fjordland, from on board Black Watch and during time ashore.
  • See Mother Nature’s work at its most spectacular, from the towering mountains and idyllic valleys of Fjærlandsfjorden and Nordfjord, to the magnificent, imposing Hornelen Sea Cliff.
  • Discover incredible sights and attractions from a trio of highlight destinations – there’s Olden, gateway to the Briksdal glacier; the Viking village of Vik; and stylish Stavanger.

From £1,299pp

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Spellbinding Fjords of Norway

Spellbinding Fjords of Norway

Departs: Newcastle • Sun 29 Aug 2021
6 nights • Balmoral • L2127

  • See Norway at its most iconic and awe-inspiring, on a scenic six-night adventure encompassing some of the fjord’s greatest sights and highlights.
  • Marvel at postcard-perfect scenes of lush valleys, soaring cliffs and alpine peaks in Nordfjordand and Innvikfjorden, Fjærlandsfjorden and Storfjord, and see the Hornelen sea cliff from
  • Discover astounding natural beauty ashore, from jaw-dropping landscapes seen from the staggering Loen Skylift to the glorious Briksdal and Nigardsbreen glaciers. 

From £949pp

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