Cruising is the ultimate way to appreciate the incredible scenery
of this spectacular region. Fred. Olsen’s smaller ships and long
Norwegian heritage create a more authentic experience as you sail
deep into the intricately carved landscapes. Entering the heart of the fjordland as it
weaves through the picturesque countryside, diverting down waterways perfectly sized for our smaller ships to explore, a fairytale picture book of dominating mountains, thundering waterfalls, gleaming glaciers, rolling green hills and rich orchards presents itself as you relax comfortably on deck. You don’t have to move, we bring it all to you. When you’re ashore, the list of ‘must-do’ experiences is almost endless: enjoy a spot of fishing or go kayaking across the glassy waters; venture further into the mountainous landscapes on foot, by bike or even on a unique railway journey; stroll around Hanseatic cities and quaint villages; and much more.
surrounding the spellbinding waterfront. The views are nothing short of magical, whether you’re standing at the Stegastein Lookout or admiring the mighty waterfalls, Tvinde and Kjosfossen. And don’t miss the magnificent Flåm Railway, a 20km-long spiralling sensation with an abundance of photo opportunities along the way.
and cobbled walkways, is the historic and cultural centrepiece of Hanseatic Bergen,
though the famous fish market, Troldhaugen Museum and fascinating art galleries are
worth exploring too. Head to the top of Mount Fløyen via the funicular railway for
an unrivalled perspective of the city.
eventually splitting into two. Fedafjord is the southern of the two branches, an aesthetic delight with beautiful beaches dotted along the way.
Cruising Hidrasund & Strandsfjord, sail along Strandsfjord and the Hidrasund, a passage between the island of Hidra and the mainland that is less than 300 metres wide at its narrowest point. This is cruising at its best: fantastic views enjoyed from the comfort of your ship.
At just 250 metres wide at its narrowest point, it’s only accessible to smaller ships like Fred. Olsen’s. The passage through is one of the most dramatic in Europe;
each twist and turn gives the impression of heading towards a dead end, which opens up as you turn each corner. Majestic fjordland is wonderfully revealed within
this medley of destinations. From the quaint villages of Flåm and Olden you’ll discover dramatic valleys, glaciers and waterfalls, while enchanting scenic cruising unveils the towering cliff of Hornelen and the striking Nærøyfjord – only accessible to smaller ships like Boudicca. A visit to the gloriously remote Orkney Isles concludes this superb holiday.
AND BY HORNELEN
OLDEN, NORDFJORD, NORWAY
be running out of superlatives to describe the incredible scenery that presents itself before you. Look out for the unmistakable Pulpit Rock, a flat-topped cliff with a
604-metre plummet into the fjord below – that’s twice as high as the Shard in London – and the fascinating Kjerag Boulder. Intriguingly wedged in a mountain crevice, this rock has become a popular spot for brave (or foolhardy) tourists to have their photo taken.
yourself in the annual Norway National Day celebrations – an event this call has been specially timed to witness.
in places it can feel almost eerie. Cruising by Fureberg Waterfall, Maurangerfjord. Experience unforgettable views as you cruise along the Maurangerfjord, past the
imposing Fureberg Waterfall – be sure to keep your camera to hand.