The Norwegian fjords have been rated among the most beautiful travel destinations in the world.
A cruise around this majestic part of the world will take you through a wealth of incredible towns and cities including Bergen, Tromso, Stavanger and the most northerly point of Europe, the North Cape. Along the way, you will experience some of the most breath-taking views and spectacular scenery in the world. Norway fjord cruises can be a truly amazing experience, and is found on many bucket lists.
The bustling west coast city of Bergen is famous for its enthralling pastel-coloured houses lining the waterfront, and streets lined with coffee shops and bakeries to warm visitors from the fresh Nordic air.
One of the cultural highlights in this part of the world is the iconic Edvard Grieg museum. Since his death in 1907, the composer’s house has been judiciously preserved as a museum and a permanent exhibition is open to the public year-round.
Bergen is also home to one of the Europe’s largest aquariums, with more than 60 viewing tanks of varying capacity. The aquarium forms a key part of the city’s local identity, and boasts a selection of wildlife, including crocodiles, snakes, lizards and tropical fish.
If you find yourself with a few hours spare, this amazing city is renowned for its sporting activities, Make the most of what’s on offer, from fishing to cycling and hiking.
The Geirangerfjord is one of the most unique and striking destinations in the world.
On a cruise, you’ll get the chance to embark at the small village of Greiranger, which has just one church to its name and only 250 people who call it home. Here, you will have the opportunity to visit some truly spectacular landscapes. From here, you can sail to the foot of the Skageflå mountain, before climbing to the top to experience stunning views of the surrounding fjords.
Geiranger’s most famous attraction is the Seven Sisters waterfall, which is located just west of the village. The Seven Sisters waterfall is so named because of the seven streams flowing from the mountain peak. Norwegian legend tells of seven flirtatious sisters who dance for ‘The Suitor’, the waterfall which sits opposite.
Stavanger is a popular stop-off for foodies. Renowned for its traditional Norwegian cuisine, this west-coast city is home to some of the country’s finest restaurants and a fantastic selection of local eateries, where you can sample the best dishes around.
Popular activities include ice skating on the Stokkavannet the biggest lake in Norway, and visiting the magnificent Månafossen free fall waterfall.
And history buffs will enjoy the wealth of Stavanger’s museums, such as the Oil Museum and the Gamle Stavanger history museum.
The village of Honningsvag is the most northerly point in Europe tucked deep inside the Arctic Circle. From here, you can access the Northern Cape, which is an area of land cutting into the open sea.
The Midnight Sun is one of the world’s most magical attractions, and a must-see if you’re cruising to Norway. Visitors stand on the 1,000 foot high cliffs at the Northern Cape, and witness the sun cast a ubiquitous serene glow over the Arctic Ocean.