The coast, villages and countryside of the Eastern Algarve and then explore the treasures of this most westerly corner of Europe.
The coast and fjords of Norway are made for cruising; there is no more beautiful scenery on earth.
From powerful geysers and crashing waterfalls to soaring puffins and mesmerising Arctic foxes, you are never far away from an unforgettable moment when you head to the spellbinding Fjords of Norway. Here captivating days at sea spent sailing serenely through glimmering fjords, past remote towns, are perfectly complemented with active days spent exploring ashore. Without doubt, a cruise is the best way to experience the other-worldly setting of Norway’s coast and fjords, which are a delight from spring to autumn. Receding snows are replaced by apple blossom, giving way to lush green hills and deep blue waters beneath the towering peaks. Since the inception of our Cruise & Walk programme, Norway has consistently proven our most popular destination.
Norway is an amazing country. Including the fjords it has over 15,000 miles of coastline. Nearly one third of the country is above the tree line and huge glaciers can be found as far south as central southern Norway. It’s two and a half times the size of the UK but has a population of less than five million. You can quote many amazing facts and figures about the country, but it’s the jaw-dropping scenery which leaves everyone looking for words good enough to describe Norway’s natural wonders. But words and photos cannot do it justice. You have to see it to believe it! And see it you will on this cruise which goes deep into Hardangerfjord, Nordford and Lysefjord.
Scenic Cruising - One of the most amazing things about a cruise to the fjords is, believe it or not, cruising the fjords! The journey between ports is always stunning. Cruises to Hellesylt navigate the twists and turns of the sublime Geirangerfjord. Cruising to Eidfjord we pass the gentler shores of Hardangerfjord where blossom covers the shore in spring. Most cruises to Stavanger also cruise along Lysefjord. Here two amazing sites lie high above the fjord - the Pulpit Rock, a plateau at the top pf a 600m sheer rock face, and Kjeragbolten, an egg-shaped chunk of rock sandwiched impossibly between two rock faces. Olden lies towards the eastern end of Nordfjord and we cruise along the Sognefjord to reach Flåm.
Norway does have a reputation for being expensive, but on a Ramblers Cruise & Walk holiday you benefit from excellent value and all the amazing scenery you would get on a land-based holiday. At the end of each day’s activities we return to the excellent food and comfort of Fred Olsen ship and sail on to another scenic destination.
Please note, ports of call may change between different departure dates. It is important to check the individual tour date proposed itinerary for details of your cruise.
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Itinerary & Travel
Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we may unfortunately need to withdraw a tour that is currently confirmed to operate and we therefore reserve the right to cancel your booking. We would always do our utmost to give you plenty of notice should we have to do this. Selected elements of this tour, including local attractions and restaurants, may change at late notice. Please ensure you have valid insurance cover before you travel.
Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.