Through the land of Fjords, Mountains & Glaciers...
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.
WALKS AND EXCURSION HIGHLIGHTS:
We ascend Mount Fløyen by funicular railway, where paths stretch into a
landscape of woods, lakes and mountains. We have free time to explore the old
warehouses and other parts of the city.
We take the Flåm railway to the mountainous settlement of Myrdal, and then walk
steeply down a good path to Berekvam past countless waterfalls with rugged
peaks all around.
Our walk takes us towards either the Brennsdal or Briksdal Glaciers, tongues of
Europe’s largest glacier, the Jostedal Glacier.
- A tiny village at the far end of the world-famous Hardangerfjord. Our walk
includes a local lake and Viking burial mounds.
- On Norway’s southwest coast, we explore the town and may walk amidst low-lying
hills, exploring the beautiful houses of Eiganes and the Stock and Mos lakes.
- We take an easy walk on well-maintained paths around and along the top of the
Nøvoya Peninsula to a high café/viewpoint.
- New for 2020, on our full days ashore we walk up the remote Bygda valley to
two lakes with peaks towering over 1000m above us. On half day visits we see
some of the spectacular waterfalls.
From the Varden Outlook 400m above Molde there is a panorama across 200
mountain peaks. ‘I never want this day to end!’ is how one of our customers
described the day.
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.