Encompassing a host of scenic highlights, this cruise features nine of the top
10 fjord experiences as voted by Norwegians in Fjord Norway’s 2013 Survey.
The enchanting waterways of Hardangerfjord, Nordfjord, Geirangerfjord and
Lysefjord; the breathtaking Nærøyfjord – only reached by diverting away from
the usual route out at sea; the mighty Strandafjellet Mountain; the captivating
cities of Kristiansund and Bergen; and much more.
First, you’ll spend a relaxing day at sea before
cruising along Lysefjord – past Pulpit Rock and the
Kjerag mountain range – during sunset. Only
smaller ships like Balmoral can pass under the
bridge located at the fjord’s entrance. You’ll then
witness more breathtaking scenery the following
day as your ship sails the full length of the ‘Queen of
the Fjords’, Hardangerfjord, before deviating down
Maurangerfjord to catch a glimpse of the cascading
Sunday brings your first port of call, Flåm, where
there are plenty of opportunities to take in the
stunning scenery. You can absorb magical views
from the Stegastein Lookout, admire the mighty
waterfalls of Tvinde and Kjofossen, or journey up
high into the mountains on the iconic Flåm Railway.
Your time ashore will be followed by one of the
most dramatic passages in Europe as Balmoral
makes a special journey down Nærøyfjord, rated
joint top in National Geographic’s list of natural
heritage sites worldwide.
Next is a day in the charming village of Olden. It’s
the gateway to the astonishing Jostedalen Glacier
and its famous branch, Briksdal, as well as the
stunning Lovatnet Lake and Olden Church. Later,
marvel at sloping green mountainsides and
glistening glaciers as you depart via Nordfjord.
Hellesylt follows, where you’ll have the chance to
discover the Hellesylt Waterfall, the enchanting
Tystigen Glacier and Hornindalsvatnet, Europe’s
deepest lake. You’ll then take an unforgettable
journey along UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord –
home of the beautiful Seven Sisters Waterfall –
before more scenic cruising along Sunnylvsfjord and
Storfjord – past the Strandafjellet Mountain.
Two attractive cities conclude your cruise. First up is
Kristiansund, from where you can discover the
incredible ‘Atlantic Road’ – previously voted the
world’s best road trip by The Guardian. You’ll dock
just 100 metres from the city centre, perfect for a
relaxing stroll to the highlights. You’ll then have the
chance to explore Norway’s second largest city,
Bergen. Take the funicular railway to the top of
Mount Fløyen, explore the UNESCO-listed Bryggen
Wharf, browse the vibrant fish market, and more.
Seven Sisters Waterfall Bergen
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