Fjords | Norwegian Fjords
With Rosyth’s convenient proximity to Norway you can slip anchor and you’ll
be enjoying majestic fjords in no time at all. On board Balmoral, your voyage
encompasses some of the best, and most spellbinding, fjordland attractions.
Take a memorable ride on the Flåm Railway, discover the awesome might of
the Briksdal Glacier, experience historic Bergen and cruise the UNESCO World
Heritage site of Geirangerfjord in comfort and in style.
A cruise past the remarkable rock formations and
steep slopes of Lysefjord sets this dramatic adventure
in motion. This wondrous waterway is out of reach to
larger ships, affording you a unique sailing
experience. Balmoral then glides on to Bergen,
where you can explore over a thousand years of
history in this Viking city. The ancient Bryggen Wharf,
the lively fish market and the popular funicular
railway, which climbs to the top of Mount Fløyen, are
all highly recommended. There’s also a chance to
explore the Troldhaugen Museum, where renowned
composer Edvard Grieg once resided.
The tranquil fjordland villages of Flåm and Olden
follow, along with a chance to experience the
twisting and turning Nærøyfjord, rated joint top in
National Geographic’s list of natural heritage sites
worldwide. The Flåm Railway showcases the most
wonderful views of the Aurlandsfjord as you journey
up high into the mountains, through tunnels, over
bridges and past thundering waterfalls. Alternatively,
you could choose to head to the Stegastein viewing
platform, which hangs off the mountainside and
offers jaw-dropping scenery in abundance.
Olden is your gateway to glorious Briksdal Glacier
– the ice floe that lies on the north side of the
mighty Jostedalsbreen Glacier – as well as the
Loen Skylift, one of the steepest cable cars in the
world. You’ll depart this quaint village via the
majestic Nordfjord, passing Europe’s highest sea
Hellesylt, a UNESCO World Heritage site and
ancient Viking port, is the next Norwegian delight
on the menu. This small village is renowned for its
stunning waterfall – which nestles between two
bridges – and its proximity to Hornindalsvatnet,
Europe’s deepest lake.
The inspirational scenery continues as Balmoral takes
you through the glassy waters of the UNESCO-listed
Geirangerfjord, its mountain peaks and lush, green
vegetation are a real treat for the senses. You’ll also be
rewarded with a view of the glorious Sisters Waterfall.
Finally, the scenic waters of Sunnylvsfjord and
Storfjord, and the wild Hjørundfjord create more
lasting memories, before you return to the UK.
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