Fjords | Norwegian Fjords
The beauty of Norway’s dramatic fjordland is on full display throughout
this exceptional voyage. Dive into the cultural variety offered by the cities
of Bergen and Stavanger; marvel at the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of
Nærøyfjord and Geirangerfjord – both consistently rated as top ten fjord
experiences; enjoy a range of exciting experiences from the charming fjord
villages of Flåm, Eidfjord, Olden and Hellesylt; and much more.
After departing Dover, you’ll spend a relaxing day
at sea on board Boudicca, before arriving at the
Hanseatic city of Bergen, Norway’s second city. This
former Viking settlement is awash with attractions:
the UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf and its colourful
wooden houses; the vibrant fish market; and
Troldhaugen, the former house of renowned
composer Edvard Grieg, are just a few. For fantastic
panoramic views of the city and its surroundings, the
Fløibanen Funicular railway – which ascends Mount
Fløyen – is recommended.
Strandafjellet Mountain is a sight to behold en route
to Hellesylt. 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 Boudicca takes
you through the glassy waters of the UNESCO-listed
Geirangerfjord. The towering mountain peaks are a
real treat for your eyes. You’ll also be rewarded with
a view of the glorious Seven Sisters Waterfall.
The quaint fjordland village of Olden is nestled at the
southern end of the beautiful Nordfjord and is your
gateway to the handsome Lovatnet Lake and the
spectacular Briksdal Glacier – an arm of Europe’s
largest inland glacier, Jostedalsbreen. An equally
unforgettable experience is the Loen Skylift, one
of the steepest cable cars in the world.
A day in Flåm affords the opportunity to weave
through the landscapes on the unforgettable Flåm
Railway, before Boudicca makes a dramatic diversion
from regular sea routes to revel in the twists and
turns of the Nærøyfjord, rated joint top in National
Geographic’s list of natural heritage sites worldwide.
Stavanger, a former European Capital of Culture,
is home to a fascinating Old Town, as well as an
appealing mix of galleries, cafés and bars. Meanwhile,
from Eidfjord you’ll be able to kayak on the still waters
of the Hardangerfjord, take a tour to the invigorating
Hardangervidda Nature Centre, sample authentic
local treats at the Hardanger Juice and Cider Factory,
or visit the spectacular Vøringsfoss Waterfall.
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