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Fureberg Waterfall © Bjarne Øymyr/Samarbeidsrådet for Sunnhordland in for something special. At just 250 metres wide at its narrowest point, it’s only accessible to smaller ships like Fred. Olsen’s. The passage through is one of the most dramatic in Europe; each twist and turn gives the impression of heading towards a dead end, which opens up as you turn each corner. Cruising Sognefjord At an impressive 127 nautical miles long, the Sognefjord is the longest fjord in Norway and the third longest in the world. With a steep and rocky appearance, in places it can feel almost eerie. Cruising Lustrafjord Enjoy enchanting scenery from start to finish as you sail along the picturesque Lustrafjord, the innermost branch of the Sognefjord. Don’t miss the awe-inspiring 218 metrehigh Feigum Waterfall – a fantastic photo opportunity. Skjolden, Lustrafjord, Norway Skjolden’s surroundings are virtually unparalleled. The idyllic village is perched at the end of Norway’s longest fjord, and is overlooked by the Jotunheimen Mountains and Jostedalsbreen, the biggest glacier on mainland Europe. There’s plenty to tick off your ‘must-visit’ list here: the breathtaking Nigardsbreen Glacier, an arm of Jostedalsbreen; the spellbinding Jostedalen Valley; the fascinating local llama farm; and more. Bergen, Norway The beautiful UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf, with its colourful timbered houses and cobbled walkways, is the historic and cultural centrepiece of Hanseatic Bergen, though the famous fish market, Troldhaugen Museum and fascinating art galleries are worth The fjords were a wonderful experience, particularly on a smaller ship which has the ability to travel where the large ships cannot. independent customer reviews Nærøyfjord exploring too. Head to the top of Mount Fløyen via the funicular railway for an unrivalled perspective of the city. «RECOMMENDED EXPERIENCE Take a sightseeing tour of Bergen, followed by a ride on the funicular railway to the top of Mount Fløyen for wonderful panoramic views. Cruising Hidrasund & Strandsfjord Sail along Strandsfjord and the Hidrasund, a passage between the island of Hidra and the mainland that is less than 300 metres wide at its narrowest point. This is cruising at its best: fantastic views enjoyed from the comfort of your ship. All of the following included from only £138 per person, per night: Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, 5-course à la carte dinner, late night buffet & self-service tea & coffee • Varied daytime activities • Lectures & talks • Swimming pools, Jacuzzis & gym Choice of live evening entertainment • 2 formal nights Cruising Flekkefjord & Stolsfjord Cruise the southern Stolsfjord and the Flekkefjord – of which only ships up to 49 metres tall can navigate the entire length – and lose yourself in peaceful contemplation as the rolling green landscapes, craggy islands and deep blue waters surround you. Cruising Fedafjord & Listafjord The 10km-long Listafjord flows through Vest- Agder County at the southern tip of Norway, meandering between rugged surroundings and hills, before eventually splitting into two. Fedafjord is the southern of the two branches, an aesthetic delight with beautiful beaches dotted along the way. Cruising Rosfjord A scenic sailing down the alluring Rosfjord presents the chance to enjoy remarkable views in every direction, particularly of the stunning Lyngdal Harbour and the honeytinged hues of Rosfjord Beach. Norwegian Fjords View destination and ship videos at www.cruisewithfred.tv 187


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