For many people, the prospect of a cruise conjures up images of shimmering waters, bright sun, deckchairs and sunglasses. Whilst this is the case for many trips, there are also cruises which take a different route to explore natural splendour in some of the most beautiful locations on the planet. Norway is a very popular cruise destination as it offers adventure, incredible panoramic views, jaw-dropping scenery and the opportunity to truly relax and unwind whilst creating unforgettable experiences. So what is there to see if you’re cruising to Norway?
The Northern Lights
One of the most famous natural phenomena in the world, the Northern Lights are something that everyone should see at some point in their lives. Swirls of green and blue mingle with the stars, creating an almost supernatural spectacle of beauty in the night sky. Only visible in particular areas, and at certain times of the year, catching a glimpse of the aurora borealis is a truly remarkable moment that comes only once in a lifetime.
With over 1000 fjords in the region, Norway is the place to be for beautiful cliffs formed by glacial activities, lush grassy moors of stunning village settlements and all-round wonderful scenic cruising. Guests can enjoy a tranquil and breath-taking journey along the waters and take in all of the surrounding natural beauty that’s been thousands of years in the making. From snow-capped mountains and ancient glaciers through to rocky cliffs and the crisp fresh air of the fjords, Norway has to be seen to be believed.
Visiting Norway on a cruise will also give you the opportunity to visit a number of picturesque and fascinating settlements on the way. The town of Flam is a favourite amongst tour operators thanks to its beautiful traditional architecture, museums, and rural foothills. The Flam Railway transports visitors nearly a thousand meters upwards through remarkable scenery, taking a moment to stop at the incredible Kjosfossen Waterfall. Other places to visit include the glacier-bordered town of Olden, the famous waterfront City of Bergen and the culturally rich old city of Stavanger.
These of course are just a few of the things that cruises to Norway have to offer visitors. A truly spectacular and life-affirming destination, consider a visit to Norway for your next cruise and make sure to bring your camera!
By Evie Williams.