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Why you should visit Norway

Blog post   •   May 27, 2014 18:32 BST

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.

The Fjords 

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.

The Towns 

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.

Comments (3)

    I have just been on my first ever cruise which was Fred Olsen to the Norweign Fjords. I had an amazing time, the fjords are beautiful and the Fred Olsen experience was amazing. The ship, the food the entertainment, everything was first class. I have now booked another cruise with Fred Olsen.

    - melanie thurston - May 28, 2014 09:40 BST

    So looking forward to our cruise on Balmoral 27th July. Visiting the fjords and Arctic circle. Highlights are bound to Include the glaciers at Olden and The North Cape.

    - David Greaves - Jun 21, 2014 08:46 BST

    We went on the Black Watch to Norway, and it was stunning, staff perfect, food perfect, drink package £10 all inclusive is a must because 2 drinks would cover the cost any questions

    - steve - May 25, 2015 11:28 BST

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