Explore the best places to visit on a Norwegian Fjords cruise

Aimee Spicer / 29 June 2016

Want to experience the breathtaking beauty of Norway? There's no better way to do it than on a cruise of the famous Norwegian fjords.



If you have never taken a Norwegian fjords cruise, you might wonder why they are among our most popular cruises. The answer is difficult to pin down – the lure of the fjords is as ineffable as the Northern Lights that light up the Norwegian sky at night. 

Travellers love the crisp air, the sublime cliffs and the crystal waters. They love the stillness and peace of the Norwegian countryside. 

Some also love eating a full English breakfast with the sound of a waterfall crashing in the background. Here are just some of the best places you can visit on a Norwegian fjords cruise holiday:

Geirangerfjord

Framed by exquisite snow-capped mountain peaks and lined with impressive waterfalls, Geirangerfjord is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and rightly so. This is nature at its most epic, carved by a succession of ice ages across millennia. 

We take you on a journey through the deep blue of waters of the Geirangerfjord early in the morning and, if you’re lucky, the spray from the flowing waterfalls will produce a rainbow or two.

Haugesund

One of many delightful towns and cities in Rogaland County, Norway, Haugesund is located on the banks of the Karmsund strait. This important shipping city is close to one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the country – Langfoss. 

You’re also within easy reach of the Nordvegen History Centre, which lets visitors experience what life would have been like in an age-old Viking settlement. 

We’ll take you on an excursion to Haugesund if you sail aboard the Svalbard and the Midnight Sun cruise.

Flåm

Flåm is a tiny village perched on the Aurlandsfjord, a long, deep and picturesque stretch of water. Arrive at this destination in the spring or summer and you will be treated to the landscape at its most lush and dramatic. 

Take the Flåm railway to see the best of the fjords here, or hike into the mountains and gaze upon the tranquil waters far below.

Naerøyfjord

A cruise along the Naerøyfjord is truly memorable. If you don’t speak Norwegian you might not be able to pronounce it, but that won’t stop you enjoying the view. 

At certain points around the Naerøyfjord, the mountains reach up to more than 1,400 metres in height.

Bergen

This architecturally distinctive city is a classic stop-off point on Norwegian fjord cruises. You will soon see why once you visit. 

Often hailed as Norway’s most international city, a visit here will introduce travellers to a fascinating blend of different cultures and historical quirks. 

Learn more information about the city’s 11th century beginnings, or visit the Grieg museum and learn about Norway’s most famed composer. Take a cable car ride to the top of Mount Fløyen for the best views in town.

Norway’s stunning southern fjords are waiting to be explored on the Fjordland, Waterfalls and Glaciers Cruise. Book a place and you will set sail on the spacious Boudicca. 

Every cabin aboard this elegant ship has excellent facilities, and if you opt for a suite, your voyage to Norway will be extra special.

When you’re not relaxing in your cabin or exploring on land, there’s plenty to do aboard Boudicca, a Fred.Olsen ship. 

Enjoying a delicious meal in one of the ship’s restaurants is par for the course, as is improving your golf swing at one of the ship’s golf nets.  You could even take a painting lesson!

Book your cruise holidays through the Norwegian fjords with Saga and you will want to return time and again.

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