Norway: Breathtaking Norwegian Fjords Cruise
Our Fjords Cruise Norway makes for a mind-blowing Norwegian adventure
What Makes Me Mighty Fine
- Year-round, 12 day, full round voyage with six inclusive excursions, departing Bergen, exploring the fjords and travelling all the way to Kirkenes and back, taking in 34 ports
- Enjoy six inclusive excursions: a trip to the Russian border, a visit the northernmost point of mainland Europe, a Viking feast and tours of Trondheim, Tromso and Vesteralen
- Cross the Arctic Circle in summer and enjoy 24 hour daylight courtesy of the Midnight Sun, make the journey in winter and enjoy great Northern Lights spotting opportunities
- Discover the beauty of UNESCO listed Geirangerfjord, see the breathtaking Lofoten Islands and admire the majesty of the famous Trollfjord and the Seven Sisters
- Make the most of the ship’s panorama lounge and enjoy exquisite views as you relax in comfort
- Select your own cabin
- Personalise your cruise by booking some of the fantastic, optional shore excursions
Lose yourself among the enchanting scenery of Norway’s rugged coastline on this fabulous 12 day Fjords Cruise of Norway, sailing from Bergen to Kirkenes and back. As you journey between ancient cities and towns you will see some of the world’s most picturesque scenery. From majestic glaciers and plunging mountains, to gushing waterfalls and steep fjords, Norway is a country rich in breathtaking sights. Cross the Arctic Circle and visit quaint fishing ports which reveal the fascinating history andculture of this part of the world. Uncover true Viking traditions in the former capital of Trondheim and visit Europe’s most northerly point at the North Cape Plateau.
Enjoy an array of exciting excursions, explore impressive museums and marvel at iconic landmarks on this Fjords Cruise of Norway. Whenever you choose to travel, this wonderful itinerary has something magical to offer. During the summer, the seemingly endless rays of the Midnight Sun saturate Norway's beautiful backdrops, giving you even more time to explore. In winter, on the other hand, travellers flock to Norway in anticipation of incredible Northern Lights displays lighting up the dark night skies. In essence, if you want to explore the beauty and majesty of nature, this has to be the cruise for you!
Prefer to spend less time on a ship and more time in Norway's stunning cities? Disembark in Tronheim and take the Douvre railway to Oslo on the extended version of our Norwegian Discovery Cruise.
Check out our Norwegian holiday ideas or our luxury winter holiday ideas for a few suggestions on alternative adventures, or call our helpful travel team on 0333 800 2033 to find your perfect break in Norway.
Day 1 - Arrive in Bergen
Take the time to discover the joys of Bergen before embarking on your fabulous voyage. This Hanseatic city boasts a charming harbour and the UNESCO-listed Bryggen wharf which is a delight to explore. Brightly-coloured, wooden buildings fringe the hillsides and a journey on the funicular railway to the summit of Mount Fløyen offers unparalleled views of the fjords. In the evening, our Fjords Cruise of Norway sets sail for Hjeltefjord as we follow the route of the Vikings.Meals included:Dinner
Day 2 - Ålesund and Geirangerfjord
Today, your Fjords Cruise of Norway weaves between pretty islands and the skerries that line the route to Ålesund. Enjoy free time in Ålesund, perhaps taking a look at the charming fishing port of Brosundet or Apotekertorget Square. A visit to the Jugendstilsenteret museum offers an incredible chance to discover the area’s intriguing history and gain an insight into the story of this Art Nouveau town.
In summer your Fjords Cruise of Norway proceeds to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Geirangerfjord.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 - Trondheim
The Old Royal City of Trondheim is bursting with many great sights such as the neo-Gothic Gamle Bybrua (Old Town Bridge), the famous Nidaros Cathedral which dates back to 1070 and the Rococo-style Stiftsgården. Leaving Trondheim, your Fjords Cruise of Norway begins its voyage to Rørvik, passing the Kjeungskjær lighthouse, rocky islands and Stokksund.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 - Arctic Circle and Lofoten Islands with Viking Feast
As we head towards the stunning Lofoten Islands on our Fjords Cruise of Norway, look out for the famous globe between Ørnes and Nesna which indicates the crossing of the Arctic Circle. Travellers crossing the Arctic Circle for the first time can partake in the optional Baptism by Njord which consists of an ice cube down your back!
In the evening, the Fjords Cruise of Norway arrives in Svolvær in the Lofoten Islands. Here you can enjoy an incredible Viking Feast and experience a unique taste of this ancient culture. Meet the Chieftain and the Lady of the house and sample authentic Viking food in a re-creation of a tradtional Chieftain's home, dating back to around 500AD.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 - Tromsø – A Tour of the Arctic Capital
The ship negotiates the Raftsund strait during the night and, following a brief stop at Harstad, our Fjords Cruise of Norway continues to Tromsø. On a two-hour guided tour of the city we explore Polaria, a museum and aquarium which tell the story of Svalbard. Watch a film about the impressive Arctic wilderness and let it take you on a journey through breathtaking scenery. The tour also stops at the imposing Arctic Cathedral which is an architectural work of art and an illustrious landmark, known for its fabulous classical concerts.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 - Honningsvåg and Journey to the North Cape
On an escorted, three hour tour, we mount the plateau which stands a remarkable 307 metres above the Arctic Ocean. The tour also includes a trip to the North Cape Hall where a panoramic film tells you all about the continent’s most northerly point.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 - Turning Point of the Voyage – Trip to the Russian Border
Kirkenes is your final destination on the northern leg of the Fjords Cruise of Norway. We take an escorted tour of the town before embarking a bus that drives us through lush landscapes. Admire the diverse and dramatic scenery before we stop at Storskog, the border post that lies between Russia and Norway. After travelling to the mining district of Bjørnevatn, we head for Pasvikdalen which is inhabited by Norway’s largest population of brown bears. Our 2-hour guided tour returns to Kirkenes, stopping at Prestfjellet Mountain along the way. Soak up the inspiring vistas which overlook the town below.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8 - Hammerfest and Tromsø
Enjoy breakfast at the North Cape and learn about Sámi life when we visit a traditional family home. Next, the Fjords Cruise Norway sails to the Stone Age settlement of Hammerfest which still plays an integral part as a fishing port. See the Meridian Column which honours the first exact measurement of the globe. The Fjords Cruise Norway brings us to Tromsø later in the day where you can enjoy a Midnight Concert at the Arctic Cathedral.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9 - Lofoten Islands and a Taste of Vesterålen Tour
Prior to reaching today’s highlights, the Fjords Cruise Norway navigates the Risøyrenna channel, an ‘inside route’ between Sortland and Harstad.
Take an escorted sightseeing tour of Harstad, visit the medieval church at Trondenes and explore the Historical Centre. A bus tour across Hinnøya Island presents fabulous views of fjords, farmland and soaring mountains. Relax on board a ferry across Gullesfjord and indulge in delicious cakes and a hot drink. Our journey continues to Sortland where we rejoin the Norwegian fjords cruise. The duration of the tour is 4 hours and 15 minutes.
At Stokmarkness, take advantage of the free entrance to the Hurtigruten Museum. Weather and time permitting, we will take a diversion on our voyage between Vesterålen and the Lofoten Islands to the magnificent Trollfjord. Finally, we arrive at Svolvær before commencing towards Stamsund where you can observe the immense Lofoten Wall. The Fjords Cruise Norway departs for the mainland in the evening.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10 - Arctic Circle and the Seven Sisters
An early morning rise will be rewarded with beautiful panoramas of pretty islets, fertile farmland and sheer granite cliffs. As we make our return Arctic crossing we can witness the legendary peaks of the Seven Sisters. The Fjords Cruise Norway sails past the Vega Acrhipelago, close to Sandnessjøen.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11 - Explore Trondheim – Guided City Walk
Take a historic journey through Trondheim on a guided city walk. Visit the Stiftsgården and the market square where the statue of King Olav Tryggvason can be found. As you cross over the bridge to Bakklandet you are presented with eye-catching wooden architecture. We stop at ‘Utsikten’ for fabulous views of the city. See the impressive Gothic Nidaros Cathedral. The tour lasts 2 hours.
The Fjords Cruise Norway sails among the Hitra and Munkholmen islands to Molde. Arrive at Kristiansund which can be found on the Atlantic Road.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12 - Departure
Before this spectacular Fjords Cruise Norway concludes in the City of Seven Mountains, Bergen, absorb the mighty Nordfjord which is situated below the Jostedalsbreen glacier, Sognfjord and Bergen Archipelago.Meals included:Breakfast
- Return international flights from London (details of regional departures on request)
- Escorted airport transfers
- 11 nights' voyage with accommodation in an I grade cabin (upgrade details on request)
- The following activities and excursions, as per the itinerary:
- Lofotr Viking feast
- Trondheim city walk
- Visit to North Cape
- Journey to the Russian border
- A taste of Veserålen
- Tromso Arctic Capital tour
- Meals as per the itinerary
- Optional excursions (these can be arranged for you on request)
- Travel Insurance (this can, however, be arranged for you. Simply speak to our travel team for a competitive quote for comprehensive cover)
Please call our friendly advisors on 0333 800 2033 for pricing on this holiday.