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28th June, 2016

Most of the early morning Saga Sapphire sailed up the Nordefjord. Perhaps not the most famous, but still an amazing fjord with views of stunning waterfalls and spectacular mountains on either side of the vessel. We made our approach to the berth for 9am this morning and many of our passengers were up on deck as we slipped gently alongside. The early morning weather was cloudy but dry and forecasts were showing a pleasant day ahead. Olden is a good base for various excursions and soon our passengers were able to join one of them.

Most of the guests opted to explore the awesome natural wonders of the area on the “Lakes and Mountains”tour during which they could walk to the breath-taking Kjenndalen Glacier. For our more active guests, the “Briksdal Glacier Hike”to the foot of the Briksdal Glacier was the preferable option. A magnificent cascade of ice which hangs above the ice floes and the green waters of the glacier lake provided an unforgettable experience and numerous photographs. Those guests not taking part in the tour programme this morning could explore the local area on their own getting on the local hop on/hop off bus or by simply walking around the town.

Although small, the sail away from Olden overshadowed any goodbyes we’ve had so far this cruise. Friendly locals, together with beautiful weather, drew all passengers out on the open deck, while the tunes of Rod Stewart’s ‘Sailing’(a bit cliché, but still very catching) echoed in the fjord. Retracing this morning’s tracks our guests could enjoy once again the beauty of Norway.

Krzysztof Majdzinski

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