Cruise the Norwegian fjords
Visit this corner of the world and experience life in Norway’s remote northern reaches. Discover Norway in full bloom on a springtime voyage or travel during the winter months and admire the views of frosty fjords. You’ll enjoy beautiful landscapes, cascading waterfalls and quaint villages clinging to the hillsides. Best of all, our smaller ships can berth alongside the smaller towns and quays – getting you closer to the sights and right into the heart of the action.
And you can now experience the wide-ranging Norwegian scenery from our new ship Spirit of Adventure. In our latest itineraries, we anchor in towns such as Flam and Geiranger, along with more adventurous destinations such as the ethereal North Cape at the ‘top of the world’.
These are some of the ports that you can visit when sailing with us to Norway:
Stavanger is a multifaceted city that reflects its progression from a prosperous fishing port to an industrial centre for shipbuilding and oil.
Discover the 40-kilometre Lysefjord neighboured by impressive mountains. Here, you can also explore above this fjord and hike up to the iconic Pulpit Rock with great surrounding views.
This small southwestern village includes a well-known scenic railway journey (Flamsbana) which features expansive scenery of Western Norway. This trains starts at sea level and runs you past wide-ranging mountain scenery, cascading waterfalls and agricultural landscapes. You can also take a special boat trip into the Naeroyfjord, a spectacular narrow fjord, where most cruise ships cannot go.
Alesund is notably famous for its distinctive Art Nouveau architecture; the city was rebuilt in this style after a devastating fire disaster in 1904. Visit the surrounding archipelago and fjords from the Mount Aksla lookout to see panoramic views of this architecture.
You can even explore the nearby islands of Giske and Godoy which are rich in Viking history and fishing heritage.
Witness sweeping landscapes by taking the funicular up to the top of Mount Floyen, or visit Bergen’s colourful wooden buildings from the Wharf, a UNESCO site since 1979. This beautiful city is also packed with wonders of natural, cultural and seafaring history accompanied by many fish markets located near the Bryggen wharf houses.
The city’s setting 69 degrees north of the Arctic Circle also means that it is perched squarely within the Aurora Belt. To top this all of, Tromsø has a surprisingly mild climate considering its location, which allows for the perfect arctic experience without being freezing.
Its glories past and present are retold in the Polar Museum, a 19th-century wooden warehouse set on the seafront.
Alta is surrounded by mountains, forests and coastal scenery. From UNESCO- listed rock art, to its Sami culture and the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel, Alta offers much to discover. Our cruises visit at the peak time of year so that you can seek out the Northern Lights and view a colourful celestial light show.