Nestled in the heart of the Norwegian Fjords, Bergen is the ideal departure port for those looking to discover these marvellous spectacles of nature as well as wider Norway. Cruises from Bergen head north up the Norwegian coastline, taking in Molde, Trondheim and Tromso, past the Arctic Circle all the way to Kirkenes, making these itineraries one of the best ways to see the Northern Lights on a cruise.
Heading north from Bergen you'll find magnificent cities, tranquil fjords and unforgettable scenery. You'll have the added satisfaction of knowing you are taking a path less travelled, seeing sights and experiencing cultures still relatively undiscovered. The joy of cruising these regions is that you'll see sights that you simply couldn't view by land.
Norway, the Land of the Midnight Sun, has round-the-clock daylight during the summer and is perfect for those who delight in natural beauty and unspoiled landscapes. Unlike many cruise voyages, you will rarely be out of sight of one of the world's most dramatic coastlines. Along the West coast, deep Fjords cut into steep mountain ranges with the breathtaking stillness only disturbed by cascading waterfalls. In older villages wooden houses tumble down towards docks where Viking long ships were once moored.
Bergen is a former ‘European City of Culture’ and has a string of fascinating art galleries facing its Lille Lungedgardsvann Lake. This cruise port nestles amongst the magnificent mountains dotted along Norway’s western coastline and is a gateway to Fjordland.
Stavanger is the key to Norway’s spectacular fjordland. Known as the ‘Cradle of the Vikings’, it’s also a town with its own rich heritage. Explore the old quarter popular for the ancient wooden houses that are a celebrated national heritage monument.
Sailing through Norway’s beautiful Sognefjord, the world’s deepest and longest fjord, is one of the most memorable cruise experiences. Overlooked by snow-capped peaks and surrounded by cascading waterfalls, this is a sensational approach to the tiny village of Flamm, which nestles in the innermost part of Sognefjord.
One of the more well-known Norwegian Fjords and deemed by many to be the most beautiful worldwide, Geiranger is encircled by mighty snow-capped mountains beyond sheer cliffs and waterfalls. Boasting unrivalled natural beauty, as you cruise through this 60-mile long passage you’ll feel like you’ve slipped into a fantasy.
A tiny, quaint village by the impressive Hardangervidda plateau, the biggest Norwegian national park, Eidfjord is a great stop for Trolltunga, the iconic rock formation jutting 700 metres over Ringedalsvatnet Lake. If you’re looking for that perfect holiday photo, this is it!