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A Norwegian Fjords cruise is a fantastic way to visit this striking part of the world famed for its old-world architecture, enriching medieval museums and dazzling archipelagos bursting with nature. Norway cruise holidays are an ideal choice if you are looking for a no-fly cruise option, setting sail directly from the UK with the choice of many northern departure ports as well as Southampton.
The Norwegian fjords cruise season runs from May into September, with the peak months being June through to August. If you travel in the peak of summer you'll be rewarded with long summers days and warm weather, although you can also expect more crowds. If you're looking for lower fares and something a little quieter, you should choose to cruise outside of the peak months. However, if you travel outside the height of summer, you'll experience cooler weather so make sure to pack appropriately! See our blog - A Guide to Packing for Different Climates to find out more.
Alternatively, if seeing the Northern Lights are on your bucket list, make sure you cruise in November, December or January as they are best seen in the dark.
Cruises around Norway are a great way to sample some of the unique cuisine that the country has to offer. With everything from delicious waffles with homemade jam to elk and reindeer, this is the perfect chance to sample something a little different!
A cruise to Norway will take you on a magical journey taking through the ornate Norwegian landscape of pretty painted houses, craggy river gorges and endless interesting flora and fauna.
Choose from Norway mini cruises through to leisurely 13-night cruises, allowing you to thoroughly explore one of mother nature's great creations, along with the port towns and cities, steeped in Viking and Norwegian history, that make up a Norwegian cruise.
For an even more immersive experience which takes you right off the beaten track, take a look at Hurtigruten cruises, where you will discover all sorts of hidden gems, cruising on a working Norway cruise ship while it delivers the mail, carries passengers and offers a Norwegian cruise all at the same time.
Fancy really pushing the boat out? Check out our amazing selection of Luxury Norway Cruises. Alternatively if you're looking for some more useful information about cruising the Norwegian Fjords you can read our blog - Top Tips for Cruising the Norwegian Fjords.
When it comes to exploring this part of the world, there are many Norway cruise ports to discover. Below you'll find the best highlights:
Thanks to its history and art, as well as the size making it easy to discover on foot, Bergen is an interesting port of call during Norway cruises. While you're there, highlights include learning more about the town and country at the museums on the wharf, taking a funicular train up Mt. Floyen to marvel at the panoramic views and a trip to the fish market to get a real insight into life for the locals.
Perfect for those with a keen interest in culture, Oslo has more than enough attractions to keep you occupied during your time at this wonderful port of call. Including the Nobel Peace Center, a sculpture park, nautical museums and art galleries, your time here will be packed with things to do. However, if you'd prefer to get out there and explore nature, there's also plenty of opportunity to head to the forest for a hike.
This picture-perfect town in Norway is the perfect port of call, offering an insight into life in this beautiful country, as well as the chance to discover more of what the fjords have to offer. A highlight of your time here will be the Flam railway with its steep ascents and sweeping views, while you can also go on a hike, take a bike ride or rent a kayak to see more of the region.
While this small port might not have much to offer in itself, it acts as a starting point for further explorations into the Norwegian fjords, perfect for nature lovers. Whether you head to the Geriangerfjord and its awe inspiring waterfalls or take a bus ride up to the amazing surrounding viewpoints, your breath will be taken away by the beauty of this scenery.
As well as its cascading waterfalls and imposing cliff faces, Stavanger plays host to several quirky museums, ideal for those looking for something a little different. This is also a great place to taste some of the unique flavours of Norway, especially by the harbour which is lined with inviting restaurants and quaint shops.