Norwegian Fjords Cruises

Norwegian Fjords

Unveil the ethereal beauty of the Norwegian Fjords, a prime destination for Northern European cruises. Sculpted by glaciers during the Ice Age, these deep, narrow waterways set between high cliffs are a testament to nature's grandeur. The pristine landscape, coupled with the serene aura of untouched wilderness, beckons travel enthusiasts to indulge in a unique cruising experience. On a journey through the Norwegian Fjords, witness the tranquil splendor of cascading waterfalls, emerald-green valleys, and rugged cliffs — all from the deck of a cruise ship.

The Norwegian Fjords present a kaleidoscope of stunning vistas and exciting ports of call. From the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Geirangerfjord, with its stunning waterfalls and verdant cliffs, to the charming village of Flåm nestled amidst towering mountains, every destination has its own unique appeal. Journey past vibrant ports such as Bergen, known as the gateway to the fjords, or the historic town of Ålesund with its distinctive Art Nouveau architecture. Cruising through these waterways, you'll find the natural environment unfolds like a perfectly executed symphony, where dramatic cliffs plunge into the tranquil blue water below.

Norwegian Fjords

The Norwegian Fjords are steeped in fascinating history and vibrant local culture. Ancient tales of seafaring Vikings echo through the fjord's valleys, adding a layer of mystery to the awe-inspiring landscape. Lectures about the Sami, the indigenous people of Norway, provide insight into their traditional way of life and strong connection to the land. A visit to the region's ancient stave churches, such as the one in Borgund, serves as a window into the past. The fjords also carry an air of Norwegian folklore, with legends of trolls and mystical creatures intertwined with the area's cultural narrative.

Exploring the Norwegian Fjords isn't limited to viewing from the ship; there are plenty of opportunities for off-board adventure. From thrilling RIB-boat tours that skim across the fjord's waters, to picturesque hiking trails that crisscross the stunning landscape, adventure awaits at every turn. Biking along the scenic Flåm railway, or kayaking in the tranquil waters of the fjords, presents another perspective of these geological wonders. Embark on a fjord safari to get up close to the magnificent waterfalls or try your hand at fishing in the rich marine life-filled waters.

Wildlife and beautiful scenery of the Norwegian Fjords

The Norwegian Fjords are a photographer's paradise, presenting an array of picturesque scenes. From the mesmerizing Northern Lights dancing above the fjord in winter, to the golden hues of the Midnight Sun in summer, there's always a captivating spectacle to capture. Frame the dramatic contrast of the azure fjord against emerald green valleys, or catch the mirror-like reflections of cliffs in the calm waters. Each port of call, with its charming architecture and vibrant atmosphere, also provides unique photography opportunities.

The landscape of the Norwegian Fjords is a symphony of nature's finest elements. Deep blue fjords slice through lush green valleys, under the watchful gaze of towering cliffs. From the ship, marvel at the sight of cascading waterfalls, like the famed Seven Sisters waterfall, pouring down cliff faces into the fjord below. In summer, the hillsides burst into a riot of color, with wildflowers adding to the enchanting view. Winter, on the other hand, drapes the landscape in a blanket of pristine snow, presenting a different yet equally mesmerizing sight.

Norway's fjords are a haven for a rich variety of marine and wildlife. The fjord's clear waters are home to a diverse range of marine life, including seals, porpoises, and numerous fish species. With luck, you might even spot a majestic white-tailed sea eagle soaring above or the elusive puffin perched on a rocky outcrop. From the ship, you can capture the wildlife against the stunning backdrop of the fjords, providing a unique insight into the area's vibrant ecosystem.

Norwegian Fjords Cruise Lines

Each Norwegian Fjords cruise features a one-of-a-kind combination of thrilling activities and luxurious amenities, all of which are designed to make the most of every moment. Learn more about the selection of Norwegian Fjords cruises in 2023-2024 from major cruise lines such as AIDA Cruises, Azamara Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Costa Cruises, Cunard Cruises, Disney Cruises, Holland America, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruises, Oceania Cruises, P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises, Regent Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Saga Cruises, Silversea Cruises, and Viking Cruises, as well as other ocean cruise lines.

Departure ports for Norwegian Fjords cruises

Cruises to the Norwegian Fjords typically depart from one of the cities in Northern Europe, such as Amsterdam, Bergen, Copenhagen, Dublin, Hamburg, Kiel, London Greenwich, London Portsmouth, London Tilbury, Oslo, Reykjavik, Rotterdam, Southampton, Stockholm, Tromso, and Warnemunde (Rostock), which are among the most popular departure ports.

The best time to take Norwegian Fjords cruises

While the Norwegian Fjords are beautiful all year round, the best time to visit depends on what you want to experience. Summer (June to August) offers long, bright days and warm weather, perfect for outdoor activities and wildlife spotting. Winter (December to February) provides a chance to witness the spectacular Northern Lights. Spring (March to May) sees the landscape come alive with blossoming flowers, while autumn (September to November) showcases the fjords in a palette of stunning fall colors. Take a look for Norwegian Fjords cruises during the months of September 2023, October 2023, November 2023, December 2023, January 2024, February 2024, March 2024, April 2024, May 2024, June 2024, July 2024, August 2024, and September 2024.

Norwegian Fjords Cruise Schedule 2023-2024

Exploring the Norwegian Fjords on a Northern European cruise promises an experience filled with unparalleled natural beauty, rich history, and vibrant culture. As you journey through these captivating waterways, you'll be drawn into a world where nature's grandeur is on full display. From the thrill of outdoor adventures to the serene beauty of the landscape, the Norwegian Fjords offer a unique cruising experience. With every twist and turn of these majestic fjords, you'll uncover a new facet of Norway's charm, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Viking Ocean Cruises Baltic 14-day route

14-day Baltic cruise from Stockholm

Viking Saturn, Viking Ocean Cruises

Date: July 24, 2024

Ports of Call: Stockholm, Stockholm, Mariehamn, Gdansk, Bornholm, Warnemunde, Copenhagen, Aalborg, Oslo, Oslo, Stavanger, Eidfjord, Bergen, Bergen; View Itinerary

Regent Seven Seas Cruises Norwegian Fjords 19-day route

19-day Norwegian Fjords cruise from Oslo

Seven Seas Splendor, Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Date: September 3, 2024

Ports of Call: Oslo, Skagen, Stavanger, Flam, Alesund, Trondheim, Hammerfest, Honningsvag, Molde, Lerwick, Invergordon, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Bruges, Southampton; View Itinerary