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Cruises to Olden

Olden, Norway

Take a memorable Alaska cruise adventure to Olden, Norway. Nestled in a breathtaking fjord landscape, Olden awaits as a captivating port of call on your Norwegian Fjords Cruise. This charming destination offers a unique blend of natural beauty and serene tranquility. Prepare to be mesmerized by the awe-inspiring arrival into the fjord, with towering mountains, cascading waterfalls, and crystal-clear waters. Olden is renowned for its unspoiled nature, captivating landscapes, and the possibility of encountering diverse marine life in its pristine waters.

Ships dock directly at the port of Olden, allowing easy access for cruise passengers to explore the town and its surroundings. Ships typically arrive in the morning, providing ample time for exploration before departing in the afternoon or evening. The harbor area offers convenient facilities, including shops, cafes, and restrooms. You can also find excursion services to embark on adventures in the surrounding natural wonders, such as glacier hikes, scenic boat trips, and kayaking expeditions.

Olden

Olden is a picturesque town with a charming and welcoming atmosphere. The town is characterized by its quaint streets, traditional Norwegian architecture, and beautiful gardens. Take a leisurely stroll along the shores of the fjord and marvel at the stunning backdrop of snow-capped mountains. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the Briksdal Glacier, a highlight of the region, where you can witness the magnificence of this icy wonderland and perhaps even embark on a guided glacier hike.

Immerse yourself in the rich local culture and history of Olden. Discover the customs, traditions, and way of life of the warm and friendly locals. Learn about the region's deep-rooted heritage and the historical significance of the fjords in shaping the livelihood of the community. Explore local museums and exhibitions that provide insights into the town's fascinating past and the challenges faced by those who call Olden home.

Attractions and Activities

Olden offers a wide array of exhilarating adventures and outdoor activities for all nature enthusiasts. Embark on a breathtaking hike to explore the scenic wonders of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Engage in a thrilling glacier experience, walking on ancient ice formations and admiring the stunning blue hues. Experience the tranquility of the fjords by kayaking through calm waters and immersing yourself in the beauty of the natural surroundings. For those seeking a more leisurely experience, hop on a boat tour and soak in the awe-inspiring landscapes from the comfort of the water.

Local Speciality

Indulge in the culinary delights of Olden, where local flavors and fresh ingredients take center stage. Sample traditional Norwegian cuisine, including delicious seafood dishes such as freshly caught salmon and cod. Treat yourself to a taste of local specialties like cloudberries or brown cheese, renowned for their unique flavors. Pair your meal with a refreshing glass of aquavit, a traditional Norwegian spirit, or savor a hot cup of rich and aromatic Norwegian coffee.

Make sure to explore the local shops and boutiques in Olden, where you can find an array of authentic and locally made souvenirs. Consider purchasing traditional Norwegian handicrafts, such as woolen sweaters, hand-carved wooden items, or intricately designed jewelry inspired by the surrounding nature. Take a piece of Olden's charm and craftsmanship home with you as a cherished reminder of your visit to this enchanting destination.

Best time to visit Olden

Consider planning your visit to Olden during the summer months of June to August, when the weather is mild, and nature is at its vibrant best. This period offers opportunities to witness stunning flora and fauna, including colorful wildflowers and migratory birds. Additionally, if you visit during the Olden Cultural Week or other local festivals, you can immerse yourself in the lively celebrations and experience the vibrant cultural scene of the town.


Olden Cruise Schedule

Olden invites you to embrace the splendor of the Norwegian fjords and immerse yourself in the tranquility of this picturesque town. From exploring majestic glaciers to savoring local delicacies, Olden offers a memorable and authentic Norwegian experience. Engage with the rich local culture, embark on thrilling adventures, and capture the beauty of the surrounding landscapes. Your visit to Olden will be filled with enchantment and leave you with cherished memories of the Norwegian fjords' magnificence.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises North Cape 20-day route

20-day North Cape cruise from Copenhagen

Seven Seas Mariner, Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Date: July 23, 2024

Ports of Call: Copenhagen, Lysekil, Oslo, Oslo, Kristiansand, Stavanger, Olden, Kristiansund, Trondheim, Hammerfest, Honningsvag, Tromso, Leknes, Alesund, Lerwick, Invergordon, Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Amsterdam; View Itinerary