The Norwegian Fjords are generally a feature of a Northern European cruise and many types of cruise lines can get you there in comfort to view them. They are without a doubt one of the most awesomely beautiful sights one can lay eyes on, and the majesty of these great peaks can often put even Alaska to shame.
Located in Norway, both the Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord now enjoy the status of being a UNESCO World Heritage site and people from all over the world come to view them each and every year. Both of these fjords have held an almost magnetic attraction for tourists ever since they first started visiting the region in the early 19th century.
Why visit Norway & the Fjords?
Icy glaciers rising high above a majestic blue sea
Many cruise lines will get you to Norway to view the fjords and offer expanded itineraries of this area.
Many of the larger ships are also expanding their itineraries in this region so that they could offer something for everybody. In the past you needed to commit several weeks of holiday time for a cruise of this type. Not any longer. If you only have seven days available, you can to the Norwegian fjords. Many cruise lines will offer sailing from UK, saving the need to fly.
If you are planning on a longer, more exotic Norwegian fjords cruise, your embarkation port could be as diverse as Norway’s Bergen, Iceland’s Reykjavik, and Norway’s Tromso.
A cruise of the Norwegian fjords offers so much in the way of natural beauty. Since the major draw of such a cruise is onboard viewing of nature’s splendours, this itinerary is ideal for multi-generational families. This is because unlike cruises to most other destinations, where the emphasis is on visiting ports and often taking extended tours, with a Norwegian fjords cruise the emphasis is viewing natural wonders from the ship. This makes such a sailing easy on the family since everyone from grandma to the littlest one can easily participate.
The best time to cruise the Norwegian fjords is during the months of June, July and August when the weather is at its mildest.
The entire countryside of Norway is absolutely breathtaking, but its west coast is particularly astonishing because of the fact that it contains most of the fjords, and there is no better place from which to view these mighty landforms – icy glaciers rising high above a majestic blue sea – than from the deck of a cruise ship during a leisurely sailing among them.