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Boudicca
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Boudicca, Fjords Mountains & Glaciers ex Dover Return
Ship: Boudicca
Selected Sailing Date: 09 Jun 2019
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Cruise Description

9 Night Cruise sailing from Dover roundtrip aboard Boudicca.

A nine-night adventure full of scenic treasures, this cruise on board Boudicca is your chance to experience some of the most incredible natural beauty that Norway’s enchanting fjordland has to offer. Enjoy calls at serene fjord villages and beautiful cities, complemented by hours of mesmerising scenic cruising; every moment you spend on board your ship and ashore will be one to remember.

A stop at Bergen is your chance to uncover the various of highlights this Hanseatic gem. You may opt to explore the colourful, UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf; learn about the life and works of Edvard Grieg at the Troldhaugen; and even sample Klippfisk at the busy fish market. Be sure to take in the scenic views from atop Mount Fløyen too, whatever you choose to do. From Norway’s second largest city’s it’s on to two tiny fjordland villages. In Flåm you can take a ride on the fantastic Flåmsbana railway, which carves it’s way through magnificent mountains and by some of the fjordland’s most impressive waterfalls; or head to the 650-metre-high Stegastein Lookout to marvel at the unspoilt scenery of Sognefjord from above. Then there’s picturesque Hellesylt, starting point for tours to striking natural wonders such as Hellesylt Waterfall, Tystigen Glacier and the Hornindalsvatnet Lake. Your short stop here is sandwiched between unforgettable scenic cruising of both of National Geographic’s top two Natural World Heritage Sites: the size-restricted Nærøyfjord and magnificent Geirangerfjord.

Another gorgeous village awaits within the farthest reaches of the glorious Nordfjord. Charming Olden, surrounded by soaring mountains, dramatic cliffs and lush meadows, is sure to entice you into heading ashore to explore. Venture further than the village itself and there’s much to discover just a short journey away; the astonishing Briksdal Glacier and the Lovatnet Lake are just two of the scenic treasures close-by. A stop at Stavanger follows a relaxing sail back along Nordfjord. Here you could choose to join a boat tour to the spectacular Lysefjord, taking in rugged scenes from glass-like waters; or perhaps spend a relaxing Saturday in the city, where attractions such as the historic Gamla Stavanger district, the Canning Museum and Norway’s fourth largest shopping mall are particular highlights. Finally, your foray into the fjords reaches its conclusion in Hardangerfjord, where Eidfjord will be your gateway to Vøringsfossen – one of Norway’s most famous waterfalls – and Hardangervidda Nature Centre, which offers a fascinating insight into Norwegian nature. A return journey along Hardangerfjord – ‘Queen of the Fjords’ – presents you with a one last opportunity to experience the tranquillity and remarkable beauty of the fjordland.

Highlights of this cruise:

Bergen, Norway
Seven hills and seven fjords frame Hanseatic Bergen, a city steeped in maritime heritage. Of Bergen’s many attractions, the 900-year-old UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf. A delight to explore, the Bryggen's cobbled stairways are lined with traditional half-timbered buildings and climb away from the waterfront, leading to curious open spaces that are often overflowing with colourful flowers that perfume the air.

Bergen has a vibrant fish market and hosts one of Norway's biggest cultural events of the year, the Bergen International Festival. The city was once the home of Norway's most famous composer, Edvard Grieg, and the Troldhaugen Museum is devoted to his life’s work.

Not to be missed is a chance to ride the Funicular Railway to the top of Mount Fløyen, offering spectacular panoramic views of Bergen and its scenic surroundings.

Flåm, Norway
Flåm is a tiny village on the banks of the Aurlandsfjord, a branch of the spectacular Sognefjord – the longest and deepest fjord in Europe. Situated amongst scenes of picturesque orchards, hamlets, cottages and farmland, this is one of Norway's most breathtaking locations.

Visitors to Flåm are often drawn to the charming village church, with its traditionally decorated walls, while the Flåmsbana Railway is ranked highly on the fjordland's must-do list. Climbing over 20km as it passes through the magnificent mountain scenery, the Flåmsbana takes in incredible sights such as the striking Kjosfossen Waterfall, crashing 225 metres down rugged cliffs. The Flåmsbana Museum, exploring the railway’s design and construction, is worth visiting too.

Flåm is also perfectly situated for boat tours to UNESCO-listed Naeroyfjord, one of National Geographic's top natural heritage sites.

Olden, Norway
At its eastern end, the magnificent Nordfjord divides into three arms beneath the glaciers of the Jostedalsbreen, and Olden sits at the beginning of the southernmost of these arms. A charming village, Olden is among green meadows which are ablaze with colourful flowers throughout the summer, and through which babbling brooks meander between pretty houses.

In the centre of the village is the Old Church, built in 1759 on the site of a 14th century stave church: the timber was used for the pew doors and doorposts. Near the church is the Singerheimen, the former home of William Singer the millionaire founder of the sewing-machine company. He was a gifted amateur artist, and some of his paintings of the Olden area can be seen in his workshop.

The beautiful Oldedalen Valley extends for 12 miles behind Olden and is an absolute joy to explore. On an adventure into the valley you can marvel at huge, near-vertical cliffs, a string of spectacular waterfalls, and sparkling glaciers, such as the astonishing Briksdal.

Stavanger, Norway
Behind the bustle of the prosperous and cosmopolitan Stavanger of today lie 1,000 years of ancient seafaring tradition and history. This vibrant, exciting Norwegian city oozes charm and was awarded the prestigious title of ‘European Capital of Culture’ in 2008.

The city’s wealth has prompted its tag as Norway’s ‘Oil Capital’, but Stavanger has remained as charming as ever. The old town, Gamle Stavanger, has narrow winding streets and ancient wooden houses gathered round an historic fresh fish and vegetable market. Stavanger is also a university city, which is reflected in the city’s lively, urban atmosphere, and in the varied assortment of shopping and dining experiences.

The Norwegian Petroleum Museum exhibits drilling equipment, a model oil platform, submersibles and audio-visual shows, while the city’s Herring Canning Museum celebrates one of Stavanger’s earlier sources of wealth. Beyond the town, the Three Swords monument commemorates the 9th century battle of Hafrsfjord – the moment Harald Hårfagre became the first King of Norway.

Stavanger is also perfectly placed for the breath-taking Lysefjord, one of the most famous Norwegian Fjords. This stunning waterway is home to the Kjerag Mountain and Preikestolen (The Pulpit Rock) – two of the country's most popular attractions.

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