Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Boudicca, Fjords Mountains & Glaciers ex Dover Return
Ship: Boudicca
Selected Sailing Date: 31 Jul 2019
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Cruise Description

7 Night Cruise sailing from Dover roundtrip aboard Boudicca.

With five days of this exceptional seven-night cruise being spent in the breathtaking Norwegian fjordland, you’ll board Boudicca knowing you’re in for a holiday packed with stunning sights and memorable experiences. The scenic delights of a variety of picturesque fjords; natural wonders within reach of enchanting fjord villages; and the attractions of Norway’s charming second city all await on this wonderful week away.

First you’ll have a chance to marvel at extraordinary landscapes during mesmeric scenic cruising of Lysefjord; a feat only managed on smaller ships. Larger vessels are kept away by a bridge at the entrance of Lysefjord, so be sure to make the most of your opportunity to see majestic mountains, cliffs and rugged rock formations in all their glory as you sail the fjord’s glass-like waters. There’s incredible scenic cruising of Nordfjord and by the Hornelen sea cliff to experience the following day too, but not until after you have visited one of the fjordland’s most picturesque villages, Olden. Set amongst postcard-perfect scenes of lush-green meadows, babbling brooks and magnificent mountains, Olden is a delight to explore. It’s also your gateway to the gorgeous Oldedalen Valley, the astonishing Briksdal and Kjenndalen glaciers, and the pretty Lovatnet Lake.

A host of highlights are yours to uncover during a call at Flåm, too. During your stop at this beautifully unspoilt village, situated deep within the awe-inspiring Sognefjord, you could opt for a scenic tour that ends with a trip to the 650-metre-high Stegastein Lookout. The views on offer from Stegastein never fail to create everlasting memories. Alternatively, perhaps you’ll choose to take a ride on the iconic Flåmsbana railway, which carves its way through magnificent mountains and by a string of impressive waterfalls. Finally, after an unforgettable evening of scenic cruising in spellbinding – one of National Geographic’s top two Natural World Heritage Sites Nærøyfjord – it is on to Bergen. This historic city boasts a wealth of diverse attractions; from the UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf and the traditional fish market to the fascinating Troldhaugen Museum, which was once the home of legendary Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg. No time in Bergen is complete without riding the Funicular Railway to the top of the magnificent, 320-metre-high Mount Fløyen – among Norway’s most famous attractions – to take in views of the city and its rugged surrounding landscapes.

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.