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Home Cruises Mighty Waterfalls & Norwegian Fjords Balmoral 2024-04-26

Mighty Waterfalls & Norwegian Fjords - L2411 Balmoral departing 26 Apr 2024

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Balmoral
Ship
Cruise Line
Embark
26 Apr 2024
Duration
7 Nights
From / To
Newcastle upon Tyne / Newcastle upon Tyne
Ports of call
Newcastle upon Tyne - Eidfjord - Maurangerfjord to Fureberg w'fall - Åkrafjord to Langfoss waterfall - Bergen
Rating

Inside from £1,072pp

Outside from £1,266pp

Balcony from £2,242pp

Suite from £2,339pp

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Itinerary

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Date Date
Location Location
 
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Date 26/04/2024
Location Newcastle upon Tyne
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The cruise terminal in Newcastle offers fast and efficient check-in areas, a spacious departure lounge with seating areas, a café-bar and smart washrooms all resulting in a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. If you wish to travel by car and park for the duration of your cruise, no pre-booking is required.

Date 27/04/2024
Location At Sea
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The Lysefjord is a stunning example of the Norwegian fjords’ spectacular natural beauty. Carved into the landscape by glacier movement in the Ice Age approximately 10,000 years ago, Lysefjord is lined by magnificent mountains and dramatic cliff faces – some soaring over 1,000 metres high into the unpolluted skies above.

In some sections of the fjord the water is as deep as the mountains are high, however at the shallowest point the water depth drops to just 13 metres. This means only small ships such as those in the Fred. Olsen fleet can cruise the Lysefjord.

Sailing along the glassy waters on board a smaller cruise ship is without doubt the best way to take in the fjord’s eclectic sights. Lookout for tumbling waterfalls, wonderful wildlife and pretty settlements dotted along the shores; and marvel at the sight of the impressive Lysefjordbrua suspension bridge as so you sail into the fjord.

On a clear day it is possible to see the famous Preikestolen – a huge 604 metre-high flat mountain plateau – and Kjeragbolten, a large rock wedged in one of Mount Kjerag’s crevices. If you’re very lucky you may hear the gunshot-like bang of Kjeragsmellet – an unexplained natural phenomenon that’s particularly prominent in the winter months.

Date 28/04/2024
Location At Sea
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Date 28/04/2024
Location Eidfjord
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A wonderfully peaceful village at the head of Eidfjord, an arm of western Norway’s serene Hardangerfjord, whose glassy waters and towering cliffs encompass some of the country’s finest fjord scenery. From here you can travel to Voringfoss, Norway’s best-known waterfall and discover the breathtaking beauty of the Mabodal Valley.

Date 28/04/2024
Location Maurangerfjord to Fureberg w'fall
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Date 28/04/2024
Location Åkrafjord to Langfoss waterfall
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Date 29/04/2024
Location Bergen
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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 is a standout highlights. 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.

Date 30/04/2024
Location Nordfjord
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The sixth longest Norwegian fjord, and one of the most picturesque, beautiful Nordfjord stretches from mainland Norway’s western-most point – overlooking Stadhavet, Sunnmørsalpene and Ålfotbreen – to the magnificent Jostedalsbreen, Europe’s largest inland glacier.

A journey along this spectacular waterway aboard one of Fred. Olsen’s smaller-sized cruise ships brings ever-changing, breathtaking scenes into your viewfinder. The ocean entrance to the fjord is relatively flat, with low-lying lands and smooth beaches. As you venture deeper, the landscapes become taller and untamed, where isolated villages appear amongst a panorama of lush valleys, mighty cliffs and soaring alpine mountains.

Date 30/04/2024
Location Innvikfjorden
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Date 30/04/2024
Location Olden
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At the head of the three valleys amid the sublimely peaceful surroundings of the Inner Norfjord, idyllic Olden is the key to a not-to-be-missed journey up the million-years-old and ever-advancing Briksdal Galcier, best known of the gigantic Jostedal’s many icy arms.

Date 30/04/2024
Location Hornelen, Nordfjord
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Date 01/05/2024
Location Romsdalfjord, Norway
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Romsdalsfjord or Romsdal Fjord is the ninth-longest fjord in Norway. It is 88 kilometres long and located in the Romsdal district of Møre og Romsdal county. It flows through the municipalities of Molde, Ålesund, Vestnes, and Rauma.

Date 01/05/2024
Location Andalsnes
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Surrounded by the incredible mountains of the Romsdalsfjord, Åndalsnes is often referred to as the ‘Alp town by the fjord’. Situated at the mouth of the Rauma River, the town is in one of the most beautiful areas of scenic Norway, and a natural starting point for forest walks in the hilly terrain and short hikes to magnificent viewpoints. With all its natural attractions, this beautiful destination is one of Norway’s most popular locations for sightseers and a mecca for hikers. Known as the ‘Mountaineering Capital’, Åndalsnes is close to the mighty Trollveggen (The Troll Wall), the tallest vertical rock face in Europe – an appealing challenge for many climbers. Many visitors, who wish to enjoy the sights with a little less effort, can take the Rauma Railway into the mountains to discover amazing views.

Date 02/05/2024
Location At Sea
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Date 03/05/2024
Location Newcastle upon Tyne
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The cruise terminal in Newcastle offers fast and efficient check-in areas, a spacious departure lounge with seating areas, a café-bar and smart washrooms all resulting in a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. If you wish to travel by car and park for the duration of your cruise, no pre-booking is required.

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