One of the most spectacular regions of the world, many argue that the only way to truly appreciate the scenery of the Norwegian Fjords is to sail through them.
Norwegian Fjords cruises call at the gateway cities of Bergen and Stavanger before plunging deep into ice sculpted fjords like Hardangerfjord, Sognefjord or Geirangerfjord. Here you will find a world of tiny villages flanked by steep cliffs, cascading waterfalls and glistening glaciers. Cruises departing from the UK are normally of 7 nights duration.
The Norwegian Fjords are widely acknowledged as one of the world’s premier cruise destinations and a popular one for British guests with over 450,000 people choosing Northern Europe for their cruise holiday in 2017, second only in popularity to the Western and Central Mediterranean. So, if you’re in the group that hasn’t considered this breathtaking region, let us dispel a few myths about the area and show you just what a fantastic holiday is waiting for you.
The weather. Whilst it’s true that if you’re looking for guaranteed sun-bathing weather, then yes, the Fjords are probably not the best destination to consider. However, don’t take that as meaning that it’s going to be like a wet February day on Dartmoor - average temperatures during the summer months are pleasant and are in the mid-20’s, perfect for exploring in comfort. And, let’s not forget that the higher latitude means more daylight hours - in fact, during June and July, it doesn’t get fully dark and you can enjoy blissfully long evenings and the surreal experience of slowly sailing towards your next destination in twilight as the world around you is deep in slumber. The scenery is stunning in sunny weather and, if you do catch a shower, you’ll enjoy the new life injected into the gushing waterfalls.
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