Experience the Midnight Sun via a Cruise out of Calais
Between May and September 2016, Pullmantur Cruises will be operating a range of itineraries that will enable you to experience the natural beauty of the Norwegian fjords and the natural phenomenon that is the Midnight Sun. Operating roundtrip itineraries out of Calais, Horizon will be perfectly positioned throughout the summer to offer cruises for UK passengers.
Cruisers can also choose not to fly, with other transport options to Calais such as ferry and rail also available. This week, we take a closer look at some of the highlights you will be able to experience on a Midnight Sun Cruise with Pullmantur Cruises this summer.
After spending a day at sea, you will reach Norway’s south-western coast and fourth largest city. Stavanger was the European Capital of Culture in 2008, and there is plenty to see and do here during your visit. You may choose to explore one of the city’s museums, whilst the more intrepid explorers will want to head for the Three Swords – a monument which commemorates the battle of Hafrsfjord and provides excellent views over the surrounding fjords.
Nestled within lush green mountains and beautiful fjords is the village of Hellesylt, which provides opportunities for climbing, rafting and kayaking. The hillsides surrounding this village are dotted with beautifully restored farmhouses and a walk to the top of the hill will provide mesmerising views.
Widely regarded as the most beautiful fjord in the world, Geiranger offers dramatic landscapes, wonderful waterfalls, glistening rivers, mountains, glaciers and much more. It’s no surprise to know that Geiranger has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. One of the most spectacular sights of Geiranger is the Bridal Veil waterfall – which has many wide and light streams.
The village of Flam is located at the innermost point of an arm of the Sognefjord and is most famous for the Flamsbana railway. This rail route is unlike any other, taking passengers to a height of 866 metres above sea level and providing unparalleled views of the surrounding mountains and waterfalls. There is also a museum, which provides a background into how the railway was constructed.
Bergen is Norway’s second largest city and its immediate surroundings offer a great wealth of natural features. This city also has many cultural landmarks which are worth visiting including the fish market, which was once the international centre for fish trade. Today you can try free samples of familiar fish as well as some of the unusual types. The Bryggen Harbour – now a UNESCO World Heritage site – is also worth visiting for its unique 18th century wooden architecture and alleyways.
Embarking on a cruise is undoubtedly one of the best ways to see the Norwegian fjords and provides a unique opportunity to soak in the stunning natural landscapes. In addition to visiting these beautiful destinations, passengers will also be able to experience the Midnight Sun, where the sun remains visible over the horizon for 24 hours.
As well as Horizon, Monarch will operate alternative itineraries to the Norwegian fjords out of the German town of Rostock, stopping at destinations including Alesund and Haugesund. If you would like to find out more about our range of European cruises, contact us via the freephone number above or complete the online form.Tweet