Guide to the Fjords of the North
When it comes to thinking of where to go on your holidays, obvious regions including the Mediterranean and the Caribbean instantly spring to mind. You may be forgiven for not considering the Norwegian fjords as a viable holiday suggestion, but those who do make the journey also make the effort to return time and time again. Spectacular scenery, glistening waterways, lush green hills and much more await your discovery on an epic journey of discovery.
Departing out of either the German port of Rostock or the Norwegian port of Trondheim, Zenith will operate a series of seven-night sailings throughout the course of 2018. We take a look at some of the fabulous destinations you can visit along the way and why these unique sailings are not to be missed.
Stavanger offers an insight into the charming infrastructure and history of Norway and is the nation’s fourth largest city. A short journey outside the city will open up a multitude of hiking and climbing opportunities, but there is also plenty to see and do for those who choose to remain in the city. This includes the Stavanger Oil Museum and Stavanger Cathedral, but one landmark definitely worth visiting is Gamle Stavanger (Old Stavanger). Filled with many well-preserved wooden houses, this area offers a fabulous insight into historical Norway.
Bergen is Norway’s second-largest city and is also the starting point for many looking to venture into the nation’s most scenic areas. The city itself, much like Stavanger, is well worth taking the time to explore though, as it is an integral cultural hub. Founded in 1786, the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the oldest orchestral institutions and there is a strong musical scene to be discovered in Bergen. Other considerable landmarks include the old harbour of Bryggen, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Although Flam may only be a small fishing village within the region of Sognefjord, it is also one of the most popular cruise ports. One of the main reasons why tourists flock to the village is for a chance to experience the exhilarating Flamsbana railway. Climbing a total height of 866m, this is the third steepest regularly operational railroad in the world. Those who make the journey are rewarded with fabulous views of towering mountains, lush green scenery and cascading waterfalls.
Olden is known for its range of spectacular glistening glaciers and high mountains. The Briksdal glacier is perhaps the most famous of all of Norway’s glaciers, due to the fact it is extremely photogenic. You could also choose to visit Kjendalen glacier, which can be discovered during a short hike through a beautiful valley of the same name.
Regarded as the most beautiful city in Norway, Alesund can be likened to Prague with its many charming and colourful buildings, except it is also surrounded by breath-taking mountain scenery. A stroll through the city park will take you to Fjellstua, where you can admire spectacular views of the local fjords. A short journey outside of Alesund will take you to the UNESCO World Heritage listed site of Geirangerfjord – regarded by some as the most spectacular fjord Norway has to offer.
As with all sailings with Pullmantur Cruises, you will be able to enjoy all of those whilst also taking advantage of an exclusive all-inclusive package. With this, you will be able to sit back and relax, safe in the knowledge that all your drinks, meals, onboard entertainment and much more in included in the cost of your fare.
For more information or to book a cabin on one of these fabulous Norwegian fjords sailings, contact our friendly sales team via the freephone number above or complete the online enquiry form.