Venture on a mesmerising journey to the Norwegian Fjords and understand the geological and geographical brilliance behind this unique region of the world. Breath-taking views of snow-capped mountains and picturesque villages will guide you on an unforgettable Pullmantur cruise through the Norwegian Fjords. These geological features are formed when a glacier melts; removing the sediment in the process to create a U-shaped valley.
Pullmantur offer a variety of cruises travelling around both Norway and the whole of Scandinavia; allowing you to see this beautiful region of the world.
Travel to the village of Flam in Flamsdalen in Aurlandsfjorden – a branch of Sognefjorden and is home to a mere 350 people. Surrounded by snowy mountains and waterfalls; this village boasts so many stunning natural features which can be and the best way to see it all is to take a ride on one of the dramatic train rides in the world: Flaamsbanen. This journey will cover 12 miles over the duration of an hour; taking you closer to the natural features and pausing at selected intervals as you stare in awe.
With 3,000 feet high mountains, wonderful waterfalls and stunning scenery; it is no surprise that many refer to Geiranger as the most famous and most beautiful fjord in the world. It has previously been labelled the best travel location in Europe and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Adventure to the Arctic Circle, where you will be able to visit some of Norway’s northern most cities and regions. Bodo lies just north of the Arctic Circle and is the largest urban area and city in the Nordland County. Arrive here between June and mid-July and you will never see the sun go down; as there is no true Polar night in Bodo. This midnight sun is visible because of atmospheric refraction and, to contrast, travelling between December and January will result in not being able to see the sun at all.
Alesund is a seaport renowned for its Art Nouveau architecture after a fire in 1904 destroyed 800 buildings. Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany immediately responded with aid and the Art Nouveau style known as Jugendstil, which was popular at the time, was applied to the rebuilt Alesund. Elegant spires and turrets dominate the historic city and is one of world’s largest suppliers of Klipfish (dried cod).
Tromso is the most northern and rugged of Norway’s islands and features several polar wonders including glistening glaciers, clear blue waters of Lake Prestvatn, and many valleys where you may be to see reindeer roaming freely. This city is also home to many ancient settlements here and cults that pre-date Christianity. It is even possible to see the Northern Lights in the winter; either here or at the world’s first northern lights observatory in nearby Alta.
In Honningsvag, you will be in one of the most northern parts of Europe and you will be treated to a vast array of wildlife including: kittiwakes, puffins and cormorants. Admire the views of the icy seas from the granite cliff before arriving at the globe sculpture, which marks “the edge of the world”.