As you may have guessed if you are in any way familiar with cruising and cruise lines, I’ve not just assigned a new cruise companion to you. Right about now is the perfect time to experience the wonders of the Norwegian fjords and Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines offers a great choice of sailings from the UK.
Ice? In the summer?
The summer months are ideal for exploring what has long been regarded as one of the most naturally stunning cruise regions. This isn’t the kind of ice you’re perhaps more used to, which melts after a day or so of sun and the region’s many awesome glaciers are certainly here to stay – even if they do manage to get up to dizzying speeds of a few miles per year!
Bergen is your port of call if you want to experience the celebrated Hardangerfjord in all its glory and is also home to a World Heritage Site waterfront, the picturesque Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf. In Flam, you’ve the chance to see nature in full flow with a trip to the impressive Brekkefossen waterfall and the World Heritage Site Naeroyfjord. An unassuming village nestled in the Norwegian mountains, Olden is another fjords cruise mainstay and will give you the chance to see the expansive Brikstal Glacier. As far as Norwegian coastal towns go, Alesund is surely one of the most memorable. It famously burned to the ground in 1904 and was rebuilt in an eye-catching Art Nouveau style and its architectural beauty coupled with the natural beauty it offers such great views of, makes it a must-visit.
If all this talk of frozen wonders has got you in the mood, there’s always the chance of a last-minute bargain with Fred Olsen Cruise Lines or alternatively, look ahead to 2015, when the line and indeed, all the other leading ones will be offering an exciting selection of fjords sailings.