Sail on the comfortable small ship Balmoral through some of Norway’s most jaw-dropping natural scenery with all meals included

On this unforgettable six-day cruise over the August Bank Holiday, you'll explore some of Norway's most stunning natural landscapes, from tranquil fjords and mighty glaciers to verdant forests where myths and legends abound.

Sail through Nordfjord, one of Europe's longest fjords, surrounded by lush valleys, dramatic cliffs, and alpine mountains. Marvel at ancient glaciers like the Jostedalsbreen, the largest in continental Europe.

Onshore adventures will include an opportunity to hike to the Briksdal Glacier, a visit to Giske and Godøy islands, and learning about troll folklore at Trollveggen and Trollstigen.

Sail aboard the small ship Balmoral, which offers six restaurants, seven bars and lounges, and two pools. The ship's small size allows a special sailing into Langfjord and Eresfjord, surrounded by verdant valleys and towering peaks.

Enjoy plenty of downtime at sea between excursions, taking advantage of excellent facilities and a packed schedule of evening entertainment, dance classes, cookery demonstrations, and informative lectures on Norway's incredible landscapes.

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Price includes

  • Six nights cruising the Norwegian Fjords
  • Visit the village of Olden next to the Briksdal Glacier
  • Visit Åndalsnes town at the mouth of the Rauma river
  • Explore Ålesund city
  • Six nights' accommodation on board Balmoral
  • À la carte breakfast, lunch and dinner on board
  • Daily buffet dining options
  • Late night Supper Club
  • Afternoon tea
  • Self-service tea and coffee
  • In-cabin dining and snacks
  • Evening entertainment including live music and dancing
  • Lectures and talks about the areas you'll be visiting
  • Cookery demonstrations
  • Traditional deck games
  • Daily games and quizzes
  • Use of the onboard swimming pools, Jacuzzi, fitness centre and fitness classes
  • £75pp onboard credit

Availability

From
Fri, Fri, Aug 23, 2024
To
Thu, Thu, Aug 29, 2024
Duration
7 Days
Price per person
£999*

* From price is per person, based on two people sharing an interior cabin, subject to availability. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Solo price from £1699. Deposit 20%. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. Offers are not valid in conjunction with any other offers or promotions. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, expert(s) may be substituted, and any expert-led events may be subject to change. Expert(s) will not join you for your full trip duration unless otherwise stated. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Ltd and Fred. Olsen Cruises.

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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Departure from Newcastle
    Newcastle, United Kingdom

    Today you'll depart from Newcastle, boarding your home for the next few days, the comfortable ship Balmoral. Settle into your stylish and comfortable cabin and prepare for a day on board as you sail towards Norway.

    There's plenty to do on board, allowing you to relax and enjoy your time at sea before your Norwegian adventure begins. There's a lively schedule of evening entertainment, chances to join dance or fitness classes, and time to simply kick back in the spa or in one of the elegant lounges.

    There will also be a series of onboard lectures from experts, giving you insight into some of the landmarks you'll see over the course of your trip.

  2. Day
    2
    Nordfjord and Innvikfjord
    Nordfjord, Norway

    Today you'll sail into Norway's sixth longest Norwegian fjord, Nordfjord.

    Also known as one of the most picturesque, Nordfjord stretches from mainland Norway's westernmost point to the magnificent Jostedalsbreen, Europe's largest inland glacier.

    The ocean entrance to the fjord is relatively flat, with low-lying lands and smooth beaches, but as you venture deeper, the landscapes become taller and isolated villages appear amongst a panorama of lush valleys, mighty cliffs and soaring alpine mountains.

  3. Day
    3
    Olden
    Olden, Norway

    Today's visit is to Olden, an enchanting village located at the eastern end of the Nordfjord where it divides into three arms beneath the glaciers of the Jostedalsbreen. This beautiful and historic village sits among green meadows, towering cliff faces, and sparkling glacial waters.

    In the centre of the village is the Old Church, and just a short journey away is the Briksdal Glacier, formed thousands of years ago. You'll have the opportunity to hike up to the glacier with an expert local geologist, who'll tell you more about the glacier and others like it in the region. While still breathtaking, Briksdal has retreated around 859m in the last century, a stark reminder of the effects of climate change.

  4. Day
    4
    Åndalsne, Langfjorden and Eresfjorden
    Åndalsnes, Norway

    After breakfast on board it's time to explore Åndalsnes, often referred to as the 'Alp town by the fjord'.

    Located at the mouth of the Rauma River and surrounded by snow-capped mountains, the town is in one of the most scenic areas of Norway, and a natural starting point for forest walks and hikes to magnificent viewpoints. You'll get the chance to ride the Rauma Railway, considered one of the best railway routes in Europe, since it was constructed 100 years ago

    Deep within the magnificent Romsdalfjorden, two picturesque, lesser-known arms of one of Norway's most famous fjords - Langfjorden and Eresfjorden - are hidden away. Eresfjorden branches off from Langforden near the village of the same name and flows towards Eikesdalen, home to some of Norway's most spectacular landscapes, including some of Europe's tallest waterfalls.

    You'll get to sail along these fjords, thanks to Balmoral's small size, enjoying breathtaking scenery as you go.

  5. Day
    5
    Ålesund
    Ålesund, Norway

    Today's port of call is Ålesund, a city in the most spectacular of settings, built on three islands and has a magnificent mountainous backdrop.

    The city was rebuilt in 1904 after a devastating fire, in the classic Art Nouveau style it's famous for today. You can learn more about this interesting architectural style from the displays at the Jugendstilsenteret, The National Art Nouveau Centre.

    There's also a chance to brave the 418 steps to the summit of Mount Aksla, where you'll be rewarded with panoramic views of the city, archipelago and Sunnmore Alps.

  6. Day
    6
    Day at sea
    At Sea, Norway,

    Today will be spent at sea, as you sail from Norway back towards the UK. This time is yours to spend as you wish, perhaps relaxing in the onboard spa, taking a fitness class, or simply enjoying a drink in the Observatory Lounge and watching the world go by through the large windows.

    You can also enjoy the packed schedule of evening entertainment, take part in a cooking or dance class, or listen to an informative lecture about the location you've visited in Norway.

  7. Day
    7
    Arrive back in Newcastle
    Newcastle, United Kingdom

    Today you'll dock in Newcastle, where you'll disembark Balmoral as your Norwegian adventure comes to an end.

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Availability

From
Fri, Fri, Aug 23, 2024
To
Thu, Thu, Aug 29, 2024
Duration
7 Days
Price per person
£999*

* From price is per person, based on two people sharing an interior cabin, subject to availability. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Solo price from £1699. Deposit 20%. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. Offers are not valid in conjunction with any other offers or promotions. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, expert(s) may be substituted, and any expert-led events may be subject to change. Expert(s) will not join you for your full trip duration unless otherwise stated. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Ltd and Fred. Olsen Cruises.

Call now to book 02039932958
Quote ref: FREDNORWAYAUGBH