Norwegian Fjords Cruises from Southampton
Discover the majesty of Norway’s fabled lands
2021 & 2022 Cruises from Southampton
Leave behind the humdrum of everyday life, and head for the freedom of the great outdoors. There aren’t many places in the world which give the impression that time has stood still, but the fjords of Norway — with their otherworldly beauty and untamed wilderness — are top of that list.
One of the biggest attractions of the Norwegian fjords is the unspoilt landscape; it has changed very little since the first settlers put down roots. There is a sense of seclusion on those shores, but do not be fooled by its serene nature as that region is teeming with wildlife, such as seals, porpoises, reindeer, and eagles. And if you travel in the months between September to April, there might even be a chance to see the northern lights!
With their rugged mountain peaks, glacial blue lakes, and towering waterfalls, it’s no wonder the Geirangerfjord and the Naeroyfjord were granted World Heritage status by UNESCO. There are so many ways to explore the fjords, whether you fancy a hike for rewarding views at the top, an exhilarating journey in a kayak on crystal clear waters, or getting hooked on the beautiful scenery while on a guided fishing tour.
It’s not just the natural surroundings that have remained pristine. Norway boasts an abundance of historical sites, and many fragments of the past can be found in the vicinity of the fjords, including viking relics, art and folklore museums. The villages and towns have also kept traditional Norwegian culture alive, with locals renown for living off the land. Sample some of the fruits and vegetables grown on that fertile soil, or freshly-caught seafood. If you’re feeling adventurous, taste some of the caramel-flavoured goat’s cheese unique to Norway, or perhaps bring some wildberry jam back home with you.
Whatever keepsakes you choose from your travels, let your memory of the magnificent fjords be among the most treasured.