The beauty of the fjords, the chance for adventure and also the crisp weather make Norway a dream vacay destination for many. A cruise is an ideal way to navigate the fjords’ several attractions, with the opportunity to awaken to a fresh and natural marvelous morning each day. VacayDaze provides insight into the best Norwegian Fjords cruises for 2019.
Princess Cruises’ seven-day Norwegian Fjords Cruise
Look out over Norway
Even the least seasoned hiker ought to be seduced by an uphill wander within the Norwegian fjords with an excursion to Pulpit Rock on a Princess Cruises voyage. Above Lysefjord is the chunk of granite called Pulpit Rock – a superb look-out spot, reached after a two-hour hike. It’ll be well worth it – the panoramas have earned this site the nickname of Norway’s Grand Canyon. The Pulpit Rock Hike excursion is about $190 per person.
Celebrity Cruises’ Norwegian Fjords Cruise
Up the fjord with a paddle
You could admire the magnificence of the fjords from a new angle on a kayak trip in Alesund with Celebrity Cruises. Stare upon the snow-topped mountains while working up an appetite for your next on-board feast. With a guide and instructors, you’ll paddle on Borgundfjord and past Alesund, a group of islands connected by bridges. The Alesund, Norway Sea Kayaking excursion is about $120 per person.
Hurtigruten’s Voyage of Discovery
Snowmobile with the Sami
Hop on a snowmobile with Hurtigruten for a journey at Norway’s most northern tip, with the vehicles departing from the fishing village of Kjollefjord. You’ll drive into the polar night bundled up in warm, windproof overalls and sporting a helmet. On the way, your guides will tell you about the indigenous Sami folks and what life is like in this a part of Norway. The Snowmobile Trip into the Polar Night excursion is about $333 per person.
Holland America Line’s seven-day Norse Legends Cruise
Downhill all the way
Biking downhill is exhilarating; however the climb up could dampen its attractiveness. On Holland America Line’s Sky to the Fjord Bike Tour, you’ll be able to relish the ascent without the effort. You’ll take a car, van or coach transfer up to Djupvasshytta hotel where you’ll be fitted for a bike and helmet. From there, you’ll be able to roll 3,000ft all the way down to Geiranger as quick as you want while taking in the fjord views. The Sky to Fjord bike tour is about $70 per person.
Costa Cruises nine-day Holland, Norway and Germany Cruise
Ride the river rapids
One for those with good balance, in Andalsnes, Norway, you’ll be able to try stand-up paddle boarding on a Costa Cruises’ excursion. It’s one for thrill seekers, with an opportunity to deal with river rapids while absorbing the mountainous scenery. The Stand-Up Paddle in Andalsnes excursion is about $110 per person.
Costa Cruises’ Denmark, Norway and Germany Cruise
Keep you in suspense
Enjoy the views from 22,460ft up on a Via Ferrata climbing trip. The longest suspended pedestrian bridge in Europe is a component of the Loen Via Ferrata, a climbing track on Mount Hoven. On this Costa Cruises excursion, you’ll be harnessed to a steel cable and, utilizing the iron grips and steps in the mountainside, you’ll be able to scale the cliffs. Climbing expertise isn’t needed, however a decent level of fitness will certainly help. The Climbing in the Mountains along the Loen via Ferrata excursion is about $218 per person.