Fjordland Splendour Cruise
- Duration: 9 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW99860
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
8 nights. September 2019. From £869.00.
6 FREE BOTTLES OF WINE WHEN YOU BOOK BY 30th APRIL - QUOTE: FREEWINE
Join us aboard Astoria for autumn cruise into some of Norway's most astonishing and tranquil scenery, where sheer mountainsides plunge into still waters and pretty villages nestle in green pastures beneath forested slopes. Discover the icy expanse of the Briksdal Glacier, Hardangerfjord's gleaming waters, vast Sognefjord, and (relatively) tiny Geirangerfjord, as well as the region's charming historic capital, Bergen.
What's Included8 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
Full-board arrangements including full breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and midnight snacks
On-board entertainment as arranged
Calls at ports as detailed in the itinerary
The services of a friendly, professional crew and cruise staff
Port charges and taxes
Holiday HighlightsCalling at five unforgettable ports
The beautiful scenery of Geirangerfjord
Lazy days relaxing on board
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1Board Astoria in Hull today, and settle in to your cabin as the ship prepares to set sail.
Day 2vSpend today relaxing, and getting to know the ship, her crew and your fellow passengers.
Day 3Enjoy spectacular scenery as Astoria cruises through the 100km-long Hardangerfjord to Eidfjord. Here you can go ashore to enjoy an optional excursion through the beautiful surrounding countryside, perhaps taking in the famous Voringfossen waterfalls.
Day 4The tiny village of Flam, at the inner end of Aurlandsfjord, welcomes Astoria today. Here you'll have the chance to board the world-famous Flamsbana Mountain Railway for the journey to Myrdal. Later this afternoon, the ship navigates her way into stunning Naeroyfjord where some of fjordland's prettiest scenery awaits.
Day 5Today you’ll call at Olden. This tiny village of clapbpoard houses and rolling green pastures is the starting point for an excursion, through scenic countryside, to the famous Briksdal Glacier. This immense frozen cliff is actually just one of the 50 arms of the Jostedal Glacier, which covers almost 200 square miles of the surrounding landscape in an vast, slowly shifting blanket of ice.
Day 6Exquisite Geirangerfjord is one of the smaller fjords, but is undeniably among the most beautiful. Today Astoria cruises its twists and turns through a landscape marked by crashing waterfalls and ancient villages like Hellesylt and Geiranger. Disembark in Geiranger to take in the beauty of it all, or to enjoy an optional excursion.
Day 7Compact and friendly, Bergen was once a great trading city within the Hanseatic League. It remains Norway's second city and, despite being sheltered from the sea by its seven hills and outlying islands, is unashamedly nautical in outlook. Visit the vibrant harbour and fish market, stroll past the wooden warehouses of Bryggen and take the Floibanen funicular to the summit of 'Mount' Floyen.
Day 8A final day at sea, reliving the memories of your Norwegian cruise.
Day 9Bid farewell to Astoria and all your fellow travellers, today, as you disembark at the end of your cruise. Back to top
Passport requirementsBritish Citizens will need a full, 10-year passport to travel on this cruise. Since some countries require visitors to be valid for at least six months after the return date of the cruise we recommend that all customers ensure that this is the case. Holders of non-British passports should check with the relevant embassies to see if any requirements and restrictions exist for any countries visited during the cruise.
Foreign Office travel adviceVisit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.