Summertime Fjordland Cruise
- Duration: 9 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW99419
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
8 nights. August 2021. From £1689.00.
SAIL NORWAY'S MAJESTIC FJORDS
Spend nine very special days on Magellan as she cruises deep into Norway’s pristine interior, along two exquisite fjords, with welcoming stops at Bergen, Olden, Eidfjord and Stavanger. Join Magellan as she sails from Belfast before journeying to Bergen, unofficial capital of the fjords, its old town lined with colourful wooden buildings. Magellan then turns south, and travels along the exquisite Nordfjord to picturesque Olden. Sail along the Hardangerfjord to dramatic Eidfjord, before a final call at prosperous Stavanger, nestled in an area dotted with picturesque islands, completes this excellent summertime cruise.
What's Included8 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
Delicious cuisine and full-board dining
Afternoon teas and late-night snacks
Captain’s Cocktail Party (cruises of six nights or more)
Self-service tea and coffee (6am to midnight)
Big-show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes
Daytime activities and leisure facilities
Guest speakers and arts-and-crafts groups (cruises of five nights or more)
Luggage porterage from port to cabin
Holiday HighlightsFive wonderful ports of call
The summer spectacle of the fjords
Two long lazy days at sea
Exploring Bergen's historic waterfront Bryggen
Cruise up Nordfjord to Olden
The soaring peaks that surround Eidfjord
Gamle Stavanger, Stavanger's delightful old town
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 1Depart Belfast, UK
Depart: 1500hrs Board Magellan in Belfast today, and settle in to your cabin as she prepares to set sail this evening.
Day 2At sea
Spend your first full day at sea relaxing.
Day 3Bergen, Norway
Arrive: 1100hrs Depart: 1600hrs Compact 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 Fløibanen funicular to the summit of 'Mount' Fløyen.
Day 4Olden, Nordfjord, Norway
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1700hrs Today 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 5Eidfjord, Hardangerfjord, Norway
Arrive: 1200hrs Depart: 2000hrs Enjoy spectacular scenery as Magellan 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 Vøringfossen waterfalls.
Day 6Stavanger, Norway
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1400hrs The prosperous former fishing capital of Stavanger, its sleek modern buildings (especially the striking Norwegian Petroleum Museum) contrasting with the white-painted, clapboard houses of its waterfront and old town, is Magellan’s final Norwegian landfall. Step ashore to wander before we enjoy the breathtaking passage though Lysefjord, where the towering Preikestolen rock formation soars above the waters.
Day 7At sea
Spend your final day on board making the most of Magellan's excellent facilities.
Day 8Liverpool, UK
Arrive: 1230hrs Depart: 2000hrs This morning Magellan arrives in Liverpool. Discover the great city's seafaring heritage, soak up some culture at the Walker Art Gallery, or perhaps learn how the Fab Four found fame at The Beatles Story.
Day 9Arrive Belfast. UK
Arrive: 0700hrs Bid farewell to Magellan and all your fellow travellers, today, as you disembark at the end of your cruise to Norway. 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. Back to top