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Spectacular Scenic Cruising in the Fjords of Norway

When travelers book a cruise to Norway, they know they’ll be in for some spectacular scenic cruising.

A cruise ship can travel deep into the heart of the fjords, where waterfalls adorn the surrounding cliffs and charming villages pop up at the most unexpected locations.

Often photos don’t adequately capture the beauty of the region where the scale is often too large to fit into the frame, but the ones below beautifully show what’s waiting on a cruise to Norway.

We boarded Euordam on Aug 8, 2013, and our first seven days were the Norwegian Fjords. After leaving Flam the ship sailed to the Hardanger Fjords and we enjoyed magnificent scenery. Here are my best shots. — Liz Lewis

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Guest Elise D. also took a Norway cruise last season and snapped some beautiful photos during her scenic cruising around the area.

I was most looking forward to sailing in Geirangerfjord because I had heard how incredible the scenery would be. After a very foggy morning we got lucky and the skies cleared for a beautiful sailaway from Geiranger back out of the fjord. What a memorable day! — Elise

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The Seven Sisters waterfall, right, with their "suitor" waterfall that lies directly across the fjord.

The Seven Sisters waterfall, right, with their “suitor” waterfall that lies directly across the fjord.

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During our call at Alesund, we took a tour to explore Hjorundfjord, a 20-mile-long fjord that was beautifully eerie on the cloudy day. It was breathtaking. — Guest Elise

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Have you cruised to Norway with Holland America Line? Which fjord did you find the most photogenic?

17 Comments
  • john hancox

    When are you cruising in 2015? We are planning to visit Norway in April/May.

  • Julie

    John, Holland America Line reservations would be happy to assist. You can email HAL_reservations@hollandameirca.com. Hope to see you onboard!

  • Larry Dotson

    We’re book for 14 day Norway for August.15th, 2015 for our 40 anniversary. Can’t wait!!

  • Linda Berglund

    I am interested in what Cruises you have for Norway in April/May, 2015. Thank you

  • Julie

    Hi Linda, please contact HAL_reservations@hollandamerica.com for information on cruises to Norway. They would be happy to assist!

  • Joop Peek

    Vraag.
    Wat is de mooitse tijd van het jaar om een Cruises naar Noorwegen te maken
    we hebben plannen voor 2015

  • Julie

    Joop, it’s personal preference, but summer in Norway is spectacular and weather is a bit nicer than in fall. Hope to see you onboard!

  • Gracie N

    Just returned from a cruise on HAL Ryndam and could not be more pleased with the trip. We sailed from Dover (ooh! loved those white cliffs) went through the English Channel to the North Sea to Norway. Bergen was our first stop (beautiful), then into Geirangerfjord to Geiranger, this is by far the most beautiful sailing of the trip and the excursion we took was AWESOME (Mt. Dalsnibba and Eagle Road), this excursion is not to be missed, fantastic!! The next stop was Alesund and we took the The Islands of Giske & Godoy excursion and were totally disappointed in it. Our last stop was Eidfjord, it was beautiful. The fjord was spectacular (nearly a beautiful as Geirangerfjord) We took the excursion Waterfalls and Waffles. Long bus ride up a mountain (we had an awesome guide, Debbie) to the café for the waffles, which were good, then the trip down to a viewpoint on a dam, then finally to the waterfalls and WOW!! The view is spectacular!! This trip to the waterfall is a must see!! All in all this trip was wonderful and I totally recommend it!!!! We were told that it rains over 240 days in Norway, but we were blessed to have sunny skies on the whole trip. May 31 thru June 7, 2014.

  • Grace and Terry Collinson

    Strange request but we want to do a trip to Norway and we cannot remember if we have done one there as we have done so many cruises I am sure it was on the Ryndam just before she went off to Australia would be most pleased if you can help me

  • Julie

    Hi Grace and Terry, if you contact HAL reservations they should be able to assist with past guest information. 1-855-932-1711 or HAL_reservations@hollandamerica.com.

  • Jackie Brown

    Did a cruise with you to Alaska in 2007 or 2008 approx.

  • Jackie Brown

    Would you please send me a brochure for the Norwegian Fjords for 2019
    What is the best month to go.
    Regards

    Jackie Brown

  • Julie

    Hi Jackie, we don’t have this at the blog. Please call reservations: 855-932-1711.

  • Laura Logan

    Do you cater for for disabled passengers,, also is it extra costs for single people. 2 travelling together but seperate rooms. Many thanks.

  • Julie

    Hi Laura, we absolutely cater to guests who need extra assistance. We have wheelchair staterooms and are able to assist with a variety of other needs. Please contact 800–547–8493 or 206–281–3535 (ext. 4514). As for singles, we have single staterooms on Koningsdam and Nieuw Statendam.

  • Nimfa Geronimo

    Hello !!
    I am interested to see your next Summer Cruise Schedule for ” Norwegian Fjords for 2020″. There was a
    Cruise this summer 2019 by Holland America that includes Fjords and was very affordable especially
    flights coming from Toronto,Canada included with the Cruise. I would like to see the same schedule for next summer 2020 if possible. There are 3 couples wanting and planning to take the same cruise next year. I would appreciate giving us the heads up on what is available ( reasonably priced cruises) summer 2020.

    Much Appreciated,
    Nimfa Geronimo

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