Vision of the Fjords: Naeroyfjord Cruise
Local Sightseeing, All
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Approximately 3¾ Hours
Explore the spectacular scenery of the Flåm region by land and sea. Norway's fjords were formed after the last Ice Age, when glaciers and rivers carved through the rock formations. Once the ice receded, the land was transformed, and mountain ranges, valleys, and deep fjords were the gifts left behind.
Board the Vision of the Fjords -- a new hybrid vessel with an innovative Norwegian design, inspired by the winding trails of the steep mountain terrain. Cruise along Aurlandsfjord and into the dramatic UNESCO World Heritage Site Nærøyfjord. UNESCO's recognition of Nærøyfjord is due to its geological qualities and uniquely beautiful natural landscape. The 10½-mile-long fjord is nestled between steep mountainsides, waterfalls, and narrow passages. Your spacious vessel, at the hand of an experienced captain, navigates the coastal waters and affords spectacular views.
Back on dry land, an equally picturesque panoramic drive by motorcoach takes you through one of Norway's longest tunnels to the small settlement of Gudvangen. Continue up the Nærøy Valley, following its well-known salmon river past Glashamaren. Watching for Stalheimsfossen waterfall on your left and Sivlefoss waterfall on your right.
The trip back to Flåm offers different and also outstanding views, including two long tunnels -- one of which is more than six miles long.
The vessel is covered, heated and restroom-equipped. There is no narration during the cruise portion of the tour, so you are free to enjoy the sound of nature on the outside decks. The cruise portion of this tour is not exclusive to Holland America Line guests.