The Norwegian Fjords are a firm favourite with many cruisers and for a hundred good reasons. This part of the world offers such incredible and natural beauty, and it really is best admired from the water.
Nearly all of the world’s cruise lines sail here, including Ambassador Cruise Line, P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises, Cunard, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, MSC Cruises, and Royal Caribbean. A variety of ultra-luxury lines also visit the region, including Seabourn, Regent Seven Seas and Azamara.
We believe that one visit to Norway just isn’t enough. To really see it at its very best, you must visit in both the spring and summer months, and the autumn and winter months. Why? Because the contrast is like night and day and both options allow for incredible opportunities both onboard and ashore.
Norwegian Fjords Cruises in the Spring and Summer
These slightly warmer months bring lazy days sailing through stunning fjords and inlets. There’s really nothing else quite like it. As you admire the beautiful, rolling green mountains from your ship, you can look forward to stepping ashore and enjoying tours that will offer breath-taking views, unique village experiences and so much more.
This is also the time of year during which you will experience the Midnight Sun – where it’s still as bright as it would be at 12 noon by midnight. The sun rarely sets for more than an hour or two at a time, and sometimes it doesn’t set at all.
Norwegian Fjords Cruises in the Autumn and Winter
Ah, the time of year when Norway becomes an adventure seekers playground! You can expect dog sledding, reindeer rides, visits to traditional Sammi villages and so much more. Between the months of November and early-February is the best time to see the Northern Lights and you don’t always need to book an organised excursion to watch them dance – many guests note seeing them from the deck of their ship while in port and cruising.
Popular Norwegian Fjords Cruises Ports
Some of the most popular ports on Norwegian Fjords Cruises include Bergen, Alta, Tromso, Oslo, Geiranger, Flam, Olden, Stavanger, Nordfjord, Narvik, and Kristiansand.
Each offers its own unique variety of things to see and do, and you can partake either via an organised ships excursion or you can set off and do your own thing under your own steam.
Highlights include Bryggen in Bergen; Loen Skylift in Olden; sightseeing in Geirangerfjord; The Arctic Cathedral and Polar Museum in Tromso; Cathedral of the Northern Lights and husky sledding in Alta; and the Narvik War Museum in Narvik.
We have a large collection of Norwegian Fjords sailings available on our website, many of which feature additional savings and added extras – there are also early booking discounts on some 2024 departures.
Whenever you visit this part of the world, you are promised to be charmed and we are quite sure that you’ll leave wanting so much more! If you’d like to extend your trip, we can also offer back-to-back sailings on some itineraries with selected cruise lines.