Norwegian destinations, are quite simply, unforgettable. If you want to explore a place of Viking culture, lunar landscapes, the Northern Lights, midnight sun, tall fjords and a host of wildlife, then a Norwegian fjord cruise is most definitely the one for you.
As the second largest city in Norway, Bergen leads the way to the magnificent fjord region. So it goes without saying there are photo opportunities abound. Bergen is home to a world heritage city too. Built on the site of the original Viking settlement - you’ll discover a number of historic sites here.
The most famous is Bryggen, an old waterfront district which used to be a major trading centre for the Hanseatic League during the Middle Ages. Another popular attraction is the Mount Funicular, which is a cable car ride taking you up to the top of Mount Floyen in which you’ll be able to enjoy the most amazing views of Bergen and its surrounding fjords.
An old city in the centre of Norway, Trondheim was the first Viking capital of Norway. Retaining much of its medieval past, the city’s main attraction is its numerous wooden buildings including the Stiftsgården Palace - which is Trondheim’s Royal residence.
During your time here, a visit to the Gothic-style Nidarosdomen Cathedral from the Middle Ages is a must. Other great spots include the Open Air-Folk Museum and the Thamshavn Railway.
Alesund can be found on the northwest coast of Norway and has been completely rebuilt in a unique Art Nouveau style after being destroyed by a fire in 1904. Charming and colourful, Ålesund was recently voted the most beautiful town in Norway. Whilst you’re here, the Art Nouveau museum is definitely worth of a visit.
Regarded as the ‘Cradle of the Vikings’ Stavanger is a town steeped in history. There’s plenty of fascinating sites to see here including Gamle Stavanger (the old quarter). Situated near to where the cruise ships dock, you’ll discover pretty wooden houses, charming cobbled lanes, a 12th century cathedral, markets and a bundle of craft stores.