A voyage through the Norwegian Fjords with Iglu Cruise provides the ultimate opportunity to visit this striking corner of the world famed for its stunning landscapes and nature. From cascading waterfalls to the Northern Lights, the Fjords are a paradise waiting to be discovered. Not only this, but cruises to Norway are ideal for those looking for a no-fly cruise, setting sail directly from the UK. Here are Iglu Cruise’s top Norwegian Fjord cruise deals for 2018 and beyond.
Hop aboard Norwegian Jade for an incredible journey through Norway and Iceland. Ålesund, one of Norway’s most beautiful towns, offers stunning scenic views of fjords and the Sunnmore Alps. Take a cable car or bus to the top of Mount Stranda for a world class, undisturbed view. In Iceland, Reykjavik is a photographer’s dream. Lava flows, hot springs and unspoiled nature are just some of the exciting offerings this country has. Nestled along the shores of one of the most breath-taking fjords in Iceland, Akureyri is the nation’s second largest urban area and a centre of Icelandic folk culture. Visit the museums, hike along the extraordinary vistas or explore the botanical gardens for a true Fjords experience. Continuing on to Scotland, Inverness, on the northeast coast is known for its scenic beauty, medieval castles and, of course, sightings of the Loch Ness Monster in nearby Loch Ness, the 23-mile-long freshwater lake.
Iglu Cruise offers a 14-night cruise onboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Jade from just £2,038pp (all-inclusive) sailing from Southampton on 3 September 2018. The trip includes $25 onboard spend per Inside stateroom, 60 minutes free WiFi, premium drinks, all tips and stop offs in Bergen, Alesund, Lerwick, Reykjavik, Akureyri, Kirkwall, Invergordon and Newhaven.
Depart from Southampton and sail to Bergen, where Haakon’s Hall fortress stands guard over this classic Norwegian port. For those seeking stunning views, ascend the 1,000ft to the peak of Mt. Fløyen in just minutes by funicular railway. The jaw-dropping sights of Geiranger will be a true highlight of the cruise. See it all from a viewpoint overlooking Norway’s famous Seven Sisters waterfall, or for those wanting to take to the water, experience the views from a kayak on the crystal clear glacial waters. Embark on the final stretch of the cruise and enjoy a day in Stavanger, a quaint fishing village home to beautiful architecture and where its founding building is still standing today.
Iglu Cruise offers a seven-night cruise onboard Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Silhouette from just £1,189pp (includes free upgrade from Outside to Balcony, all-inclusive) sailing from Southampton on 27 April 2019. The trip includes free unlimited drinks, free WiFi, free port parking or half price gratuities and stop offs in Bergen, Alesund, Geiranger and Stavanger.
Begin this cruise from Dublin, the birthplace to a host of renowned writers such as Oscar Wilde as well as the home of Guinness. On this cruise, visitors will have the chance to explore the beautiful Bergen, Ålesund and Geiranger amongst other stunning stop offs including Olden, the key to an unmissable journey up to the frozen cascade of the million-years-old and ever-advancing Briksdal Glacier, best-known of the gigantic Jostedal’s many icy arms. Finally, enjoy a stop off in the Shetland Islands, where Lerwick, the capital of Shetland, is home to beautiful views of the natural harbour, and where there are plenty of spots to try some traditional Scottish fare.
Iglu Cruise offers an eight-night cruise onboard Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Reflection from just £1,059pp (Inside, full board) sailing from Dublin on 26 May 2019. Upgrade to an Oceanview from £1,726pp for free unlimited drinks and free WiFi. The trip includes stop offs in Bergen, Alesund, Geiranger, Olden and Lerwick. Full details here:
This Columbus voyage will leave cruisers stunned by the sheer scale and magnificence of Norway’s mighty fjords. This cruise will introduce guests to breath-taking views of cascading waterfalls, sheer grey cliffs and majestic mountains. Visit pretty fjord villages, as well as Eidfjord, which is surrounded by mountains up to 1,900 metres high. The small town is the gateway to Hardangervidda, the largest high mountain plateau in Europe and Norway’s largest national park. A short walk from the village centre there are graves by the roadside dating back to the Iron Age and Viking eras for those interested in the country’s rich history and culture. Nearby, the stunning Vøringfossen waterfall is one of Norway’s most popular natural attractions and features in optional excursions along with the amazing Sysen Dam. Surrounded by towering mountains, the tiny village of Flåm is nestled at the head of Aurlandsfjord, the innermost arm of the mighty Sognefjord. Today’s visitors are drawn to Flåm for a chance to ride on one of the world’s steepest and most spectacular railways. Flåm Railway twists and turns through the steep-sided Flåm Valley amidst some of Norway’s most breath-taking mountain scenery.
Iglu Cruise offers a six-night cruise onboard Cruise and Maritime’s Columbus from just £549pp (buy one ticket get one half price – savings included in per person price shown. Child fare for £99) (full board) sailing from Tilbury on 22 July 2019. The trip includes stop offs in Hardangerford, Eidfjord, Flam and Bergen.
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