Think of Norway and you think of fjords and mountains. Formed by glaciers, it is a u shaped valley filled with water, some deeper than the surrounding sea. There are about 1,190 fjords in Norway and the Svalbard Islands, all with their own characteristics. Some have waterfalls, others have breathtaking mountain formations around them and others even have coral reefs.
Beautiful in All Seasons
The great thing about the Norwegian landscape is that it is really accessible, whatever the weather, and it looks stunning in all weather too. In winter the snow covered scenery makes for a crisp, fresh experience and the search for the Aurora Borealis is an exciting adventure not to be missed.
Spring thaws the ice and snow and reveals an abundance of life and greenery along the coastline. And as summer creeps in, the days get longer and longer, and eventually, above the Arctic Circle, it stops becoming night. Autumn brings reds and oranges and yellows and fresh air.
The Best Way to Experience Norway
The best way, without a shadow of a doubt, to experience Norway is on a cruise. Enjoy the landscape on a gliding past peaks, glacier fields, fjords and waterfalls whilst enjoying the port cities and everything they have to offer. There’s something for every price point, so whatever your budget you’ll be able to find a cruise for you.
A cruise is also a great idea if you’re an avid bird watcher, or animal lover. See puffins, cormorants, kittiwakes and sea eagles up close or if you’re lucky you might spot dolphins or even whales.
If you’re a keen hiker or walker, then the cruises offer day trips to places that offer great hiking trails (often where there is not much else to do) with panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes.
Book in the winter months, and though you will have to wrap up warm, you may get a chance of seeing the magical Northern Lights.