This short fjordland adventure sailing from Newcastle, will allow you to enjoy scenic cruising of some of the most spectacular Norwegian fjords aboard Fred. Olsen’s Balmoral and visit two beautiful, contrasting destinations in less than a week - made possible by your northern departure port’s convenient proximity to Norway. Visit the fascinating Hanseatic city of Bergen and the charming village of Eidfjord, located within Hardangerfjord’s unforgettable, dramatic mountainous scenery. Combine these with scenic cruising of beautiful Lysefjord and the wonderful Maurangerfjord for a glimpse of the Furebergfossen Waterfall, for an awe-inspiring short cruise.
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to Newcastle, where our staff will greet you and assist with embarking Balmoral (3T+) in preparation for a late evening sailing.
Day 2 - Cruising Lysefjord, Norway
Experience an unforgettable scenic cruise along the beautiful Lysefjord, a size-restricted waterway carved 40 kilometres into Norway's breathtaking west coast. Capture incredible views of local wildlife and charming settlements dotted along the picturesque shores, as well as cascading waterfalls and incredible rock formations including Kjeragbolton, a rock distinctively locked in one of Mount Kjerag’s rugged crevices.
Day 3 - Bergen
This morning we arrive in the splendid Hanseatic city of Bergen. Decorated with colourful timbered houses and charming cobblestone streets, Bergen is a particularly enchanting place to explore; discover the UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf, rich in maritime heritage with a stunning waterfront, a cluster of delightful narrow streets and picturesque half-timbered houses. Bergen is surrounded by seven spectacular hills and the highest can be reached via a scenic funicular railway journey. Alternatively you can visit Troldhaugen, a fascinating museums exhibiting the work and life of Norway’s most renowned composer, Edvard Greig.
Day 4 - Eidfjord - Cruising Hardangerfjord, Maurangerfjord and Furebergfossen
Early arrival into Eidfjord, Norway’s picturesque village located within the magnificent Hardangerfjord. Surrounded by towering mountains, pretty rivers, tumbling waterfalls and lush landscapes, Eidfjord is a tranquil area of wood-slat homes. You can visit the two churches residing here - one of which dates back to 1309 - or discover the stunning landscapes. Due to its dramatic surroundings of mountains and fjords, Eidfjord is a wonderful place for kayaking and trekking. Late this afternoon we set sail cruising along breathtaking Hardangerfjord, continuing through magnificent Maurangerfjord and passing the picturesque waterfall of Furebergfossen.
Day 5 - At sea
Spend a leisurely day at sea as we sail home.
Day 6 Newcastle
We disembark after breakfast and you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.