Cruising the Norwegian Fjords
A no-fly cruise sailing from Southampton
Embark on a voyage of Viking discovery to the beautiful fjords and sites of Norway on this lovely cruise itinerary. Sail from Southampton to the glassy waters of Lysefjord, lined by soaring mountains and rugged cliff faces. Then, tucked away within Hardangerfjord - Norway’s second longest fjord - you’ll discover enchanting Eidfjord. Hardangerfjord presents views of gorgeous orchards and towering mountains, before Braemar diverts into Maurangerfjord to offer you a chance to capture the cascading Furebergfossen Waterfall, and onwards to Nærøyfjord, one of National Geographic’s top two Natural World Heritage Sites. After immersing yourself in the outstanding beauty and tranquillity of stunning waterways and pretty fjord villages, you’ll visit two of Norway’s most vibrant cities - Bergen and Stavanger - before heading home.
- 8 nights cruise on Braemar
- 23 meals: 8 breakfasts (days 2-9) 7 lunches (days 2-8) 8 dinners (days 1-8)
- Exclusive Titan drinks party on board
- £75 per person onboard credit
- Included onboard drinks package
- Varied daytime activities, lectures, talks and evening entertainment
- 2 formal nights
- Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
- Embarkation service by Titan staff
- Services of an experienced Titan tour manager
- Port taxes
Day 1 - Southampton
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your journey to Southampton, where our staff will greet you and assist with embarking Braemar (3T+) in readiness for an evening sailing.
Day 2 - At sea
Day 3 - Lysefjord - Karmsund
Lysefjord is a stunning example of the Norwegian fjords' spectacular natural beauty, lined by magnificent mountains and dramatic cliff faces - some soaring over 1,000 metres high into the unpolluted skies above. Look out for tumbling waterfalls, wonderful wildlife and pretty settlements dotted along the shores. On a clear day it is possible to see the famous Preikestolen - a huge 604-metre high mountain plateau - and Kjeragbolten, a large rock wedged in one of Mount Kjerag’s crevices. Tonight we reach Karmsund, a narrow channel between Karmoey Island and Haugesund, only passable by smaller ships.
Day 4 - Eidfjord - Cruising Hardangerfjord & Maurangerfjord
Eidfjord could quite possibly be the most beautiful place in the Norwegian fjords. Set amongst a backdrop of soaring mountains engraved by waterfalls, and rivers running through the villages below. Spend the morning traversing the impressive Hardanger Suspension Bridge or tasting cider in a local farm before we cruise Hardangerfjord, known as the queen of the fjords. The best way to experience this incredible place is to sail along the 197 kilometres of spellbinding scenery, towering mountains, waterfalls and idyllic orchards. We continue our scenic cruise along Maurangerfjord, a 12km-long branch of the Hardangerfjord, gliding past the pretty Furebergfossen Waterfall.
Day 5 - Skjolden - Cruising Lustrafjord, Sognefjord & Nærøyfjord
Sitting at the end of the world's longest fjord, Skjolden is considered one of the world's most breathtaking destinations, overlooked by dramatic cliffs and soaring mountains. It is perfectly placed for tours to the Jotunheimen Mountains and Jostedalsbreen, mainland Europe's largest glacier, or to discover more about Ludwig Wittgenstein, who lived and worked in Skjolden in the early 20th century. Considered by some to be the greatest philosopher of his era, Wittgenstein continues to influence western thinking in logic and language, ethics and religion. Our cruise continues this afternoon through the spectacular landscapes of Lustrafjord. Be sure to keep an eye out for the UNESCO-listed Urnes Stave Church - the oldest stave church in Norway - and the magnificent 218-metre high Feigumfossen Waterfall, one of the country’s highest falls. We filter into the magnificent Sognefjord, one of the world's longest fjords and the largest in Norway, and on to Nærøyfjord, rated by National Geographic as the world's number one natural heritage site. You'll see snow-capped mountains, waterfalls and charming traditional farms that cling to the vast hillsides.
Day 6 - Bergen
We arrive early to spend the day in the Hanseatic city of Bergen. Explore its many attractions including the UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf, with its colourful timbered houses, cobbled streets and splendid museum recalling 900 years of maritime heritage of this great port. Bergen was the home of Norway's most famous composer, Edvard Grieg, and the Troldhaugen Museum is a great tribute to him, showcasing his Steinway piano, the hut where he worked and his 200 seat chamber music hall. Great views of the city and its surrounds can be enjoyed from the highest of the neighbouring hills, its peak reachable by a funicular railway.
Day 7 - Stavanger
Stavanger is a vibrant and exciting city which oozes charm and an abundance of cafés, art galleries and intriguing museums. The old town, Gamle Stavanger, has narrow winding streets and traditional wooden houses gathered around a market where fresh fish and vegetables have been sold for over a thousand years. With natural beauty also on Stavanger’s doorstep, you have the opportunity to see Kjerag Mountain and Preikestolen, the incredible Pulpit Rock.
Day 8 - At sea
Relax as we spend the last day sailing home.
Day 9 Southampton
We disembark after breakfast and you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.