Cruising the Norwegian Fjords

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Southampton

VIP Outbound5 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.

At sea

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

At sea

Relax as we spend the last day sailing home.

Southampton

VIP Inbound We disembark after breakfast and you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.