Fjords, Mountains & Glaciers
8 days from £949 per person
Become immersed in the heart of Norway’s fjordland in springtime, when the region’s flora bursts into life and mighty waterfalls are at their most powerful. Sheer cliff faces and intriguing rock formations line the fjords that guide us to beautiful villages and Norway’s second largest city - Bergen. However large or small, they’re all full of history and culture, and surrounded by dramatic landscapes that’ll thrill anyone who chooses to venture away from civilisation.
- 7 nights cruise on Balmoral
- 20 meals: 7 breakfasts (days 2-8) 6 lunches (days 2-7) 7 dinners (days 1-7)
- Varied daytime activities, lectures, talks and evening entertainment
- 2 formal nights
- Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
Day 1 - Newcastle
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your journey to Newcastle. Embark Balmoral (3.5-star) in preparation for a late afternoon sailing.
Day 2 - Cruising Lysefjord, Norway
Lysefjord is 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’s possible to see Preikestolen - the famous 604-metre-high mountain plateau - and Kjeragbolten, a large rock wedged in one of Mount Kjerag’s crevices. They make the perfect end to a day of cruising.
Day 3 - Cruising Hardangerfjord and Maurangerfjord - Eidfjord
The fantastic views continue into the early morning as we cruise through Hardangerfjord and branch into Maurangerfjord, gliding past the pretty Furebergfossen Waterfall. This afternoon is your opportunity to go ashore at Eidfjord. This picturesque village sits before snow-peaked mountains engraved with rivers and waterfalls. Enjoy a hike, or head to Hardangervidda Nature Centre or Voringfossen Waterfall, the most photographed waterfall of Norway.
Day 4 - Bergen
Early this morning we arrive in Bergen, one of the great Hanseatic ports. Its maritime heritage is recalled by the 900-year-old Bryggen Wharf, with its splendid museum. Take some time to explore the delightful wharf and its interesting shops, colourful half-timbered houses and cobbled stairways. It was home of Norway’s most famous composer - Edvard Grieg - and Troldhaugen is a museum devoted to his life. Bergen is framed by seven hills. You can reach the peak of the highest one by a funicular railway, and it’s worth it for the views.
Day 5 - Flåm - Cruising Sognefjord
There’ll be more dramatic views as we sail into Flåm. Visitors are often drawn to the tiny village’s traditional church, or nearby Naeroyfjord, one of National Geographic's top natural heritage sites. It’s most popular draw, however, is the Flåmsbana Railway. The route takes you through 20km of incredible mountain scenery, with waterfalls crashing down over 200 metres. We return to the ship late this afternoon to cruise along the spectacular Sognefjord, one of the world's longest. Ship to shore tender service.
Day 6 - Olden
Early this morning we dock in Olden, where the magnificent Nordfjord divides into three arms beneath the glacier of Jostedalsbreen. Olden sits among green meadows and babbling brooks that meander between the pretty houses. In the centre of the village are the 18th century church and Singerheimen, the former home of the Singer sewing machine company’s founder. It’s a lovely place to start a stroll which could extend into the valley behind the village. The beautiful Oldedalen Valley sparkles with the string of spectacular waterfalls and glaciers along the way. Ship to shore tender service.
Day 7 - At sea
You may want to rest as we sail home. If you’re still full of energy, there‘s lots to fill your time - from quizzes, games and music recitals to walks on deck and dance classes. And of course there’s plenty of opportunity to enjoy all the tasty food options.
Day 8 Newcastle
We disembark after breakfast and your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.