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Fjord Norway

Stunning landscapes, no matter the season

Norway tailor-made holidays


Western Norway is famed for its easily accessible fjords and mountains, which form some of Scandinavia’s most impressive scenery and pave the way for a host of summertime adventures. Our collection of itineraries take in the best of the region, from iconic rail journey and fjord-cruise combos to self-drives along some of Scandinavia's most spectacular mountain roads.  

Active holidays

With their snow-dusted peaks, wild waterfalls, lush vegetation, gleaming glaciers, precipitous viewpoints and charming mountain villages, Norway’s fjords are a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts, with activities ranging from hiking and fishing to cycling and fjord cruises. Spectacular viewpoints abound, from vertigo-inducing overlooks such as Trolltunga and Pulpit Rock to more gentle appraisals from hotels perched right on the water's edge. 

Hiking to Pulpit Rock, Norway

Road, rail or cruise?

Key to the area’s appeal is its ease of access. Using public transport – whether road, rail or sea – is wonderfully straightforward, with routes and connections marked with typical Scandinavian efficiency. However, the Norwegian fjords are also tailor-made for self-drives, with a network of winding roads and dizzying passes connecting towns, villages and tourist spots throughout the region. Routes to watch out for include the twisting hairpins of the Eagle Road, which descends from a high mountain pass to the shores of the Geirangerfjord, while on the coast, the island-hopping Atlantic Road is surely one of the world's most scenic drives.

Geirangerfjord, Norway

Norway... in a Nutshell

If you'd prefer to leave the car at home, the iconic Norway in a Nutshell tour is a superb way to explore. Departing from either Oslo or Bergen, it includes trips on two of the region's most scenic railways as well as a spectacular boat trip along Aurlandsfjord and Næroyfjord and, in summer, a bus trip around the steep hairpin bends of Stalheimskleiva. A special highlight is a journey on the iconic Flåm Railway, the world's steepest standard-gauge line, which links the mountain station at Myrdal with the tiny fjord-side village of Flåm and offers magnificent views of the famous cascades of the Kjosfossen waterfall. Speak to our specialists to discover how to add a Norway in a Nutshell tour to your itinerary.


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Special offers in Fjord Norway

Lofoten Islands, Hurtigruten Cruise

Hurtigruten – classic round-trip voyage

12-day fly-cruise from £1,495 pp incl. flights

cruise offer

Save up to 25% off selected winter 2023 dates
Book by: 30 September 2023

This exploratory cruise will bring you through fjords and past remote islands to reach northern Norway’s historic towns and fishing villages, and enjoy plenty of Arctic fun.

Svolvaer, Norway

Havila Voyages: Classic Coastal Explorer

14-day coastal cruise from £3,735 pp incl. flights


Receive up to £400 onboard credit
Book by: 30 September 2023

On this round-trip Havila voyage, you'll explore Norway's coast in its entirety, enjoying a programme of curated optional excursions, a full range of onboard comforts and dining inspired by the seasons.

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Western Fjords, Norway

Highlights of Norway

5-day tailor-made holiday from £1,030 pp incl. flights

Showcase the best of Norway's western fjords with stays in Oslo and Bergen bookending the boat trips and rail journeys of the classic Norway in a Nutshell tour.

Sognefjord, Norway

Fjord Escape to Bergen & Balestrand

6-day tailor-made holiday from £1,105 pp incl. flights

Experience the sheer beauty of western Norway on this weeklong holiday, connecting historic, second-city Bergen and the fjord-side village charm of Balestrand with cruises and a trip on the Flåm Railway.

Lofoten Islands in winter Norway

Havila Voyages: Norway winter cruise from Bergen to Kirkenes

9-day coastal cruise from £2,090 pp

Tracing the Norwegian coast between Bergen and Kirkenes, this cruise explores spectacular winter landscapes, visits some of the world’s most beautiful fjords, crosses the Arctic Circle and sails around the remote North Cape.

Aurlandsfjord in Aurland, Norway

Norway's Colourful Cities & Famous Fjords

10-day tailor-made journey from £2,125 pp incl. flights

Discover the beauty of Norway, pairing a Havila cruise with a series of rail and boat trips, designed to showcase the country's famous fjords and the charming cities of Bergen, Oslo and Trondheim.

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Top places to stay in Fjord Norway

Union Hotel Geiranger

Union Hotel Geiranger

Traditional hotel

Hotel Union welcomes and invites guests to share one of the most exceptionally beautiful landscapes in the world, and experience something truly unique.

Room, Storfjord Hotel, Skodje

Storfjord Hotel, Skodje

Traditional lodge

A classic Scandinavian-style log cabin, the Storfjord Hotel is just 30 minutes from Alesund by car, and has stunning views across the fjord and surrounding forest.

Clarion Collection Hotel No 13

Clarion Collection Hotel No 13

Contemporary hotel

A charming hotel located in central Bergen, within easy striking distance of the city’s top attractions, shopping centre and transport links.

Augustin Hotel

Augustin Hotel, Bergen

Traditional hotel

A popular retreat, the Augustin is Bergen’s oldest family-run hotel set in a 1909 art noveau building, located within close proximity of Bergen’s main attractions and waterfront.

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Where to go in Fjord Norway


Balestrand is a popular base for exploring Norway's spectacular Sognefjord. The dramatic 200-kilometre-long fjord cuts inland from the Norwegian Sea roughly half way between the west coast towns of Bergen and Alesund and the town of Balestrand has been welcoming travellers for more than 150 years.


Voss is a picturesque mountain resort in Norway's beautiful western fjords region, which has firmly established itself as a major hub for adventure tourism and winter sports. Overlooking Vangsvatnet Lake and ringed by forested hills, Voss also benefits from its position on the road and rail route b…


Molde is well positioned for tackling two of Norway's most spectacular driving routes, which can be incorporated into a Western Norway self-drive holiday. The first of these is the Altanterhavsveien - The Atlantic Road - which connects Molde with the town of Kristiansund, a stretch that is especial…

Alesund, Norway


Best known for its collection of Art Nouveau architecture, the pretty town of Alesund is a superb base for exploring some of Norway's most spectacular landscapes, not least those of the nearby Geirangerfjord.

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When to go to Fjord Norway

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Fjord Norway articles

Norwegian Fjord

Top Five Fjords in Western Norway for a cruise holiday

During the ice ages, vast glaciers gouged deep gorges into the landscape of western Norway, which duly flooded with sea water creating the natural wonders that are the modern day fjords. Readily accessible to visitors on cruise ships and often reached from the characterful, atmospheric ports of Åle…

24 hours in Bergen

Bergen is one of Norway's most atmospheric cities. Second only to Oslo, the vibrant, atmospheric port boasts a spectacular setting, surrounded by seven hills and protected on three sides by a smattering of carelessly strewn islands.With a flight time from London of less than two hours and some seri…

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