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Trolltunga, Norway

Fjord Norway

Stunning landscapes, no matter the season

Norway tailor-made holidays

Introduction

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 Nærøyfjord 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 £1,449 pp incl. flights

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Special fly-cruise fares
Book by: 20 March 2020

This full-board, exploratory cruise will bring you through fjords and past remote islands to reach Norway’s historic towns, fishing villages and Arctic fun. Everything from dogsledding and snowmobiling to the North Cape and the Russian border is set under the Northern Lights.

Sunset over harbour houses in Svolvaer

North Cape & Midnight Sun on Azamara Pursuit

18-day no-fly cruise from £4,310 pp

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Save up to 25%
Book by: 31 October 2019

Norway has a reputation as one of the most beautiful countries on Earth. Now, see more of it than ever before with Azamara—from its soul-stirring fjords to vibrant towns teeming with culture and sophistication.

Top itineraries in Fjord Norway

Western Fjords, Norway

Highlights of Norway

5-day tailor-made holiday from £975 pp incl. flights

Showcase the best of western Norway with stays in Oslo and Bergen bookending the classic Norway in a Nutshell tour. Explore some of the country's most striking summer landscapes as journeys on the Flåm and Bergen railways introduce you to the spectacular western fjords.

Hardangerfjord, Norway

The Southern Fjords Self-Drive

8-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,215 pp incl. flights

Take in the best of Norway's southern fjords as you hop between wide, sandy beaches and waterfalls framed by towering cliffs, all the while staying in hotels hand-picked for their superb locations.

Sognefjord, Norway

Fjord Escape to Bergen & Balestrand

6-day tailor-made journey from £1,010 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.

Hotel Ullensvang, Hardanger

The Western Fjords of Norway with De Historiske

10-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,760 pp incl. flights

Travelling through Norway's fjords, experience stays in historic buildings that have been transformed into beautiful, romantic retreats in some of Norway's most spectacular locations.

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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

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

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

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

Alesund

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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Fjord Norway articles

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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