Norway is a fascinating place to travel around by cruise ship. Especially in the winter months as the winter scenery is fantastic and majestic. Dress warmly and be amazed by the spectacular views. Some highlights to keep in mind when booking your next cruise through Norway are:
Traveling through Norway is a great way to learn more about fjords. A fjord is a result of glacial erosion and it is a long narrow inlet with steep cliffs. Norway has several of these stunning rock formations along its coastline.
Located in southwestern Norway, in the municipality of Forsand, which is in the district of Ryfylke, this stunning fjord is 40 kilometers long and the water is as deep as 422 meters in places.
This fjord is 179 km long. It the second largest fjord in Norway and it is the third largest fjord in the world. It is located in the district of Hardanger and the area is known for its deep fjords, high mountains, and many farms nestled in the hills.
This spot is well known port for cruise ships. When you are thinking about making your next holiday a cruise it is best to purchase cruise holiday travel insurance. You want to be covered in case something goes wrong on your vacation. It is best to be prepared for all emergencies.
This area is especially known Vøringfossen a waterfall that is 182 meters tall. The area is also known for Norway’s largest national park: Hardangervidda National Park. The park offers hiking, cross country skiing, as well as reindeer herds, and many other unique animals and plants. The park is connected with cabins to stay in for hikers who want to explore this wonderful park for more than a day trip.
This fjord is 205 km long and is the longest in Norway. It is surrounded by some of the most breathtaking sights in the entire country. There are 1400m tall sheer rock walls that rise from the sea that are littered with waterfalls. It is also inhabited and the many farms dotting the coast add to its natural beauty.
This country is rich in Viking history, and you can follow along some of the paths they created as well as view the largest Viking longhouse ever found. They are located in Borg in the Lofoten Islands in Northern Norway.
The Urnes Stave Church was built in the 1100’s, and is located in the municipality of Luster. It is wooden, has a unique architecture, and is full of beautiful carvings.
Close to the Arctic Circle is the Vegaøyan/or The Vega Archipelago in the municipality of Vega in Nordland county. It is group of twelve islands, and the history of the people that have inhabited this area can be traced back to the Stone Age. There are lighthouses, fishing villages, quays, many farms, and this is a great place for viewing the Northern Lights.
Dog Sledging: Try your hand at controlling a pack of dogs as they race you through the snow.