Fjordland Splendour Cruise
- July 2020
Thursday 2nd July 2020 - 9 nights
Departing from Belfast
from €939 per person sharing
Breathtaking and dramatic Norway
From the rail of Magellan view the calm serenity of some of Norway’s most beautiful fjords. From the still blue waters, look up past green slopes and forests to towering mountain peaks punctuated with gushing waterfalls. Contrast this spectacular scenery with pretty Norwegian towns and villages, plus calls in Belfast and remote Shetland, and you have a cruise to remember for years to come.
Lerwick – Shetland Islands
The core of this 9th century Norse town is a maze of narrow streets set behind 18th century sandstone buildings overlooking the busy harbour. Hay’s Dock, once the centre of Shetland’s fishing and boat building industries, is home to the marvellous Shetland Museum and Archives.
In 1904 a catastrophic fire swept through Ålesund leaving the town in ashes. It was rebuilt in the then fashionable art nouveau style. Buildings with turrets and towers and facades with medieval romantic ornamentation add a quirky charm to the town that is considered the most beautiful in Norway. From the park 418 steps lead to the summit of Mount Aksla, which affords wonderful views of Ålesund, built on islands stretching into the sea.
Olden – Norway
From the village of Olden the beautiful Oldendalen Valley runs between towering mountains to the edge of the mighty Jostedalsbreen Glacier. Briksdal Glacier is one of the more accessible arms of the Jostedalsbreen. The creeping pitted tentacle of ice features in optional excursions from Olden together with glorious waterfalls, glacier fed rivers and wonderful mountain lakes.
Eidfjord is a small town at the gateway to Hardangervidda, which is the largest high mountain plateau in Europe and Norway’s largest national park. A short walk from the village centre there are graves by the roadside dating back to the Iron Age and Viking eras. The ‘old’ church in Eidfjord was built in 1309. Nearby the stunning Vøringfossen waterfall is one of Norway’s most popular natural attractions and features in optional excursions along with the amazing Sysen Dam.
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- 02-07-20 – Depart Belfast at 18.00
- 03-07-20 – At sea
- 04-07-20 – Lerwick, Shetland Islands (United Kingdom) – Arrive 07.00, depart 17.00
- 05-07-20 – Ålesund (Norway) – Arrive 12.00, depart 20.00
- 06-07-20 – Olden (Norway) – Arrive 07.00, depart 17.00
- 06-07-20 – Cruising Nordfjord (Norway)
- 07-07-20 – Eidfjord (Norway) – Arrive 12.00, depart 19.00
- 07-07-20 – Cruising Hardangerfjord (Norway)
- 08-07-20 – At sea
- 09-07-20 – At sea
- 10-07-20 – Greenock, Scotland (United Kingdom) – Arrive 09.00, depart 22.00
- 11-07-20 – Belfast – Arrive 07.00
From the rail of Magellan view the calm serenity of some of Norway’s most beautiful fjords. From the still blue waters, look up past green slopes and forests to towering mountain peaks punctuated with gushing waterfalls.