Experience Norway’s most beautiful fjord

Text: Anne Bloksgaard Nielsen Published 10.02.2022

Join a fjord cruise with Fjord Line and get up close to some of the world’s most breathtaking natural scenery. Or what about a cruise on a lake in the mountains - or the southern Norwegian archipelago?

A cruise is an enjoyable and relaxing way to experience Norway’s magnificent nature, whether your destination is one of the spectacular fjords in Fjord Norway or an idyllic lake in the mountains.

Here are a number of suggestions for different cruises in Norway, which are guaranteed to give you memories for life.

Stavanger and Preikestolen

If you’re taking a trip to Stavanger, you can enjoy some of Norway’s most breathtaking natural settings on a fjord cruise to the jewel in Lysefjorden’s crown: Preikestolen (The Pulpit Rock). On this cruise, you’ll take in the panoramic view of a whole host of experiences in nature, from the fabled Fantahålå cave, past Hengjanefossen, where you can taste the fresh water from the waterfall, and to the absolute highlight of the trip: the majestic Preikestolen, which towers high above Lysefjorden’s crystal clear water.

Bergen and Mostraumen

Spoil yourself with a long weekend to Bergen – and enjoy an idyllic fjord cruise on Osterfjorden’s picture-perfect water. The trip through the long Osterfjord offers steep mountainsides, impressive waterfalls, and the strong current in the narrow Mostraumen passage, until the boat reaches the turning point at Modalen, which is Norway’s second-smallest municipality with just 380 inhabitants.

Flåm and Nærøyfjorden

Step on board the electric ferry that embarks from Flåm and let yourself be enchanted by the natural surroundings in Aurlandsfjorden and the UNESCO-protected Nærøyfjord.Along the way, you’ll get a fantastic view of smaller passages between steep mountainsides, spectacular waterfalls, charming small buildings, isolated farms, and the idyllic village of Undredal, which inspired the town of Arendelle in the Frozen films.

Different cruise experiences

The fjords are not the only cruise attraction that will tempt you. Here are four tips on different experiences on water in Norway.

Cruise along the Telemark canal

Join a cruise on one of the historic canal boats and experience the Telemark canal from a whole new angle. With a length of 105 km, 8 locks and various charming piers and small ports, the Telemark canal offers lots of fascinating experiences.

Mountain cruise on Møsvatn

Join one of Norway’s most beautiful mountain cruises. Take MB Fjellvåken across the mountain lake Møsvatn with lunch and a walking tour included from Mogen Tourist Centre.

Archipelago cruise in Blindleia

Hop aboard this idyllic boat trip through Blindleia – one of Norway’s most beautiful coastlines. The trip takes you through the stunning southern Norwegian archipelago with its array of small islands, isolated farms, beautiful islets and rugged skerries.

Lock cruise on Nisser

If you’re looking for an experience which combines stunning natural scenery, cultural attractions and a very enjoyable time, join the sightseeing tour with the veteran boat M/S Fram on Nisser lake by Vrådal. Here you’ll be able to admire the area’s idyllic landscape and exciting cultural history in the old lock system.