Sail among spectacular scenery of the mountains, glaciers and pristine waters of Norway’s best known fjords including Sognefjord, Hardangerfjord and Nordfjord. Explore off the beaten track calling in Haugesund, Førde and Andalsnes as well as scenic cruising in Naeroyfjord and Akrafjord. View some of the best preserved Viking ships and grave treasures in Oslo. Ride the steep, mountainous Flåm railway, a masterpiece of engineering with spectacular views. Marvel at Briksdal Glacier in the Jostedal Glacier National Park.
What's included in your cruise fare
- All gratuities on board and ashore
- A programme of tailor-made shore excursions, worth up to £500 per person on a 15 day cruise
- A programme of integrated Guest Speaker talks
- Flights and transfers to and from Minerva where applicable
- Port and airport taxes
05 Jun 2013 - Portsmouth, United Kingdom
06 Jun 2013 - Cruising
07 Jun 2013 - Cruising
08 Jun 2013 - Oslo, Norway
Sitting at the head of the beautiful Oslofjord, Norway's capital Oslo is encircled by forest-clad hills and snowcapped mountains. Visit Frogner Park to see the famous Vigeland sculptures, discover more about Norway’s Viking heritage and illustrious seafaring traditions or simply soak up the ambience of this lively, accessible capital city.
09 Jun 2013 - Aalborg, Denmark
10 Jun 2013 - Cruising
11 Jun 2013 - Haugesund , Norway
12 Jun 2013 - Ulvik, Norway
ULVIK is a beautiful small town in northern Norway, situated on Ulvikfjord, an arm of the mighty Hardangerfjord. The area is renowned for its orchards and the prolific blossoming of its fruit trees in May; the area is also home to the oldest horticultural college in Norway.
13 Jun 2013 - Flam, Norway
Beautiful Flåm is situated in the innermost part of the Aurlandsfjord, a tributary of the Sognefjord, Norway’s longest and deepest fjord. Flåm is home to the famous Flåm Railway, a masterpiece of Norwegian engineering. Take a memorable ride on one of the world’s steepest railways on normal gauge, passing spectacular waterfalls and enjoying wonderful views en route to Vatnahalsen.
14 Jun 2013 - Forde, Norway
15 Jun 2013 - Andalsnes, Norway
The small towns of MOLDE and ALDALSNES are situated on opposite sides of the Romdalsfjord. MOLDE is known as the town of roses and hosts an annual international jazz festival. From Molde there is a famous panoramic view of 222 mountain peaks. It is the town nearest to the Atlantic Road, one of the most beautiful roads in the world as it zigzags across bridges from islet to iselt to the very point where the ocean begins. ANDALSNES has a unique location by the Romsdal Alps and the Rauma railway. The nearby Trollstigen road ascends via 11 narrow hairpin bends to the Trollwall, the highest vertical drop in northern Europe.
16 Jun 2013 - Olden, Norway
The hamlet of OLDEN is spectacularly positioned at the head of the Nordfjord against a backdrop of magnificent mountains. Nearby is one of the most beautiful valleys in Norway - the Oldendalen. Towering mountains surround Olden Lake, its intense green colour a result of the glaciers that continually feed the lake and the turbulent Olden River. The vast Briksdal Glacier is within walking distance and there will also be a tour available to the Jostedal Glacier National Park Centre.
17 Jun 2013 - Bergen, Norway
Bergen sits on a clutch of islands linked by bridges on the west coast of Norway. Norway’s best-known composer, Edvard Grieg, was born and died here. Visit his home, Troldhaugen, now the Edvard Grieg museum. Explore this former Hanseatic port and visit Bryggen, the old trading wharf, just as it was in the 11th century and on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, or take the Floibanen (funicular railway) to the top of Mount Floien from where you’ll have superb views over Bergen.
18 Jun 2013 - Cruising
19 Jun 2013 - Cruising
20 Jun 2013 - Portsmouth, United Kingdom