PUBLISHED: 17:06 08 August 2013 | UPDATED: 12:23 27 August 2013
Escape2Scandinavia creates bespoke itineraries to some of the world’s most inspiring destinations.
Norway has been blessed with all the qualities that make a country spectacular: unsurpassed scenery, diverse culture and tremendous wildlife. Our selection of Norwegian cruises lets travellers witness this extraordinary country for themselves.
In summer, the ships sail below lush mountainsides that sporadically surrender to striking fjords, which have been shaped over the years by glacial activity. The Midnight Sun allows passengers on Norway cruises to spend longer exploring the fascinating towns and cities.
During the winter months, the rugged landscape of Norway is immersed in shimmering snow and at night, the wondrous Aurora Borealis can often be seen floating seductively through the blackened sky. With sightseeing tours and excursions integrated into Norwegian cruises, guests can rest assured that they will be guided to all the major attractions and landmarks.
Hurtigruten is a well-established cruise line that transports passengers and freight to remote Norwegian settlements. The voyages have become world-renowned for the beautiful coastline and ports of call that make up the staggering backdrops. With several UNESCO World Heritage Sites featuring on the cruises, such as Geirangerfjord, Bryggen Wharf and Aurlandsfjord, Norwegian cruises present countless eye-opening experiences.
The ships on Hurtigruten cruises provide a relaxed, intimate and friendly atmosphere, making Norwegian voyages even more enjoyable. Due to their size, these purpose-built vessels can access smaller ports and sail closer to the coastline, giving
magnified views of the scenery and wildlife. There are many facilities on board, including a Jacuzzi, gym, Iibrary and panoramic lounge. On many of the voyages passengers can attend lectures that will give them a greater insight into the history and nature of Norway.