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  • Svalbard-Fram-ice - Excursions on the Hurtigruten cruise ship Fram will allow you to explore the untouched Arctic wilderness and take in the impressive scenery. Be sure to bundle up!
  • Svalbard-Fram-boat-ice - A small boat with take Hurtigruten Fram guests closer to the frigid landscape during an exploration of the Svalbard islands.
  • Svalbard-polar-bear-and-cub - Watch remarkable interactions between a polar bear and her cub as you travel to Svalbard in northern Norway with Hurtigruten Fram.
  • Svalbard-walrus-closeup-2 - A walrus poses for his closeup during a Hurtigruten Fram expedition cruise to Svalbard.
  • Svalbard-Fram-water-glacier-scenery - Experience the awesome stillness of the Arctic landscape on board a Hurtigruten Fram cruise.
  • Hurtigruten-swimming-in-arctic - Take an afternoon dip in the Arctic Ocean — or just watch human polar bears in action — as you cruise the Svalbard Islands on board Fram, Hurtigruten's flagship.
  • Svalbard-Fram-sunset - You'll catch some spectacular sunsets from the deck of the Hurtigruten cruise ship Fram during your sailing to Norway's Svalbard.
  • Svalbard-puffin - Who doesn't love puffins? A puffin scoots around the waters of Svalbard, Norway.
  • Svalbard-arctic-fox-pup - We're not sure, but this looks like an arctic fox pup, spotted during an expedition to the Svalbard islands in Norway during a cruise on Hurtigruten's Fram.
  • Svalbard-polar-bear-and-cub-2 - See heart-tugging interactions between a polar bear and her cub as you travel to Svalbard in northern Norway with Hurtigruten Fram.
  • Svalbard-polar-bear-and-cub-at-play - We absolutely adore this shot of a polar bear and her cub playing on the ice during an exploration of Svalbard in northern Norway during a Hurtigruten Fram cruise.
  • Svalbard-Fram-polar-bear-cub-water - Follow young polar bears as they take to water during your voyage to Norway's Svalbard islands on Hurtigruten's cruise ship Fram.
  • Svalbard-Fram-polar-bear-bird-water - Experience the glorious sight of wildlife in their natural habitat as you cruise through Norway's Svalbard on board Hurtigruten's Fram.
  • Svalbard-polar-bear-watching - The polar bears are just as curious of the guests of Hurtigruten Fram cruise as they are.
  • Svalbard-walrus-closeup - Encounter Svalbard's marine life — including walruses — up close as you explore Norway's northern island group Svalbard during a Hurtigruten Fram cruise.
  • Svalbard-mountain-scenery - A cruise on Hurtigruten's Fram will take you to see some spectacular scenery and thrilling wildlife in Norway's Svalbard islands.
  • Svalbard-wildflowers - Spend time exploring fauna and flora on the Svalbard islands with Hurtigruten's Fram.
  • Hurtigruten-Fram-passengers-in-Svalbard - A voyage on the Hurtigruten Fram will take you to visit isolated islands, settlements and charming fishing villages of Svalbard reachable only by boat.
  • Svalbard-arctic-fox-pup-2 - Go into the wild when the Hurtigruten Fram takes you to some of the remote arctic islands of Svalbard where you see local wildlife. This looks like an arctic fox pup, no?
  • Svalbard-seabird-sky - While on a summer cruise aboard the Hurtigruten Fram, encounter the thousand of seabirds migrating to the coastal cliffs of Svalbard on the fringe of the Arctic.
  • Hurtigruten-Fram-in-Svalbard - Wander around stunning Svalbard on a Hurtigruten Fram cruise of Norway and its northern islands.
  • Svalbard-polar-bears-lying-down - A mother polar bear grooms herself while her cub hangs on. On many Hurtigruten Fram cruises to Svalbard, guests have enjoyed watching polar bears rest on the Arctic ice.
  • Svalbard-landscape-flowers - Travel aboard the Hurtigruten Fram and experience the natural wilderness of the Svalbard Islands in northern Norway.
  • Svalbard-polar-bears-on-rock - During your cruise aboard the Hurtigruten cruise ship Fram you'll have the chance to capture amazing photos of polar bears in their natural habitat.
  • Svalbard-walruses-closeup - As a guest on the Hurtigruten expedition cruise ship Fram, you'll spot walruses and other arctic marine life during your sailing around the Svalbard islands.
  • Svalbard-Norway-reindeer - Walk among the reindeer of Svalbard on an expedition to the island in the northern regions of Norway during your Hurtigruten Fram cruise.
  • Svalbard-arctic-fox-pups - Tagged arctic fox pups at play, spotted during an expedition to the Svalbard islands aboard the Hurtigruten expedition cruise ship Fram.
  • Svalbard-arctic-fox-pups-2 - Probably siblings, right? Arctic fox pups rough-housing during a trip to the Svalbard islands aboard the Hurtigruten cruise ship Farm.
  • Svalbard-walrus-at-rest - Weather permitting, you'll likely spot walruses as they rest along the shoreline during your travels to Svalbard on Hurtigruten Fram.
  • Svalbard-Norway-landscape - Guests of Hurtigruten Fram will experience the pristine, untouched landscape of Norway's Svalbard islands during their cruise.
  • Svalbard-mountains-and-house - Revel in the peacefulness of the Svalbard Islands as you explore the region aboard the Hurtigruten Fram.
  • magdalene-bay-spitsbergen.jpg - Magdalene Bay in Spitsbergen on the island of Svalbard, Norway.
  • Arctic-Polar-Bears.jpg - A mother polar bear and her two cubs are spotted on pack ice in Svalbard, Norway, during a Lindblad Expeditions visit.
  • Arctic-Bearded-Seal.jpg - A bearded seal lolls on pack ice in Svalbard, Norway, during a Lindblad Expedition.
  • Arctic-Coasts-Hornsund.jpg - Take a walk on the beautiful coasts of Hornsund on Spitsbergen island in Svalbard, Norway, during your Lindblad expedition.
  • Hurtigruten-Fram-in-Svalbard-Islands - Discover the Monacobreen glacier as you travel the Svalbard Islands on board Hurtigruten's expedition ship the Fram.
  • lake-Bergen-Norway - Lille Lungegårdsvannet in Bergen, Norway.
  • sunrise-Oslo-Fjord-Norway - Sunrise over the Oslo Fjord in Norway.
  • Fort-Oslo-Norway - One of the very old parts of the front of the fort of Oslo, Norway, on a clear day.
  • Tromso2-Norway - Fjords seen from the south beach of Tromso, Norway.
  • Svalbard-arctic-fox-pups - Tagged arctic fox pups at play, spotted during an expedition to the Svalbard islands aboard the Hurtigruten expedition cruise ship Fram.
  • Northern-Lights-Norway-from-Hurtigruten-Nordlys - Travel on the Hurtigruten expedition ship Nordlys to see the amazing sky show of the Northern Lights. This aurora was seen over Lofoten, Norway.
  • Svalbard-polar-bear-and-cub-at-play - We absolutely adore this shot of a polar bear and her cub playing on the ice during an exploration of Svalbard in northern Norway during a Hurtigruten Fram cruise.
  • Hurtigruten-Nordnorge-in-Norway-4 - Hurtigruten's Nordnorge sailing during an autumn day along the Hjørundfjorden fjord in Norway where the water has the appearance of glass.
  • Royal-Garden-Oslo-Norway - The Royal Garden in Oslo, Norway.
  • fjord3-Norway - Explore Norway's majestic fjords as part of a 26-day Baltic adventure aboard Holland America's Eurodam.
  • Hurtigruten-Finnmarken-in-Norway-3 - Cruise down Norway's Hjørundfjorden fjord and revel in the dramatic mountain scenery from the deck of Hurtigruten's ms Finnmarken.
  • Hurtigruten-Nordnorge-in-Norway-2 - Surrounded by imposing mountains, Hurtigruten's Nordnorge travels along the Hjørundfjorden fjord in Norway.
  • Hurtigruten-Midnatsol-in-Geirangerfjord - Travel to the UNESCO-protected fjord Geirangerfjord in Norway on board Hurtigruten's ms Midnatsol and experience spectacular views of snow-covered mountain ranges, waterfalls and abandoned farms.
  • Bryggen-Norway - Bryggen, on the fjord leading to Bergen, Norway.
  • Hurtigruten-Nordkapp-in-Norway - Experience Trollfjorden, a spectacular fjord in Lofoten, Norway,  aboard Hurtigruten's ship Nordkapp.
  • Aker-Brygge-Oslo-Norway - The Aker Brygge area of Oslo, Norway, at sunset. Some 12 million visitors a year come here for shopping, dining and entertainment.
  • Hurtigruten-Finnmarken-in-Norway-2 - Soak in the spectacular scenery as you cruise through the Raftsundet strait aboard the Hurtigruten expedition cruise ship ms Finnmarken.
  • waterfall-fjord-Norway - A waterfall on a Norwegian fjord.
  • Geiranger-Fjord-Norway - Geiranger Fjord, Norway.
  • fjord-pony-Norway - Fjord Pony foal at Herdal Summer Farm, Norddal, Norway.
  • Hurtigruten-Richard-With-in-Norway - Hurtigruten's expedition ship Richard With sails down the Raftsundet strait in Nordland, Norway, into a winter sunset.
  • Hurtigruten-Richard-With-in-Norway-2 - Explore the coast of Norway aboard the Hurtigruten ship Richard With during the summer, making the most of the extended daylight to enjoy the views.
  • Cunard-Queen-Mary-2-fjords - Take in breathtaking views of the beautiful mountainsides and fjords of Norway on a sailing aboard Queen Mary 2.
  • Hurtigruten-Nordnorge-in-Norway-3 - Travel aboard Hurtigruten's ship the Nordnorge and explore Molde and other majestic landscapes along Norway's coastline.
  • Svalbard-polar-bear-and-cub-2 - See heart-tugging interactions between a polar bear and her cub as you travel to Svalbard in northern Norway with Hurtigruten Fram.
  • Svalbard-Fram-polar-bear-cub-water - Follow young polar bears as they take to water during your voyage to Norway's Svalbard islands on Hurtigruten's cruise ship Fram.
  • Svalbard-puffin - Who doesn't love puffins? A puffin scoots around the waters of Svalbard, Norway.
  • harbor-Oslo-Norway - Boat and lighthouse in Oslo Fjord.
  • Hurtigruten-Midnatsol-in-Nordland - Capture the dramatic scenery of Nordland from the deck of Hurtigruten's Midnatsol during your summer journey along  Norway's scenic coastline.
  • Hotel-Rica-Oslo-Norway - Hotel Rica in Holmenkollen Park in Oslo, Norway.
  • Parliament-Oslo-Norway - The Parliament in Oslo, Norway.
  • Skjoldbukta-Bergen-Norway - Boat in Skjoldbukta, Bergen, Norway
  • Viegland-Park-Oslo-Norway - The gates of Viegland Park in Oslo, Norway.
  • Voienvolden-gard-Oslo-Norway - Vøienvolden gård is a short walk from the city center in Oslo, Norway.
  • Hurtigruten-Nordnorge-in-Norway - Hurtigruten's Nordnorge navigates its way through Einfahrt in den Trollfjord on a tour of Norway.
  • Hurtigruten-Finnmarken-in-Norway - Finnmarken, a ship in the Hurtigruten fleet, makes a spring voyage through the Lofoten Islands of Norway.
  • Hurtigruten-Richard-With-in-Norway-3 - Sailing through Norway's Raftsundet strait on a glorious autumn day aboard the Hurtigruten expedition ship Richard With.
  • Hurtigruten-Lofoten-in-Norway - Explore the wild and natural Norwegian scenery as you travel through the Raftsund strait aboard Hurtigruten's Lofoten.
  • Hurtigruten-Richard-With-in-port - Hurtigruten's expedition ship Richard With pulls into the port town of Svolvær as she makes a journey along the  coast of Norway.
  • Sognefjord2-Norway - The Sognefjord is the largest fjord in Norway, and the second longest in the world.
  • Norsk-Museum-Oslo-Norway - Buildings at Norsk Folkemuseum in Oslo, Norway.
  • Opera-House-Oslo-Norway - On the roof of the new Opera House in Oslo, Norway.
  • Tromso-Norway - Tromso, Norway.
  • Svalbard-Norway-reindeer - Walk among the reindeer of Svalbard on an expedition to the island in the northern regions of Norway during your Hurtigruten Fram cruise.
  • Hurtigruten-Nordnorge-in-Norway-5 - Hurtigruten's Nordnorge receives a caravan of well-wishers as she sails down the narrow peninsula into the village of Brønnøysund, Norway.
  • Sognefjord-Norway - Sognefjord, Norway.
  • Hurtigruten-Midnatsol-in-Norway - Hurtigruten's Midnatsol makes her way down the coast of Norway.
  • fjords-Norway - Cruising Norwegian fjords.
  • Svalbard-Fram-polar-bear-bird-water - Experience the glorious sight of wildlife in their natural habitat as you cruise through Norway's Svalbard on board Hurtigruten's Fram.
  • Svalbard-arctic-fox-pup-2 - Go into the wild when the Hurtigruten Fram takes you to some of the remote arctic islands of Svalbard where you see local wildlife. This looks like an arctic fox pup, no?
  • Norway-Stavanger-Grasholmen - The Grasholmen district of Stavenger includes a modern marina.
  • Norway-Flam-Stegastein - The Stegastein lookout near Flam, Norway, can be reached by tour bus.
  • Norway-Trollstigen - Trollstigen is a famous Norwegian road known for its twists and turns.
  • Ocean-Princess at-Ny-AleSund-Norway - Ocean Princess at Ny-Ålesund, Norway.
  • Ocean-Princess-Tromso-Norway - Ocean Princess in Tromsø, Norway.
  • Viking-Star-in-Flam-Norway - Viking Star in Flam, a village along a scenic 18-mile fjord in Norway.
  • Jewel-of-the-Seas-in-Oslo - Jewel of the Seas in Oslo, Norway. Frommers says the ship offers "classic nautical profiles and interior decor" as well as features Royal Caribbean is known for, such as rock climbing and miniature golf.
  • City-Hall-Oslo-Norway - The Grand Hall of Oslo City Hall, Norway.
  • Crystal-Serenity-North-Cape-Geiranger-Norway-1 - Geiranger, Norway.
  • fjords2-Norway - Coming into port in Norway.
  • fjords4-Norway - Fjords in Norway.
  • cruising-Norway - Cruising Norway.
  • Svalbard-polar-bear-and-cub - Watch remarkable interactions between a polar bear and her cub as you travel to Svalbard in northern Norway with Hurtigruten Fram.
  • Svalbard-mountain-scenery - A cruise on Hurtigruten's Fram will take you to see some spectacular scenery and thrilling wildlife in Norway's Svalbard islands.
  • Northern-Lights-over-Norway - The Northern lights in Norway's Lofoten Islands, captured in 2011.
  • hurtigruten-northern-lights-1 - A display of the Northern Lights seen during a Hurtigruten sailing.
  • hurtigruten-northern-lights-2 - A display of the Northern Lights seen during a Hurtigruten sailing.
  • hurtigruten-northern-lights-3 - A dazzling display of the aurora borealis captured over Svolvaer near the coastline of Norway from the top deck of Hurtigruten's cruise ship Finnmarken.
  • hurtigruten-northern-lights-4 - The Northern Lights seen over Svolvaer in Norway's Lofoten archipelago during a Hurtigruten cruise.
  • hurtigruten-northern-lights-5 - A guest pulls up a front row seat to the Northern Lights aboard a cruise on Hurtigruten's Finnmarken between the northern ports of Kirkenes and Tromsø.
  • hurtigruten-northern-lights-6 - A display of the Northern Lights seen during a Hurtigruten sailing.
  • hurtigruten-northern-lights-7 - A display of the Northern Lights seen during a Hurtigruten sailing.
  • hurtigruten-northern-lights-8 - The Northern Lights put on a majestic display for guests aboard Hurtigruten’s Vesteralen during a cruise along Norway’s coast from Bergen to Kirkenes.
  • Nordlys-Skjervoy-Northern-Lights-Jan-Olsen -  The Northern Lights perform a night dance for passengers aboard Hurtigruten’s Nordlys in Skjervoy, Norway.
  • crystal-serenity-geiranger.jpg - See the fjords of Norway on Crystal Serenity.
  • crystal-serenity-in-geiranger.jpg - Visit the timeless Nordic village of Geiranger when you sail on Crystal Symphony.
  • rotterdam-in-norway.jpg - Holland America's ms Rotterdam in Norway.
  • alesund-norway.jpg - Ålesund, a seaport in Norway noted for its Art Nouveau architecture.
  • norway-fjords-on-seadream.jpg - What's it like to sail through Norway's fjords on a SeaDream cruise? Like this.
  • norway-fjords2.jpg - One of the pristine fjords you can visit on a SeaDream sailing.
  • queen-mary-2-norway-fjord.jpg - Queen Mary 2 navigates a fjord in Norway.
  • northern-lights-norway.jpg - The northern lights dance over a hillside village in Norway as seen from a cruise ship on the coast.
  • hurtigruten-cruise-norwegian-fjords.jpg - The Northern Lights over the Norwegian fjords, as seen on a Hurtigruten cruise.
  • trondheim-waterfront-norway.jpg - The pretty coastal city of Trondheim in central Norway.
  • Hurtigruten-Polaryis-in-Norway - A winter voyage off the coast of Norway on board Hurtigruten's impressive Polaryls.
  • Norway-Bergen-waterfront - The scenic port of Bergen, Norway, is a starting point for many sightseeing excursions of the Norwegian fjords.
  • Norway-Bergen-night-traffic - The waterfront of Bergen, Norway, bustles most spring and summer evenings.
  • Norway-Briksdalsbreen1 - Briksdalsbreen is an arm of the Jostedalsbreen glacier in Jostedalsbreen National Park, north of Bergen, Norway.
  • Norway-Briksdalsbreen2 - Visitors to Jostedalsbreen National Park walk from the glacial lake to the Jostedalsbreen north of Bergen, Norway.
  • Norway-Bergen-Bryggen-gulls - Gulls come in for a landing in scenic Bryggen, near Bergen, Norway.
  • Norway-Bergen-Bryggen-benches - Norwegian summers bring outdoor dining and classic cars to Bryggen, near Bergen, Norway.
  • Norway-Aurlandsfjord-cruise-ship - Imagine cruising through the dramatic Aurlandsfjord in Norway.
  • Norway-Aurlandsfjord1 - Breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the quiet of the lovely Norwegian fjords. Aurlandsfjord offers a subtle palette of colors.
  • Norway-Aurlandsfjord-sunset - A sunset in the Aurlandsfjord in Norway brightens the sky.
  • Norway-Aurlandsfjord-mists - Dramatic mists in Aurlandsfjord bring to mind Nose gods and dragons.
  • Norway-Aurlandsfjord-traditional-house - Traditional homes line the shores of Aurlandsfjord in Norway.
  • Norway-Aurlandsfjord-Flam1 - Visitors to Flam, on Aurlandsfjord in Norway, often ride the Flam Line, one of the steepest railway tracks in the world.
  • Norway-Aurlandsfjord-Flam2 - Summer in Norway's Aurlandsfjord is simply brilliant.
  • Norway-Aurlandsfjord-Flam-Church - The Flam Church was built in 1670, one of the many sights in Flam, Norway.
  • Norway-Aurlandsfjord-Flam-Church-interior - The interior of Flam Church on Aurlandsfjord in Norway.
  • Norway-Aurlandsfjord-sod-house - A sod house in the hills above Flam, Norway.
  • Norway-Aurlandsfjord-Flam-winter - A visit to the remote hillsides of Flam, Norway, during winter offers dramatic vistas.
  • Norway-Geirangerfjord1 - Geirangerfjord is a UNESCO-protected area in Norway known for its verdant hillsides and waterfalls.
  • Norway-Hardangervidda1 - Hardangervidda National Park is popular with visitors interested in outdoor activities.
  • Norway-Hardangervidda2 - The landscape of Hardangervidda in Norway is a treeless moorland with many lakes and streams.
  • Norway-Latefossen - The spectacular Latefossen waterfall splits apart then comes together before going under the arched bridge. Latefossen is near Oda, Norway, southeast of Bergen.
  • Norway-Naeroyfjord1 - Naeroyfjord is a UNESCO protected area that features dramatic mountains and placid waters.
  • Norway-Naeroyfjord2 - Summer months in Norway offer opportunities to boat on the famous fjords, like Naeroyfjord, northeast of Bergen.
  • Norway-Naeroyfjord-cottage - A summer cottage on Naeroyfjord adds color to the verdant green Norwegian hills.
  • Norway-Naeroyfjord3 - Blue skies, granite peaks and placid waters of Naeroyfjord make for a pleasant day trip.
  • Norway-Naeroyfjord4 - Visitors often feel dwarfed by the massive peaks that line Naeroyfjord in Norway.
  • Norway-Naeroyfjord5 - An option for a daytrip out of Bergen, Norway, includes a jetboat on Naeroyfjord.
  • Norway-Naeroyfjord-farm - A farm on Naeroyfjord is backed by a dramatic waterfall.
  • Norway-Naeroyfjord6 - Catch a glimpse of the inner Naeroyfjord from the ferry dock at Gudvangen, Norway.
  • Norway-Nigardsbreen1 - The stark landscape of Nigardsbreen, even in summer months, shows the power of glaciers that shape Norway.
  • Norway-Nigardsbreen-Breheim-Center - Breheim Center (Breheimsenteret) offers information on the Jostedalsbreen glacier and the Jostedal valley. The center is open from May to September.
  • Norway-Nigardsbreen2 - Nigardsbreen is an arm of the large Jostedalsbreen glacier, northeast of Bergen, Norway.
  • Norway-Nigardsbreen3 - Visitors hike to Nigardsbreen Glacier, east of Bergen, Norway.
  • Norway-Nigardsbreen4 - The landscapes of Norway have been shaped by centuries of glacial action.
  • Norway-Oslo-Akershush-Castle - Akershush Castle and Fortress were built to protect Oslo, Norway, from invaders in the 13th century.
  • Norway-Oslo-Opera-House - The Oslo Opera House in Bjørvika neighborhood of central Oslo, Norway, is located on Oslofjord.
  • Norway-Oslo-Storting-Parliament - The Storting Building is home of the Norwegian Parliament in Oslo.
  • Norway-Oslo-Karl-Johans-Gate - Stroll through Karl Johans Gate, a popular pedestrian thoroughfare in Oslo, Norway.
  • Norway-Preikestolen-Pulpit-Rock - Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen), near Stavanger, Norway, offers visitors incredible views of the surrounding mountains.
  • Norway-Stalheim1 - The road to Stalheim, Norway, twists and turns through the mountains outside of Bergen.
  • Norway-Stalheim-Hotel - The Hotel of Stalheim, Norway, features views of the Nærøydalen Valley below.
  • Norway-Stavanger1 - The scenic city of Stavanger can turn a stroll into a hike through the city's hillsides.
  • Norway-Stavanger2 - The coastal area near Stavanger features rocky shores surrounded by mist as well as sandy beaches.
  • Norway-Stavanger-beach-house - A secluded beach house near Stavanger, Norway.
  • Bryggen-Norway - Bryggen, on the fjord leading to Bergen, Norway.
  • lake-Bergen-Norway - Lille Lungegårdsvannet in Bergen, Norway.
  • Skjoldbukta-Bergen-Norway - Boat in Skjoldbukta, Bergen, Norway
  • Geiranger-Fjord-Norway - Geiranger Fjord, Norway.
  • Sognefjord2-Norway - The Sognefjord is the largest fjord in Norway, and the second longest in the world.
  • Sognefjord-Norway - Sognefjord, Norway.
  • Norway-Stavanger-Grasholmen - The Grasholmen district of Stavenger includes a modern marina.
  • Norway-Flam-Stegastein - The Stegastein lookout near Flam, Norway, can be reached by tour bus.
  • Norway-Trollstigen - Trollstigen is a famous Norwegian road known for its twists and turns.
  • Crystal-Serenity-North-Cape-Geiranger-Norway-1 - Geiranger, Norway.
  • hurtigruten-northern-lights-8 - The Northern Lights put on a majestic display for guests aboard Hurtigruten’s Vesteralen during a cruise along Norway’s coast from Bergen to Kirkenes.
  • Norway-Bergen-waterfront - The scenic port of Bergen, Norway, is a starting point for many sightseeing excursions of the Norwegian fjords.
  • Norway-Bergen-night-traffic - The waterfront of Bergen, Norway, bustles most spring and summer evenings.
  • Norway-Briksdalsbreen1 - Briksdalsbreen is an arm of the Jostedalsbreen glacier in Jostedalsbreen National Park, north of Bergen, Norway.
  • Norway-Briksdalsbreen2 - Visitors to Jostedalsbreen National Park walk from the glacial lake to the Jostedalsbreen north of Bergen, Norway.
  • Norway-Bergen-Bryggen-gulls - Gulls come in for a landing in scenic Bryggen, near Bergen, Norway.
  • Norway-Bergen-Bryggen-benches - Norwegian summers bring outdoor dining and classic cars to Bryggen, near Bergen, Norway.
  • Norway-Aurlandsfjord-cruise-ship - Imagine cruising through the dramatic Aurlandsfjord in Norway.
  • Norway-Aurlandsfjord1 - Breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the quiet of the lovely Norwegian fjords. Aurlandsfjord offers a subtle palette of colors.
  • Norway-Aurlandsfjord-sunset - A sunset in the Aurlandsfjord in Norway brightens the sky.
  • Norway-Aurlandsfjord-mists - Dramatic mists in Aurlandsfjord bring to mind Nose gods and dragons.
  • Norway-Aurlandsfjord-traditional-house - Traditional homes line the shores of Aurlandsfjord in Norway.
  • Norway-Aurlandsfjord-Flam1 - Visitors to Flam, on Aurlandsfjord in Norway, often ride the Flam Line, one of the steepest railway tracks in the world.
  • Norway-Aurlandsfjord-Flam2 - Summer in Norway's Aurlandsfjord is simply brilliant.
  • Norway-Aurlandsfjord-Flam-Church - The Flam Church was built in 1670, one of the many sights in Flam, Norway.
  • Norway-Aurlandsfjord-Flam-Church-interior - The interior of Flam Church on Aurlandsfjord in Norway.
  • Norway-Aurlandsfjord-sod-house - A sod house in the hills above Flam, Norway.
  • Norway-Aurlandsfjord-Flam-winter - A visit to the remote hillsides of Flam, Norway, during winter offers dramatic vistas.
  • Norway-Geirangerfjord1 - Geirangerfjord is a UNESCO-protected area in Norway known for its verdant hillsides and waterfalls.
  • Norway-Hardangervidda1 - Hardangervidda National Park is popular with visitors interested in outdoor activities.
  • Norway-Hardangervidda2 - The landscape of Hardangervidda in Norway is a treeless moorland with many lakes and streams.
  • Norway-Latefossen - The spectacular Latefossen waterfall splits apart then comes together before going under the arched bridge. Latefossen is near Oda, Norway, southeast of Bergen.
  • Norway-Naeroyfjord1 - Naeroyfjord is a UNESCO protected area that features dramatic mountains and placid waters.
  • Norway-Naeroyfjord2 - Summer months in Norway offer opportunities to boat on the famous fjords, like Naeroyfjord, northeast of Bergen.
  • Norway-Naeroyfjord-cottage - A summer cottage on Naeroyfjord adds color to the verdant green Norwegian hills.
  • Norway-Naeroyfjord3 - Blue skies, granite peaks and placid waters of Naeroyfjord make for a pleasant day trip.
  • Norway-Naeroyfjord4 - Visitors often feel dwarfed by the massive peaks that line Naeroyfjord in Norway.
  • Norway-Naeroyfjord5 - An option for a daytrip out of Bergen, Norway, includes a jetboat on Naeroyfjord.
  • Norway-Naeroyfjord-farm - A farm on Naeroyfjord is backed by a dramatic waterfall.
  • Norway-Naeroyfjord6 - Catch a glimpse of the inner Naeroyfjord from the ferry dock at Gudvangen, Norway.
  • Norway-Nigardsbreen1 - The stark landscape of Nigardsbreen, even in summer months, shows the power of glaciers that shape Norway.
  • Norway-Nigardsbreen-Breheim-Center - Breheim Center (Breheimsenteret) offers information on the Jostedalsbreen glacier and the Jostedal valley. The center is open from May to September.
  • Norway-Nigardsbreen2 - Nigardsbreen is an arm of the large Jostedalsbreen glacier, northeast of Bergen, Norway.
  • Norway-Nigardsbreen3 - Visitors hike to Nigardsbreen Glacier, east of Bergen, Norway.
  • Norway-Nigardsbreen4 - The landscapes of Norway have been shaped by centuries of glacial action.
  • Norway-Preikestolen-Pulpit-Rock - Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen), near Stavanger, Norway, offers visitors incredible views of the surrounding mountains.
  • Norway-Stalheim1 - The road to Stalheim, Norway, twists and turns through the mountains outside of Bergen.
  • Norway-Stalheim-Hotel - The Hotel of Stalheim, Norway, features views of the Nærøydalen Valley below.
  • Norway-Stavanger1 - The scenic city of Stavanger can turn a stroll into a hike through the city's hillsides.
  • Norway-Stavanger2 - The coastal area near Stavanger features rocky shores surrounded by mist as well as sandy beaches.
  • Norway-Stavanger-beach-house - A secluded beach house near Stavanger, Norway.
  • Norway-Oslo-Karl-Johans-Gate - Stroll through Karl Johans Gate, a popular pedestrian thoroughfare in Oslo, Norway.
  • Aker-Brygge-Oslo-Norway - The Aker Brygge area of Oslo, Norway, at sunset. Some 12 million visitors a year come here for shopping, dining and entertainment.
  • sunrise-Oslo-Fjord-Norway - Sunrise over the Oslo Fjord in Norway.
  • Royal-Garden-Oslo-Norway - The Royal Garden in Oslo, Norway.
  • Parliament-Oslo-Norway - The Parliament in Oslo, Norway.
  • Hotel-Rica-Oslo-Norway - Hotel Rica in Holmenkollen Park in Oslo, Norway.
  • Fort-Oslo-Norway - One of the very old parts of the front of the fort of Oslo, Norway, on a clear day.
  • Voienvolden-gard-Oslo-Norway - Vøienvolden gård is a short walk from the city center in Oslo, Norway.
  • Viegland-Park-Oslo-Norway - The gates of Viegland Park in Oslo, Norway.
  • Norsk-Museum-Oslo-Norway - Buildings at Norsk Folkemuseum in Oslo, Norway.
  • City-Hall-Oslo-Norway - The Grand Hall of Oslo City Hall, Norway.
  • harbor-Oslo-Norway - Boat and lighthouse in Oslo Fjord.
  • Opera-House-Oslo-Norway - On the roof of the new Opera House in Oslo, Norway.
  • Jewel-of-the-Seas-in-Oslo - Jewel of the Seas in Oslo, Norway. Frommers says the ship offers "classic nautical profiles and interior decor" as well as features Royal Caribbean is known for, such as rock climbing and miniature golf.
  • regal-princess-oslo.jpg - Regal Princess docked in Oslo, Norway.
  • Norway-Oslo-Akershush-Castle - Akershush Castle and Fortress were built to protect Oslo, Norway, from invaders in the 13th century.
  • Norway-Oslo-Opera-House - The Oslo Opera House in Bjørvika neighborhood of central Oslo, Norway, is located on Oslofjord.
  • Norway-Oslo-Storting-Parliament - The Storting Building is home of the Norwegian Parliament in Oslo.

Norway travel guide: What to do & see

our guide

The vibe

Norway offers cruise passengers some of the most spectacular coastal scenery anywhere. And great adventures await by taking excursions along the fjords and up into the mountains and meadows. Oslo is rich in museums and cultural offerings, especially pertaining to art and maritime history.

Cruise ships that call on Norway

  • Silversea: Silver Explorer
  • Hurtigruten: MS Fram, MS Midnatsol, MS Trollfjord, MS Finnmarken, MS Polarlys, MS Nordkapp, MS Nordlys, MS Kong Harald, MS Vesterålen, MS Lofoten
  • MSC Cruises: MSC Orchestra, MSC Sinfonia, MSC Splendida
  • Lindblad Expeditions: National Geographic Explorer

Top reasons to go

  • Breathtaking landscapes of fjords, waterfalls and rugged mountains.
  • Art and cultural attractions, especially in Oslo and Bergen.
  • Viking history and mountain folklore give Norway a special identity.

We love this drone video showing the natural beauty of the fjords around Stryn on the west coast of Norway, an area frequented by many cruise ships.

Top ports of call

Oslo

The Grand Hall of Oslo City Hall, Norway.
George Rex / Creative Commons BY-SAThe Grand Hall of Oslo City Hall, Norway.

Norway’s capital city of Oslo is more laid-back than the other Scandinavian capitals, but it’s filled with cultural attractions that warrant longer than just a day in port. Among the must-see sites is the Nobel Peace Centre located in a repurposed historic train station just across from the waterfront and near City Hall. The center honors recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize, among them the Dalai Lama and Martin Luther King, Jr., with videos, interactive exhibits and more.

Art lovers will want to head to the Munch Museum, which displays the world’s largest collection of works by the expressionist artist Edward Munch, and the Vigeland Sculpture Park, a fabulous outdoor sculpture garden with pieces depicting the cycle of human life.

Two other unique places are the Kon-Tiki Museum, where visitors can see the balsa wood raft that explorer Thor Heyerdahl sailed from Peru to Polynesia, and the Norwegian Folk Museum, an open-air collection of vintage buildings from around the country.

Conveniently for cruisers, some of Oslo’s most intriguing sights are on or near the waterfront, including the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art and the stunning Oslo Opera House, built from 36,000 slabs of white marble. The waterfront is also a great place to simply enjoy the outdoor cafes, street musicians and trendy shops. 

Geiranger Fjord, Norway.
Edward Dalmulder / Creative Commons BYGeiranger Fjord, Norway.

Bergen

Considered the “gateway to the fjords,” many of the major sights to see in the small port city of Bergen are clustered around its stunning harbor lined with the charming wooden houses of the medieval Hanseatic Quarter. The Hanseatic Museum gives visitors the chance to tour one of these historic structures that belonged to a merchant of the Hanseatic League, a medieval trade organization. For lunch, head over to the Fish Market to sample smoked salmon and other local seafood treats as well as to shop for souvenirs and fresh fruit. For a thrilling perspective of the landscape, take the funicular ride up to the top of Mt. Floyen and wander the hiking trails.

Flam

Located at the head of the Aurlandsfjord, the small village of Flam is the place to explore two of Norway’s most stunning fjords, including Naeroyfjord. The Flam Valley is a paradise for mountain bikers and hikers, with its waterfalls and gorgeous mounting scenery. Just outside of Flam, Otternes Farms is a cluster of centuries-old mountainside farms that give visitors a glimpse of traditional rural life.

Geiranger

This small village is surrounded by great hiking trails and the majestic Geirangerfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Stavanger

Stavanger offers a pleasing mix of outdoor and cultural diversions. Old Stavanger, the historic district, is an enjoyable place to wander through narrow lanes lined with old wooden houses, art galleries and a 12th-century church. The Norwegian Petroleum Museum has interactive exhibits and a model drilling station kids can climb on. The Norwegian Emigration Center tells the story of emigrants who left Norway for America and is also a good place for anyone researching their Norwegian roots.

Travel on the Hurtigruten expedition ship Nordlys to see the amazing sky show of the Northern Lights. This aurora was seen over Lofoten, Norway.
Basemann / Courtesy of HurtigrutenTravel on the Hurtigruten expedition ship Nordlys to see the amazing sky show of the Northern Lights. This aurora was seen over Lofoten, Norway.

Shopping

Norwegian woolen sweaters and other knitted items and woodcarvings, including troll dolls, are among the popular items to look for. Glassware is another Norwegian specialty. Karl Johansgate is Oslo's main street and its main shopping district.

Dining

Seafood is the star of most Norwegian menus, including fresh salmon, trout, cod and halibut. A great way to sample a variety of seafood is to try the popular fiskesuppe, a hearty fish soup. The open-faced sandwiches that are a lunchtime staple throughout Scandinavia are easy to find, as well. Norway is one of Europe’s most expensive countries, but Oslo restaurants like Grand Café, Deli de Luca and Kaffistova offer good value.

Don't miss

Oslo’s Viking Ship Museum displays two finely crafted vessels dating from the 9th and 10th centuries, along with ancient jewelry and other plunder the Vikings gathered during their notorious raids throughout Europe.

For amazing views of Oslo and the Oslofjord, head to the Holmenkollen Ski Museum, site of the 1952 Olympics. The museum traces the history of the sport, which originated in Norway, and also displays artifacts from Roald Amundsen’s trek to the South Pole.

Best time to go

June through August is the peak cruise season for Norway, a time when the weather is at its warmest and the days are nice and long. However, many cruises are available in May and September, times with brisker temperatures but often better values and less crowded ports. Even in mid-summer, temperatures are moderate, averaging in the 60s in ports like Oslo and Bergin. Dressing in layers is always advisable.

Hurtigruten's Nordnorge sailing during an autumn day along the Hjørundfjorden fjord in Norway.
Erika Tiren / Courtesy of HurtigrutenHurtigruten's Nordnorge sailing during an autumn day along the Hjørundfjorden fjord in Norway.

Fun facts

  • The cheese slicer was invented in Norway.
  • Food prices are so high in Norway that some people travel to Sweden to stock up on groceries.
  • There are more than 450,000 lakes in Norway.
  • There are as many people of Norwegian descent living in the U.S., primarily in Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin, as there are Norwegians in Norway.

When you arrive

Docking information

In Oslo, most ships dock at two terminals at either side of the Akershus Fortress, a close walk to downtown and the waterfront area.

Getting around

Central Oslo and the lively waterfront area are within walking distance of the piers. Taxis are widely available and the city also offers a subway and tram system that is fairly easy to navigate. There is also a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus that departs every 30 minutes from the ships. Ferry service from Pier 3 takes visitors out to the Bygdoy Peninsula where the Kon-Tiki Museum, Norwegian Folk Museum and Viking Ship Museum are located.

Need to know

Documents: U.S. and Canadian citizens will need a valid passport

Language: Norwegian, but English is widely spoken

Currency: The Norwegian krone

Safety: Norway has a relatively low level of crime as compared to the U.S. and Western European countries, according to the U.S. State Department, but it notes that pick-pocketing and petty theft are common in major tourist areas.

Your take

Have you visited Norway? What was the highlight for you? Have any tips for newcomers? Would love to see your photos and hear about your experience.

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Maria Lenhart
I am a veteran travel writer who has enjoyed reporting on destinations far and near for many publications. My favorite way to travel is on board a ship, no matter where it's going. 

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“Remember, when you make a purchase of 315 kroner or more, you can get the 25% tax refunded when you leave the country if you hang on to the paperwork.”

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“All but one of the original stave churches, medieval Scandinavian wooden churches using the post and lintel technique, surviving to this day are found in Norway. The other one is in Sweden. There are about 30 of them, built mostly in the 12th and 13th centuries.”

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