Exploring Norway | 3 ready made tours for the more mature customer.
Posted on: 06 November 2014 by William Freddy Hope
We recently went to explore Norway. Little piece about the deals and tours you can get.
Norway is a stunning destination - a country steeped in history, with a surreal landscape carved by the Arctic, and a nation with a real thirst for discovery; Norway should be on every seasoned traveller’s bucket list. For the retired, the perfect holiday should be a good balance between comfort and adventure, and Norway is a wonderful destination for both relaxing and exploring.
From the glacial carved fjords of Lysefjord, Hardangerfjord and Sognefjord or the Viking trails leading from Nordfjord to Orkneys and Shetlands, to the exciting hunt for the beautiful Northern Lights, Norway has a lot to offer travellers of all ages. If you’re looking for a comfortable tour of Norway, here are 3 fantastic ready-made tours (available from Hurtigruten) which are perfect for travellers of every age, whether in groups, families, or couples.
1. The Fjords of Norway
Taking you from Lysefjord and Hardangerfjord to Sognefjord, this journey takes you on a comfortable cruise to visit Norway’s most dramatic ice-carved valley ways which make up today’s spectacular landscape. The sights are breathtakingly beautiful - highlights include views over the gorgeous fjords, the striking castle at Rosendal and the chance to visit some of the surrounding villages and towns for a true taste of Norwegian culture. Hop off board to taste real Norwegian cuisine and enjoy exploring the towns and villages at your own pace. On board, passengers will have an opportunity to attend lectures to learn more about Norway’s history.
2. Classic Round Voyage (Northern Lights)
With the prospect of seeing the Northern Lights, a classic round voyage of Norway is a popular choice for all ages. Suitable for families, young groups or retired couples, this trip is both comfortable and exciting. The coastal journey varies in itinerary for each season: in spring you can enjoy dog sledging or stay in a fantastic snow hotel; in summer you can witness the magic of the Midnight Sun phenomenon and 24 hours of daylight above the Arctic; and in the autumn and winter you will have high chances of seeing the beautiful Aurora Borealis light show.
3. Whale Watching Excursion
If you have a week or so to spend in stunning Norway, be sure to get on board a whale watching tour to discover the country’s most amazing wildlife. Get up close to these incredible sea mammals as you take off from the coast of Andenes, and visit the Senja Troll to learn about Norway’s interesting past, filled with wild legends and fairytales.