Not all last minute cruises sail to Mediterranean climes. A luxury fjords cruise offers a spectacular chance to see the majesty and grandeur of the Norwegian coast, and maybe witness the Northern Lights as well. At Co operative Travel we have cheap fjords cruises visiting Norway, the Baltic and Iceland, many of them leaving from UK ports.
Picturesque ports of call, daylight that lasts until midnight, and spectacular coastal scenery – just some of the reasons fjords cruises are so popular. A fjords cruise is all about breathtaking natural splendour. There are beautiful sights such as; mirrored water, forested, craggy slopes, jagged saw-toothed fjords, tiny villages dwarfed by resting cruise ships, majestic glaciers, still, silent lakes, breathtaking waterfalls and, in the distance, the forested snow-clad peaks of the ever present mountains.
The majority of fjords cruise deals can be found with Hurtigruten Cruises and operate between May and September, with the peak time for booking a luxury fjords cruise being June or July. However, it can suddenly turn cool so it’s essential to pack some warm clothing. Certain fjords cruises also tour the Baltic, which offers warm temperatures and a more settled climate. Between November and April, last minute fjords cruises are booked for the spectacle of the Northern Lights, which have to be seen to be believed.
Fjords cruises visit beautiful old towns like Bergen, Stavanger, Oslo, Trondheim and Tromso, known as the gateway to the Arctic. Along the way your ship will zigzag deep into the clefts and fissures of the fjordland coast, visiting tiny fishing ports, harbours and glaciers. If you book a fjords cruise in midsummer you will actually cross the Arctic Circle, voyaging beyond the fjords to the surreal landscape of Honningsvag and the Land of the Midnight Sun. Hammerfest, the northernmost town in the world, is a viewpoint for the Aurora Borealis.
If you are looking for the ultimate arctic adventure, at Co-operative Travel we have cheap fjords cruises that will put a whole new meaning to the phrase, “breaking the ice on holiday.”
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