Sunday, February 14, 2010

A Norwegian Cruise Adventure

When looking into cruises for 2012, keep your eye out for Norway cruises – particularly if you’re after a real adventure. Norway cruises also offer the best way to experience the stunning Norwegian fjords -as you’ll get to sail directly through them.

A really unique place, Norway is where you can truly immerse yourself in natural beauty and unspoiled landscapes.

As well as marvelling at the sheer beauty, you can look forward to experiencing an adventure of a lifetime in Norway too. You’ll have a multitude of activities to choose from, including dog sledge trips, snowmobile safaris, kayaking, mountain hikes and glacier hikes.

Ports you may visit on your Norway cruise…


The second largest city in Norway, Bergen leads the way to the mesmerising fjords region.

Bergen’s also home to a world heritage city, which was built on the site of an original Viking settlement - it’s bursting with historic sites; the most famous site is Bryggen.


An old city in the centre of Norway, Trondheim was the first Viking capital of Norway. Boasting a rich, cultural heritage, the city’s main attraction is its numerous wooden buildings, including the Stiftsgården Palace. During your time here, a visit to the famous Nidarosdomen Cathedral is a must.


Destroyed by a fire in 1904, Ålesund was rebuilt in a decorative Art Nouveau style.

That said, the Art Nouveau museum situated in Ålesund is definitely worthy of a visit.


A city in the very northernmost part of Norway, Tromsø is a very charming Norwegian town. Situated just 400 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle, Tromsø is the starting point for many Polar expeditions. A popular tourist spot in Tromsø is the Polaria Science Museum.


Hammerfest is the world’s most northerly town. Its latitude means that the sun never sets here between May 17 and July 28 and never rises between November 21 and January 23. It’s a truly remarkable place.

The North Cape

If you go on a cruise around the North Cape you can look forward to seeing some of the world's most amazing scenery. The nearest village to here is Honningsvag - the world's most northerly village - which is situated well within the Arctic Circle.

And, if you want to experience the natural wonder of the Northern Lights, then a Norway cruise is definitely for you. And, as luck would have it, winter 2011/12 is the best time to go…  

NASA’s Prediction

Yes that’s right – 2011/12 really is the best time to go according to NASA. In fact, NASA has predicted record northern light activity for winter 2011/12. They have confirmed that it will be the strongest in 50 years. So it goes without saying, now is the perfect time to venture to Northern Norway to see them. When it comes to the places in Norway to see them, Tromsø is one of the best areas – as it is situated in the very northernmost part of Norway. If you don’t want to miss out on seeing the magic of the northern lights, then get searching for Norway cruise deals 2012 today!