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Fred. Olsen returns to Norway, outlines 2022 sailings in the region

Fred. Olsen passengers will visit Alta, Norway to witness the Northern Lights
On November 16, Borealis will make its first sailing to Norway since Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines resumed operations this summer.

‘This first cruise back to Norway will be extra special, as not only will we be visiting Alta, renowned for being one of the best places on earth to see the Northern Lights, but it will also see Borealis going in search of the phenomena from which she takes her name,’ explained Martin Lister, head of itinerary planning and destination experience, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines.

Fred. Olsen resumed operations in Iceland in August - its first first international voyage since March 2020.

Smaller ships

The modest dimensions of Fred. Olsen’s vessels allows it to sail ‘away from the well-sailed route’ and enter restricted waters such as Lysefjord, Åkrafjord and Fjaerlandsfjord, leading to secluded waterfalls and scenic fjord sailing. ‘The smaller size of our ships opens up so many possibilities for us,’ continued Lister. ‘We can sail the size-restricted Lysefjord so guests can look up at the famous Pulpit Rock, or cruise Åkrafjord to the tall and tumbling Langfoss Waterfall, often regarded as the best waterfall in Norway, offering views of spectacular scenery direct from the ship.’ In Maurangerfjord, passengers will encounter the Fureberg Waterfall.


Fred. Olsen will sail year-round to the region in 2022, amounting to 22 sailings there overall. Itineraries include Bolette’s 14-night ‘In Search of the Northern Lights’ cruise, departing from Southampton on January 30, 2022 and calling: Trondheim, Norway; Alta, Norway (overnight stay); Tromsø, Norway (overnight stay); Bodø, Norway; Ålesund, Norway; Southampton, England. Prices start from £1,399 per person.

On April 6, 2022 Borealis will embark on its eight-night ‘Classic Norwegian Fjords’ cruise from Liverpool sailing: Lysefjord, Norway; cruising Hardangerfjord, Norway; Eidfjord, Norway; cruising Maurangerfjord and Furebergfossen, Norway; Flåm, Norway; cruising Nærøyfjord, Norway; Bergen, Norway; Kirkwall, Orkney Islands; Liverpool, England. Prices start from £999 per person.

The 15-night ‘Rugged and Remote Spitsbergen’ cruise onboard Balmoral takes place June 22, 2022 sailing from Newcastle to: Olden, Norway (overnight stay); cruising Nordfjord, Norway; Maloy, Norway; cruising Nærøyfjord, Norway; cruising Torghatten, Norway; cruising Seven Sisters Mountain Range, Norway; crossing the Arctic Circle, Norway; cruising Trollfjord, Norway; cruising by Djevelen Tanngard, Norway; Honningsvåg, Norway; cruising North Cape, Norway; Pyramiden, Norway; cruising by Nordenskiöldbreen, Norway; cruising by Templefjorden, Norway; Longyearbyen, Norway; Tromsø, Norway; cruising by Black Glacier, Norway; cruising Nordfjorden, Meloy, Norway; Åndalsnes, Norway; cruising Romsdalfjorden and Isfjorden, Norway; Newcastle, England. Prices start from £2,599 per person. 

Braemar’s five-night ‘Summertime Fjords in Five Nights’ cruise, departing from Edinburgh (Rosyth) on July 19, 2022, sails: Olden, Norway; cruising Nordfjord, Norway; cruising by Hornelen, Norway; Ålesund, Norway; cruising Hjørundfjord, Norway; Edinburgh (Rosyth), Scotland. Prices start at £799 per person. 

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