Norway

Cruise into the land of the midnight sun

Ramblers Cruise & Walk – the experts in guided walking adventures combining land and sea - are offering a fabulous opportunity to experience one of the world’s great natural phenomenons – the land of the midnight sun – aboard Fred. Olsen’s ship, Braemar – 12 nights from 16 June 2015.
 

Cruise into the land of the midnight sun

The Land of the Midnight Sun

What will I remember from the Land of the Midnight Sun? Walking across the Arctic Tundra on Magerøya, almost the furthest north of Norway, white reindeer skittering away from us, delicate flowers brightening the turf and later we saw North Cape itself towering above the ship’s deck.

The Land of the Midnight Sun

Exploring Norway’s fjords on foot

Our Cruise & Walk holidays give you the best of both worlds – luxury accommodation as you float past magnificent scenery, and shore excursions that take you right into the heart of the landscape on foot.  Hannah Parsons describes her walking excursions through the stunning fjords of Norway, based on the Fred.Olsen ship, the MS Boudicca.

Exploring Norway’s fjords on foot

Cruising Norway

We were starting day four of our seven night Cruise & Walk to Norway, navigating the fjord approaching Flam just before sunrise. I had been slow to catch on to the idea that it was possible for a five-star hotel to, literally, float hundreds of miles to the next destination while I slumbered, proving to be an incredible logistical advantage.

Cruising Norway

The Fjords of Norway

We had a wonderful time in Norway. Perhaps the most memorable day started in the village of Flam, pronounced ‘Flom’, with a rail trip up the valley, past a spectacular waterfall, and on to Voss by another train.

The Fjords of Norway

Norway

Fjordland Norway – I did this holiday last July 2009 and below are my abiding memories:

Going to bed while the sun is still shining took me straight back to my childhood being ordered to bed at a ridiculously early time when I could hear other children playing in the street outside.

Norway