August 02-05 2020

Join this trip to experience a coastal/fjord cruise that takes you through the heart of Fjord Norway to Haugesund, “homeland of the Viking kings”, with a stopover at picturesque Rosendal. Arrive a day early to explore the charming village of Flåm.

DEPARTURE Flåm 02. 08. 2020 16:00
ARRIVAL Haugesund 05. 08. 2020 09:00
NOT INCLUDED  Flights and transfers from and to the ship, drinks on board (available for local prices onboard), field trips, other personal expenses.

This stage takes you from Flåm through the magnificent Aurlandsfjord, Sognefjord and Hardangerfjord and south along the rugged Atlantic coast of western Norway to Haugesund, “homeland of the Viking kings”.

After departure, you settle into the unique rhythm of life onboard with your co-sailor colleagues, before we drop anchor for a day-long stopover at Rosendal, a small village on the Hardangerfjord surrounded by magnificent mountains and waterfalls.

Why not arrive a day before departure to explore the charming village of Flåm, in a truly spectacular setting surrounded by steep mountains, thundering waterfalls and narrow valleys. It is the perfect base for a 20-kilometre ride on the stunning Flåmsbane mountain railway, which winds past deep ravines and panoramic views up to a station on the Hardangervidda plateau. In Flåm you can also enjoy unique local cuisine, such as pizza made with ale bread base, cheese from nearby mountain goats and locally made aquavit sausage.

Optional activities

  • Explore Flåm
  • Visit Rosendal village
  • Visit Baroniet Rosendal
  • Visit Folgefonna National Park
  • Explore Haugesund

Rosendal is home to some of western Norway’s natural marvels, such as Hardangerfjord and the glaciers of Folgefonna National Park, and an ideal base for exploring a dramatic and beautiful landscape studded with fjords, mountains, lakes, rivers and waterfalls.

You should also sample the local cuisine with its strong focus on game and seafood, as well as mutton dishes like smoked ribs and lamb’s head.

Rosendal is also home to Norway’s only Barony, Baroniet Rosendal, built in the 17th century with a Renaissance garden and a Manor House displaying 250 years of local history.

The Folgefonna National Park, a glacial area covering more than 200 square kilometers and almost 400 meters at its thickest, is also nearby. From the summit of the glacier the spectacular view spans Hardangervidda plateau to the east, the North Sea to the west and the Rosendal Alps to the south. Wild reindeer herds are a common sight in the surrounding mountains and on the Hardangervidda.

The final leg of the voyage takes us to the lively town of Haugesund, flanked by the Folgefonna glacier in the north and the mountain formation of Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) in the south. Haugesund is widely known as “homeland of the Viking kings” as it was base for Harald the Fairhaired who united Norway into a single kingdom a thousand years ago.

Foto: Martin Lindholm
Foto:Flåm AS Fotograf:Morten Rakke
Foto: FlåmAS- Fotograf Øystein Thorvaldsen
Foto: FlåmAS-Fotograf SverreHornevik
Foto: Flåm AS-Fotograf:Morten Rakke
Foto: Flåm Fotograf-RM.Sørensen
Foto: Visit Flåm Fotograf: Karina Lange