The Norwegian Fjords boast countless waterfalls that thread the dramatic cliffs and then erupt into streams of dazzling water, plunging hundreds of feet down sheer cliff faces.
Norway’s rugged coastline is the second-longest in the world after Canada's and offers a potpourri of natural splendour and serene fjords that are Instagram gold. There’s no finer way to experience this natural tableau than aboard a cruise ship that navigates into the very soul of this magical land.
P&O Cruises offers superb holidays to Norway with a diverse range of shore experiences; from action-packed adventures to cultural discoveries in quaint towns and charming villages. Summer is an idyllic time to visit; when the calm seas are indigo blue, and the skies seem to go on forever.
In Olden, take a trip on the new Loen Skylift which soars to the summit of Mount Hoven or visit Briksdal Glacier, part of the famous Jostedal ice field. Haugesund is an excellent jumping-off point for adventures further afield, from Langfoss Waterfall to hiking in Djupadalen.
In 1904, a large part of Ålesund was destroyed by fire and rebuilt in the Art Nouveau style. From here, a RIB ride to Runde Bird Island, Norway’s southernmost nesting cliff visited by half a million birds each year, is the ultimate adventure for bird spotters.
Nordic walking is a high-energy activity that'll get your blood pumping. From Stavanger, head out to Godalen and the Storhaug peninsula, where a five-mile coastal walk takes in a series of small harbours, pretty beaches, open countryside, rocky outcrops, and magnificent vistas of Gandsfjord.
Seven-night Norwegian Fjords cruises on board Iona. Sailings from Southampton with P&O Cruises. Inside Cabin prices start from £699 per person. More special offers and dates are available.