Game of Thrones (re-running on Sky) is doing much for attention to Iceland, and The Vikings (re-running on 5-SPIKE) is doing much for the Fjords. King in Norse is Kong, but King Kong never filmed here! The Fjords are special and diverse. From snow and ice and Northern Lights to green valleys of tall mountains. People travel from all over the world to join ships going down the Fjords, so the make up of passengers becomes far more diverse. The water in the Fjords is calm, the sea outside can be rough. The distance between mountains each side is atmospheric where it makes you think of the Vikings or Greek Mythology, it is so very different to a sea cruise. Here are the most popular stops.BERGEN FLAM OLDEN SKJOLDEN STAVANGER Some stops are no more than small wooden villages, where the ship guests out number the locals. Some stops are complete adventure centres for base jumpers and skiers. Cycling, hiking and canoeing become the adventures. Trips to glaciers and waterfalls. Iceland is beyond and a different majesty. Here are the rest of the stops, the drop down menu is also below. ANDALSNES BERGEN FLAM OLDEN OSLOFJORD SKJOLDEN STAVANGER TROMSO REYKJAVIC AKUREYRI ALESUND ALTA BODO EIDFJORD KLAKSVIK TORSHAVN GEIRANGER HAUGESUND HELLESYLT HEIMAEY HONNINGSVAG ISAFJORDUR KRISTIANSUND LOFOTEN ISLANDS LONGYEARBYEN NARVIK NUUK QAQORTOQ TRONDHEIM Even more stops in the list below.
Fjords to the Artic
Alesund is known as the art nouveau town of Norway. It is very distinctive and was rebuilt after a fire. The Sea Park/Aquarium is a big feature and is 3.7Km away, a 49 minute walk.
Currency: Norwegian Krona
Language: Norwegian, English readily spoken
Features: Sea Park
IN BRIEF: You sail past Kvinnherad, the location of the Kirk Douglas and Tony Curtis 1958 blockbuster The Vikings to get to the small village of Eidfjord that has the largest high mountain plateau (Hardangervidda) and Norway’s largest national park. Eidfjord itself has some of the dramatic at sea visions of the film, the village has a 14th-century church and the largest collection of ancient graves in western Norway at its Viking Burial Place.