Olden, Norway - Norway, Fjords & Baltic Cruises

When you leave this peaceful village on the picturesque Nordfjord, you’ll do so with any number of breathtaking visions etched into your memory. Giant waterfalls thunder down, mineral-rich Lake Lovatn glints with a milky turquoise sheen, and the Kjenndalen Glacier reveals a green-tinged glow.

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Excursions

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

  • Nordfjord Panorama

    Enjoy a leisurely drive through stunning scenery before stopping for refreshments in the quaint village of Nordfjordeid.

    Nordfjord Panorama

    Your scenic extravaganza begins in the charming village of Olden right at the head of the Nordfjord, which penetrates some 60 miles deep into the country. The route passes alongside the northern banks of the fjord through the picturesque settlements of Blakset, Fjelli and Hopland.

    The road is narrow and winding and the terrain very steep. There will be a stop at the Nos Viewpoint for a spectacular vista of the Nordfjord and the surrounding area. Nos is located at the edge of a 1,640 foot vertical drop to the fjord, so it is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.

    There will be a further photograph stop at Kvalen, before you descend to the Nordfjord and Nordfjordeid village. Enjoy refreshments of tea or coffee and cakes during your stop in Nordfjordeid.

    The return route to Olden takes you via the crystal clear Hornindalsvatnet Lake - northern Europe's deepest lake.


    Note: This tour is not suitable for guests who suffer from vertigo. This tour includes several tunnels. The itinerary order may operate in reverse.

    Tour code

    OL1_016

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    4½ hours

  • Briksdal Glacier

    An opportunity to come face to face with the crowning glory of this scenic landscape- the beautiful Briksdal Glacier.

    Briksdal Glacier

    Travel by coach through the beautiful Olden Valley with its majestic mountains, glacier tongues, waterfalls and the green Olden Lake. On arrival at the Briksdal Inn, you’ll begin your walk up to the Briksdal Glacier.

    Briksdal Glacier, located in Jostedalsbreen National Park, is part of the Jostedal Glacier Icefield, which is the largest glacier on the European mainland. This massive Glacier flows 4,000 feet down the mountainside into the Briksdal Valley. A 45 minute walk will take you across the river and through pristine scenery until you come face to face with one of Europe’s most spectacular examples of an ancient Glacier.

    There will be time to photograph the Glacier’s many shades of blue and turquoise before walking back to the Briksdal Inn where refreshments of coffee, tea and cakes will be served. There will be time to browse the souvenir shop before boarding the coach back to Olden.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. The walk to the glacier is approximately 1½ miles, the first part is quite steep however it becomes flatter in places. Please wear comfortable, enclosed walking shoes and carry a bottle of water and a warm jacket. Please heed the warning signs erected near the glacier and do not venture beyond the safety barriers. The glacier is not visible from the refreshment venue. This tour involves tunnels.

    Tour code

    OL1_020

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Beautiful Stryn

    Enjoy an ever changing panorama of mountains, lakes and valleys.

    Beautiful Stryn

    Starting off in the charming, picturesque village of Olden at the head of the Nordfjord, you’ll pass through Stryn, before continuing alongside the Stryn River on to Stryn Lake with its crystal-clear, turquoise-coloured water.

    Soon you will reach the Jostedal Glacier National Park Centre, where a film of the area will be shown. Afterwards, there will be an opportunity to look around the interesting exhibitions, which explain the natural environment beneath and on the Glacier itself.

    During the tour, there will be a stop to sample some delicious Norwegian pancakes or waffles accompanied by tea or coffee whilst admiring the surrounding view.


    This excursion will operate by coach. There is a limited amount of walking on this tour, some of which is over gravelled ground at the National Park Centre. This tour involves tunnels and is not suitable for those who suffer from a fear of heights or vertigo.The return journey follows the same route back to Olden.

    Tour code

    OL1_008

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Briksdal Glacier by Troll Car

    An opportunity to come face to face with the crowning glory of this scenic landscape - the beautiful Briksdal Glacier.

    Briksdal Glacier by Troll Car

    Travel by coach through the beautiful Olden Valley with its majestic mountains, glacier tongues, waterfalls and the green Olden Lake. On arrival at the Briksdal Inn, you will board your troll cars which will take you part of the way to the Briksdal Glacier.

    Briksdal Glacier, located in Jostedalsbreen National Park, is part of the Jostedal Glacier Icefield, which is the largest Glacier on the European mainland. This massive Glacier flows 4,000 feet down the mountainside into the Briksdal Valley. The troll cars will drop you off at the entrance to the National Park. It is not possible to see the Glacier from this point, however, there is a good view of it on the way up and a walk of approximately 550 yards will provide a closer look.

    There will be time to admire the Glacier and photograph its many shades of blue and turquoise before walking back to the troll cars for the return journey to the Briksdal Inn where refreshments of coffee, tea and cakes will be served. There will be time to browse the souvenir shop before boarding the coach back to Olden.


    This excursion will operate by by coach, troll car and on foot. The walk to the glacier from the troll cars will take approximately 15 minutes over some steep, uneven terrain. Please wear comfortable, enclosed walking shoes and carry a bottle of water and a warm jacket. Please heed the warning signs erected near the glacier and do not venture beyond the safety barriers. The glacier is not visible from the refreshment venue. This tour involves tunnels.

    Tour code

    OL1_024

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    3½ hours

  • Kjenndalen Glacier & Lovatnet Lake

    Enjoy a combination of dramatic scenery, the Kjenndalen Glacier and a leisurely lake cruise.

    Kjenndalen Glacier & Lovatnet Lake

    The charming village of Olden sits in lovely surroundings, by one of the innermost fjord arms of the mighty Nordfjord, stretching 62 miles inwards from the sea. Travel along the shores of the fjord to the pretty holiday village of Loen, which is surrounded by the fjord, Lovatnet Lake, glaciers, high mountains and lush vegetation.

    On arrival in the Kjenndalen Valley, a ten minute walk will take you to a viewpoint to see the Kjenndalen Glacier.

    Enjoy refreshments of coffee or tea and a waffle at the Mountain Lodge before taking a boat trip down the 12½ mile long Lovatnet Lake to Sande. Sit back and relax on the leisurely cruise as you pass lovely scenery including the ill-reputed Ravnefjellet (Ravens’ Mountain), whose rockslides have caused tidal waves destroying many of the residences along the lake. At Sande, you’ll rejoin your coach for the return journey along the fjord to Olden.


    This excursion will operate by coach and boat. There are a few steps to access the boat, including those to the upper deck. Please wear flat, enclosed footwear and carry a warm jacket. There is limited seating on the top deck of the boat. This tour involves tunnels. Please be advised that due to the low number of boats available, capacity on this excursions is strictly limited therefore early pre-booking is essential.

    Tour code

    OL1_006

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    4¼ hours

  • Oldevatnet Lake Cruise

    Enjoy a cruise on one of Norway's most beautiful lakes and get a glimpse of the mighty ice fields of the Jostedals Glacier.

    Oldevatnet Lake Cruise

    From Olden village centre your journey takes you past the two old churches of Olden, one dating back to 1759 and the other, a quaint red painted church from the 1930’s, which was a gift from an American who settled in the village. Travelling along the shore of the small Floen Lake, you will arrive in Eide, where you will transfer to a boat.

    Enjoy a leisurely cruise on the long and narrow Oldevatnet Lake, one of Norway’s most beautiful. Enjoy the mountainous scenery with its numerous waterfalls which surround the lake. Admire the long, white tongue of the Melkevoll Glacier and the arms of the spectacular Jostedalsbreen Glacier, including the Myklebustbreen Glacier. Your cruise will end in Rustøen, where you will re-board your coach for the scenic drive back to Olden.


    This excursion will operate by coach and boat. There are a few steps to access the boat, including those to the upper deck. Please carry a warm jacket. This tour involves tunnels. Please be advised that due to the low number of boats available, capacity on this excursions is strictly limited therefore early pre-booking is essential.

    Tour code

    OL1_017

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    2½ hours

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