Innvikfjorden, Norway (Cruise-by) cruises
Innvikfjorden port guide
Earning its unofficial title of ‘Mother Nature’s Wonderland’, Innvikfjorden is one of the best-known fjords in Norway. Gently stretching across 4.5 kilometers, a cruise through these tranquil waterways on a Cunard Queen offers a constant stream of scenic views to admire. Where you choose to enjoy them is up to you. Perhaps in the private sanctuary of your stateroom’s balcony, or settled in a steamer chair while enjoying a drink on deck?
Either way, you’ll bear witness to a shoreline peppered with picturesque villages and farmsteads, scattered among sprawling hills. Breathe in the crisp clean air and lose yourself in the natural wonders of this unforgettable region.
Top landmarks and sights in Innvikfjorden
Innvikfjorden is a wildlife haven, where all manner of fauna thrive, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled and your binoculars handy as your ship slowly winds its way through this natural Norwegian treasure.
In particular, be on the lookout for seals basking lazily on rocky outcrops, their sleek forms blending seamlessly with the rugged surroundings. You may also hear the melodic calls of seabirds, harmonizing with the gentle lapping of waves against the ship's hull.
Across the landscape, a picture-perfect canvas of color reaches out, begging to be captured with your camera. Each turn of the fjord unveils a new perspective of this dramatic region. Depending on what time of year you sail on your Cunard cruise, you could encounter a tapestry of greens, greys, and blues blanketing the rolling slopes and rugged cliffs, or snow-capped peaks glistening in the sunlight.
Things to do in Innvikfjorden
Sailing through Innvikfjorden provides you with ample opportunity to plan how you’ll spend your time onshore in the nearby port of Olden, which lies nestled at the end of the fjord.
From kayaking through crystal waters to hiking in the ethereal forests beneath the mountain peaks, relaxing with a warm cup of coffee as you gaze across the rippling waters, or driving to a panoramic viewpoint atop a glacier, there’s no shortage of unforgettable activities to indulge in throughout your cruise to Norway.
On board, you’ll find a wealth of ways to further enhance this scenic cruising portion of your holiday. From classes such as yoga and watercolor painting to savoring an authentic taste of Norway at our alternative dining restaurant, Nordly; every moment of a cruise to Innvikfjorden on a Cunard Queen offers you something new to experience.
Innvikfjorden culture and history
Named after the town of Innvik, Innvikfjorden is a small arm of Nordfjord, carved into the earth over a period of 2.5 million years. Even today, the unspoilt fjords that lace their way through Norway offer a refreshing reminder of the sheer strength of nature.
The village of Innvik itself dates back to around 1838. A sleepy village with a population of around 381 people, its traditional buildings and quaint church are a delight to observe as you gently sail through the fjord.
Innvikfjorden port facilities
Nestled at the end of Nordfjord lies the port of Olden – the closest port to Innvikfjorden.
As the inlet opens up before you, you’ll be greeted by the shimmering green glow of the lush mountain forests reflecting off the glittering glass waters below.
A peaceful village, Olden is a picturesque gateway to explore the beauty of the region beyond. Visit the vast Briksdalbreen glacier. Ride the Loen Skylift to the peak of Mt. Hoven. Travel on the Olden Land Train. Kayak across the magnificent Nordfjord. Or simply take in the beauty of the surrounding natural vistas while you sample the local delicacies on offer.