Southampton The south of England boasts a dramatic coastline that encloses some of the most beautiful countryside in Britain. The landscape of hills and heaths, downs and forests, valleys and dales, is without rival. Southampton serves as your gateway to the countryside – and to a wide variety of historic sites, national landmarks, a charming old town and shopping!
Bergen, known as the “Gateway to the Fjords,” is Norway’s second-largest city. But with only about 260,000 inhabitants, it projects the warmth and accessibility of a much smaller community. Shrouded in history, the city’s streets are flanked with centuries-old churches and quaint shops and homes connected by a labyrinth of backyard pathways. Two picturesque and inviting landmarks make orientation easy: the wharf area and the museum-surrounded ornamental lake and parklands are within ten minutes from each other by foot. Bergen is a clean, friendly, accessible seaside town, rich in history and art, and it’s easily navigated on foot or by public transport.
Geiranger Considered the most beautiful in Norway, the Geirangerfjord astonishes with its power and beauty. It has been referred to as the most beautiful fjord in the world, with the combination of the majestic landscape and the inaccessible, vertical mountainsides that end in the deep green water. A number of waterfalls along the mountainsides add to the special atmosphere here. The most famous ones are The Seven Sisters – a name reflecting that these waterfalls can be likened to the hair of seven women when viewed from a distance. As you journey along the characteristically S-shaped fjord on board a cruise ship, you will also be able to spot magnificent, snow capped mountains and old farms clinging to the mountainsides.
One should perhaps not be surprised that visitors from all over the world place the Geirangerfjord high on their lists of must-see destinations. Counting some 250 inhabitants, Geiranger is one of Norway’s top destinations for tourism – thanks to the fjord. causing a feeling of vastness to anyone who arrive here on a cruise ship.