The mountains and fjords of Norway provide the perfect vista for those sailing away on a Norwegian cruise.
Travellers with a penchant for dramatic natural scenery, quaint fishing towns, old lighthouses and bustling cities are likely to enjoy all that the Scandinavian country has to offer.
Visiting Norway in the summer means that tourists get the opportunity to experience the country’s 24-hour daylight, which occurs because of its northern location.
To take advantage of all this sunshine, it is recommended to hop on a cruise ship and sample Norway’s culture at the 30-odd ports dotted around the coastline.
For example, stopping at the resort of Flam will give travellers access to the world’s longest and deepest fjord, while an excursion to Hellesylt in the early summer is a must for those who are fans of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
The port of Geiranger has a bit of everything for nature lovers, with its snow-topped mountains, acres of vegetation and majestic views.
If visitors choose to disembark at one of Norway’s major cities – including the capital Oslo, Bergen and Stavanger – they will be able to experience the region’s unique city culture, which takes the form of a fusion of old world traditions and modern attractions.
More than 67,000 islands populate Norway’s coastlines, offering a novel experience for those navigating the seas around the country on a cruise ship.
And because there is much more to Norway than its stunning coastline, it is likely that visitors will be tempted to return to the country again to sample more of its sights, sounds and experiences further inland.
Travellers might want to hire a car and take a road trip through the country along one of its six officially designated tourist routes, go skiing, relax on a spa break or turn their holiday into an active adventure with pursuits such as hiking and fishing.
Or why not book a mountain cabin and truly get away from it all, or perhaps take in an unforgettable whale safari? Whatever visitors to Norway choose to do on their break in the country, it is sure to create memories that will be cherished for years to come.