Posted January 21st, 2013, 11:02 AM
We’re sailing on Queen Victoria 3rd-17th August to the Norwegian Fjords. The cruise is stopping at Stavanger, Flam, Alesund, Trondheim, Honningsvaag, Tromso, Andalsnes, Olden and Bergen.
Has anyone got any advice regarding where you should definitely do a trip/ if it is possible to explore these ports independently?
Thanks for your help!
Lots of great advice from other membres !
We did this cruise on the Grand Princess in June 2012.
Stavanger - no tour, walked around the town on our own, many pretty narrow back streets with lovely homes and immaculate gardens. Weather was overcast, cool, no rain.
Honnigsvaag- late morning ship's tour to the Cape with a touristy stop at a Sami 'camp'. We had 2 hours free time at the Cape which was plenty. Weather was sunny, warm, no wind. Very nice gift shop where you can mail a postcard. In the afternoon we walked around Honnigsvaag, nice harbor area, walked all the way to the end of town since the weather was so nice.
Tromso - no tours. Since the weather was cool, misty, overcast, we did not take the shuttle into town but visited the lovely botanical garden across the dock. It started to rain in the afternoon so we went back to the ship and stopped by a bakery in one of the terminal buildings and picked up some fresh Norwegian buns.
Bergen - 1/2 day stop. No tours as we have been there previously on a Tauck land tour. Took the ship's shuttle to town and walked to the open-air market and spend our last Norwegian Kroner on strawberries and cherries. Another lovely sunny and warm day so the lines for the funicular were very long !
Enjoy your trip.