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Just booked a cruise to Norway and Iceland and noticed that we are scheduled to visit two ports in one day. How does that work? It says that we will be in one port for one hour. 

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The only thing you do in Hellesylt is pick up passengers that went on certain shore excursions from the port stop at Gieranger.

At Hellesylt the ship stops at a small pier (no one disembarks) on the way out of the Gieranger fjord, before it heads back out to sea.

Both are such beautiful ports, some of our favorites!

 

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12 minutes ago, Sea saw 56 said:

The only thing you do in Hellesylt is pick up passengers that went on certain shore excursions from the port stop at Gieranger.

At Hellesylt the ship stops at a small pier (no one disembarks) on the way out of the Gieranger fjord, before it heads back out to sea.

Both are such beautiful ports, some of our favorites!

 

Thanks for your explanation, but Hellesylt is listed in the morning. Maybe a typo .

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1 hour ago, Sea saw 56 said:

The only thing you do in Hellesylt is pick up passengers that went on certain shore excursions from the port stop at Gieranger.

At Hellesylt the ship stops at a small pier (no one disembarks) on the way out of the Gieranger fjord, before it heads back out to sea.

Both are such beautiful ports, some of our favorites!

 

 

1 hour ago, jmele999 said:

Thanks for your explanation, but Hellesylt is listed in the morning. Maybe a typo .


It’s not a typo. The explanation is in the thread linked below. According to the info in that thread, there’s a brief stop in Hellesylt to disembark pax going overland to Geiranger.

 

 

 

 

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9 hours ago, jmele999 said:

Thanks for your explanation, but Hellesylt is listed in the morning. Maybe a typo .

If Hellesylt is listed first, then passengers are probably dropped off for a shore excursions that ends in Gieranger (they meet the ship back in Gieranger).  

Hellesylt is really used as a drop off/pick up location for some of the longer shore excursions.  Hellesylt is more of a pier than what you would think of as a port.  Not much there.

There is actually a live webcam of it on kroooz-cams.com if you look under port cams in Scandinavia.

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There is a bus trip from Hellesylt to Gieranger, at least there used to be.  However, we chose to stay on the ship.  Gorgeous view from the balcony.

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The bus trip from Hellesylt to Gieranger is incredibly scenic, with several photo stops along the way, and a nice lunch stop with a great view. 

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We did this as a shore excursion on an Oceania cruise a few years ago. Fjord Norway Tours has a description of the Hellesylt to Geiranger overland tour. Reading it just now made me want to do it again!!

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On 5/7/2020 at 11:26 AM, Sea saw 56 said:

 

If Hellesylt is listed first, then passengers are probably dropped off for a shore excursions that ends in Gieranger (they meet the ship back in Gieranger).  

Hellesylt is really used as a drop off/pick up location for some of the longer shore excursions.  Hellesylt is more of a pier than what you would think of as a port.  Not much there.

There is actually a live webcam of it on kroooz-cams.com if you look under port cams in Scandinavia.

This is the correct answer - I did it myself on a NCL Norway cruise a few years ago. This was in mid-June and the bustrip (with many stops along the way)  from Hellesylt to Geiranger honestly had three seasons in one day - winter, spring and summer... A great excursion that we purchased through the ship - I recommend it!

 

Greetings from a 

"true Norwegian" (born and raised there)

Edited by TrumpyNor

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9 hours ago, Northern wanderlust said:

Could you post a link to this itinerary please?  Or let us know the embarkation date?  It looks fantastic.

Hi Northern wanderlust.  We have just booked this the date is August 29th Southampton to Southampton.  

SHIP Norwegian Star
CRUISE PORTS Embark London (Southampton) (England); Edinburgh (Newhaven) (Scotland); Stavanger (Norway); Ålesund (Norway); Hellesylt (Norway); Geiranger (Norway); Seydisfjordur (Iceland); Isafjordur (Iceland); Reykjavik (Iceland); Glasgow (Greenock) (Scotland); Dublin (Ireland); Portland (England); Disembark London (Southampton) (England)

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Geiranger has the most amazing fjord.  We took a a great tour that included going up to a snow capped mountain.

 

Here is my review of our great Norway, Arctic Circle cruise.  

 

https://www.cruisecritic.com/memberreviews/memberreview.cfm?EntryID=659526&et_cid=3214772&et_rid=17221689&et_referrer=Boards

 

Also, an earlier cruise that included the Shetland Islands, Iceland and more.

http://www.cruisecritic.com/memberreviews/memberreview.cfm?EntryID=264272

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