Norway

Norway is most known for its fascinating fjords, breath-taking landscapes and to be the right country to see the Northern Lights during Winter and the Midnight Sun during Summer. All of these reasons together were why we chose Norway for our late Autumn trip. We wanted to visit different parts of the country so we decided to get into a new experience and instead of driving around, we booked a cruise that will stop in different cities. We chose the Princess Cruises not only because it was the cheapest cruise on this destination but also because it was the one that travels around Norway in the end of October. We wanted to see the Northern Lights but we also wanted to visit the cities and we knew if we went during the winter months, when the Polar Night happens (no sun light 24-hours) we wouldn’t be able to visit properly the cities and most important the fjords, other reason why we wanted to go to Norway.

We spent 13 days on the cruise that started and ended in Southampton in UK.

The Norwegian cities we visited: Ålesund (1 day), Tromsø (1 day), Alta (2 days) and Stavanger (1 day). All together we had rainny, snowy, sunny, cold and warm days. And yes, we saw the Northern Lights, an experience that I will never forget. I will make a post for each city and what you can visit in each of them. For food and accommodation I will put together an entire post about our experience in the Princess Cruises (I can only say it was amazing). I hope you also have the opportunity to visit this amazing country, that will blow your mind with spectacular views and astonishing landscapes.

What to Visit?

Ålesund

  • Town
  • Ålesund Church
  • Mt. Aksla
  • Jugendstil Museum
  • Sunnmøre Museum
  • Valldal and Trollveggen
  • Giske Island
  • Godøy Island
  • Hjorundfjord Cruise

Tromsø

  • Arctic Cathedral
  • Cable Car
  • Polar Museum
  • Tromsø Museum
  • Grotfjord
  • Polaria Artic Center
  • Husky Wilderness Camp

Alta

  • Northern Lights Cathedral and BorealisAlta
  • Alta Dam, Sautso Power Plant and Alta Canyon
  • Maze
  • Pæskatun
  • Alta museum
  • Northern Lights excursions

Stavanger

  • Lysefjord Cruise
  • Preikestolen or Pulpit Rock
  • Gamle Stavanger
  • Petroleum Museum
  • Archaeological Museum
  • Maritime Museum
  • Stavanger Cathedral
  • Valbergtårnet
  • Sverd i fjell

Where to Stay? & Where to Eat/Drink?

Princess Cruises – Saphhire Princess

Tips and Ideas

Norway – Tips and Ideas