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Cruise offers close and long looks at Norway's fjords

Updated : 2019-08-08 11:51:22

In a journey full of waterfalls, an impressive cascade is just around the bend in Norway's famous fjords. Whether it's the popular Seven Sisters, toppling 820 feet (250 meters) down the stone walls of renowned Geirangerfjord, or the huge flow rushing along the nearby village of Hellesylt, melting snow brings a major display of falling water. A trip on a cruise ship in spring and summer provides a close view of the high cliffs that tower over the narrow inlets. Unlike cruises that spend long periods at sea between ports, a trip through Norway's fjords provides ever-changing scenery, with no need for a strenuous hike.

The image shows people walking by the historic buildings of Bryggen, the old wharf area of Bergen, Norway. A trip on a cruise ship in spring and summer provides a close view of the high cliffs that tower over the narrow inlets. Unlike cruises that spend long periods at sea between ports, a trip through Norway’s fjords provides ever-changing scenery, with no need for a strenuous hike. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)
The image shows people walking by the historic buildings of Bryggen, the old wharf area of Bergen, Norway. A trip on a cruise ship in spring and summer provides a close view of the high cliffs that tower over the narrow inlets. Unlike cruises that spend long periods at sea between ports, a trip through Norway’s fjords provides ever-changing scenery, with no need for a strenuous hike. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)
The image shows people on a bridge at the foot of a waterfall in the town of Hellesylt, Norway. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)
The image shows people on a bridge at the foot of a waterfall in the town of Hellesylt, Norway. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)
An aerial view of the city of Alesund, Norway, viewed from Mount Aksla. Alesund was rebuilt in the Art Nouveau style of architecture after a devastating fire in 1904. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)
An aerial view of the city of Alesund, Norway, viewed from Mount Aksla. Alesund was rebuilt in the Art Nouveau style of architecture after a devastating fire in 1904. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)
Old farmhouses with grass-covered roofs along a road near Hellesylt, Norway. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)
Old farmhouses with grass-covered roofs along a road near Hellesylt, Norway. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)
The visitor centre atop the North Cape in Norway viewed from a passing cruise ship. The North Cape is known as Europe’s northernmost point reachable by car. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)
The visitor centre atop the North Cape in Norway viewed from a passing cruise ship. The North Cape is known as Europe’s northernmost point reachable by car. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)
The Norwegian Petroleum Museum in Stavanger, Norway. The museum offers interactive exhibits on Norway’s oil industry. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)
The Norwegian Petroleum Museum in Stavanger, Norway. The museum offers interactive exhibits on Norway’s oil industry. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)
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