Olden Cruises

The Briksdal Glacier
Dalsnibba lookout
Jostedalsbreen National Park 

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Olden, on the banks of the sweeping Innvikfjorden, is a Norwegian cruise port featuring charming houses and a dazzling mountainous backdrop. This MSC Northern Europe Cruises destination is the perfect starting point for exploring the milky blue Briksdal Glacier and Jostedalsbreen National Park.

MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including: 
• The Briksdal Glacier
• Dalsnibba lookout
• Jostedalsbreen National Park 
Travel from Olden to the beautiful Briksdal Valley on an MSC Cruises excursion. You’ll visit a mountain lodge at the edge of the Briksdal Glacier — part of the largest glacier in mainland Europe! Venture along a riverside trail, enjoying views of cascading waterfalls and majestic mountains. Then, stop at a moraine, the debris left by a glacial drift, before arriving at a small lake dotted with icebergs. 
Discover the mighty and magical Geirangerfjorda UNESCO World Heritage Site. An MSC Cruises excursion will see you travelling from the port of Hellesylt through the Stryn peaks, where you’ll pass waterfalls and lakes. Ascending Mount Dalsnibba (with a 1,500m altitude) you’ll step onto the SKYWALK viewpoint. Take in the spectacular panorama from the safety of the platform. Don’t forget to bring your camera!
Choose an MSC Cruises excursion to the largest wilderness park in Southern Norway, the Jostedalsbreen National Park. This gorgeous area boasts a haven of habitats including green valleys, rugged mountains, and awe-inspiring glaciers. The small village of Olden, at the head of the Jostedalsbreen fjord, serves as an ideal starting point for adventuring around the lake.  There, you’ll stroll among the beautiful landscapes of the valley leading to the breathtaking Briksdal Glacier.

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    The magic of the northern lights
    The magic of the northern lights

    A holiday in Norway is a dream. A dream along a fjord, the most evocative and characteristic natural formation of this land.

    The Geirangerfjord and the Nærøyfjord are listed as part of UNESCOs World Heritage Sites, but it's also worth mentioning the longest of all the Fjords, the 204 km long Sognefjordas well as the Hardangerfjord where cherry and apple blossoms can be seen on the cliff-side during spring.

    But a Northern Europe MSC cruise also means experiencing the spectacular beauty of the Northern lights; while those of you who travel in the summer can admire the spectacular midnight sun, once north of the Arctic Circle. A cruise to Norway also means discovering the culture of two ancient populations: the Vikings, not just pirates and warriors, but merchants, explorers and colonisers who, for over three hundred years until the 11th century governed Scandinavia and the northern Atlantic: and then, the Samis, the natives of these lands, dressed in multicoloured clothes with immense herds of reindeer, who have lived in the deep North for more than 10,000 years.

    Finally, watch out for the Trolls! Many of the places you will visit are named after these legendary creatures: Trollheimen, Trollstigen (with the spectacular Troll’s path), Trollhatten and Trollveggen.