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“A cruise of a lifetime - the best of Norway!!”

World Heritage Cruise Naeroyfjord
Ranked #7 of 16 things to do in Flam
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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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23 reviews
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“A cruise of a lifetime - the best of Norway!!”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

These cruise ships are huge. The seats are like first class on an airplane. There are family booths with tables and chairs for the kids to play. Vista views abound on both levels of the ship. There are more waterfalls and snowcapped jagged mountains than you can keep track of on this cruise. A stop in Gudvangen allows you to souvenier shop and grab a taste of offerings in the restaurant. Unusual and luxurious items in the giftshop. Watch your time carefully if you are catching the bus back. They leave a little early. I missed it and had to walk up to the main road and wait 3 hours for a public bus which was decadently appointed. Yummy. I have never travelled 24 miles through solid rock mountain tunnels. But you will on this adventure getting back to Flam. An incredible testament to the Norwegian workers who made this road possible.

Visited May 2014
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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“do not trust WHC!!!”
Reviewed 26 July 2014

i booked this trip online.boat to godvangen(sogenfjord) then bus back to flam.i asked by mail if the bus lacation is easy to find .we got to godvangen almost 1 hour to bus departure.15 min.before time we were 4 people on que when the bus driver said his bus belongs to another company!!!there was no real bus stop,no clear sign.and "our"bus has left few minutes sonner than schedule.we tried to find an office-but all we found was a young waitress in the restaurant who is a contact person to WHC.she described the office the problem and mentioned it left too soon without 4 passangers.they promised to send a car for us right away-but then cancelled it and we had to wait for the next bus. all of us in hurry to the flam train.all of us without food/drink which i suggested they would offer us-they did not.in Flam we went to the office and demanded full refound.the man we talked with,Stig,coukd not decide which refound we'll get by himself-he promised to contact each of us(he had our mail+bank account)...n o response ever-and i sent them many emails.they just disrespect the tourists

Visited July 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Not as expected.”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

I am sure that UNESCO had its reasons to list this fjord. For a seasoned traveler like me, I could not see the splendidness of this cruise ride. A fjord is a fjord. So maybe you would consider save your money?

Visited July 2014
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Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
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“Chilly cruise of amazing fjords”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

As you come out of cruise docking area you will see the tourist information centre. You can buy the tickets over the counter. Card or Norwegian Krone only pls. Conversion in nearest bank was at 7.9 Krones to a euro but with transaction fee of 40krones. This trip from Flam to Gudavangen and back by bus is really worth experiencing. This 2nd longest fjord has talking point throughout. They way history has been preserved and showcased is worth mentioning. Cruise takes turn at one point and comes all the way back to Gudavnegen. There is nice restuarant with vibrant colours in Gudavengen. On way back bus passes through long tunnel and in 20 min you are back in flam. This trip can be chilly so dont forget to carry warm clothes.

Visited June 2014
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Snohomish, Washington
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“Shoulder season gets you a VERY different experience.”
Reviewed 19 May 2014

We had a very different experience over many other reviewers.

We went in mid-May and were not on the Ferry. We were on our own little boat (around 50 foot). There were very few people on our very early morning cruise.

Both the boat and the shuttle were there as promised. Our captain and guide were very pleasant and offered us coffee on such a brisk morning.

This would be a very different experience if it was packed, but we had an amazing ride down the fjords. It was stunning. We really appreciated that they ran with so few people as this was the only way we could get down there and back to the airport in time.

Visited May 2014
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