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Cruises to Olden

166 Reviews
1 Award
Olden (Photo:Natalia Kabliuk/Shutterstock)

About Olden

As well as being surrounded by immense natural beauty -- think emerald lakes, towering mountains and cascading waterfalls -- this fjord village of approximately 500 inhabitants once hosted American portrait and landscape artist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), whose "Singerheimen" home is about a mile from the pier.

Olden is mainly a gateway to outdoor activities, such as fishing or boating in the chilly teal-colored, glacier-fed waters of Oldevatnet Lake. The "Old Church," an unassuming white frame structure that dates back to 1759, is a tourist magnet. The interior is wooden and unpainted; there is no electricity or heating. The pews are in boxes, each with a wooden door, with some doors bearing family initials. The unusual antler-like hat racks on the men's side of the church are fashioned from the branches of young birch trees, with the bark removed.

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Island Princess
Island Princess (Photo: Princess Cruises)

33 Night
Transatlantic CruiseDetails

1,189 Reviews
Leaving:Fort Lauderdale
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
May 26, 2023
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Jewel of the Seas
Jewel of the Seas

13 Night
Arctic Circle CruiseDetails

1,619 Reviews
Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Jul 5, 2024
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Celebrity Apex
Celebrity Apex

9 Night
Norwegian Fjords CruiseDetails

110 Reviews
Leaving:Rotterdam
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
Jul 31, 2023
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Sky Princess
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14 Night
Europe - Northern CruiseDetails

194 Reviews
Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
May 13, 2023
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12 Night
Europe - OtherDetails

2,502 Reviews
Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
May 31, 2023
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14 Night
Europe - IcelandDetails

79 Reviews
Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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7 Night
Norwegian Fjords CruiseDetails

2,803 Reviews
Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
May 21, 2023
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11 Night
Europe - IcelandDetails

2,502 Reviews
Leaving:Tromso
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Aug 4, 2023
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12 Night
12 Nt Norwegian Fjords & Arctic CircleDetails

110 Reviews
Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
Jul 8, 2024
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Norwegian Fjords CruiseDetails

2,803 Reviews
Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Sep 3, 2023
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7 Night
Europe - Northern CruiseDetails

556 Reviews
Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Jul 16, 2023
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Norwegian Fjords CruiseDetails

2,803 Reviews
Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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8 Night
Norwegian Fjords CruiseDetails

2,004 Reviews
Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
May 5, 2024
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Europe - Northern CruiseDetails

194 Reviews
Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Jun 3, 2023
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Norwegian Fjords CruiseDetails

2,803 Reviews
Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Jun 16, 2023
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More about Olden

Why go to Olden?

Pros:

This tiny village is surrounded by natural beauty, including the stunning Briksdal Glacier

Cons:

While Olden is well-appointed, if you're not into the outdoors, you might not find much to do

Bottom Line:

From hiking to fishing and boating, adventure seekers can make the most of a day in Olden

Currency & Best Way to Get Money?

Norway's currency is the krone. Credit cards are widely accepted and an ATM can be found just past the Coop supermarket, a five-minute walk from the pier. For current currency conversion figures, visit www.oanda.com or www.xe.com.

Language?

Norwegian is the official language, but English is widely spoken.


Olden Cruise Reviews
Highlight was shore day 2 in Olden - was amazing to wake up deep inside the Fjords in this tiny place Also great, although I didnt fully appreciate it at the time, was the 'sail away' from Olden and the locals wavRead More
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Stephen2929
Such a pretty village to walk to. Olden Adventures at the pier also offer great transport links to the glacier and Skylift at a time more appropriate than the ships all off at once offerings Read More
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uktog
The natural beauty of Loen and Olden is stunning. Take the funicular to the top for stunning views -- if the fog doesn't come in.Read More
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Knyght1
This place is adorable. We had nothing pre booked here but there were tours at the pier. We paid 300 NOK for a tour each and used cash. Keep in mind, they will wait for you if you want to go the the building right thRead More
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