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Cruises to Olden

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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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Norwegian Star
Norwegian Star

11 Night
Europe - IcelandDetails

Leaving:Reykjavik
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Aug 24, 2022
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Queen Victoria (Photo: Cunard Cruise Line)

7 Night
Europe - Northern CruiseDetails

Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Aug 14, 2022
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Sky Princess
Sky Princess (Image: Princess Cruises)

14 Night
Europe - Northern CruiseDetails

Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Aug 20, 2022
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Queen Mary 2 (QM2)

7 Night
Europe - Northern CruiseDetails

Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Sep 4, 2022
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24 Night
Europe - Northern CruiseDetails

Leaving:New York
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Aug 18, 2023
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7 Night
Norwegian Fjords CruiseDetails

Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
May 14, 2023
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12 Night
Arctic Circle CruiseDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Jun 17, 2023
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21 Night
Europe CruiseDetails

Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
May 13, 2023
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35 Night
Europe - Western CruiseDetails

Leaving:New York
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
May 26, 2023
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Europe CruiseDetails

Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
May 13, 2023
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Europe - Northern CruiseDetails

Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Aug 19, 2023
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Europe - Northern CruiseDetails

Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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7 Night
Europe - Northern CruiseDetails

Leaving:Hamburg
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
May 9, 2023
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11 Night
Europe - Northern CruiseDetails

Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
May 7, 2023
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16 Night
Europe - Northern CruiseDetails

Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Jun 12, 2023
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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
Been here before, wonderful terrain to drive through to see the Glacier, the sail away send off from the locals is cheesey but lovely all at the same time.Read More
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Tj1965
To visit a very beautiful country and meet very friendly people.Read More
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Gordon79
cruise in and out of Fjord was unmissable to see. Trip to glacier on the troll car was enjoyable and the cakes after were the best i have eaten in a long timeRead More
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Ensang3
Amazing trip on the cable car to the snowy mountain. Read More
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