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Cruises to Skjolden

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About Skjolden

The village of Skjolden lies at the head of the Sognefjord -- the largest fjord in Norway, and second longest in the world. Skjolden is a smattering of red, brown and white houses, home to some 300 inhabitants, one hotel, one primary school and three campsites. Visitors hoping to purchase souvenirs will likely be disappointed -- there are no shops (bar the small boutique inside the tourist office, which is attached to the village's fitness center). But this is real Norway - the entertainment is not in what the town has to offer, but in the landscape that surrounds it. Vast snow-capped mountains border Skjolden from every angle except for its shoreline, where the emerald waters of the Sognefjord lap.

A new cruise terminal was built in 2010, and even large ships are able to dock here due to the depth of the fjord, enabling passengers to walk into the village within 10 minutes.

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Rotterdam (2021)
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Rotterdam (2021)

14 Night
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Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
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Island Princess

34 Night
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1,142 Reviews
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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Sky Princess

7 Night
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108 Reviews
Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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Sky Princess

28 Night
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Leaving:Southampton
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MSC Magnifica

7 Night
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324 Reviews
Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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Carnival Pride

9 Night
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Leaving:Dover
Cruise Line:Carnival Cruise Line
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Sky Princess

14 Night
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Leaving:Southampton
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21 Night
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Leaving:Southampton
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Island Princess

16 Night
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Leaving:Southampton
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Carnival Pride

9 Night
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Leaving:Dover
Cruise Line:Carnival Cruise Line
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Sky Princess

14 Night
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Leaving:Southampton
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Queen Victoria

7 Night
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Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
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Queen Victoria

10 Night
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Leaving:Kiel
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
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Rotterdam (2021)

21 Night
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Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
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Rotterdam (2021)

21 Night
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Leaving:Amsterdam
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Sky Princess

14 Night
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Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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Island Princess

33 Night
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28 Night
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Leaving:Southampton
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7 Night
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Why go to Skjolden?

Pros:

This teeny, tiny, off the beaten path village will give you a true taste of Norwegian culture

Cons:

Aside from its gorgeous landscape that includes Jostedal Glacier, there's not much to do here

Bottom Line:

Skjolden is a stunningly beautiful and authentic destination with very few tourist facilities

Currency & Best Way to Get Money?

Currency is the Norwegian krone. There is no ATM or bank in the village so make sure you stock up before arriving in the port.

Language?

Local guides tend to be relatively fluent in English. Signage for tourist features of interest is also in English.


Skjolden Cruise Reviews
The visit to Urnes Stave Church, near Skjolden, and the stunning fjord scenery for 124 (!) miles were the high points of the trip for me.... Read More
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Gail MG
HAL Tour - , Best of Skjolden, which didn’t show us much of the hamlet, but lots of the mountains and surrounding area. We passed the ice-blue Lake Fantesteinsvatnet before climbing about 4,700 feet through the... Read More
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BSinPNS
To get to Skjolden we journeyed down the longest fjord in Norway, and one of the longest in the world, the Sognefjord. The village of Skjolden was at the very end of the fjord which took about eight hours of... Read More
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SimonGreenwood85
Must do a RIB ride if possible (we did one independently ... not with HAL). And definitely want to go to the top of the lookout.... Read More
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