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Cruises to Skjolden

Skjolden (Photo:Tomasz Wozniak/Shutterstock)

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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186 Reviews
Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
May 13, 2023
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186 Reviews
Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Aug 19, 2023
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Holland America Line's Rotterdam at Half Moon Cay, Bahamas. (Photo: Aaron Saunders)

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Voyage Of The Midnight Sun & Norse LegendsDetails

57 Reviews
Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
Jul 1, 2023
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1,186 Reviews
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
May 26, 2023
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Voyage Of The Midnight SunDetails

197 Reviews
Leaving:Copenhagen
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
Jul 12, 2023
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Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Jun 12, 2023
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Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
Jul 1, 2023
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Norwegian Fjords CruiseDetails

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Leaving:Dover
Cruise Line:Carnival Cruise Line
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197 Reviews
Leaving:Copenhagen
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
Jul 12, 2023
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Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
Jun 24, 2023
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186 Reviews
Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Aug 12, 2023
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186 Reviews
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Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Aug 19, 2023
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197 Reviews
Leaving:Copenhagen
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
Jul 2, 2023
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186 Reviews
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Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
May 13, 2023
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Europe - Northern CruiseDetails

19 Reviews
Leaving:Reykjavik
Cruise Line:Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Aug 31, 2023
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More about Skjolden

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
Spectacular scenery Read More
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Very picturesque walk, charmingRead More
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Thephil
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 BreheRead More
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