We did Norway in the winter on Viking and couldn’t wait to return to our favourite country with Azamara and a Norwegian captain.
Embarkation in Dublin was very easy, there are no port facilities so it was part in a tent off ship and part indoors in the Lounge. Despite this it was one of the smoothest embarkations we have experienced. It was probably a lot of hard work for the crew though!
A very walkable port with a good hop on hop off you can easily get yourself for a fraction of the ships cost)
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
There’s a lovely little one hour train round the port. Tickets are at the tourist information (not the train) adjacent to the ship. Great view from up top even on a misty day thanks to the train
There’s a good hop on hop off bus here. Recommend you do the Petroleum Museum and allow a good 90 minutes there. It’s an excellent insight into the past the present and the future for oil and it’s impact on Norway and beyond
So much to do and see here. Recommend pre planning and making choices as there’s more than the two days allowed. Suggest use hop on hop off Norway NOT city sightseeing as your tour provider. City Sightseeing is not a local company and there buses are poorly maintained.
Our favourite stop was the Vigeland Sculpture installation
If you feel brave and do not want a big ships tour, get on the local bus down to Sumburgh airport- a one hour ride each way through tiny rural communities meeting the locals along the way. The bus goes every hour from just across the road from where the shuttle drops you. You can get off the stop before the airport and visit the Viking settlement and come back on an hour later so three hours outing for £5 each (or free if your a Scottish based pensioner!)