172 Olden Cruise Reviews

Boat went into port so no problems wit tenders ,nice place ,again went on hop on hop off bus that took us up to the glacier and viewing points ,then stopped of at the shopping centre for a look round . Very nice wee place
Boat went into port so no problems wit tenders ,nice place ,again went on hop on hop off bus that took us up to the glacier and viewing points ,then stopped of at the shopping centre for a look round . Very nice wee place Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
A stunninly beautiful village, lovely for walking and also the location where P&O really made my blood boil. Bascially they lied and deliberately misled customers. The evening before they announced over the PA they had a new ... Read More
A stunninly beautiful village, lovely for walking and also the location where P&O really made my blood boil. Bascially they lied and deliberately misled customers. The evening before they announced over the PA they had a new excursion going up the reatively new Loen cable car, making the claim it would be cheaper than purchasing the trip locally - that was incorrect. Going with P&O actually worked out over 60% more expensive than purchasing locally. The chair lift organisers offer a free continuous shuttle bus from and to the ship and the cost of the cable car, although still expensive, is cheaper. Additionally the P&O tour group were all crammed into a single godola, with a limited time at the top, whereas we were able to bide our time and go in a near empty gondola and savour the views, as well as having as long as we wanted at the top. The sail away from Olden was wonderful, with the town playing farewell music over loud speakers and locals waving us off. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
No excursion booked. A really beautiful port where you can wander out on your own. My daughter did a local tour to a glacier which would have cost over £40 on the ship but she paid just £7.00. There are many bexcursiins to do in the port ... Read More
No excursion booked. A really beautiful port where you can wander out on your own. My daughter did a local tour to a glacier which would have cost over £40 on the ship but she paid just £7.00. There are many bexcursiins to do in the port without paying p & o pruces Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Olden was great going to the Birksdal glacier, with the ride most of the way up (Troll car). The last bit we had to walk was hard, but we'll worth it.
Olden was great going to the Birksdal glacier, with the ride most of the way up (Troll car). The last bit we had to walk was hard, but we'll worth it. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Did the trip to the glacier independently by using the local bus which stops right by the boat. From there you have a choice of a 45 minute walk or motorised transport (at a cost) to get close to the lip. We chose the latter and were ... Read More
Did the trip to the glacier independently by using the local bus which stops right by the boat. From there you have a choice of a 45 minute walk or motorised transport (at a cost) to get close to the lip. We chose the latter and were rewarded by a splendid walk. We did bear in mind however that the whole experience would have been far less enjoyable had the weather not been favourable. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Seeing a glacier is a must and the trip to the Brikstal glacier was really good. We all walked up to the glacier, about 4 km I think. You can ride up on a troll bus but walking is much more fun. The scenery is stunning and the waterfalls ... Read More
Seeing a glacier is a must and the trip to the Brikstal glacier was really good. We all walked up to the glacier, about 4 km I think. You can ride up on a troll bus but walking is much more fun. The scenery is stunning and the waterfalls in places shower you with spray. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Not knowing much about this place I booked a ship's tour to Briksdal glacier, selecting the option of taking troll cars (like a 6 seater golf buggy) to the glacier rather than the 90 min hike. This time the weather was gorgeous and ... Read More
Not knowing much about this place I booked a ship's tour to Briksdal glacier, selecting the option of taking troll cars (like a 6 seater golf buggy) to the glacier rather than the 90 min hike. This time the weather was gorgeous and the coach took us past stunning mountain scenery in an amazing light. the morning reflections on the lake as we set off were just fantastic. We had a photo stop by a lake and small waterfall before heading off to Briksdal. The scenery for the whole journey was breathtaking. At Briksdal we had a short time to spend a penny, take some photos and then join the queue for the troll cars. These took us up the mountain for about 20 minutes, including a drive right past a large waterfall with its spray. You WILL get wet here! Then on leaving the car we had to walk about 10-15mins up to the glacier. It was very steep intially but only for a few minutes, then more comfortable. You cannot go right up the glacier itself but certainly close enough to get a true feeling of awe at the scale of it. This was our holiday wow moment right here - absolutely amazing. My only criticism would be that we could only stay there about 10-15 mins as we had to get back for the troll car to meet the coach at a particular time, though the time did also include free drink and cakes! This was well organised as we were taken to a separate area to help ourselves to some lovely cakes, no limit on numbers we tried it seemed! If I was to visit again I would probably try to organise private transport so we could spend longer at the glacier but the journey was still one of the best trips I've done anywhere. Back at the ship and we dropped our bags and came out to explore round the little town, walking out to see both new and old churches. We spent more time walking (now in a lot of heat and bright sun!) than we did in either church but it nice to see them. The old church which is closer is well worth a visit for the interior, with pews with doors on that still have family engravings Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
We booked an excursion through P&O. It was truly outstanding — the best on the cruise. Our extremely experienced guide was just excellent. We were bused to and from a lake called Lovatnet, with several stops on both the outbound ... Read More
We booked an excursion through P&O. It was truly outstanding — the best on the cruise. Our extremely experienced guide was just excellent. We were bused to and from a lake called Lovatnet, with several stops on both the outbound and return journeys, including views of the Kjenndalen Glacier. Boat ride from one end of the lake to the other was just fantastic — what views! At the end of the boat ride we were treated to delicious waffles with yogurt and jam, at picnic tables with views of the glacier and high waterfall. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Fabulous lake cruise and sky lift. Well worth the money. The views are phenomenal,
Fabulous lake cruise and sky lift. Well worth the money. The views are phenomenal, Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Great little village. No excursion. Went on the local “train” around the village then walked around. Spent about 3 hours in he village
Great little village. No excursion. Went on the local “train” around the village then walked around. Spent about 3 hours in he village Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
We did take a excursion which we went to Flam to get onto the cable car to the top of a mountain which gave us great view of the area. We also travel to see a glacier along this narrow and winding road. The town is very small as we walk ... Read More
We did take a excursion which we went to Flam to get onto the cable car to the top of a mountain which gave us great view of the area. We also travel to see a glacier along this narrow and winding road. The town is very small as we walk around. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
We did our own thing in the morning and enjoyed our walk and visited the lovely little wooden church. We had an early lunch in the Horizon restaurant before meeting our guide at the pier for our excursion. We were taken by coach to view ... Read More
We did our own thing in the morning and enjoyed our walk and visited the lovely little wooden church. We had an early lunch in the Horizon restaurant before meeting our guide at the pier for our excursion. We were taken by coach to view a glacier which we walked to the base for a lovely photo point. We then our coach and were taken to the Sky Lift at Loen- Fjord to Sky in 5 mins. The experience was fantastic! The views from the top were just stunning also the facilities were excellent. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
small town in a stunning setting, not much to see in town but went for a nice walk by a river near the new church
small town in a stunning setting, not much to see in town but went for a nice walk by a river near the new church Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Ok so Olden is nice. But I can't help thinking that there are over inflated prices for the tourists. We went for a beer in a brewery and it was £13 for one pint. Ridicules. I know we are on holiday but my money was best saved and put ... Read More
Ok so Olden is nice. But I can't help thinking that there are over inflated prices for the tourists. We went for a beer in a brewery and it was £13 for one pint. Ridicules. I know we are on holiday but my money was best saved and put towards our Caribbean cruise. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Olden - Piece of glacier you see is quite small though road to it is fun (despite crowded) Waterfall is breathtaking! You can get there with Norway Excursions as well as take excursion in the harbour.
Olden - Piece of glacier you see is quite small though road to it is fun (despite crowded) Waterfall is breathtaking! You can get there with Norway Excursions as well as take excursion in the harbour. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019

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