Enjoy the advantages of small ship cruising as Fred Olsen’s Braemar sails the full length of the UNESCO World Heritage Nærøyfjord, and under a low bridge to discover the Karmsund Strait – areas not accessible to larger ships. As you cruise beside the dramatic mountainsides, don’t forget to look up for the farmsteads dotted high above, and to scan the waters around you for the local sea and bird life. Our countryside ports give you access to the wild untamed beauty of the Hardangervidda National Park and the world-famous Flåm Railway. Then in Stavanger you can explore the quaint Old Town, and in Bergen explore the colourful Bryggen Wharf or take the funicular up Mount Fløyen to see the remarkable view. With a wide and varied port tour programme and wonderful entertainment on board, this is an excellent chance to get to know Norway in relaxed and comfortable style. By diverting away from well-travelled coastal routes, into spectacular, size-restricted waterways, smaller ship Braemar takes you on an inspirational journey to some of the fjordland’s most spellbinding scenes. Navigating the tightening twists, turns and pinching, soaring cliffs and mountains of UNESCO-listed Nærøyfjord, and gliding through the orchard-filled landscapes of Hardangerfjord provides views you’ll remember forever, while transiting the picturesque Karmsund straight – out of reach to larger ships – will be a unique experience. Along with unforgettable scenic cruising adventures, visits to charming fjord villages and attractive cities bring plenty of highlights within your reach. Idyllic Flåm awaits, where you can ride the iconic Flåmsbana Railway and see the cascading Kjosfossen Waterfall up-close, or take in astonishing views of Aurlandsfjord from the Stegastein Lookout; and Eidfjord, gateway to the famous Vøringsfossen waterfall and fascinating Hardangervidda Nature Centre. There’s rich Norwegian history and culture to delve into too, at charming Bergen, with its UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf and traditional fish market, and the quaint Old Town of Stavanger.