It may have been a temperamental and rainy day, but the Fjords of Norway have a fresh beauty that perseveres through all weather – something which was evident when I visited in May. Nature on the scale of the Fjords is something you need to experience in person, and luckily for us Brits it’s something that’s super easy to achieve due to consistently dirt cheap tickets.
We arrived into Bergen, the biggest and easiest hub to accessing the fjords late on the friday night after flying in from Gatwick with Norwegian. While it was already 11.40, the airport is tiny and efficient with city shuttles lined up to give you just enough time to stock up on alcohol in duty free (like the locals!). After crashing for the night at Marken Gjesthus we headed down to the port, the heart of the city and home to the tourist information. We opted for the half day Fjord Cruise to Mostraumen – the cheapest (Norwegian cheap at £50) but still amazing option that acts as a ‘taster’ to Fjord exploration. We considered following up with a full day trip but budgeting and coinciding with the national holiday means that I was able to fulfill my travel motto – leave something left to do everywhere you go to have a reason to come back.