Fjords are what remain of eons of erosion by glaciers from the ice age, as they crept down fluvial valleys, their huge weight deepening the river bed. The result are steep-sided, narrow bays that extend far inland. These huge valleys are found on all four corners of the world. Some of them are only accessible by sea making a cruise a particularly savvy choice to experience them. Journeys by Van Dyke brings you the beauty and richness of these spectacular formations on four of our journeys in 2019 and 2020.

The “Country of Fjords”

Norway has some of the most breathtaking scenery on Earth. There are over 1,000 fjords along its 3,380 kilometres of coast, making it the go-to-destination to discover these spectacular, outsized yet mirror-calm bays. Our cruise does a round-trip through these magnificent landscapes from Bergen heading to ports beyond the Arctic Circle. The colourful city of Trondheim is the gateway to one of the longest and most impressive fjords, offering tranquil navigation along with sumptuous scenery. Step onto a cable car in Tromsø and climb up the Storsteinen mountain to take in the spectacular panoramic view of the city and the endless sight of fjords, islands, mountains and sea. Welcome to the land of fjords, in all its rugged, dramatic splendour.