This week, I am traveling with shore excursion managers and planners on a familiarization trip sponsored by Cruise Norway and partners.
Yesterday, we traveled by helicopter from Bergen to Eidfjord, an exhilarating 30-minute trip. I can certainly recommend that anyone cruising Norway pony up for at least one helicopter excursion.
Seeing the topography from up above provides a completely different perspective of this mountainous and fjord-rich country. “It’s an amazing way to see the landscape,” says Aslaug Selland, director of shore excursions for European Cruise Service, based in Bergen. “For most people, it is an experience that they will never forget.”
You need spend no more than 20 minutes aloft from Eidfjord to see Vøringsfossen, Norway’s best-known waterfall, and the Hardangervidda plateau, two of Eidfjord’s top attractions.
This is only a sampling of available shore excursions. For additional shore excursions and a complete guide to Eidfjord, see Avid Cruiser’s special section, Exploring Eidfjord.