The fjords are very calm, but any open sea can be rough. Our worst crossing was Oslo to Southampton a few years ago when it was a 5-6m swell and very high winds across the bow, but the ship hardly moved.
Is Norwegian sea rough?
It takes about a day and a half to sail across from the UK to the fjords and although the crossing in summer is often calm, the sea can occasionally be rough, especially in late spring or early autumn.
What is the best time of year to cruise the Norwegian fjords?
The best time for a Norway fjord cruise is June through to August if you’re looking for sun. If you’re after the Northern Lights aim for between October and March.
Do fjords have waves?
The tidal water in the fjords is the result of tidal waves that build up in the large oceans due to the forces of the sun and the moon. In West Norway these waves come in from the Atlantic Ocean and are felt nearly simultaneously along the whole coast of Hordaland.
What is the weather in the Norwegian fjords?
The transition from spring to summer brings consistently milder temperatures and low humidity for exploring any of the Norwegian fjords. In the southern fjords, like the Sognefjord, temperatures typically linger in the high 60s during the day, dropping to the low-50s Fahrenheit at night.
What is the roughest ocean?
The Stormiest Seas In The World
- Bay of Biscay. …
- Cook Strait, between North & South Islands of New Zealand. …
- Drake Passage, Southern tip of South America. …
- Irminger Sea, between southern Greenland & Iceland. …
- Maracaibo Lake, Venezuela. …
- Port George lV, Western Australia. …
- South China Sea. …
- Southern Ocean.
Which sea is known as the roughest sea in the world?
From the tip of the South American continent to the northernmost shores of Antarctica: here’s where you’ll find the reputed roughest sea-passage in the world. The Drake Passage is the stuff of legends, and crossing it is an experience some passengers on Antarctica cruises look forward to the most.
Are the fjords worth seeing?
They’re absolutely breathtaking and worth travelling across the world to see. That being said, Norway also has an astonishing 1,190 Fjords (saaaaay whaaaaaaaat?) and so it makes sense to perhaps limit yourself and see some of the most outstanding ones of the lot (and the most accessible of the lot too).
What do you wear on a Norwegian fjord cruise?
1 pair smart/casual trousers (suitable for day or evening) 1 pair leggings (I chose these instead of extra trousers) 1 smart/casual dress (dressed up for formal nights with heels and pashmina)
- Walking trousers.
- Strappy vest.
- Smart/casual short-sleeved t-shirt.
- Light jacket.
- Comfy walking trainers.
Why is the water in Norway so blue?
The water’s color is thanks to blooms of plankton called emiliania huxleyi that has grown so exponentially that the water’s color has changed. NASA explains that the shells of this plankton emit the color and that’s what has caused the shift in tone.
Is fjord still a warlock?
Fjord (pronounced “Ford”) is a half-orc warlock/paladin. He is played by Travis Willingham.
Do Norwegian fjords freeze in winter?
Climate. Norway’s climate is very mild for its high latitude, largely because of the gulf stream. The relatively warm ocean in particular keeps the fjord area relatively warm throughout the winter. Fjords generally don’t freeze over in winter.
Is Norway colder than Canada?
Both of these countries are really cold but if you take the coldest places in Norway and coldest places of Canada, Canada wins hands down. Karasjok Norway is known as the coldest place in Norway and in the winter a average cold day will be around – 22 degrees C.
What is a typical Norwegian dinner?
- 1 – Fårikål – Mutton and Cabbage. …
- 2 – Lapskaus – Stew. …
- 3 – Kjøttkaker – Meatballs. …
- 4 – Smalahove – Sheep’s Head. …
- 5 – Rømmegrøt – Sour Cream Porridge. …
- 6 – Raspeball – Potato Dumpling. …
- 7 – Pinnekjøtt – Dried Lamb Ribs. …
- 8 – Fiskeboller i Hvit Saus – Fish Balls with Béchamel Sauce.
Are Norwegian fjords cold?
The coastal areas of Fjord Norway and Southern Norway also enjoy a milder climate, with temperatures around 0 degrees Celsius at sea level. However, much of the region is snowy and cold, which makes for good skiing conditions, especially in the mountains.