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Olden

Stryn, Norway
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Ranked #2 of 9 Attractions in Stryn
Type: Historic Sites
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Sliema, Malta
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129 reviews 129 reviews
101 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Driving around the area we were amazed at the beautiful scenery of waterfalls, hills and greenery of the landscape. The area is totally unspoilt by development and provides the visitor with the beauty of nature in serene surroundings.

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Bury St Edmunds, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Our ship docked here, what a beautiful place. Very few shops that we could see, an old wooden Lutheran church and pure clear water in the fjord. Stunning reflections and mountain scenery.

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yorkshire
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63 reviews 63 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We called here as part of our cruise and it was our favourite place. We walked in the direction of the Briksdale glacier, past the church to the first lake on the right. We sat beside the lake and happen to strike up a conversation with a local farmer who directed us to a fantastic hike up the mountain. After... More

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Liphook, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
34 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Like many other reviews we arrived here on a cruise and the last few miles down the fjord prepared us for what was a magical location with a tranquility about it that was tangible. Olden itself is very small but Stryn, not so far away has much more in the way of civilisation, shops etc. however, for calm and quiet... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We visited Olden as part of our Norway cruise with P & O. We were very lucky that the weather was beautiful on the day we visited. We hired bicycles on the quayside for about £30 for 2 bikes for 4 hours. We cycled out towards the glacier which was a breathtaking ride, one of those experiences where you just... More

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Bodelwyddan, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

A charming village amidst breathtaking scenery. As we departed, Rod Stewart's 'Sailing' was being blasted out from the shore and the locals came out to wave us off with their flags. It was our first experience of cruising and quite emotional. Thank you Olden.

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Wanganui, New Zealand
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We did a Norwegian and Iceland cruise. Breathtaking scenery everywhere. But there is something special about Olden. Only a couple of hundred people live here and it is so peaceful and stunningly beautiful. Take a coach ride to the beginning of the walk to Briksdal Glacier and then do the 2 mile hike to the glacier. The river, the waterfall,... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

very picturesque village. Very clean. A visit to the 2 churches are a must. Lots of wooden painted houses with mountains climbing up on both sides.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A Norwegian cruise - incredible . But without a doubt Olden shot to the top of my list of places visited - anywhere not just the cruise. The scenery , especially as we were fortunate enough to have glorious sunshine, was amazing. The colour of the water, the waterfalls, the walk to the glacier unforgettable. If you get the chance... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Very small village amid beautiful scenery. The air is so clean after congested cities. Excursions to glaciers & national park a must.

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