Sunnylvsfjorden (cruise-by), Norway cruise holidays
Stunning Sunnylvsfjorden will wow you as you wind your way along its 16 miles of craggy cliffs, tall waterfalls and glassy waters, headed for the town of Hellesylt. On the way, you pass the historically important Me-kernes - a deserted Fjord farm, dating back to the 1600s and possibly as far as medieval times. Preserved for its unique siting, it's perched 100 metres above the water, tucked under over-hanging rock to protect it from avalanches. Me-kernes inspired Ibsen, who visited in 1862 and used its inhospitable setting in his play Brand. At its widest, Sunnylvsfjorden stretches to over a mile, narrowing to 600 metres in places. And at its deepest, it reaches a startling 452 metres below sea level.