Geiranger and it´s fjord are examples of Mother Earth at her most beautiful and impressive. Today the Geirangerfjord is the second most important cruise destination in Norway, with well over a hundred ships calling in the summer as well as the Coastal Steamer (Hurtigruten).
The Geirangerfjord is perhaps the world´s most famous fjord; whether or not it is the most beautiful is something you must decide for yourself.
Tourists have been overwhelmed by the beauty of this region since the arrival of the first cruise ship in 1869.
One of the world´s most famous photographic subjects. The Flydalsjuvet gorge, with its springboard-shaped rock formation, seemingly poised between earth and sky, is the best known view point. You yourself can be a part of it. Just off main road No. 63. Parking.
Viewpoint 1,500 metres above seal level (Toll road). Incredible views of the Geiranger Fjord and surrounding scenery. Dependent on weather conditions. The Nibbevegen Route takes you from Djupvasshytta at 1,038 meters above sea level to the Dalsnibba approximately 45 minutes from Geiranger.
The route was constructed on the initiative of Geiranger Skysslag which also paid a considerable part of the cost of GBP 12,800. The route was opened in 1939, having taken 3 years to build.
Drivable section of the original Geiranger Road that as opened in 1889. An example of first class civil engineering. (Near RV 63). There were 9 stonebridges on this road, and one of them is "Knuten". The name comes from the fact that you first have to drive under the bridge and then, after a 270 degree curve, you are on top of the Bridge.
Eagle Road / Ørnevegen
11 hairpin bends are an important ingredient on this easy tour. Excellent spot for watching cruise ships entering the fjord. View of Preikestolen and De Syv S¿stre waterfalls.
The most famous of the mountain farms. Moderately fit people can reach it on a good mountain path from Homlong. Attained fame when Queen Sonja and King Harald invited over 30 Royal guests to lunch in the farm courtyard when they celebrated their silver wedding in 1993.
Blomberg mountain farm is reached via a steep path from the fjord. For those prepared for a little exitement, this walk is highly recommended. Deserted fjord-farm in beautiful surroundings.
Waterfall where you can walk behind the falls. Walk for about 50 minutes on a good path from Vesterås farm. Suitable for all ages, but good foot wear is necessary.
The Seven Sisters (De syv søstre)
Standing on the deck of the boat and feeling the spray of the water from these waterfalls is a unique experience. The tallest of these has a free fall of 250 meters.
Abandoned fjord-farm near the waterfall The Seven Sisters (De Syv Søstre).
According to the legend, Friaren Waterfall wooed De Syv S¿stre Waterfalls on the other side of the fjord. The fjord sightseeing cruise passes close to Friaren.
Storelva / Storfossen
Waterfall near Geiranger centre. Close to Geiranger Camping.
The Bride´s Veil
Brudesløret Waterfall in the Geiranger Fjord. Water volume dependent on precipitation / melt water. Can be seen from ferries and fjord cruise sightseeing.
Fjord Adventure Center
Here you can learn the fascinating story about the life and activities of the fjord people - about work and recration in a cultural landscape which is unique to the fjords. You wander through old farms, effective tableaux and captivating pictorial scenes - so realistic that you feel as if you are 100 years back in time.
Geiranger Geological Park
Unique park with waterfalls and scenic beauty. Fairy tale figures by the Finnish wood-carver Jarmp Kaarela. Adapted for wheelchair users. Geological exhibition.
Octagonal Church located in beautiful surroundings with views across the fjord. Built in 1842. Decorated by Einar Flydal and Martin Mølsæter. The Church is open to visitors in the tourist season.
In Geiranger, you will quite literally become part of nature. The view, the great height and the contrasts in nature are fantastic. You can even find snow here at the height of summer.
Geiranger and the Geirangerfjord is visited by about 700.000 tourists in the summer. The arduous life lived by this close-knit community is in great contrast to our modern lifestyle.
In the older days Hellesylt was called Lake Møre. The village Hellesylt is the parish that features in the famous play "Brand" by Henrik Ibsen. The play ends when the main character, the priest Brand, falls and favour with the village people and is driven from the parish. Inexperienced as he is with the natural conditions in this area, he ends his days in the great snowdrift that covers the Steimsnibba mountains every year.
Hellesylt Waterfall is one of the most photographed waterfall in this area. The falls divide Hellesylt Village in two, providing the little settlement with a special atmosphere.