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Flåm AS has become Norway’s best.
Flåm AS has become Norway’s best.
The Geirangerfjord is the basis of the activities one should do while in Geiranger. The famous World Heritage listed fjord is a fantastic attraction, and the charming village is a great starting point for hiking and exploring the dramatic nature. Everything with beautiful views.
Geiranger and the Geirangerfjord are on many’s bucket list for places to visit in Norway. The small town nestled in between tall mountains has less than 300 inhabitants but packed with great experiences and attractions.
The Geirangerfjord is, together with the Nærøyfjord, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site as West Norwegian Fjords. In good company with other world known landmarks, such as the Pyramids in Egypt, The great wall of China and Grand Canyon. The spectacular fjord is more or less untouched in modern times and the natural and cultural landscape are well kept.
It should not come as a surprise that the fjord is the basis for the rest of the activities in Geiranger. From how many angles can you view the fjord during your stay? Make sure to at least see it from a boat, a hike and a viewpoint.
A boat trip on the fjord is a must. Are you on a road trip, you can make the fjord cruise a part of your travel to Geiranger. The car ferry from Hellesylt to Geiranger takes 65 minutes and gives you close encounters with the stunning nature. Experience the beautiful waterfalls The Seven Sisters and The Suitor close up, and glance up on the old Skageflå farm where it clings to the steep mountain side. The trip is audio guided in various languages.
You cannot visit Geiranger without spending some time strolling around the small town centre, consisting of old boathouses and wooden houses. Indulge in ice-cream, Geiranger’s own chocolate our get some local souvenirs. You will also find places to eat lunch.
On a cliff, 250 metres above the Geirangerfjord, is the old vacated farm Skageflå. It may look impassable from the fjord, but due to rich pastureland in the valleys above this once was one of the wealthiest farms in the region. The farm is now restored and clearly shows how the land was cultivated. From the farm, you not only have views down to the fjord, but also across the fjord to the Seven Sisters waterfalls and Knivsflå mountain farm. Spend a day hiking from Geiranger and enjoy the scenery along the way.
From the town centre you should also do the waterfall trail next to Storfossen waterfall up to Hotel Union and the Norwegian Fjord Centre. The trail consists of 327 steps and several viewing platforms where you get close to the mighty falls. At the top we recommend visiting the Fjord Centre to learn more about the world heritage landscape in their interactive exhibition.
The steep mountains surrounding the fjord are perfect locations for great views. The most spectacular is Dalsnibba, Geiranger Skywalk, 1500 metres above the fjord. The viewpoint is open between 10:00-16:00 with an entry fee. Closer to Geiranger is Flydalsjuvet, by the road to Stryn. Here you have a great view down the valley to the town and fjord. Driving in the direction of Eidsdal, you will pass Ørnesvingen viewing platform in the last of the 11 hairpin turns up from the fjord. From here you can even see the waterfall Seven Sisters.