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).
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
11 hairpin bends are an important ingredient on this easy tour. View of
Preikestolen and De Syv S¿stre waterfalls. Excellent spot for
watching cruise ships entering the fjord.
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.
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
Waterfall in the Geiranger Fjord. Water volume dependent on
precipitation / melt water. Can be seen from ferries and fjord cruise
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.
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
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.
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.
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.