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. The village Hellesylt is the parish that features in the famous play "Brand" by Henrik Ibsen.
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. View of Preikestolen and De Syv Søstre 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.
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.
According to the legend, Friaren Waterfall wooed De Syv Søstre Waterfalls on the other side of the fjord. The fjord sightseeing cruise passes close to Friaren.