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Revision as of 16:10, 22 October 2008

Geiranger is a village in Møre og Romsdal. The Geirangerfjord is one of the most beautiful mainland fjords. In a rating of UNESCO world heritage sites, Geirangerfjord (along with Nærøyfjord in Sogn og Fjordane) obtained top score in a survey conducted by prestigious National Geographic Magazine. Geiranger is the archetypical west Norwegian fjord rated as the world's best tourist destination by National Geographic Magazine. A visit to Geiranger can be included in a trip along the Norwegian coast, a trip that has been named one of the world's ten big trips by Lonely Planet.

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Get in

  • Hurtigrute on summer service embarking/disembarking by small boat.
  • Car ferry to Hellesylt
  • Buses to Ålesund or (summer only) Åndalsnes by route 63 including Trollstigen.
  • Car by road 63: from Eidsdal/Valldal to the North via Eagles Highway (mountain pass, hairpin turns), from Otta/Stryn/Grotli to the South via Geirangervegen (mountain pass, 50 hairpin turns)

Get around

No need to use the tour boats. You can see just as much from the Hellesylt ferry with commentary in German and English as well as Norwegian - from a comfortable lounge with a good snackbar.

See

The steep-sided fjord with its waterfalls, including the Bridal Veil and the Suitor.

the Geiranger Fjord from the Eagles' Highway.

Do

Kayaks can be rented by the waterfront (although, as with anything in Norway, it isn't cheap), either by the hour or for a whole day. Kayaking down the fjord is a very enjoyable experience; it offers spectacular views of waterfalls, mountains, and even, occasionally, dolphins.

Bike

The "Sky-to-Fjord" trip, run out of one of the small gift shops by the ferry dock (easily identifiable by its green roof), is a spectacular 17 km bike trip from the top of the mountain (high enough to still have snow in August!) back down to the gift shop. The trip includes van transportation to the top of the mountain and bike rental. You can go at your own pace as long as you return your bike to the gift shop by the end of the day. Take your time, as the spectacular views can make for worthy detours!

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