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Fjord de Geiranger

Practical information on Fjord de Geiranger

  • Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
  • Fjord
  • Unesco World Heritage
4 / 5 - 2 reviews
How to get there
10 hours by road from Oslo
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
1 to 2 days

Reviews of Fjord de Geiranger

Aude Michelet Seasoned Traveller
28 written opinions

Geirangerfjord is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that can only be accessed from the sea.

My suggestion:
Take a trip on a cruise ship to enjoy the landscape.
My review

I took one of the many cruise ships to go and admire Geirangerfjord. It is incomparably beautiful. I was only able to see part of the fjord during the boat trip because it is one of the longest in the world. It's also one of the deepest that you will see during your trip to Norway.

I saw lots of waterfalls throughout the whole boat trip. The most famous one is called Seven Sisters. I also loved the breathtaking landscapes of steep sides covered with spruce, ruined farms...Some people saw some marine animals. I thought the landscape of mountains plunging directly into the water was really impressive. The boat ride let me see the fjord from the water, but the treks are just as magnificent.

Baptiste Rutko Seasoned Traveller
27 written opinions

Almost like a fairy tale. You'll find yourself searching everywhere for trolls and princesses.

My suggestion:
I went by car, but you can take a boat from Ålesund or one of the other nearby villages to make the experience a bit more exciting. There are lots of companies offering such boat trips.
My review

Before you arrive, you don't really realise quite how high the mountains are or quite how deep the Geirangerfjord is. Geiranger is a tiny village located at the end of the fjord and is, therefore, very touristy. I went there right in the middle of summer, hoping that the weather would be fine, but with the pleasant weather and the sunshine also comes a tidal wave of tourists on holiday in Norway. The enormous cruise ships somehow ruin any chances of taking fantastic photos and the village is packed with day-trippers.

I found it quite hard to find anywhere to eat (and I imagine the prices are sky-high), so I was glad that I'd brought a packed lunch. If you get the chance, try to avoid staying in the centre of the village because then you'll be able find somewhere with great views of the mountains. And make sure you ask the locals where the local places of interest are. That's how I found the way to an amazing waterfall.

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