Like the spear it's named for, Geirangerfjord thrusts nine miles into Norway's mountains. Over 900 feet deep, the narrow fjord is lined by sheer cliffs that rear some 2,000 feet above its surface. Waterfalls, such as the Seven Sisters and Bridal Veil Falls, plummet from cliff to fjord. At the head of this magnificent spectacle sits the tiny village of Geiranger. No wonder travelers have come to call for over a century and a half.
Geirangerfjord is often described as the "most beautiful fjord in the world."
Note: Geiranger is an anchorage port – passengers transfer to shore by ship's tender.
Geirangerfjord is Norway's most spectacular and perhaps best-known fjord. With its high waterfalls and abandoned mountain farms, its landscape is included on UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites.
The mountain's summit, 4,757 feet above sea level, offers breathtaking views of the Geirangerfjord.
Flydalsjuvet lies to the south of the town of Geiranger. This gigantic overhanging rock, opening onto the Geirangerfjord, is one of the most photographed sights in Norway.
The road between Geiranger and Eidsdal is known as Eagle Road. The last turn, a hairpin bend, is known as Eagle Bend and offers an extraordinary view over the Geirangerfjord.
The Geiranger Fjord Centre provides the history of the mountains, the fjords and local people, including an interactive multimedia show, "From Mountain to Fjord."
Herdal Summer Farm
Norway's climate allows for seasonal farms that raise livestock and cultivate apples, cherries and berries.
Jostedalsbreen National Park
Jostedalsbreen National Park surrounds Jostedalsbreen, the largest glacier on the continent of Europe. Jostedalsbreen, together with smaller separate glaciers, covers about 310 square miles of the park.
The Briksdal Glacier is one of the most accessible and best-known arms of the Jostedalsbreen Glacier, swooping down nearly 4,000 feet down to the lush, narrow Briksdal Valley.