You would have to be exceptionally blasé if you failed to be impressed by this astounding creation of Mother Nature, emphasised by the will of man to maintain a foothold on the steep mountain sides and glean a living here.
Impressive waterfalls cast cascades of thundering water from almost vertical mountain sides among them the famous falls, De syv søstrene (“the Seven Sisters”), Friaren (“the Suitor”) and Brudesløret (“the Bridal Veil”), and tease the cliffs with feather‐light gossamer veils of mist whose mission seems to be to create a never‐ending display of ever changing rainbows to fill you with delight and wonder.
For nature lovers, the Geirangerfjord has plenty to offer. Experience the fjords and the waterfalls from one of the many available sightseeing trips, go hiking in stunning surroundings or experience the fjords from a new perspective in a kayak. Other popular activities in the area include fishing, rafting and cycling.
Trollstigen mountain road is an absolute «must see» attraction, snaking its way up steep mountain sides, passing waterfalls, edged with guard stones, narrow, sometimes nerve‐racking but always extremely fascinating. The road opened in 1936 and is a testimony to superb engineering and construction skills using the simplest of tools from the hard thirties.
The area's unique natural surroundings were created during a succession of ice ages, when glaciers carved out deep fjords and shaped the high mountains – and it is not a coincidence why Geirangerfjorden today often appears on lists of the most spectacular places in the world.
There is no need to wait until you're here to find out what you'd like to do.
Western Norway is a region of narrow fjords cutting into tall mountains, of waterfalls cascading down mountainsides, and of glaciers that never melt. Spectacular architecture and exiting food made from local produce enhance the experience.
The Sognefjord is Norway's longest and deepest fjord, and one of its arms, the Nærøyfjord, is on UNESCO's World Heritage List. The surrounding mountains are among the most majestic in Norway.