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Hiking by the Geirangerfjord in Norway - Photo: Terje Rakke/Destinasjon Geirangerfjord-Trollstigen
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Hiking by the Geirangerfjord in Norway Photo: Terje Rakke/Destinasjon Geirangerfjord-Trollstigen

Hiking in the area of the Geirangerfjord and Trollstigen

Experience a hiking holiday in the most spectacular scenery of Fjord Norway - in the surroundings of the famous Geirangerfjord.

The fjord landscape offers both easier as well as tougher walks. Most paths are well-marked, and there are updated hiking maps for sale. The bonus of walking in this area are the magnificent views – hardly to be experienced anywhere else in the world.

In the Tafjord Mountains you may walk for days, and stay overnight in the cabins of the Norwegian Trekking Association. It is also possible to go tenting in the mountains.

Hiking season

The best season for hiking is May - October.

Tour suggestions

In the whole area, there are excellent possibilities for shorter hikes.

Storseterfossen Waterfall
A one-hour walk takes you to Storseterfossen Waterfall, where you can stand behind the waterfall cascading in front of you.

A three to four-hour walk takes you to one of the famous mountain farms surrounding the Geirangerfjord. And in five to seven hours, you may reach one of the many summits in the area, offering the most stunning views.

The Patchell Cabin in Sunnmørsalpene
This walk takes you in to Sunnmørsalpene, with snowcapped peaks, glaciers and a fantastic scenery. The family friendly and moderate walk to the Patchell Cabin (818 metres above sea level) takes about 5 hours, and suits normally fit individuals.

Guided tours are available, but the paths are well-marked and there are hiking maps for sale at the tourist information.

The mountain farm of Skageflå
This walk to the abandoned mountain farm of Skageflå (300 metres above sea level), situated over the famous Geirangerfjord, is a striking cultural as well as nature experience. It is hard to imagine how people could live under such hard conditions.

You can either walk the distance from Geiranger (approximately 3 hours one way), or you can join the sightseeing boats from Geiranger to the foot of the mountain where there is a path leading up. Optional hiking back or you can be picked up by the sightseeing boat. Walking from/back to Geiranger, you will have to go up to 550 metres above sea level.

Guided tours are available, but the paths are well-marked and there are hiking maps for sale at the tourist information.

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Last updated:  2014-02-20
Hiking is free and easily accessible in Norway - Photo: Terje Rakke/Destinasjon Geirangerfjord-Trollstigen
Hiking is free and easily accessible in Norway
On the way up to Skageflå in Geiranger, Norway - Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life AS/Destinasjon Geirangerfjord Trollstigen
On the way up to Skageflå in Geiranger, Norway

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Hiking by the Geirangerfjord in Norway - Photo: Terje Rakke/Destinasjon Geirangerfjord-Trollstigen

Hiking in the area of the Geirangerfjord and Trollstigen

Experience a hiking holiday in the most spectacular scenery of Fjord Norway - in the surroundings of the famous Geirangerfjord.

Hiking in the area of the Geirangerfjord and Trollstigen

Source: Visitnorway

Hiking in Geirangerfjord, Ålesund and Nordfjord

The stunning landscape of Fjord Norway is a paradise for hikers, with superb walks within easy distance of Geiranger, Ålesund and Nordfjord.

What to do in Ålesund and Sunnmøre

Go on a bird safari on the island of Runde, try hiking in the Sunnmøre Alps or check out one of the many annual festivals in the Ålesund area.

The Geirangerfjord

The deep blue UNESCO-protected Geirangerfjord is surrounded by majestic, snow-covered mountain peaks, wild waterfalls and lush, green vegetation.

Attractions in Ålesund and Sunnmøre

The most popular attractions in the area are the Geirangerfjord, the bird island of Runde, Ålesund's Art Nouveau architecture and Alnes Lighthouse.

About the Geirangerfjord and Trollstigen area

The Geirangerfjord and Trollstigen

The Geirangerfjord is unique and exceptionally beautiful – which is why this fjord landscape is included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

Tourist information in the areas of the Geirangerfjord and Trollstigen

Visit one of the tourist information offices for updated information on accommodation, public transport, hiking and activities.

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