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“De syv søstrene”, the Geirangerfjord, Møre and Romsdal

The Geirangerfjord

A fairytale by the fjord

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

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.

Trollstigen National Tourist Route, Geiranger
Øyvind Heen - Visitnorway.com
Historic mountain farm Skageflå, Geiranger
Yancy Caldwell / Matador Network / www.fjordnorway.com
CH - Visitnorway.com
Kayaking in Geirangerfjord
Terje Rakke/Nordic life - Visitnorway.com

Things to do

Where to stay

Food and drink

Getting here and around

By plane:
  • There are many daily flights from the largest towns and cities in Norway to Ålesund Airport Vigra, which is the closest airport.
By road:
  • There are daily express bus departures to the area from Oslo, Trondheim and Bergen.
By train:
  • There are daily train departures from Oslo (approximate travel time 5,5 hours) and Trondheim (approximate travel time 4 -­ 5 hours) to Åndalsnes, which is the closest railway station.
  • From Åndalsnes there are connections by bus to Ålesund and Sjøholt all year round, and over the Trollstigen Mountain Road to Valldal and Geiranger in the summer.
By boat:
  • During the summer you can take the northbound Hurtigruten (the Norwegian Coastal Voyage) from Bergen to Geiranger. In the winter, Hurtigruten does not does not enter the Geirangerfjord but goes to Ålesund. You then have to catch a bus from Ålesund to Geiranger.

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