“De syv søstrene”, the Geirangerfjord, Møre and Romsdal
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. The famous falls De syv søstrene (“the Seven Sisters”), Friaren (“the Suitor”) and Brudesløret (“the Bridal Veil”) tease the cliffs with feather‐light sheer veils of mist whose mission is to create a never‐ending display of 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.
Geiranger is in the process of being certified as a Sustainable Destination, a seal of approval given to destinations that work systematically to reduce the negative impact of tourism. In addition to providing visitors with enjoyable experiences, Geiranger wishes to preserve the local nature, culture and environment, strengthen social values, and be economically viable. The municipality and the travel industry cooperate closely to assure that the destination is a great place both to live in and to visit.
Snaking its way up steep mountain sides, passing waterfalls, edged with stone railings, narrow, sometimes nerve‐racking but always extremely fascinating, Trollstigen mountain road is an absolute “must see” attraction, and an alternative route for getting to the Geirangefjorden area. 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 that the Geirangerfjord today often appears on lists of the most spectacular places in the world.
One more thing: The healthy look of the inhabitants of Geiranger comes not only from the fresh air – local food made with fresh ingredients plays a vital part. Restaurants and eateries take pride in creating food with a local twist and the taste match the scenic view from your window table. The many small-scale manufacturers of food and drink include Geiranger Brewery partly located in a boat house and Hellesylt Boutique & Bar with liquorice-flavoured meringues on the unusual menu. The food lovers of Geirangerfjord will give you a fresh view on nature right on your plate.
Find more inspiration on Geirangerfjord’s official website.
Whether you’re going on a trip with your family, partner, or friends, you’ll find plenty of things to do here.
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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.
During the summer you can take the northbound Hurtigruten (the Norwegian Coastal Voyage) from Bergen to Geiranger. In the winter, Hurtigruten does not enter the Geirangerfjord but goes to Ålesund. You then have to catch a bus from Ålesund to Geiranger.
There are daily express bus departures to the area from Oslo, Trondheim and Bergen.
Read more about bus tours in Geiranger on the Geirangerfjord’s official webpage.
The Geirangerfjord is located around 3 hours by car from Ålesund.
There are many daily flights from the largest towns and cities in Norway to Ålesund Airport, which is the closest airport.
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