Sign Up
Cruisetrend helps you connect and share with the people in your life.
  • Port Detail
  • Photo & Video
  • Ports Review
Geiranger continues to be known as the very best fjord viewing location in Norway. It is an attractive location filled with sights you won't ever forget. The landscape of Geiranger is amazing, and everybody you encounter is going to be eager that will help you when you explore the location. The best skiing on the planet are available in Norwegian, which sport, together with watching the attractive countryside, would be the two primary causes of going to Geiranger. There's not a good amount of activities or things you can do, that's without a doubt. But you may still possess a wonderful time taking pleasure in the intrinsic great thing about the region. The Norwegian people are some of the best educated in the whole world, so when the kids are born they're trained to ski together with being trained just to walk. Despite the icy weather, Norwegians spend a lot of their time outdoors, and you'll be likely to perform the same should you visit Geiranger.  If you’re looking for an off-beat port, with lots of ourdoor activities, the trademark Norwegian icy weather and lots of kiing action, this is the place to be.
This really is certainly among the last natural frontiers around the region. Glaciers, ponds, and mountain tops cover over 70 % from the land in Norwegian. Due to the peculiar entire nights and days, Norwegian continues to be because of the title Land from the Night time Sun. The summer time days can approach nearly twenty-four hrs of straight sunlight, and during the cold months the nights lasts over 17 hours.
Where You're Docked
Ships tender to the Geirangerfjord Cruise Terminal, three short piers side by side. Amazingly, given the tiny size of the town, a maximum of five ships can call in Geiranger in one day, with a limit of 8,000 cruise visitors.
Geiranger is an extremely small town, and almost all of it may be covered by walking. If you love to consider taxis out and about, there's one company around that may handle your transportation needs.
Things To Do
The Seven Siblings waterfall is among the most breathtaking sights in the whole world. This glorious waterfall may be the primary attraction in Geiranger. It's the reason why vacationers throughout visit a part of Norwegian. The cascading down water is encircled by lush, eco-friendly countryside that enhances it perfectly. The entire region is spectacular, and you may spend hrs looking only at that dazzling waterfall.
Jostedalsbreen National Park is yet another must-see during Geiranger. The enormous Briksdalsbreen glacier here's magnificent, which park is an excellent spot to hike and explore. The glacier is just area of the incredible Jostedalsbreen ice area. Going for a led tour from the park is often the best idea, however, you can roam freely too. It will likely be rather chilly outdoors, try not to permit this to prevent you. The overwhelming beauty inside the Jostedalsbreen National Park has to be seen to be believed.
Hanging Around
Nothing in Geiranger is too far away. The area immediately adjacent to the pier offers a tourist office (where you can book day-of tours), toilets, a post office, souvenir shops, bus pickup, taxi stand and food.
Getting Around
On Foot: Geiranger proper is about a five-minute walk end to end. If you want to reach the church, Fjordcenter, Hotel Union or hiking trailhead, it's a steep 10- to 15-minute walk up Geiranger's one real road.
By Bus: A City Sightseeing bus takes independent travelers to Geiranger's two scenic viewpoints, Flydalsjuvet and Ornevegen (Eagle's Bend). The tour takes 90 minutes, and unlike the company's omnipresent hop on hop off buses, the Geiranger version does not let passengers come and go as they please (though there's a 20-minute stop at each overlook).
By Taxi: Taxis are available on the main road by the pier if you wish to head up to Westeras Farm or another destination. They take both cash and credit cards.
Part of the spectacular Fjord Norway network - and regularly topping the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list - the Geirangerfjord region north of Ålesund offers some of the finest scenery anywhere in Norway. The eastward continuation of the Sunnylvsfjord, the Geirangerfjord boasts some of the country's most spectacular views. One of the best is from the summit of Dalsnibba: at 4,905ft, the views of the surrounding mountains and the Geirangerfjord far below are simply breathtaking. Numerous cruises and tours are available, but if you're driving, be sure to take the winding Eagles' Road with its 11 hairpin bends and great views. Address: 6216 Geiranger -- Official site: www.geiranger.no/en
Trollstigen Mountain Road
Set forth on an exhilarating road trip on this winding mountain road. Along the way, enjoy breathtaking views of mountains, waterfalls and Geirangerfjord.
Located in a remote area 500 meters above sea level, Hydalssetra is an alpine center for goat farming that dates back more than 300 years. Here, you'll get a glimpse into the history and agrarian lifestyle of rural Norway.
Mount Dalsnibba
Hike to the top of the mountain's summit, located approximately 4,750 feet above sea level. Here, you'll enjoy breathtaking views of Geirangerfjord.
The Seven Sisters
(Norwegian: De Syv Søstrene or Dei Sju Systrene, also known as Knivsflåfossen) is the 39th tallest waterfall in Norway. The waterfall consists of seven separate streams, and the tallest of the seven has a free fall that measures 250 metres (820 ft).The waterfall is located along the Geirangerfjorden in Stranda Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The waterfall is located just south of the historic Knivsflå farm, across the fjord from the old Skageflå farm. The falls are about 6.5 kilometres (4.0 mi) west of the village of Geiranger. It is part of the Geiranger World Heritage Site.
Dimished flow of the Seven Sisters Waterfall in September. "The Seven Sisters" (Norwegian: De Syv Søstrene or Dei Sju Systrene) is located on the northern side of the Geirangerfjorden, and directly across the fjord lies a single waterfall called "The Suitor" (Norwegian: Friaren). The legend of the seven sisters is that they dance playfully down the mountain. Meanwhile, across the fjord, the suitor (or courter) flirts playfully with them from afar
The two most notable waterfalls in the Geirangerfjord are the Seven Sisters and the Suitor (also called The Friar). Both falls face one another across the fjord, and the Suitor is said to be trying to woo the sisters opposite.The Bridal Veil is another waterfall in the fjord, so named because it falls delicately over one rocky edge, and when seen backlit by the sun it has the appearance of a thin veil over the rocks.
In summer, the waterfalls in the Geirangerfjord are the most photographed as no less than seven waterfalls descend into the fjord. The falls are more visible in May-July during the major snow melting period and can be best observed by taking a boat trip to the Geirangerfjord, a world heritage site.
Apart from the sheer beauty of the mountains and the waterfalls, the Seven Sisters tell a tale of trolls and how they were turned to stone
As the Legend Goes..
The story starts with Vågekallen, who lived in Lofoten and who was spurned by women in the south.  One female by the name of  Lekamøya even called him  simpleton. One evening when Lekamøya had gone to Tjøtta to make unleavened bread, seven beautiful unmarried sisters escaped from their father, the King of Sulitjelma. When Vågekallen saw the seven sisters dancing naked in the fjord, the temptation proved too great for him. He mounted his horse and rode south in pursuit of the seven sisters.
From Tjøtta where she was baking, Lekamøya heard the huge commotion, dropped her rolling pin, peel and pastry board and rushed home to Leka. Hestmannen, who was woken by the noise, shot an arrow south. However, the King of Brønnøy Island (Skarvågsgubben) saw this and threw his hat up to intercept the arrow which landed in the sea.
At this point, all the individuals were turned into stone as they had forgotten the golden rule. According to Norwegian folk tales, trolls are turned to stone if they do not hide before the sun rises.
In Tjøtta today are three stone monuments which are said to represent the rolling pin, peel and pastry board, on Torget Island in Brønnøy municipality, the Torghatten mountain has a hole in the center where the arrow shot through and Lekamøya stands at Leka.
As with all legends, each version is embellished upon by storytellers, but in spite of the different versions, they nevertheless give a colourful folkloric background as to how this mountain range came about.
Great Activities
The Jostedal Museum is a superb spot to begin to see the sights and good reputation for Norwegian in exhibit form. Its individuals freezing cold days, this can be a enjoyable way to get a feeling of the environment and culture from the region. It might not be as authentic, but it's still fun and informative. The showcases highlight probably the most impressive glaciers from the territory, and also the pictures are wonderful.
The glacier hikes of Nigardsbreen are greatly exhilarating. You will find a variety of hikes to select from, and when you're in decent condition, it is really an activity that can't be skipped. All the activities are backed by Jostedalen Breførarlag, plus they take great care in most of the hikes. The Household Walk may be the novice adventure appropriate for the whole family. The Special Blue Ice Walk is a lot more difficult, and conditions and terms exist before you'll be permitted to get familiar with this venture. You've got to be a minimum of 15 years of age as well as in excellent condition. The glacier hikes are a remarkable experience.
Eating Out
District Westeras is really a cozy little outfit which will satiate with hearty Norwegian food, perfect following a lengthy day outdoors. The main courses and desserts are scrumptious, and also the huge home windows allow for an excellent view out in to the lovely countryside.
In Geiranger -- as in most Norwegian ports -- you can buy the country's signature (and expensive) knitwear, as well as troll figures and other souvenirs. For a local-to-Geiranger buy, head to Geiranger Sjokolade and purchase some chocolate made in the factory on-site. It sells funky chocolate flavors such as brown cheese, aquavit and cloudberry, and you can taste before you buy. You can also buy local jams, such as molte syltetoy (cloudberry jam). If you can't wait until you get home, the cafe there makes and serves coffee and hot chocolate, baked goods and, of course, its own chocolate -- and sells Kulinaris ice cream, a Norwegian brand. Geiranger Sjokolade is located in the Holenaustet boat house off the main pedestrian shopping street. (Open daily April to September 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)

Captcha Challenge
Reload Image
Type in the verification code above