Geiranger

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Coastal Odyssey

Kayaks for rent either by the hour or for a whole day. You can also take part in a guided tour. Kayaking down the fjord is a very enjoyable experience; it offers spectacular views of waterfalls, mountains, and even, occasionally, dolphins.

DO   —  +47 95118062 —  Map

Dalsnibba

Dalsnibba is a 1500 m (4920 ft) mountain summit. Faboulus view over the fjord and the mountain behind. Detour from road 63 (Geiranger mountain pass) direction Skjåk and Stryn.

SEE   —  Map


Geirangerfjord

The steep-sided fjord with its waterfalls, including the Bridal Veil and the Suitor. Geiranger-Hellesylt ferry, Hurtigruten (summer) and cruise ships travel the fjord.

SEE   —  Map

Ljøen panorama point

Panorama point towards Geirangerfjord and Sunnylvsfjord from high point near Ljøen hamlet, between tunnels.



Norsk Fjordsenter

Visitor centre for the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

SEE   —  +47 70263810 —  Map

Ørnesvingen

View of the fjord and the village from high point.

SEE   —  Road 63
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Ålesund Airport, Vigra

Distance from Ålesund airport is 124 km (77 mi)

OTHER   —  Vigra near Ålesund

Vinje Camping

A campsite in Geirange near a waterfall.

SLEEP   —  Map


Weserås Restaurant

Traditional norwegian food.

EAT   —  +47 92899187 —  Map
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Geiranger Turistinformasjon

Internet.

OTHER   —  +47 70263099 —  Map

Naustkroa

Pizza.

EAT   —  +47 70263230 —  Map

Geiranger Hotell

SLEEP   —  +47 70263005 —  Map

Union Hotel

SLEEP   —  +47 70263005 —  Map

Molde Airport

OTHER   —  Map

Ørsta/Volda Airport

OTHER   —  Map

About Geiranger

Geiranger is the tiny village and rural community at the eastern end of Geirangerfjord. Hellesylt village sits at the western end of Geirangerfjord, and from there the fjord does a sharp turn north with the name Sunnylvsfjord. The latter fjord is in turn connected to the main fjord, aptly named Storfjord (Large fjord), at small town Stranda. Strictly speaking Geirangerfjord is merely the last section of the larger Storfjord system. Storfjord is one of main fjord systems in Western Norway. While Geiranger and Hellesylt are small villages, Stranda is the municipal centre.

Several hundred cruise ships with some 300,000 passengers visit Geirangerfjord every summer, as cruise port only surpassed by Bergen. Many tourists arrive by charter bus. In addition there is a large number of independent travellers. Geiranger itself is a small village of 200 people, the influx of 5000 (or more) tourists daily makes Geiranger a relatively crowded place at day time.

The Geirangerfjord is one of Norway's oldest destinations for international tourism. Cruise ship tourism began in the late 19th century. Kaiser Wilhelm visited Geiranger every summer until the first war. Road 63 between Åndalsnes and Geiranger via Valldal is one of Norway's 18 national tourist routes, these routes are the most scenic drives in Norway.


Source: wikivoyage