Geiranger Travel Guide

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    Geiranger from Above
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    The Stone Bridge of the Knuten
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Geiranger Things to Do

  • Dalsnibba

    A great tourist attraction, the Nibbevegen dirt road to Dalsnibba (1476 a.s.l.) is often full of coaches taking tourists from the ferry-cruises up and down the mountain. This toll road was cut out in the rock in 1939 and is supposed to be safe, or so the local people say. Still, there are hardly any barriers and you often have to drive on the verge...

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  • Trolls road

    A fantastic experience that should not be missed. You are taken thru breathtaking country side up and down narrow winding roads and seeing many waterfalls and ice capped mountains. Truly magnificent

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  • Fjord cruise

    You can take the 1h30 cruise on the fjord and see all the wonderfull waterfalls up close and almost personal. A great way to see the fjord

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  • KNIVSFLA WATERFALL

    I thought the Knivsfla waterfall looked similar to the Seven Sister's waterfall, only this one tumbles over a ledge. It is located very close to the Seven Sisters.There was a farm next to the waterfall where many people who had bad accidents and met their death.The last to die, was a young 15 year old girl from the farm. One day she was on her way...

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  • THE SUITOR

    The Suitor waterfall, is another well known waterfall. As this waterfall tumbles down the Mountain, it divides as it tumbles, so bare rock can be seen in the middle of the waterfall, resembling a bottle.Yes, there is a story to this waterfall too! The suitor was forever wooing the "Seven Sisters,' on the opposite side of the fjord, but he was...

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  • SEVEN SISTER'S WATERFALL

    The Seven Sisters is probably the most well known waterfall in Geiranger fjord. A total of seven waterfalls thunder straight down the Mountain and into the fjord.The waterfalls have an average drop of about 250 metres and are an impressive sight, probably better, when a lot of water is thundering over, but good at any time. The water level, which...

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  • DJUPVANET LAKE

    Djupvanet lake we drove past on our way to Dalsnibba summit. On the way back, our Bus driver stopped so we could get out the bus and take some photo's. It is a beautiful lake with crystal clear cold water! The Mountains surround it, and if you are lucky, you may get some reflection photo's.On the lakeside, is a guesthouse where you can stay.

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  • DALSNIBBA

    The public bus took us to Dalsnibba summit. Here we were allowed 20mins to have a look around before returning to Geiranger. Toilets and a Cafe are located at the summit.I hope you have something warm to put on, as it can be quite cool here, and in this area, the weather can change very quickly from sunshine, to thick fog or rain!What a view from...

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  • FLYDALSJUVET

    A stop and some time at the Flydalsjuvet was on our Public Bus tour. From this viewpoint, we are only 4kms from Geiranger, but when looking down from the top, and seeing our Cruise ship looking the size of a "fly," we thought it was a lot further than that. The view here is impressive!It wasn't the best of days for photo's, so I haven't any that...

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  • STORFOSSEN

    On my walk up the hill at Geiranger, I came beside the waterfall that feeds into the fjord located at the bottom of the hill.The sign next to it said "Storfossen." I could get really close to the waterfall which was frothing and roaring over the boulders and down the hill and into the fjord. The water was very pretty, and the view of the falls was...

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  • NORWEGIAN FJORD CENTRE

    Continuing on further up the hill, I came to the Norwegian fjord Centre. I had a peek inside then a look at the outside displays which I could see for free. If you do go in, it is a chance to learn about the people who live in the area, about their work and history. A multi-media show "From Mountains to Fjord" shows this World Heritage Site...

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  • GEIRANGER CHURCH

    Standing near the Fjord, I could see a small white Church on the hill above town. It looked the only option was to walk up the hill, which is what I did.It's a sweet little Church, the wood painted white, and it is octagonal. Built in 1842, it has 200 seats. Surrounding the Church is an old cemetery.This is not the first of the Churches to be built...

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Geiranger Hotels

  • Grande Fjord

    The Grande Fjord hotel was a choice made at a rather last minute due to availabilities, but I must...

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  • Union Hotel Geiranger

    A fantastiv hotel that really goes all the way to impress their international guests the buffet...

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  • Villa Utsikten

    6216 Geiranger, Geiranger, Norway

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

Geiranger Transportation

  • PUBLIC BUS TO DALSNIBBA

    The Ships excursion to Dalsnibba was very expensive, so I looked for an alternative way to come here.I found the Public bus which happens to run 3 times per day from Geiranger to Dalsnibba in the period between 21st June to 31st August. The route is part of the public bus route Andalsnes-Trollstigen-Valldal-Eidsdal-Geiranger-Dalsnibba-Langvatn...

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  • By fjord or mountain

    If you want to get to Geiranger you have to go by boat on the fjord, or by car or bus down one of two steep mountain roads with endlessly many hairpin bends.One of the roads, Ørneveien or Mini-Trollstigen, goes over the mountain from Geiranger to Eidsdal. Here you have to take a ferry to Linge if you want to continue north to Trollstigen or west to...

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  • Ferry from Eidsdal to Linge

    One of the nice way to reach Geiranger is by car. It is very easy to reach it from Stryn following the Rv 15 and then the Rv 63. From Alesund you, instead, you must take a ferry from Linge to Eidsdal. The journey is about 10 minutes throght the Norddalsfjorden. From Eidsdal after about 20 Km you reach Geiranger.

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Geiranger Shopping

  • Souvenir store

    This is the biggest souvenir store in Gerianger.I thought this souvenir shop which is located near the ferry quay, had by far the biggest and best selection. It stocked nearly everything, including sports clothing, knitted garments, christmas decorations, a large selection of trolls and postcards, plus ice cream and snacks.There aren't a lot of...

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  • Geiranger souvenirs

    The shops selling souvenirs in Geiranger are situated near the port and along the main street. The prices are exorbitant, especially for anything handmade, like the sweaters in traditional Norwegian patterns or painted woodwork. There are some interesting items, however, like tin cutlery with lovely Celtic ornaments, table mats representing Viking...

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Geiranger Local Customs

  • A LIVING ROOF!

    In Scandinavian countries, you will see plenty of the grass roofs.At Geiranger, the one I came across first, was on top of the Chocolate shop.These are on buildings to absorb rainwater and provide insulation, I imagine the latter would be much needed here!The grass/sod on the roofs is a practical and cheap way of insulation from temperature...

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  • Friendly people, beautiful nature and a...

    This is one of the things the Norwegians usually associate with Geiranger. In 1995 a young Norwegian girl (Trude) working at Geiranger Hotel was found killed and raped outside of the center of Geiranger but apparently nobody saw or heard anything. This was a really frightening incident in the history of Geiranger.According to all the psychics...

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Geiranger Warnings and Dangers

  • do not swim in this area!

    Transportation is not cheap or easy to get when you're in the middle of the Geiranger fjord. But you should NEVER try to cross the fjord by swimming like a tourist tried. She forgot to arrange her transportation back to the harbor so she decided to swim with her purse in one hand. Luckily for her she was picked up by a man in kayak. Otherwise she...

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  • PORT OF GEIRANGER

    GEIRANGER IS A TENDER PORTIt doesn't matter which cruise line you come with, all will drop anchor somewhere in the fjord, and you will go by tender ashore.You need to remember this if you are planning to book tours yourself to do at Geiranger.Cruise ships let passengers off first, who have booked tours with them,.... THEN you are allowed off the...

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  • EARLY AUGUST IN GEIRANGER FJORD

    It was August 1st, and we were sailing along Geiranger Fjord. It was Summer, and I didn't expect to see the fog hanging low down the Mountain sides, making it not the best for photo's. I was a little disappointed, but at least we could see half of the waterfalls!I still took photo's, just incase it was raining later, it wasn't, BUT the fog had...

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Geiranger Tourist Traps

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    by Hildeal Updated Oct 8, 2011

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    if you want to get to somewhere in the fjords like Skagaflaa ,you have to arrange with someone to get you there and you have to arrange how to get back too. Getting someone to take you there is quite expensive .You should not rent a kayak unless you have some training.

    Unique Suggestions: unless you are willing to die you should not try to get back to Geiranger harbor by swimming.

    Fun Alternatives: Maybe a passing boat is willing to bring you back. My best advice is to wait for a boat to come and get you.

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Geiranger What to Pack

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    some extra pair of socks in case of bad weather. Rain clothes. perhaps an extra pair of shoes, make sure that your shoes can tolerate the heavy rain. it you get wet, pices of newspaper inside your shoes, work well! it would be wise to bring some toilets paper in case there is no paper present at the bathroms at the harbour remember your charger...

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  • Norway in July

    Even in mid July Norway was cool, most days I needed at least long sleeves. For the bus trip up to Mt. Dalsnibba you will want to have closed toe shoes, at that altitude there is snow on the ground, even in July. With a fleece and a rain coat I was warm enough, you only stop for about 15 minutes. I wish I had brought gloves though, trying to...

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  • Definitely a warm coat

    Even in August it's pretty cold in the fjords region and on the mountains picks there is also snow.If you climb the mountains, especially if you go on Dalsnibba, a warm coat is definitely a must, but also a rain coat will help. Mandatory. The view of the fjords creates real artists of the camera.

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Geiranger Off The Beaten Path

  • HELLESYLT

    Cruising into Hellesylt was beautiful! We weren't getting off, but quite a few people were, and then doing a tour by land to Geiranger, where-as, we were staying on the Ship and heading to Geiranger that way!It was early morning in late July, and the fog was hanging low. We could still see the small village which is at the head of the...

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  • Skagaflå

    Kvivsflaa is really the beaten path but if you like it more remote ..If you look closely you'll see an isolated cabin up there. This is where our royal family had their celebration some years ago with royal visitors from all over Scandinavia. They even rented a helicopter to get them all up there. It's possible to get up there by walking. I still...

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  • Waterfalls in Geiranger

    Geiranger is famous also for the beautiful waterfalls in the area.Everybody is talking about the stunning Seven Sisters and Bride Veil waterfalls that you can admire a boat trip around Geiranger fjord. But also on the road to Geiranger coming from south and after passing Geiranger there are interesting waterfalls, although not as famous as the ones...

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Geiranger Favorites

  • BIRDLIFE

    I can't say I saw much bird life at all in Norway. While I was walking along Geiranger Fjord, I did manage to see these two Pied Oyster Catchers on the shore. I was rather surprised, as we have them at home in a much warmer climate.

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  • KEEP THE CAMERA OUT!

    A trip up the Mountain to Dalsnibba is a must do, that is, unless you get travel sickness!The road to the top has many switchbacks. The Bus goes quite slow as it is a steep climb, so I was able to get quite a few decent photo's through the Bus windows.I was the only one taking photo's, why, I don't know, but the scenery is fabulous and changes all...

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  • ATM'S & POST OFFICE

    Norway, and the currency is DANISH KRONER and not the Euro.No worries at Geiranger getting the correct money, for just a short walk to the right when setting foot on land, will take you to Joker Geiranger, a Grocery store in the center of Geiranger. This store sells EVERYTHING, including groceries, toys, office necessities, hardware, fishing...

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