The Natural Beauty of Geirangerfjord Norway

Geirangerfjord Norway
The Geirangerfjord, Kingdom of Norway is regarded by many to be the most beautiful fjord. Photo: James Visser.

Geirangerfjord in the Kingdom of Norway: Our favorite Fjord!

Geirangerfjord Norway awarded best fjord
This sign was attached to the main building just off from the ferry terminal. Photo: James Visser.

Geirangerfjord Norway is a world-famous, UNESCO listed site that combines majestic high cliffs, lush green vegetation, magical ice-cold waterfalls and calm, dreamy, emerald waters to make this fjord arguably the most beautiful in Norway and perhaps the world. For people that love or have an appreciation of nature, this is simply a must-see when visiting Norway. Named the best travel destination in Scandinavia by Lonely Planet, Geiranger and the sheer grandeur and scale of this fjord promises to be something that will stay in your memory always.

For a place that draws over 600,000 visitors and between 140-180 cruise ships annually, the town of Geiranger and surrounds are super clean and the waters of the fjord, like everywhere else I visited in Norway are just pristine. Taking a cruise on the fjord while you are in Geiranger is something I strongly recommend to completely immerse yourself in the stunning scenery.

As far as fjords go, the Geirangerfjord Norway system is among the world’s longest and deepest. The fjord’s steep crystalline rock walls rise up to 1,400 m from the Norwegian Sea and extend 500 m below sea level. Of the 200 fjords situated along Norway’s west coast, Geirangerfjord is considered to be one of the most unaffected by human activity and infrastructure.

Geirangerfjord splits off from Storfjorden which is the fifth-largest fjord in Norway stretching for 110 kilometres from the sea. Storfjorden might be larger than Geirangerfjord but Geirangerfjord is universally considered to be the most beautiful fjord.

 

Geiranger

Geiranger Location
Location of Geiranger within Europe. Image: E-Travel.ie

With a resident population of just 250, Geiranger is a small tourist village in the western part of Norway, more specifically in the Stranda municipality within the district of Sunnmøre region of Møre og Romsdal county.

Amazingly, due to the beauty of the fjord and resulting tourism, Geiranger is actually the third largest cruise ship port in Norway. To accommodate people that wish to stay for a while here, Geiranger has 5 boutique-style/size hotels and over 10 camping sites.

It is understood that during peak season (May to early September), Geiranger can get pretty crowded and that the roads are virtually inaccessible during winter. I must say we must have been quite lucky as it wasn’t crowded when we were there in late May. The village itself is really gorgeous and well laid out. Everything is well laid out, well maintained and within easy walking distance, albeit that some of it is uphill.

 

Getting to Geirangerfjord Norway

There are essentially two ways to get to Geiranger: by water or by road.

If travelling by road, the closest major centre/city is Ålesund on the Norwegian coast, some 108 kilometres (67 miles) to the north-west. Approximate travel time if driving to/from Ålesund is between 2¼ and 3 hours, dependent on the route you choose.

If travelling by water, there are many cruise ships that visit Geiranger as part of a Norwegian itinerary from and ports in mainland Europe and the UK – or taking a ferry from Ålesund. Being Norway’s 9th largest city, Ålesund also has an airport with connections to Oslo and other major centres.

 

Our trip

Geiranger sign Route 63 Norway
The turn off to get down to the waterway level of Geirangerfjord. Photo: Nicole Anderson.

We travelled to Geiranger by car from Bergen leaving very early in the morning. We saw some awesome scenery on the way including high up in the mountains where there was plenty in the way of snow and ice.

We took the turnoff on Route 63 to head back down toward sea level where the iconic Geirangerfjord was waiting.

As we descended, the fjord eventually came into view and we stopped at the carpark about 4 klms from Geiranger at a place called Flydalsjuvet. Flydalsjuvet is the spot where most of the well-publicized photos of Geiranger and its famous fjord are taken.

Having taken some of our own photos overlooking the fabulous scenery here, we headed down the rest of the way to the village to look around and wait for the ferry we had booked to cruise the fjord.

Descent down to Geiranger
Beginning the descent to the fjord. Photo: Nicole Anderson.

 

Flydalsjuvet Lookout down to Geiranger Norway
James and I at the Flydalsjuvet lookout. Photo: Passing, friendly tourist.

 

Geiranger Church Norway
Passing the parish Geiranger Church for the district on the way down to the fjord. Photo: Nicole Anderson.

 

Ferry Terminal Geiranger Norway
Next to the ferry terminal looking out at a visiting cruise ship. Photo: Nicole Anderson.

 

Norwegian Troll at Geiranger
Making acquaintance with a Norwegian Troll. Photo: James Visser.

We arrived earlier than our scheduled cruise so we took a leisurely wander around the harbour area and checked out the cafes and shops in this area.

 

Cruising Geirangerfjord Norway

The ferry we booked was a car ferry which is the main vessel that cruises across Geirangerfjord and travels to an even smaller village called Hellesylt before returning to Geiranger. We were able to watch the ferry coming into Geiranger and unload its cars and passengers before we were able to present our tickets to board.

Ferry on Geirangerfjord
The main ferry operating across Geirangerfjord dropping off vehicles and passengers. Photo: James Visser.

 

As in the case when we cruised Lysefjord, we spent most of our time on the top deck to maximise the all-encompassing vista of the water and cliffs comprising the fjord. It didn’t take long at all before the ferry had departed as they are pretty quick with the turnaround.

 

Geirangerfjord Norway
Looking out to the fjord as we are about to set sail. You can see the road we would take leaving Geiranger on the right. Photo: Nicole Anderson.

 

As we left the dock, the next significant feature we saw on land was the zig-zag road that we were to take heading out of Geiranger as we continued on our road trip. This is the Ørnevegen (or the Eagle’s Road): the name of the eleven hairpin bends that ascend the steep, verdant hillside from Geiranger towards Eidsdal. As you will be able to see from the image below, this road had a number of hairpin turns as it leads back up to the higher altitude of the mountainous terrain that lies above and beyond the fjord.

 

Zigzag road out of Geiranger, heading toward Trollstigen
The zig-zag road that we would end up taking to get to Trollstigen where there were much worse hairpin turns than this. Photo: James Visser.

 

The other noticeable distraction from the immediate view of Geiranger as we cruised down toward the heart of the fjord was the presence of seagulls. Lots of seagulls. They flew in line with the ferry and quite close to the top deck where many passengers took delight in feeding them. It was clear from their behaviour that this is a regular occurrence and the tourists, in particular, loved the birds getting as close as possible and photographing them.

 

Tourists feeding seagulls at Geirangerfjord
Tourists encouraging the seagulls as we departed. Photo: Nicole Anderson.

 

The Seven Sisters and Suitor Waterfalls

The Seven Sisters (or Knivsflåfossen) is a 410-metre (1,350 ft) tall waterfall consists of seven separate streams, and the tallest of the seven has a free fall that measures 250 metres (820 ft). It is an impressive sight in the middle of a fjord as fabulous as this one.

 

Seven Sister Falls, Geirangerfjord
Approaching the Seven Sisters. Photo: Nicole Anderson.

 

Seven Sisters Waterfall Norway
Looking at the Seven Sisters straight on. Photo: Nicole Anderson.

 

Directly opposite the Seven Sisters Waterfall, on the southern end of the fjord, is another impressive waterfall named ‘The Suitor’ (or Friaren). These waterfalls are a part of a fable or legend from a long time ago, according to the announcement made by staff on board. The story goes that the Seven Sisters dance playfully down the mountain while, across the fjord, the suitor (or courter) flirts playfully with them from afar.

 

The Suitor waterfall in Geirangerfjord
‘The Suitor’ waterfall on the other side of the fjord from the Seven Sisters. Photo: James Visser.

 

Old farms

Remnants of old and now mostly abandoned transhumant farms added a cultural aspect to the dramatic natural landscape. These were abandoned some time ago although a couple remain that also take tours of their farm for those interested in human history and settlement in the area.

 

Old abandoned farm buildings Geirangerfjord
Old abandoned farm buildings on the side of the fjord. Photo: James Visser.

 

An intersection in the fjord

Eventually, the ferry came to an intersection where we turned left to continue along this part of Geirangerfjord to the village of Hellesylt. The other option of turning right would take you through the part of Geirangerfjord where the cruise ships go as they head back out to sea. Everywhere you looked there was just breathtaking for its immense natural beauty.

 

Turning out of Geirangerfjord
Taken from the rear of the ferry where you can see we have just turned left. Behind us is where the fjord heads out toward the sea. Photo: James Visser.

 

Hellesylt

Hellesylt is a delightful old Viking village and port. It is well known for a well-photographed waterfall that runs through the middle of the village. The name of the waterfall is Hellesyltfossen and apparently this place can get quite crowded with people taking photos during peak tourist season. Again, we were lucky in that we wandered off the ferry to check out Hellesyltfossen, took some photos of the falls and surrounds before making our way back to the ferry to make the return trip.

Although Hellesylt might not have the same level of grandeur and beauty that surrounds Geiranger, some people do stay there for a day or two to experience the relatively quiet and tranquil environment. This village has approximately the same number of people living there as Geiranger.

 

Village of Hellesylt Norway
Approaching the village of Hellesylt where you can see the Hellesyltfossen waterfall in the middle. Photo: James Visser.

 

Waterfall at Hellesylt Norway
James in front of the waterfall Hellesyltfossen. Photo: Nicole Anderson.

Heading back to Geiranger

Making our way back to Geiranger was just as peaceful, relaxing and beautiful as the initial trip out.

The water across the fjord is just so calm and looking at all the amazing scenery rising high above you is something I don’t think I could ever get tired of.

 

Cruising along Geirangerfjord
Relaxing a bit on the inside of the ferry as we make our way back. Photo: James Visser.

 

Departing Geiranger

Leaving the ferry at Geiranger
Taking a leisurely stroll along the waterfront. Photo: James Visser.

 

Having enjoyed such a wonderful experience it was time to get back into the car and get on our way to the next planned stop and attraction, Trollstigen.

And so we started along the road out of the village which took us climbing up the series of hairpin turns, we saw earlier from the fjord. We stopped for a last look down at Geiranger and Geirangerfjord from a different direction than the one we arrived from. While we were doing this, another couple stopped their car for the same reason and we ended up taking photos of each other with this lovely background vista.

 

Looking down at Geiranger Norway
One last stop for a photo looking down on the other side of Geiranger to where we came in. Photo: fellow travellers.

 

We then completed our ascent up the eleven hairpin bends of Ørnevegen that ascend the steep, verdant hillside from Geiranger towards Eidsdal, to where the Ørnesvingen viewing point is. And then, before you know it, we were back up in the snow and ice surrounded by the beautiful Norwegian mountains again.

 

Heading to Trollstigen from Geiranger Norway
With the wonderful experience of Geiranger and Geirangerfjord behind us, we now are back up in the mountains heading for Trollstigen. Photo: Nicole Anderson.

 

Have you ever researched a place, got excited about going and then felt that you researched too much because it didn’t feel that special once you were there? This sometimes happens in my travels but I must say this was not the case here. I did a fair amount of research prior to visiting Geirangerfjord and I just loved experiencing every moment of it. Being here in the midst of such natural wonder just can not compare with reading a book or looking at photos online.

Have you visited Geirangerfjord? If not, is this somewhere that appeals to you? Please let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

Also for those interested readers, do have a look at Fjord Norway’s page on Geirangerfjord.

 

 

This article is part of the Natural Beauty Travel Series, authored by travel writer Nicole Anderson.
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128 thoughts on “The Natural Beauty of Geirangerfjord Norway

  • June 5, 2020 at 5:52 am
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    I missed going to Geirangerfjord when I was in Oslo. I regret it. The pictures are stunning and the fjords made me nostalgic. I was there in Norway for a month as my husband was working for a project but we both had our office assignments, so we could only head out on the weekends. We explored a lot of places but missed a couple, but I am a great fan of the country. The Seven sisters is gorgeous. There are lot of breathtaking gems. I definitely want to go back soon.

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    • June 6, 2020 at 8:08 pm
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      I can definitely relate to how you are feeling, Manjulika. Hopefully, an opportunity will arise where you and your husband will be able to return and explore other areas of Norway, such as Geirangerfjord. Thank you very much for reading and sharing your thoughts.

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  • June 3, 2020 at 9:15 pm
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    I have a friend from the town of Geiranger who has preached about the beauty of Geirangerfjord to me and she promised to take me around when I’m ready. Seeing your post has made me more eager to visit. This is why it’s popular with the cruise ships. It will make a fantastic holiday for the family as you can make up stories about the Norwegian troll and the Seven Sisters waterfall. Such a beautiful place!

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    • June 4, 2020 at 1:24 am
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      How fabulous would it be for you to visit your friend in such a beautiful setting, Bolupe! Someone who actually lives there to show you around would be so wonderful and a great way to catch up together. For sure so many stories to enjoy and I hope you get to visit and enjoy soon. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts.

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  • June 3, 2020 at 7:27 pm
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    It is very famous about Norway having wonderful fjords but good to know about this Geiranger fjord. As Geirangerfjord Norway is a world famous, UNESCO listed site which really looks majestic due to tall cliffs surrounded by greenery and stunning waterfalls. I love nature, and being the best travel destination in Scandinavia by Lonely Planet, I would love to visit Geiranger. Seven sister falls look amazing.

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  • June 3, 2020 at 1:13 pm
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    I want to visit Geirangerfjord Norway! And I’m jealous. Hard to believe a town of 250 can accommodate so many visitors each year. I think the drive from Bergen would be my preferred method of arrival to get the famous photo. I’m a huge fan of waterfalls, Seven Sisters Waterfall and The Suitor look incredible

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    • June 4, 2020 at 1:19 am
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      Totally agree that such a small population handling such tourist numbers each year is hard to believe, Sherianne. I think we were lucky on the day we were there as it just wasn’t crowded. Like you, I am also a fan of waterfalls and there were so many throughout the fjord – the Seven Sisters and the Suitor being the most prominent. Hope you will visit as well one day.

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  • June 3, 2020 at 5:37 am
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    Wow, Geirangerfjord looks like an incredible place to visit. I have heard so much about the fjords of Norway and this place looks like a fairyland. The scenery is fabulous as can be seen from the pictures. The Seven Sister waterfall looks amazing. It just reminded me of the Seven Sister waterfall in India! The farms look breathtaking as well. I would love to visit Norway and explore these places.

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    • June 4, 2020 at 1:14 am
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      Thanks so much, Amrita. I agree the scenery is reminiscent of a fairyland with the calm fjord, majestic mountains and beautiful waterfalls. Hope you will be able to visit here one day and compare the Seven Sisters waterfall to the one in India. I am sure both will be beautiful to see.

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  • June 2, 2020 at 1:53 pm
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    This is such a wonderful post. I’ve been to Norway and I agree that the sceneries and places there are so wondrous. I would really love to visit Norway again, someday.

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  • June 2, 2020 at 12:05 pm
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    Norway is one of those places I want to visit to experience the stunning views and landscapes I see in pictures like yours! I’m always captivated by the natural beauty of Norway.

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  • June 2, 2020 at 10:59 am
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    I really wish to visit a fjord one day ..don’t know when though. Geirangerfjord is full of landscapes wonders it seems. All the pictures make the place all the more enticing.

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  • June 2, 2020 at 10:50 am
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    Amazing, thanks for sharing this beautiful fjord with us, I hadn’t heard of it before. I love the Norwegian Troll, there are a few areas in Switzerland that have funny figures like that (Schwarzsee has a dragon that roars!) and they are always fun.

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    • June 3, 2020 at 1:01 am
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      The troll is definitely very well represented in many of the souvenirs available in the gift shops, Kat. He is kind of the official mascot of the area, including Trollstigen, which is the next place to be featured in this series of articles on Norway. I’ll have to also look out for that Swiss dragon when I’m next in that corner of the world. Thanks so much for your comment.

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  • June 2, 2020 at 9:50 am
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    It makes me a little sad to read this, as we’d had plans to visit Norway this spring. Geirrangerfjord is spectacular, and makes me more determined to visit one day. I love the photos you took; the troll one is wonderful, as are those of the Seven Sister waterfalls, holy moly!!

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    • June 3, 2020 at 12:58 am
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      I’m sorry to hear of your travel plans being disrupted, Lisa. Hopefully, it won’t be too long and we will all be able to travel again and explore the natural beauty of this world of ours. Norway with still be something for you to look forward to and I wish you a wonderful trip.

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  • June 2, 2020 at 6:24 am
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    One of the things in my bucket list is to visit a Fjord – anywhere. Now I have one name that I can consider when living it up. I loved your drive with snow on either side of the road. And that troll looks cute instead of creepy 😉 The seven sisters falls look stunning. Incidentally, we have one Seven Sisters Falls in India too but you can’t get so close to them.

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    • June 3, 2020 at 12:55 am
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      I’ve just looked up the Seven Sisters Falls in northern India, Ami, and they look beautiful as well. I would love to visit and apparently these are most popular during the rainy monsoon season. While you might not be able to get so close, a camera with the right lens would no doubt come in handy. Thank you so much for reading and leaving a lovely comment, and I do hope you will come across a fjord soon in your future travels.

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  • June 2, 2020 at 1:23 am
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    I want to visit this place. I must see it with my own eyes!

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  • June 2, 2020 at 12:07 am
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    Oh wow, the views are incredible. I would LOVE to see those waterfalls first hand. I have a serious love for waterfalls, travelling all over Ontario, Canada where I live to see the options near us. That being said, I want to travel and see some of these stunning views in other areas. I’m going to have to show this post to my husband so that I can explain why I need to add Norway to our ‘must-see’ list!

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    • June 3, 2020 at 12:48 am
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      I hope your husband agrees with you to visit Norway at some point, Britt. Mind you, Canada is of course also very well known for its fair share of natural beauty. Do let me know if you decide to go after the worst of this pandemic is over. Thank you for reading and commenting.

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  • June 1, 2020 at 9:35 pm
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    Your post on Geirangerfjord brought back such great memories of our Nordic cruise. Seeing the fjord from high above was a highlight of our trip. We have a pic much like yours from that spot! We saw the ferries and put that on our list for a return visit. It would be fun to move around the small towns by ferry. You got a great view of the Seven Sisters and Suitor waterfalls. We missed those on our cruise into Hellesylt.

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    • June 3, 2020 at 12:45 am
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      How fabulous that you also got a photo from the same spot looking down toward the fjord and the village, Linda! So lovely to hear that you are intending to return to explore by ferry and road. It would be so worth the trip and I hope you let me know when you head back. Best wishes.

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    • June 1, 2020 at 7:39 pm
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      Cruising down these tranquil waters seeing such majestic vistas on all sides is certainly a wonderful experience, Tracy. Hope you get to visit soon, once the pandemic is behind us.

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  • June 1, 2020 at 9:50 am
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    Norway is beautiful and Fjords are so magical! thanks for publishing this, I enjoyed my online travel through your post.

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  • May 31, 2020 at 11:59 pm
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    I haven’t been on this side of Norway. I think I’ll add Geirangerfjord, Norway in my list. Those breathtaking photos of the mountains with snow look amazing! I can’t wait to see it with my own eyes.

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  • May 31, 2020 at 4:46 pm
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    I’d love to see Norway one day. We’ve been to several different countries in Europe, but we’ve never been there. I love all the cliffs and water. I think it would be amazing to see it in person.

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    • May 31, 2020 at 9:16 pm
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      I did a lot of research before going Bill, and I have to agree that looking at photos just doesn’t compare to when you are able to see it in person. Hope you will be able to go one day soon.

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  • May 31, 2020 at 5:26 am
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    Wow I would love to go there someday! It looks like you had an amazing trip and took some beautiful pictures to share!

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  • May 31, 2020 at 4:40 am
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    Thank you for sharing this impressive guide. I am amazed by the unique beauty of the Seven Sisters!

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  • May 30, 2020 at 12:36 pm
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    I have A picture with that same troll in Norway in Epcot in Disney World. :-). Geirangerfjord Norway Does not disappoint when it comes to scenery. I have enjoyed reading a bit more about this town and seeing the beauty of Norway. It’s been a place I wanted to visit for a long time and it seems beautiful in the winter and warmer months

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    • May 31, 2020 at 3:26 am
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      Thank you so much Scott. That troll must get around! So pleased you liked Geirangerfjord and the beauty it has to offer. Hope you will be able to visit Norway also after this pandemic has settled down.

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  • May 30, 2020 at 12:35 pm
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    Every time I visit your blog, I learn something new and this is no exception. This time Norway. I can’t wait to read more!

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    • May 31, 2020 at 3:23 am
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      Thank you so much Lavern for such a lovely compliment. I’m so pleased you enjoy spending time looking through the site and that you find value in what we share. More on Norway to come soon.

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  • May 30, 2020 at 2:27 am
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    I have never been to Norway, so much natural beauty there. And those waterfalls are stunning!

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  • May 30, 2020 at 12:33 am
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    I am putting this on my bucket list! What a beautiful place!

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  • May 29, 2020 at 10:27 pm
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    Geirangerfjord Norway is one of the most beautiful places on earth!!!! I am saying that you must put this on your bucket list. Also, read this guide as Nicole lays it out and what you need to do.

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    • May 30, 2020 at 12:02 am
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      That’s so lovely of you to say, Nicholas. I’m so happy you enjoyed this and are happy to recommend
      the article to others that have an interest in experiencing the natural beauty in Norway.

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  • May 29, 2020 at 9:02 pm
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    Norway is definitely on my bucket list. That is so cool that you can take an RV across the fjord with the ferry.

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    • May 30, 2020 at 12:00 am
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      I agree, Joy. In fact, this happens all over Norway because the main highways are broken where you have so many rivers to cross, so ferries take all sorts of vehicles across continuously every day. This really adds to the whole experience as you take a road trip up the western coast.

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  • May 29, 2020 at 6:18 pm
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    Wow, such a natural, beautiful place. it is a must-visit !!! I do like researching a lot before embarking on an adventure 🙂

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  • May 29, 2020 at 5:02 pm
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    Norway is wonderful, heard so much about it and seen so many pictures. It sure is on my bucket list. Your articles provides such a comprehensive travel guide! Definitely going to bookmark them for our trip ☺️

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  • May 29, 2020 at 3:44 pm
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    I moved to Europe a few years ago and Norway is a country that I still need to get to. It looks absolutely amazing. I love the views looking down over the village.

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    • May 29, 2020 at 11:54 pm
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      There is no doubting how picturesque Norway is, in so many places, Nina. I hope you get to visit soon, once the current pandemic restrictions are lifted and it is safe to travel again.

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  • May 29, 2020 at 2:59 pm
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    So awesome!! I can’t wait to visit Norway someday. A lot of my ancestry is from there. Those are wonderful pictures!

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    • May 29, 2020 at 11:51 pm
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      Well, all I can say Matt is that I really loved all the Norwegians I met. Such genuine and welcoming people that have a great appreciation for preserving their beautiful environment. Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment.

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  • May 29, 2020 at 2:53 pm
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    Those pictures are amazing. I would love to go visit Norway.

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  • May 29, 2020 at 9:20 am
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    Norway is such a wonderful place to visit. You really had a wonderful trip. Your articles will definitely guide me when I will plan my trip to Norway. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful experience with us.

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    • May 29, 2020 at 11:48 pm
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      My pleasure, Stacy. Thank you for following our Norway journey so far and leaving such a nice comment. There is still much to come which I hope you will enjoy also, before planning your trip.

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  • May 29, 2020 at 5:17 am
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    Wow Norway looks breathtaking. Geiranger is so stunning. This is an amazing virtual tour. Hope to visit it one day

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  • May 29, 2020 at 4:45 am
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    Those mountains with lakes are so beautiful! I would love to spend about a month in Europe so I can see many places like this.

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  • May 29, 2020 at 2:35 am
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    I’ve heard so many great things about Norway. I hope to travel there one day!

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  • May 28, 2020 at 7:39 pm
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    Norway is high on my bucket list. The breathtaking scenery is enough for me to book my trip to Geirangerfjord . What a gorgeous location. The waterfall looks so grand and beautiful. The seven sister fall reminds me of one we have in India. It is located in the Northeast India. Loved reading the post.

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    • May 28, 2020 at 8:00 pm
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      India is also known for some wonderful places of natural beauty Parnashree, and I do hope to get there to experience this one day. Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts on Geirangerfjord and I’m so pleased you enjoyed seeing how beautiful it is.

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  • May 28, 2020 at 1:25 am
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    Omg!! I love your detail. Makes me want to to add this to my bucket list! All the beautiful places to see. Dream vacay goals for sure!

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  • May 27, 2020 at 8:50 pm
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    What a super stunning place to visit. I wish I could travel there right now, if we were not in this UK lockdown. Love all your piccys too by the way x

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  • May 27, 2020 at 1:14 pm
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    Norway is such a great place to visit. The view are so spectacular. I’d love to go see the Viking village and waterfall.

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  • May 27, 2020 at 11:07 am
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    Even if I don’t live very far away from Norway I never been there yet. It’s such a beautiful country and hopefully next year we will have a road trip there.

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    • May 28, 2020 at 12:35 am
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      We just loved our road trip up the western coast of Norway, Elena. The natural beauty is unbeatable and the people are so friendly. Wishing you a wonderful trip in the future.

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  • May 27, 2020 at 11:05 am
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    Oh wow. You are so fortunate to be able to see all these wonderful places. I have always dreamed of visiting Norway but with my current life situation, it seems impossible to do any traveling. I am not giving up on the dream though. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos!

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  • May 27, 2020 at 11:02 am
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    Norway is so beautiful! I visited many many years ago during winter and it was simply magical! I need to make plans to go back as soon as lockdown ends!

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    • May 28, 2020 at 12:30 am
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      I’m sure you will enjoy it every bit as much as the first time around Bethan. It will make for such a wonderful escape after being at home with the pandemic restrictions.

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  • May 27, 2020 at 3:17 am
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    I live in LA, but I am from France. I did not know that such beautiful landscapes were so close to my native country. This is just WOW. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful post and images.

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  • May 27, 2020 at 1:35 am
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    The pictures are absolutely gorgeous and inviting. Thanks for allowing me to take a beautiful trip through your amazing post.

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  • May 25, 2020 at 11:21 pm
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    Norway has gotta be one of the most stunning countries in the world, we spent three weeks there but somehow missed this gem of a ton. I mean a waterfall gushes from the center of town! Love how sea and snow and lush green can all come together so seamlessly in Norway.

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    • May 26, 2020 at 12:11 am
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      Totally agree with you Anne – all these different natural beauty elements seem to come together so well in Norway. It really was a fabulous experience from start to finish and its lovely to know that you had such a similar experience as well. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  • May 24, 2020 at 9:55 am
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    This is such a detailed guide, saving it because cruising through the Fjords and exploring Norway has been a long time dream. The views are absolutely breathtaking. Nothing like being surrounded by nature and I can only imagine how much more beautiful this place must have gotten after this break that the earth received with less movement, and footprints. Stunning post 🙂

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    • May 26, 2020 at 12:08 am
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      No doubt there are many places in the world which are benefiting as a result of reduced human presence, Harshita. Norway generally, however, has enjoyed a great reputation for so long as being a place where nature preservation is practised really well. Thank you very much for reading and sharing your thoughts here. I do hope you achieve your dream of experiencing this lovely place also.

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  • May 23, 2020 at 11:58 am
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    Yes I do a lot of research before heading to any destination and spend days, perhaps months together. Luckily till now the planning has helped and have really not felt being let down. When I planned Norway although I knew by seeing pictures that it is a beautiful place, had never imagined it could be so very beautiful. And then after experiencing the Fjords we felt that we should have planned for a longer stay. We did a cruise from Bergen and loved it. Next time after going through your experience of Geirangerfjord, I would repeat what you did. It’s exciting and beautiful.

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    • May 24, 2020 at 2:24 am
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      Thank you so much for such a lovely comment Subhashish and for sharing your own experiences of Norway and her beautiful fjords. I’m so happy you enjoyed the post and the itinerary we took. Driving does have its advantages and flexibility to go at your own pace and still take cruises on the fjords. Such unforgettable landscapes.

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  • May 23, 2020 at 10:59 am
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    I am in awe of Geirangerfjord Norway – seriously the most stunning photos. It reminds me so much of some of the incredible Canadian Rockies. I love that you have to take a ferry. Definitely adding this to my bucket list with the family.

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    • May 24, 2020 at 2:19 am
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      Thank you very much, Deb. I am sure your family would just love exploring Norway. It is really quite hard not to take great photos there. You would end up with so many wonderful memories as well.

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  • May 23, 2020 at 6:05 am
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    I am in love with Norway and its fjords. I have been to Norway only once and it was added to my favourite countries list. Geirangerfjord does look so beautiful. I would love to visit the country again. By the way your pictures are gorgeous.

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  • May 22, 2020 at 4:09 pm
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    Ah, I loved reminiscing about gorgeous Geiranger Fjord, its Seven Sisters, and it’s out-of-this-world views via your post! And it’s funny that you should mention that zigzag road! That’s one of the things I remember really vividly from my cruising days. (When I used to work on ships, we did a lot of breathtaking Norway cruises!) You can see that zigzag road from the harbor and it looks crazy! (Glad you survived it!) Thanks for sharing!

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    • May 24, 2020 at 2:14 am
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      So pleased this brought back such lovely memories for you Stefanie. The zig-zag road was fun as was enjoying the views of Geirangerfjord from a number of different perspectives. A far more extreme zig-zag road was what we came across a bit later at the famous Trollstigen, which will be the next post feature in this series on Norway, so I hope you will take a look at that as well.

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  • May 22, 2020 at 2:12 pm
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    Hi
    The opening shot on your post on the Geiranger Fjord held my attention. The visuals seem so dreamy like a shot from the past, but then the cruise ships make one try to comprehend that this is modern times. A town of 250 and the third largest cruise ship port in the country, so diverse parameters. Amazing to know this. The sculpture of the Norwegian troll was eyecatching, how do you define that a place that receives 600000 visitors can be one of the cleanest, any thoughts on this? The seven sisters visual was even more impressive, what a sight indeed. I would have loved to stay at Hellesyt and wander the area for a day or two. Great post.

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    • May 24, 2020 at 2:09 am
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      Thank you very much for such a considered comment, Sumit. The level of care and awareness to look after their pristine environment is exceptionally high throughout Norway. The fact that this is continually in the minds of everyone really makes a huge difference and hence you do not see rubbish left lying around, as in so many other countries. Totally agree that Hellesyt would be an ideal place to spend a bit of leisurely time. Thanks again for sharing your impressions.

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  • May 22, 2020 at 2:05 pm
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    Wow it looks absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

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  • May 22, 2020 at 1:53 pm
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    What an amazing place to explore! The scenery is just amazing. Sounds like a wonderful trip.

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  • May 22, 2020 at 1:07 pm
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    When I think of Norway I have a picture exactly like Geirangerfjord ! So beautiful! I live in Switzerland so I am spoiled with beautiful mountain views but the Norwegian fjord is completely something else! I can’t imagine how it must have felt to cruise down the fjord, feeling the wind blowing the hair, breathing in the fresh air while passing by wonderful waterfalls one after another!

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    • May 24, 2020 at 2:01 am
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      I can well understand your comparison to Switzerland, Dada. You are indeed very lucky to live in such a beautiful place but I have to agree that Norway has another dimension when it comes to its fjords. Cruising down the fjord really is quite magical.

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  • May 22, 2020 at 9:56 am
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    Geirangerfjord Norway looks amazing and being a UNESCO listed site makes it a must-visit in Norway. I think I have to agree that Geirangerfjord has the most beautiful fjord in the world. The Seven Sisters and the Suitor waterfalls look stunning. Thank you for this “Virtual Tour”. Can’t wait for the next article on your Norway trip.

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    • May 24, 2020 at 1:58 am
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      Thank you so much for such a fabulous comment, Paolo. I truly loved every moment of this trip, surrounded by awesome natural beauty everywhere. Looking forward to sharing more of our discoveries in Norway in future posts.

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  • May 22, 2020 at 6:08 am
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    I would love to go camping in Norway one day it looks so beautiful!

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    • May 24, 2020 at 1:56 am
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      Camping is very popular there Milaya. Norway has a very extensive right-to-roam law called ‘allemannsrett’. From the website of the Norwegian Environment Agency: In open country in the lowlands, you can pitch a tent and camp overnight for up to 48 hours in any location without prior permission. There are so many beautiful places to choose from.

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  • May 22, 2020 at 1:51 am
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    The views are amazing!!!! I’ve always heard that Norway was stunning, I would love to visit one day.

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  • May 22, 2020 at 1:31 am
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    What a comprehensive guide! The pictures are so beautiful and I so hope to get there one day!

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