Rambling and mountain walking in the Norwegian landscape are things most Norwegians value highly. More and more foreign guests are also discovering the pleasure of being out and about in our countryside. In the fjord and mountain country around Geirangerfjorden everything is right for walking experiences.
Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/DGT
There are well marked paths throughout the area, good maps are available
and there are plenty of different routes to choose from, from gentle
strolls to tough summit trips. Or perhaps from tourist hut to tourist
hut on Tafjordfjella for those who want longer tours. You are close to
nature everywhere and experience things you will never forget!
are 6 suggestions for unforgettable tours:
* Skageflå – by boat from
Geiranger out to Skagehola, then walk up to the farm, some 800 feet
above. There are brilliant views over Geirangerfjorden and the Seven
Sisters. The return journey takes 3 hours on foot or you can be fetched
by the boat. This simply has to be experienced!
* The Trondheim
Post-Road – from Hellesylt/Ljøen to Strandadalen, over historic ground
and with a fantastic view over Sunnylvsfjorden, the entrance to
Geirangerfjorden and the Alps of Sunnmøre.
* Storsæterfossen in
Geiranger – this waterfall is approx half an hour’s walk from Westerås
farm. You can go behind the waterfall and see the water thundering down
in front of you – a wild experience!
* Kilstivatnet in Eidsdal –
rambling along paths, round the idyllic lake and along to the old summer
pasture at the end of it. You can make a detour to one of the
mountaintops in the area, which range from low to very high.
Laushornet in Geiranger – a tough tour that takes you to spectacular
views over the World Heritage Area.
* From tourist hut to tourist hut
in Tafjordfjella, where the Norwegian Trekking Association has put
everything in place for walking enthusiasts of all ages.