The best way to experience Geirangerfjorden is of course by sea! See the abandoned farms and hear the fascinating history of those who lived ‘Where no one would believe that anyone could live'. Sail right in to the waterfalls Dei Sju Systre, Friaren og Brudesløret (the Seven Sisters, the Suitor and the Bridal Veil). This is landscape at its wildest and most beautiful.
Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/DGT
There are many ways to experience Geirangerfjorden, find out what best
suits you here!
Many take the sightseeingboat M/S Geirangerfjord - which
runs from May to September. The boat departs from Geiranger harbour,
right alongside the Tourist Information. The tour goes the full 15 km
length of the fjord, to where Geirangerfjorden meets Sunnylvsfjorden.
The trip lasts for one and a half hours and a guiding commentary is
provided in several languages. It is also possible to disembark at
several of the farms along the fjord farms such as Skageflå.
The ferries from Geiranger to Valldal, and from Geiranger to
Hellesylt, are also popular with those who want to experience the fjord.
The ferries run an ordinary timetable transporting cars and passengers,
but are adapted to tourism with good sightseeing decks and saloons.
There are multilingual guiding commentaries on these vessels too.
A third alternative is with fast RIBs, Geirangerfjord Safari, which
really takes you close to the elements. These boats go right in to the
waterfalls and stop at several places on the way, so that you can
experience the best-known attractions at close range. Geiranger Safari
operates from the marina in Geiranger daily between June and August. The
trip takes 1.5 hours.
If you want to proceed under your own steam, a kayak is ideal! Imagine
gliding silently along the fjord, with the World Heritage landscape as a
magical stage set. Guided kayak tours run by Coastal Odyssey, who
operate from Geiranger Camping, depart daily at 11 o’clock. The tours
take 5 hours, including basic training/introduction for those who need