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The Geirangerfjord

The Geirangerfjord is one of Norway's most visited tourist sites and has been included on the UNESCO World Heritage List, along with the Nærøyfjord, since 2005.
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Along the sides of this magnificent fjord, there are a number of abandoned farms. The farms that are most commonly visited are Skageflå, Knivsflå, and Blomberg. Skageflå can also be reached on foot from Geiranger, while the others can only be seen from the fjord.
The fjord also has several impressive waterfalls. The two most notable waterfalls in the Geirangerfjord are ‘de Syv Søstre’ (the seven sisters) and ‘Friaren’ (the suitor, also called the wooer). The two waterfalls face one another across the fjord, and the suitor is said to be trying to woo the sister's opposite.
Brudesløret (the bridal veil) is another waterfall on the fjord, thus named because it falls delicately over one rocky edge, and when seen backlit by the sun looks like a thin veil over the rocks.
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Facts about the Geirangerfjord:

  • One of Norway’s most visited fjords
  • Several impressive waterfalls cascade along the sides of the fjord
  • There are a number of abandoned farms a long the fjord
  • The fjord is surrounded by high mountains
  • It is located in the county of Møre og Romsdal
  • Length: 15 km
  • Depth of fjord: approx. 260 metres
  • Highest mountain along the fjord: approx. 1,700 metres

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This world-famous fjord is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and on many people's bucket list. The tour includes some of the finest nature in Norway. Discover the Romsdal Alps and the tight bends on Trollstigen, 'The Troll Road'. The tour includes a boat trip to beautiful Geiranger and Geirangerfjord – the crown jewel of the Norwegian fjords.


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