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Fjord Tours Articles / 4 Apr 2022

UNESCO Geirangerfjord & Trollstigen tour: Geiranger

Geiranger is so well-known that it hardly needs an introduction – this historic area with its spectacular, unspoiled nature is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Norway. The iconic Geirangerfjord, which has earned a place on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, is one of the most beautiful fjords in the world, so it’s no wonder travellers want to see it for themselves.

You can now explore the stunning Geiranger area as well as the Art Nouveau city of Ålesund and the alpine village of Åndalsnes all in one trip with Fjord Tours' new UNESCO Geirangerfjord & Trollstigen tour!

Nicola Montaldo
Photo: Nicola Montaldo

Where is Geiranger?

The small tourist village of Geiranger is beautifully situated at the head of the Geirangerfjord in western Norway. While the village itself is charming and has plenty to offer visitors, most people are keen to explore the Geirangerfjord on their trip to the area. In fact, the Geirangerfjord is one of Norway’s most visited natural attractions.  

Along with the beautiful Nærøyfjord, Geirangerfjord is considered one of the most stunning fjords in the world and has been named a UNESCO World Heritage site. The 260-meter deep fjord is surrounded by towering mountains, and the area is known for its dramatic, stunning scenery. 

Camilla Nordvik
Photo: -Camilla Nordvik

What is there to do in Geiranger?

The Geirangerfjord is well known for its beauty, and there are plenty of things to do and see in the Geiranger area. It’s especially popular with people looking for an active holiday! In Geirangerfjord, visitors can cycle along the gorgeous natural scenery of the fjord, strap on their boots and hike through wild, natural scenery, and explore the local culture and heritage.

For any visitor to the Geiranger region, the Geiranger Skywalk is an unmissable experience. This spectacular viewing platform, located 1500 meters above the sea, offers unforgettable views of the World Heritage Area with its spectacular mountains and fjords. There’s no shortage of outdoor fun to be had in this stunning natural area – hiking is a popular activity, with a range of peaks and routes just waiting to be discovered. 

Photo: Geiranger Fjordservice

Exploring the deep blue waters of the fjord is likely at the top of your list when visiting the Geirangerfjord – why not join a RIB boat tour or a fjord cruise and hike? One of the most iconic sites in Geirangerfjord is the impressive waterfalls cascading forcefully down the steep mountainsides, with the Seven Sisters and the Suitor being well-known motifs for beautiful photographs. 

Fjord Norway offers a range of interesting opportunities to explore the local history and cultural heritage, and Geirangerfjord’s abandoned fjord farms are a top attraction. The area has long been known for the small farms precipitously dotted along the steep cliffs – once a thriving part of the local area, most of these traditional fjord farms have now been deserted. However, travelers can visit the famous Skageflå Farm to learn about the interesting history behind them – why not join an exciting kayak and hike trip?

Photo: Geiranger Fjordservice

The UNESCO Geirangerfjord & Trollstigen Tour

Fjord Tours’ new UNESCO Geirangerfjord & Trollstigen tour is designed to show you the best of Geiranger, Ålesund, and Åndalsnes all in one customizable holiday. On this tour, you travel by train, boat, and bus through some of Norway's most beautiful scenery.

Example itinerary

  • Train, Oslo - Dombås 
  • Train, Dombås - Åndalsnes
  • Bus, Åndalsnes - Ålesund
  • Boat, Ålesund - Geiranger
  • Bus, Geiranger – Ålesund
  • Back to Oslo on the same route
  • Note: You can also start the tour from Trondheim or Ålesund 

If you’re currently planning your next holiday, Fjord Tours offers fantastic options for exploring Norway. Our newly launched UNESCO Geirangerfjord & Trollstigen tour will take you on an unforgettable journey through some of Norway’s most breathtaking landscapes, and we look forward to welcoming you to this stunning part of the world! 

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Photo: © Øyvind Heen