Geirangerfjord Winter Cruise

Join in on an unforgettable winter cruise to the Geirangerfjord from Ålesund. Travel on a warm and cosy boat into the raw, wild, and beautiful fjord landscape, visit the Norwegian Fjord center, walk along the frozen waterfalls in Geiranger and enjoy an included lunch. Experience a popular World Heritage Site without the large crowds this winter!

8h, 30min
Suitable for all
01.NOV - 31.MAY

Enjoy peaceful close contact with the rugged winter nature from a cozy warm boat. Whether you are here when the landscape is sparkling with autumn colors, when it is covered with snow and ice, or when it bursts into spring. A calm rests over the landscape in autumn, winter and spring - the air is sharper, the light clearer and the shadows deeper.

Tour description

This trip starts from Ålesund with a modern boat which takes you into the fjord towards the heart of the UNESCO-area of Geiranger. While sitting comfortably in the boat, you get to experience how the settings change with the landscape. From the open horizons by the coast to the dramatic and mysterious fjords inland.

The last half hour of the trip goes through the vast Geirangerfjord, past abandoned fjord farms, high mountains and mighty waterfalls. Why not go up on the deck to get a light refreshing shower of mountain water on your face?

Included in the trip is a Fjord Ranger from the Norwegian Fjord Center. The fjord ranger will explain how glaciers, rivers and other forces have shaped the landscape, about the great diversity of plants and animals that live here, and about people who once settled here. 

When you arrive in Geiranger, you go by bus to the spectacular viewpoint Flydalsjuvet, where you get the chance to take iconic pictures of the fjord and Geiranger. The tour also includes a visit to the Norwegian Fjord Center, which is an exciting visitor and information center for the West Norwegian fjord landscape and for the Geirangerfjord heritage area. Everyone who wants to can walk the 'Waterfall walk' (327 steps) down the magnificent river at Norsk Fjordsenter and back to the boat.

After a day filled with winter impressions from Geiranger, it feels good to get on the boat again for a relaxing trip back to Ålesund.


Highlights on the tour

Cruising the Geirangerfjord

One of the many highlights of this tour is cruising the UNESCO-protected Geirangerfjord, one of Norway's most spectacular fjords. Along the fjord, there are a number of abandoned mountain farms and impressive waterfalls, including the Seven Sisters and the Suitor. If you look up towards the towering mountains surrounding the fjord, you will see mountain farms clinging to the cliffs. It's hard to believe that people actually lived there not too long ago! Enjoy a cup of coffee or maybe even a waffle, as the boat slides slowly past the magnificent landscapes between the charming coastal town of Ålesund and the idyllic Geiranger.

The Art Nouveau City of Ålesund

Ålesund is a truly stunning town! It is beautifully located on the western coast of Norway, where the mountains and fjords meet the Atlantic Ocean. The city is known for its Art Noveau architecture and wide selection of exciting activities. Here, you will find a variety of towers, spires, and buildings with beautiful decorations, and just taking a quick stroll through the city can be quite an adventure. Did you know that Ålesund is even a part of the Réseau Art Nouveau Network, a European network of Jugend-style cities, including cities like Barcelona, Brussels, Vienna, Riga, and Glasgow?


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