What to Expect in Geiranger Fjord, Norway

Geiranger Fjord, Norway is located in the southern parts of Sunnmøre region, in the county of Møre og Romsdal. Geiranger is the small village located at the crown of fjord or Great fjord, which is a branch to Storfjord.

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Fjord is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Norway. It is actually listed as UNESCO Heritage Site along with Nærøyfjord, which is the nearby fjord. This municipal is in Norway’s Aurland vacinity known as Sogn og Fjordane. The area is about 17 km long, and is a branch to fjord Sognefjord.

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This is the area where tourists take day trips. The area is listed in National Geographic Society. It is considered the World’s leading Heritage site under natural reserves and is assigned this title with Geiranger Fjord.

Fjord has many abandoned farms along the sides. Storifjordens Venner’ Association is planning to restore many of the abandoned farms. Commonly, tourists visit Blomberg and Knivsflå. This area is surrounded by farmlands at the outskirts of Geiranger Fjord. Since 1898, the area has been abandoned due to falling rocks, which threatens the area.

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One of they ways to experience the spectacular mountain views of Geiranger in the summer is to take a kayak or rafting guided tour. You can rent the equipment right on site. It's a wonderful exercise and a way to enjoy the sights of the Fjord. In the winter Geiranger offers it's visitors skiing and snowboarding.

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Sightseeing trips occur in various areas around Geiranger Fjord - a hiking trip through the mountains covered in snow, can be a fantastic adventure, you can even find accomodations along the way.

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A ferry is available for tourists as yet another way to experience the Fjord - takes the tourist around the area through Geiranger and Hellesylt, which is a popular tourist route. Hellesylt is a diminutive villa in Stranda municipality. Around six hundred people populate the area.

Deep blue waters and wild waterfalls are among the things you can definitely expect to see in the Fjord. The Seven Sisters waterfall takes water a mind-blowing 1.5 km down... 5000 feet of free-falling water is a picturesque sight.

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If you are the one who loves spending time enjoying tranquillity - you might like fishing in the Fjord. There are salmons in the rivers. The fishing permits would have to be bought, but the fishing itself is free.

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Geiranger Fjord is living under a threat from the Mountain Akerneset, which might erupt. If an eruption occurs – it will cause a tsunami, which would hit several towns in the nearby area, including Hellesylt and Geiranger. That should add some adrenalin to the trip. Although, that doesn't seem to be the serious problem for a traveller.

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