Geiranger is undeniably becoming one of the most popular places in Norway to see a fjord. The Geirangerfjord is UNESCO World Heritage-listed as it perfectly represents how a fjord is carved out from melting ice. In other words, the Geirangerfjord is the fjordiest of the fjords. And there is no better place to see the
Geiranger is the most famous fjord in Norway. After all, it is UNESCO World Heritage-listed for being the most ‘fjord-like’ of the fjords. It’s absolutely spectacular, and even though I’ve been there many times, I’m still blown away by how beautiful it is.
Geiranger is also incredibly popular, and if you travel there in summer – really the only time you can easily get there – expect to find thousands of tourists. Cruise ships – sometimes 2 or 3 a day – dock in the fjord, blocking your view. Buses crowd the scenic viewpoints and lone highway in and out of the village. Keep your fingers crossed that you’ll be here on a quiet day. In town, you’ll find many, many souvenir shops. Skip the typical ones and head to the local stores – there’s a local chocolate factory and a locally made goods store. I am obsessed with the chocolate shop, especially their brown cheese chocolate.
Spend the night at one of the many camping sites (they have gorgeous cabins for rent), or stay at the historic Hotel Union – they have a secret museum with the best vintage cars in Norway and a fascinating story!
I’ve posted the cruise schedule below so you can plan your trip. If it says ‘Hellesylt’ – that’s a different town. All the other postings are for Geiranger.
Note – use the arrow on the top left to open up the guide to this map. If I’ve written an article about the place, there will be a link to that article when you click the marker.