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UNESCO Geirangerfjord

The Unesco Geirangerfjord Norway. Photo by Terje Rakke, Nordic Life/Destinasjon Geiranger TrollstigenThe beautiful Geirangerfjord

is one of Norway’s most visited tourist sites. In 2005 it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, jointly with the Naeroyfjord (the narrow fjord).

The Geirangerfjord is a 15 kilometre long branch of the Sunnylvsfjord, which is a branch of the Storfjord (Great Fjord), cutting in from the Atlantic coast just south of the coastal town of Alesund. The tiny village of Geiranger is located at the end of the fjord.

How to experience the Geirangerfjord: 

The Unesco Geirangerfjord. Photo by Per Eide, Fjord Norway


Fjord cruise from Alesund:
There are daily fjord cruises from Alesund, as day excursions. You can also visit the fjord as part of a Fjord cruise package, starting in Oslo or Bergen (see below).

Coach trip across the Golden Route:
It is also possible to have a marvelous view of the fjord below from the breathtaking view point of the Eagles road – part of the Golden Route mountain roads between the village of Geiranger and the village of Andalsnes, where you can connect with the Norwegian rail system by the spectacular Rauma line. There are scheduled coach services across the Golden Route during the summer season.

Fjord cruise packages to the Geirangerfjord: 

Geirangerfjord view from Eagles road. Photo by CH, Innovation Norway

View from the Eagles road

The Grand Tour of the Fjords: This is an extensive, 10 nights round trip from Oslo by public transport, with Fjord cruises on the Geirangerfjord & the Sognefjord, the Rauma line, Flam Railway and Bergen line, the Nordfjord & the Briksdal glacier

Norwegian Fjords & Mountain Highlights: This is a 7 nights round trip from Oslo, with a 2 nights Hurtigruten cruise, the Geirangerfjord & the spectacular Golden Route, Bergen line, Flam Railway, Oslo, Bergen & historic Trondheim

Geirangerfjord. Photo by Frithjof Fure, Innovation Norway


Geirangerfjord & Norway in a Nutshell: This 6 nights round trip offers you fjord cruises on both of Norway’s UNESCO fjords – the Naeroyfjord & the Geirangerfjord, along with great rail journeys on the Bergen line, the Flam Railway and the Rauma line.

Geirangerfjord Highlights: A 5 nights trip starting in Bergen and finishing in Oslo, with an overnight Hurtigruten cruise and a full day fjord cruise on the Geirangerfjord, the Rauma line and stays in Bergen, Alesund & Oslo

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