The Geirangerfjord, which made the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2005, is Norway's most spectacular and perhaps best-known fjord. The 16-km-long (10-mile-long), 960-foot-deep Geirangerfjord's most stunning attractions are its roaring waterfalls—the Seven Sisters, the Bridal Veil, and the Suitor. Perched on mountain ledges along the fjord, deserted farms at Skageflå and Knivsflå are being restored and maintained by local enthusiasts. View more
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Gain an insight into mountain farming as you visit one of the authentic summer farms Norway has to offer - the Herdalssetra Mountain Farm. From the village of Geiranger at the head of the famous Geirangerfjord, depart the pier by coach and travel up the 'Eagle's Road'.
Arriving at the 'Eagle's Bend', stop to take some photos and enjoy the splendid view of the fjord below and surrounding mountains. Catch a glimpse of the waterfalls, the 'Seven Sisters' in the distance, as well as some of the abandoned mountain farms clinging to the sheer cliff sides.
Continue next towards the Eid Lake, surrounded by attractive farms. Pass Eidsdal Village and travel further to the next village called Nordal. Leaving the fjord, the drive up the valley brings you to the cheese farm, Herdalssetra. The setting here is spectacular, and during the summer months approximately 450 goats roam about freely, in addition to cows, sheep and the fjord horses. This region is known for its goat cheese, both white and brown, and today, you will learn about the production process. Other dairy products are also created at this more than 300-year-old mountain farm.
Taking a closer look at the farm, which consists of 30 houses in all, you might notice that the small wooden houses with turfed roofs were built on a safe spot, away from the annual avalanches under the mighty peak called Heregga. After touring the farm, an introduction to cheese making is combined with a tasting of their delicious products.
Descending into the valley once more, admire the lovely Herdøla River cascading in several impressive waterfalls, before returning to the ship in Geiranger.
Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking, some of which is over uneven surfaces at the farm, which can also be muddy when wet. It is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Order of sights may vary. Dress appropriately according to the weather.
Enjoy a fast exciting journey along Geirangerfjord via a Rib boat on this tour.
Experience magnificent Geirangerfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, by Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB). This is great way to explore the unique fjord landscape-right at sea level. Before boarding the RIB you will receive safety instructions, suite up with safety gear. While the RIB increases its speed you will feel the sensation of freedom and excitement as the wind blows in your face. Experience the famous Seven Sisters waterfalls, the Bridal Vail Waterfall, and the stunning landscape as the boat takes you to the end of the Geirangerfjord and all the way to Oaldsbygda. The RIB will come right up close to the waterfalls and have fine views of the fjord farms where the people of the Geirangerfjord lived and worked a hundred years ago. The RIB will stop during the tour so you can photograph the most scenic places.
Note: This tour has an extensive amount of activity, and is recommended for guests in good physical condition. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair, neither for pregnant women. Binoculars and warm comfortable clothing with flat walking shoes are recommended. Space is limited; reserve this well in advance to avoid disappointment. Local currency is required for restroom facilities.
Experience the magnificent natural splendour of Norway during this panoramic, full-day sightseeing excursion.
Flydal Viewpoint, Flydalsjuvet Gorge, Mt. Dalsnibba, Snow-Capped Mountains, Glaciers and Lakes
Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately one-hour drive to the Flydal Viewpoint, which overlooks the magnificent Flydalsjuvet Gorge. After a photo stop here, re-board your coach and continue up towards the 4,921-foot-high (about 1,500-metre-high) summit of Mt. Dalsnibba. Upon arrival and weather-permitting, take in spectacular panoramic views of snow-covered mountains, glaciers and lakes, as well as Geiranger.
Tystigen Glacier, Buldre-Fossen Waterfall, Stryn Lake and River, Loen, Lunch, Lake Hornindal
Next, re-board your coach and continue through Fjellheimen, then pass by Grotli, a well-known junction between western and eastern Norway, and the Tystigen Glacier with its summer-ski school. From here, pass the splendid Buldre-Fossen Waterfall, then descend down the 19 hairpin bends to the valley floor. Drive past the beautiful Stryn Lake and Stryn River en route to Loen, where a stop is made for lunch at the Hotel Alexandra. After lunch, re-board your coach and commence the approximately two hour drive back to the ship in Helleyslt Village. En route, return to Stryn and pass by Lake Hornindal, the deepest lake in Northern Europe.
Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 547 yards (about 500 metres), at times over uneven surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and 21 steps at the restaurant (an elevator is available). Walking at the Dalsnibba Viewpoint is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is not suitable for guests with a fear of heights, guests prone to motion sickness, guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear warm, comfortable clothing in layers with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and a weatherproof jacket from the ship. Depending on snow conditions, there may or may not be skiers at the summer-ski school at the Tystigen Glacier, or the school may be closed. The total driving distance from the pier to the sites visited is approximately three hours. The tour sequence may vary.
Explore the Norwegian fjords like the Norwegians during this hike. See Geiranger in a way only few experience it every year. Enjoy the peace and calmness the Norwegian fjords along your trek.
After tendering ashore, board a coach for the transfer uphill past Geiranger's octagonal wooden church and the Union Hotel to Hole, where your adventure begins. An easy 15-minute walk on country roads leads to the Westerås Café, housed in one of the old buildings of the Westerås Farm.
Here, enjoy a splendid view of the Geirangerfjord. Continue with a 90-minute hike on partially steep terrain to the Storseter Waterfall. Next, a hike of 30 minutes takes you to Westeråsfjellet Mountain, which offers a spectacular view of Geiranger some 750 feet (230 metres) below. Returning to the Westerås Café, enjoy Norwegian waffles with coffee or tea.
Afterwards, walk back to the main road and re-join the coach for the short drive back to Geiranger.
Please note: This tour requires an extensive amount of activity and is recommended only for those guests who are physically fit and experienced at hiking. Wear sturdy shoes, dressing in layers and bringing along sun screen or rain gear if necessary. A little waist or back pack may be helpful to carry water from the ship, camera and clothing accessories as needed. Walking is on country road, hiking paths, grass and uneven surface, and uphill and downhill; total walking time is approximately 3 hours. The order of sites may vary. Local currency is required for restroom facilities. Local vehicles are utilised; coaches may not be equipped with air-conditioned cooling.
Geiranger Fjord is one of nature's masterpieces. Its description as 'the world's most beautiful fjord' is no exaggeration and it is amidst this dramatic mountain magic that you will experience some of our most spectacular sea kayaking.
The Seven Sisters and other cascading waterfalls are truly magnificent and a kayak is, without a doubt, the best way to experience Mother Nature's overpowering command in Geiranger Fjord. The fjord basin curves between towering mountain peaks so it is virtually free from wind - a beautiful place every day of the year.
Begin with a short walk from the pier to the kayak camp to receive the necessary equipment and instructions. Then, your excursion commences. Glide along the steep mountain walls where sunshine reflects an incomparable beauty. This guided sea kayak excursion takes you out to Geiranger fjord, where the magnificent Seven Sisters Waterfall can be admired and learn about the stories and history of Geiranger and its people.
Come ashore and conclude your tour with the walk back to the pier.
Please note: This tour requires an extensive amount of activity. Guests must be good swimmers and in good physical condition. It is not recommended for those guests who suffer from any back problems. Previous sea kayaking experience is not required. Life jackets are provided and must be worn. Kayaks are 2-person model. Minimum age to participate is 10 and in a kayak with an adult. The walking distance between the pier and the kayak launch area is at least 650 feet (200 metres). Local currency is required for restroom facilities.
Catch a glimpse of Geiranger and its mountains dressed with waterfalls and winding roads towering above on this tour.
Board the coach for a scenic drive, up the winding mountain road offering an ever-changing kaleidoscope of mountain farms, waterfalls, lakes and streams. Climbing higher and higher up the mountain until you reach the summit of Mount Dalsnibba. The road to Mount Dalsnibba climbs almost 5,000 feet (1524 metres) above sea level to the summit where you can experience some of Norway's best mountain and fjordland scenery. From here, especially on a clear day, this is an amazing photo opportunity of the mountains, waterfalls and lakes, with the Geirangerfjord far below.
Next continue on to Flydal viewpoint from where you can take photographs of the ship far down on the fjord.
Before returning to the pier, once back at sea level you will drive up the Eagle Road, consisting of 11 hairpin bends, to reach the famous viewpoint Eagle Bend. From the top you can see the famous waterfalls De Syv Søstre (the Seven Sisters).
Return to Geiranger via same route and back to the pier where the tour will end.
Please note: This tour requires a minimal amount of walking; however, guests must be able to embark and disembark the coach via steps. Guests may remain on the coach during photo stops. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility. The routes taken by the coach are on winding roads. The order of sights visited may vary. Local vehicles are utilised; coaches may not be equipped with air-conditioned cooling.