Geiranger, the Spectacular.

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The tiny town of Geiranger has earned a name for itself through the fantastic scenery it presents.

Geiranger seen from "Ørnesvingen" or "The Eagles Bend
Geiranger seen from “Ørnesvingen” or “The Eagles Bend

Driving down from the mountain on the Eagles road, you have a fantastiv view of Geiranger and the Fjord, but that really is just a foretaste of what is coming. After the spectacular climb up on the other side of Geiranger you reach a smll sideroad (a small toll road actually) that leads up to a mountain plateau called Dalsnibba and from there you have a view that surpasses anything you’ll ever see.

Geiranger viewed from Dalsnibba with the Eagles road in the background
Geiranger viewed from Dalsnibba with the Eagles road in the background

Geiranger, the scene.

 

The name Geiranger has become synonymous with the spectacular fjords and steep mountainsides of Norway. There are hundreds of cruise ships visiting during the season. Even the famous Coastal Steamer, the Hurtigruta pays a visit in the summer. To watch these huge ships navigate the narrow straits of the Geiranger Fjord is an experience in itself.

The Geirange Fjord and the Seven Sisters Waterfalls
The Geirange Fjord and the Seven Sisters Waterfalls

Geiranger is a small village at the end of Geirangerfjorden in the county of Moere and Romsdal in the Northwestern part of Norway. The name Geiranger is probably derived from the ancient Norwegian words Geirr which means Spear and Angr which means fjord – (looking at a map of the fjord , that makes sense).

Geiranger, the acknowledged

In addition to The Eagles Road and Dalsnibba, there is also the famous waterfalls called Storseterfossen , where you can actually walk behind the curtain of the falling water.

At Storseterfossen you can actually walk underneath the falls
At Storseterfossen you can actually walk underneath the falls

As of 2005 , the fjord was put on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites and in 2006  National Geographic elected it the most well-preserved of all the World Heritage Sites.

Geiranger – a natural wonder

When it comes to spectacular scenery, I challenge you to find find Geirangers superior!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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