The village of Geiranger lies tucked away at the eastern end of Geirangerfjord, one of the smallest of Norway's western fjords but also one of its most divine. At the opposite end is the former Viking settlement of Hellesylt, now a tourist town, and the fjord snakes between the two.
Fringing the fjord are lofty mountains dotted with abandoned farmsteads, and impressive waterfalls such as the Seven Sisters waterfall, with seven separate streams falling down the rock face. These features are best admired during a scenic cruise on the UNESCO-protected fjord - a voyage that ranks as one of Western Norway best travel highlights.
Yet cruising is not the only way to savour the scenery. There are also excellent walking trails around the town, with dizzying views across the fjord from rock overhangs. The approach to Geiranger by road is also memorable, driving along the Ørnevegen, the Eagle's Highway, a high mountain pass with lots of switchbacks.
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Experience Viking culture and Scandinavian style on this voyage. Embrace the exquisite natural beauty that is Flåm from a unique perspective during a panoramic ride aboard the Flåm Railway. Drink in the spectacular scenery in Bergen, gateway to the Fjords, not forgetting picture perfect Copenhagen.
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The architecturally impressive coastal town of Alesund and the equally striking Hotel Union in Geirangerfjord provide perfect bases from which to explore the stunning surroundings of glistening lakes, towering peaks and deep forests.
Norway's lHurtigruten cruise ships sail along its western coastline, a region of fjords, mountains and, in the winter months, the Northern Lights. The ships stop at more than 30 ports between Bergen and Kirkenes, no other voyage offers such a close look at Norwegian coastal life.
Everything about Geirangerfjord is dramatic: a great slice of deep blue, snaking like an ‘S' between sheer rock walls and cascading waterfalls. This is just one highlight of this eight-day tour from Oslo to Bergen
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