Fjords of Norway - A Day in Geiranger and the Geirangerfjord

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    Geirangerfjord Is One of Most Spectacular Fjords of Norway

    Geirangerfjord Waterfall
    ••• A Day in Geiranger and One of Norway's Most Spectacular Fjords. Geiranger, Norway (c) Linda Garrison

    Driving over the mountain and seeing Geirangerfjord for the first time is a memory I will carry forever. The views of the steep mountains, waterfalls, and deep fjord below our bus were breathtaking. Geiranger only has a few hundred residents, but thousands of tourists flock to the city to see Geirangerfjord, hike in the mountains, and to ride the ferry to Hellesylt. Our full-day Jewel of the Seas shore excursion group rode a bus from Alesund, and we enjoyed three ferry rides, including the hour-long ride from Geiranger to Hellesylt. Before joining the ferry, we had a buffet lunch at the Union Hotel, which sits high on the hill above town. The restaurant and rooms have spectacular views. The fjords of Norway near Flam and Bergen were beautiful, but not nearly as magnificent as Geirangerfjord.

    The fjords of Norway are often thousands of feet deep, so even very large modern cruise ships can sail up the Geirangerfjord to Geiranger.

    I visited Geiranger a second time while on a transatlantic...MORE "Voyage of the Vikings" transatlantic cruise on the ms Maasdam of the Holland America Line. On this cruise, we sailed up the fjord from the sea after a day in Molde and spent a very long day walking around this quaint little town and touring the Geirangerfjord via small boat before sailing back down the fjord to nearby Alesund.

    Hurtigruten's coastal liners visit Geiranger on their northbound voyage during the summer months as its ships sail from Bergen to Kirkenes.

    Because of its spectacular setting, Geiranger is one of best sail away ports in the world.

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    Geirangerfjord Seven Sisters Waterfall

    Geirangerfjord Seven Sisters Waterfall
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    Geirangerfjord Seven Sisters Waterfall

    Geirangerfjord Seven Sisters Waterfall
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    Geirangerfjord in Western Norway

    Geirangerfjord in Western Norway
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    Waterfall and Reflection

    Waterfall and Reflection in the Geirangerfjord in Western Norway
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    Clouds and Snow-Capped Mountains

    Clouds and Snow-Capped Mountains in the Geirangerfjord in Western Norway
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    Maasdam at Anchor in Geiranger, Norway

    Maasdam at Anchor in Geiranger, Norway
    ••• A Day in Geiranger and One of Norway's Most Spectacular Fjords. Photo Courtesy of Claire Johnson Cline
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    Maasdam Cruise Ship Anchored at Geiranger

    Maasdam Cruise Ship Anchored at Geiranger
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    Clouds over the Mountains

    Clouds over the Mountains in the Geirangerfjord in Western Norway
    ••• A Day in Geiranger and One of Norway's Most Spectacular Fjords. Geiranger, Norway (c) Linda Garrison

    Lucky for us, the early morning clouds over the mountains dissipated during the day.

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    View of the Maasdam and the Geirangerfjord

    View of the Maasdam in the Geirangerfjord, Norway
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    River Flowing into the Geirangerfjord in Norway

    River Flowing into the Geirangerfjord in Norway
    ••• A Day in Geiranger and One of Norway's Most Spectacular Fjords. Geiranger, Norway (c) Linda Garrison

    The angle of this photo looks like the ms Maasdam is "cruising" on the river!

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    River Flowing into the Geirangerfjord

    River Flowing into the Geirangerfjord in Norway
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    Viking Tour Boat

    Viking Tour Boat in Geiranger, Norway
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    Small Boat Cruise

    RIB Cruise of the Fjord in Geiranger, Norway
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    Waterfall in the Fjord

    Waterfall in the Fjord in Geiranger, Norway
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    Fjord

    Fjord in Geiranger, Norway
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    Seven Sisters Waterfall

    Seven Sisters Waterfall at the Geirangerfjord, Norway
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    Maasdam of Holland America Line

    Maasdam in Geiranger, Norway
    ••• A Day in Geiranger and One of Norway's Most Spectacular Fjords. Geiranger, Norway (c) Linda Garrison
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    Snow Capped Mountains Line the Geirangerfjord

    Snow Capped Mountains Line the Geirangerfjord in Norway
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    Small Tour Boat Meets Ferry in the Geirangerfjord

    Small Tour Boat Meets Ferry in the Geirangerfjord
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    Small Boat Shore Excursion in the Geirangerfjord of Norway

    Small Boat Shore Excursion in the Geirangerfjord of Norway
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    Geirangerfjord Ferry to Hellesylt

    Geirangerfjord Ferry to Hellesylt
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    Geirangerfjord

    Geirangerfjord
    ••• A Day in Geiranger and One of Norway's Most Spectacular Fjords. Geiranger, Norway (c) Linda Garrison
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    Geirangerfjord

    Geirangerfjord
    ••• A Day in Geiranger and One of Norway's Most Spectacular Fjords. Geiranger, Norway (c) Linda Garrison
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    The Suitor Waterfall in the Geirangerfjord

    The Suitor Waterfall in the Geirangerfjord
    ••• A Day in Geiranger and One of Norway's Most Spectacular Fjords. Geiranger, Norway (c) Linda Garrison

    Our small rigid inflatable boat got very close to the Suitor Waterfall.

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    Rigid Inflatable Boat used for Tours of the Geirangerfjord

    Rigid Inflatable Boat used for Tours of the Geirangerfjord
    ••• A Day in Geiranger and One of Norway's Most Spectacular Fjords. Geiranger, Norway (c) Linda Garrison
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    Fjord Waterfall

    Fjord Waterfall
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    Goats Along the Fjord

    Goats Along the Fjord
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    Waterfall

    Waterfall
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    View of the Maasdam and the Fjord from the Hotel Union in Geiranger

    View of the Maasdam and the Geirangerfjord from the Hotel Union in Geiranger
    ••• A Day in Geiranger and One of Norway's Most Spectacular Fjords. Geiranger, Norway (c) Linda Garrison
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    Geiranger, Norway

    Geiranger, Norway
    ••• Walking Tour of Famous Fjord Town. Geiranger, Norway (c) Linda Garrison
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    Fast-Flowing River in Geiranger

    Geiranger, Norway
    ••• A Day in Geiranger and One of Norway's Most Spectacular Fjords. Geiranger, Norway (c) Linda Garrison

    A walk to the Hotel Union at the top of the hill overlooking Geiranger follows this fast-flowing river.

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    Geiranger Church

    Geiranger Church
    ••• A Day in Geiranger and One of Norway's Most Spectacular Fjords. Geiranger, Norway (c) Linda Garrison
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    Linda Garrison and Claire Cline in Scenic Norway

    Linda Garrison and Claire Cline in Geiranger, Norway
    ••• A Day in Geiranger and One of Norway's Most Spectacular Fjords. Geiranger, Norway (c) Linda Garrison
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    Ferry on the Fjords of Norway between Valldal and Eidsdal

    Ferry on the Fjords of Norway between Valldal and Eidsdal on the Way to Geiranger
    ••• Ferry on the Fjords of Norway between Valldal and Eidsdal on the Way to Geiranger. Fjords of Norway Photo (c) Linda Garrison
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    Fjords of Norway - Geirangerfjord

    Fjords of Norway - Geirangerfjord
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    Fjords of Norway - Geiranger Fjord

    Fjords of Norway - Geiranger Fjord
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    Geirangerfjord - Route of Ferry between Geiranger and Hellesylt

    Geirangerfjord - Route of Ferry between Geiranger and Hellesylt
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    Scenic Road Connects Geiranger and Eidsdal, Norway

    Scenic Road Connects Geiranger and Eidsdal, Norway
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    Geirangerfjord - Scenic Fjord of Norway

    Geirangerfjord - Scenic Fjord of Norway
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    Cruise Ships at Anchor in Geiranger, Norway

    Cruise Ships at Anchor in Geiranger, Norway
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    Geiranger, Norway - Scenic Village on Geirangerjord

    Geiranger, Norway - Scenic Village on Geirangerjord
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    Flowers on the Mountainside at Geiranger, Norway

    Flowers on the Mountainside at Geiranger, Norway
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    P&O Cruises' Arcadia Cruise Ship in Geirangerfjord at Geiranger, Norway

    P&O Cruises' Arcadia Cruise Ship in Geirangerfjord at Geiranger, Norway
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    Waterfalls at Geiranger, Norway

    Waterfalls at Geiranger, Norway
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    Boarding the Geirangerfjord Ferry - Geiranger to Hellesylt

    Boarding the Geirangerfjord Ferry - Geiranger to Hellesylt
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    German Cruise Ship AIDAaura in Geirangerfjord at Geiranger, Norway

    German Cruise Ship AIDAaura in Geirangerfjord at Geiranger, Norway
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    Hurtigruten MS Trollfjord at Geiranger, Norway

    Hurtigruten MS Trollfjord at Geiranger, Norway
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    Waterfall at Geiranger, Norway

    Waterfall at Geiranger, Norway
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    Cruise Ships in the Geirangerfjord at Geiranger, Norway

    Cruise Ships in the Geirangerfjord at Geiranger, Norway
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    Fjords of Norway - Scenic Geiranger, Norway

    Fjords of Norway - Scenic Geiranger, Norway
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    Aida Cruises' AIDAaura Cruise Ship in Geirangerfjord at Geiranger, Norway

    Aida Cruises' AIDAaura Cruise Ship in Geirangerfjord at Geiranger, Norway
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    Cruise Ships in Geiranger Fjord, Norway

    Cruise Ships in Geiranger Fjord, Norway
    ••• Fjords of Norway - Geirangerfjord Cruise Ships in Geiranger Fjord, Norway. Geiranger, Norway Photo (c) Linda Garrison

    The P&O Cruises' Arcadia, Hurtigruten MS Trollfjord, and Transocean Tours' Astoria at anchor in Geirangerfjord.

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    Last Look at Geiranger, Norway from the Geiranger-Hellesylt Ferry

    Last Look at Geiranger, Norway from the Geiranger-Hellesylt Ferry
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    Sailing Away from Geiranger, Norway on the Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas

    Sailing Away from Geiranger, Norway on the Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas
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    Geirangerfjord - Fjords of Norway

    Geirangerfjord - Fjords of Norway
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    Fjords of Norway - Waterfall into Geirangerfjord

    Fjords of Norway - Waterfall into Geirangerfjord
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    Fjords of Norway - Waterfall into Geirangerfjord

    Fjords of Norway - Waterfall into Geirangerfjord
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    Fjords of Norway - Waterfall and Cottage in Geirangerfjord

    Fjords of Norway - Waterfall and Cottage in Geirangerfjord
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    Fjords of Norway - Geirangerfjord Waterfall

    Fjords of Norway - Geirangerfjord Waterfall
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    Astoria Cruise Ship in the Geirangerfjord, One of the Fjords of Norway

    Astoria Cruise Ship in the Geirangerfjord, One of the Fjords of Norway
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    View of Geirangerfjord from the Geiranger-Hellesylt Ferry in Norway

    View of Geirangerfjord from the Geiranger-Hellesylt Ferry in Norway
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    Geirangerfjord - Fjords of Norway

    Geirangerfjord - Fjords of Norway
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    Arriving into Hellesylt on the Geiranger-Hellesylt Ferry

    Arriving into Hellesylt on the Geiranger-Hellesylt Ferry
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    View of Geirangerfjord from the Geiranger-Hellesylt Ferry

    View of Geirangerfjord from the Geiranger-Hellesylt Ferry
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    Hurtigruten MS Trollfjord in Geirangerfjord

    Hurtigruten MS Trollfjord in Geirangerfjord
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    Panoramic View of Geirangerfjord on the Road from Hellesylt to Alesund, Norway

    Panoramic View of Geirangerfjord on the Road from Hellesylt to Alesund, Norway
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    Road from Hellesylt to Alesund, Norway

    Road from Hellesylt to Alesund, Norway
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    Waterfall in Hellesylt, Norway

    Waterfall in Hellesylt, Norway
    ••• Fjords of Norway - Geirangerfjord Waterfall in Hellesylt, Norway. Waterfall in Hellesylt, Norway Photo (c) Linda Garrison