photo by Alfred Diem

Geiranger is a village in Møre og Romsdal. The Geirangerfjord is one of the most beautiful mainland fjords. In a rating of UNESCO World Heritage Site, Geirangerfjord (along with Nærøyfjord in Sogn og Fjordane) obtained top score in a survey conducted by prestigious National Geographic Magazine. A visit to Geiranger can be included in a trip along the Norwegian coast.

Getting there

By plane

The distance from Ålesund airport is 124 km (77 mi).

By car

Road 63 from Eidsdal and Valldal to the north via Eagles Highway (mountain pass, hairpin turns), from Otta, Stryn and Grotli to the South via Geirangervegen (mountain pass, 50 hairpin turns).

By bus

From Ålesund or (summer only) Åndalsnes by route 63 including Trollstigen.

By boat

Car ferry from Hellesylt, on the famous Geirangerfjord. Eight daily deparures 1Jun-2Sep, four daily departures 1May-1Jun, 3Sep-30Sep. There is also twice daily ferries from Valldal (20Jun-20Aug). Hurtigruten calls Geiranger on a summer service (15 Apr-14 Sep). Embarking/disembarking by small boat.

Traveling around

No need to use the tour boats. You can see just as much from the Hellesylt ferry with commentary in German and English as well as Norwegian - from a comfortable lounge with a good snackbar.


  • Dalsniba, Along route 63 towards Grotli, Dalsniba is a 1500 m (4920 ft) high mountain. Faboulus view over the fjord and the mountain behind.

  • Geirangerfjord, The steep-sided fjord with its waterfalls, including the Bridal Veil and the Suitor.

  • Geiranger Fjordsenter , +47 70263810, +47 70263810, 1May-20Sep: , Visitor centre for the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Ørnesvingen (The Eagles Curve), On route 63 towards Eidsdal, View of the fjord and the village.

Things to do

  • Costal Odyssey , +47 95118062, +47 95118062, Guded tour start: 11AM, Kayaks for rent either by the hour or for a whole day. You can also take part in a guided tour. Kayaking down the fjord is a very enjoyable experience; it offers spectacular views of waterfalls, mountains, and even, occasionally, dolphins.

  • The "Sky-to-Fjord" trip, run out of one of the small gift shops by the ferry dock (easily identifiable by its green roof), is a spectacular 17 km bike trip from the top of the mountain (high enough to still have snow in August!) back down to the gift shop. The trip includes van transportation to the top of the mountain and bike rental. You can go at your own pace as long as you return your bike to the gift shop by the end of the day. Take your time, as the spectacular views can make for worthy detours!


  • Naustkroa, +47 70263230, +47 70263230, Pizza.

  • Olebuda Restaurant, +47 70263240, +47 70263240

  • Weserås Restaurant, +47 92899187, Traditional norwegian food.


  • Cafè Olè, +47 95246488, +47 95246488


  • Geiranger Hotell , +47 70263005, +47 70263005

  • Union Hotel , +47 70263005

  • Grande Fjord Hotel, +47 70269490


  • Geiranger Turistinformasjon, +47 70263099, +47 70263099, Internet.

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