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“Just Nature” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Geirangerfjord

Geirangerfjord
Norway
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Ranked #17 of 559 Attractions in Western Norway
Type: Geologic Formations, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Bergara, Spain
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“Just Nature”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

I'll never forget the first time I went to Geirangerfjord. For me one of the nicest place in the world. The fjord is really amazing, so narrow with those mountains. I'll recommend to go there in the end of may or june, just because in winter the boat trip does not work and in july and august can be too crowded to visit it. At least, I think it's a place you should go once.

Visited May 2011
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“A magically set fjord”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2006

Geirangerfjord is one of the better fjords in Norway. Approaching it from up on high in the mountains you have a breathtaking panorama. The scenic viewpoint of Flydalsuvet is absolutely stunning, taking in the deep blue fjord surrounded by precipitous mountains and the small town of Geiranger. From here you wind for fifteen kilometres through numerous hairpin turns to the bottom.
The highlight of a visit to Geiranger is a cruise on the fjord itself. As always it is good to be early to beat as many of the crowds as possible. The cruise runs for around an hour and a half and travels to the end of the fjord near the town of Hellesylt. It is a magical journey with a useful bi-lingual commentary keeping you in touch with the various features.
There are numerous falls of which the most well known is the Seven Sisters (Sju-Sostrefoss) which sends seven spidery wisps of water down the cliff face. There is the Devils Trap which is a deep crevice that the sun never hits the bottom of. There were also a number of small farms perched precariously on the cliffs edge; one it is rumoured that the family had to tie the kids up when they went to work the farm so they did not fall off the edge of the cliff. We also spotted a small pod of dolphins in the deeper reaches.
Cruise finished the remainder of the town was overrun with tour buses and some souvenir stores. It was a beautiful place and even more so in the quiet of early morning.

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