Fossevandring
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MrsJD2007
Middlesbrough, UK2,175 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
We went for a stroll passed the shops near the cruise port and stumbled across this amazing waterfall.
You can literally walk beside it for free and enjoy its spectacular presence.
It really is amazing.
Written July 7, 2020
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reise3
986 contributions
Jul 2019
The waterfall is one of the first things you notice about the port of Geiranger, when traveling by ship. After walking uphill from port to visit Geiranger Church, I continued my walk to the waterfall. On one side, there is a set of stairs that follows the water down to the campground by the fjord. From there, it is easy to walk back to the port to catch a tender to the ship. It isn't a long walk, but it is very enjoyable and pretty.
Written June 24, 2020
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Gone Walkabout
Tonsberg, Norway563 contributions
Jun 2020
The feeling of walking almost in the river is amazing. At one point the water spray from the waterfall is so severe that bringing a rain jacket is probably a good idea. Love short walk that most peopla can do. There are stairs on part of the walk
Written July 6, 2020
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TonyM_WorldTraveler
Chicago, IL392 contributions
Aug 2020
This waterfall is right in the town, so it's easy to get to.
The trail is well-built and maintained, so easy to walk. It's also lit at night for safety and nice for a romantic walk.
The top is by the Union Hotel and the Nordic Museum, and the bottom is at a campground.
Written September 4, 2020
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redeco
Warren, MA9,449 contributions
Jun 2014 • Friends
This is a wonderful way to spend your time in Geiranger when your cruise ship is docked. Once you've seen as much of the fjord as you like and you've taken in some shopping, hike up to the octagonal church via a marvelous stairway that follows the path of the multi-level waterfall that flows into the fjord. On the way up you'll pas an old water-powered electric plant that is no longer in use, and there are very fine opportunities for photography.

Once at the top, take a further hike up to the little church with its beautifully painted pulpit and take the highway down. This path takes you to the shopping area. The design of this walkway makes for an exciting tourist attraction and was well thought out by the designer. Don't miss it.
Written October 22, 2014
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worldeator
359 contributions
Jun 2016 • Family
This large waterfall is the main feature in the town area of Geiranger and is a complete free experience. If arriving by cruise ship this feature can be seen on the fjord as it forms part of the town. Once docked it is a short stroll through the town via the campsite and up the stairs. The amazing thing is unlike most places there was no cost. You simply walked the route including the stairs to enjoy the view. The stairs wind their way along the route given different vantage points and views of the waterfall. At one stage you are very close to the waterfall and will get wet from the spray, but all part of the experience. At the top of the waterfall there is a car park and small museum. The return journey back can either be via the stairs or you can walk along the road back to the town. Some great photos opportunities on this walk. If you are in the area this is a must.
Written July 18, 2016
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okiesooner09
Oklahoma361 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
We visited Geiranger on a cruise ship stop. There really isn't much to do in Geiranger. I had read about Waterfall Walk. It is a short walk from town to the trail. The first 500 feet or so of the Walk is a path beside the river that isn't very steep. You can see some beautiful waterfalls along this trail. The trail eventually leads you to a tall, winding set of stairs. My wife didn't want to climb them so I did it alone. I counted them and there are 267 steps to the top. It is quite a hike. There are even more beautiful waterfalls to see all along the climb to the top. At the top you are rewarded with a pretty view of the town, harbor and fjord.
Written November 20, 2017
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DanlRb
Tamworth, UK6 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
This is a short uphill walk (signposted as Waterfall Walk) a short distance from the port. It begins on gravel paths following a steady stream of water. As it develops you walk along metal grating and get spectacular views of the rapids and waterfall. This was very busy with tourists but well worth it all the same. Depending upon the wind direction, there may be some spray in some sections of the path but it was not slippy and could be avoided. Geiranger is the best area I have visited in Norway to see waterfalls and the metal slopes make this one great for large groups. I definitely recommend taking photos on the way up, both of the waterfall itself and the view of the fjord from here. You follow the waterfall a limited way but it is enough to get a good feel of it - so it is especially suitable for cruise passengers with a limited shore time. You end up at the Fjord Center which also has great views in 360 degrees (plus toilets ane a sheltered area from any rain!). Although best in the sunshine, this walk can be done in all weathers with all kinds of people. Bring a camera, but otherwise nothing is required. It should take around half an hour and is well worth it. It is not a circular walk but there are other ways down with similar views. The main problem was the sheer number of tourists but even this didn't affect it too much as crowds are catered for very well. I certainly recommend this easy walk as a great way to experience the area without straying too far from the port.
Written August 16, 2017
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limeyl8e
Laconia, NH111 contributions
Aug 2015 • Friends
One of the first sights to catch your eye in Geiranger is the Fossevandring, a spectacular, amazingly powerful and beautiful waterfall that thunders down from the high mountain above. Alongside the watercourse, a staircase of approx. 300 steps rises from the village to the top of the falls. There are viewing platforms at strategic spots so that the intricacies of the falls can be seen. Alternatively it is possible to take a bus up into the mountains and walk down from there. My companions and I chose to take the stairs up and the road down, enabling us to get great views from both sides of the falls. We were there in early August when the temperature was pleasantly mild so it was ideal weather for such an activity. If you don't do anything else in Norway make sure you see this breathtaking sight.
Written September 28, 2015
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babe33
Leeds, UK2,950 contributions
Jul 2014 • Couples
We left the hotel and walked along to the campsight and followed the road round to the left, you come very quickley to the base of the waterfall.
The steps up are all non slip metal and well constructed.....take your time in acsending this area if you are a little un fit. the trail winds itself up to platforms at various stages. I stopped to take photographs and catch my breath. The waterfall is magnificant and so noisy when in full flow....the higher you get the views become more amazing and stunning.
Some fantastic photographs to be taken, but if with the waterfall, becareful camera's dont get wet from the spray. Take water with you if it is hot, very little to buy up at the very top....had to hunt for two ice creams.....Lovely way to spend and hour or two and enjoy amazing scenery...Unfortunately not wheelchair or baby buggy friendly due to the nature of the structure and terrain....You can however go by road to the top to take in the views from there.....
Written August 4, 2014
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