It’s easy to see why UNESCO considers this 20 kilometre long fjord to be a treasure for all mankind, a World Heritage Site. See the famous waterfalls: the Seven Sisters, The Suitor, and the Bridal Veil.
Perched on mountain ledges high above the fjord, abandoned farms speak of another time. Mountains rise almost 1700 metres above the fjord, which is up to 260 metres deep.
People have lived along the fjords and between the fjords and the mountains for thousands of years. In a harsh natural environment and a demanding climate they found a way to make a living based on fishing and agriculture. One of the clearest signs of old cultural history is the many abandoned farms along the Geirangerfjord.
The National Tourist Route from Geiranger to Trollstigen, also known as “The Golden Route” is probably the toughest stretch of road in Norway. National Tourist Routes is the name used for the 18 selected stretches of road in Norway that take you through the most outstanding parts of the Norwegian landscape. The Golden Route is the most spectacular and beautiful of all the tourist routes. A sight to remember.
- From Hotel Union Øye to Geiranger it is 1 hour ang 45 minutes by car.
- We offer chartered boat tours to explore Geirangerfjord. Price on request.