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Geiranger tender pier
Geiranger Shore Excursions
The Geiranger Fjordsenter chronicles the history of the people of Norway’s fjords. A host of exhibits, including intricate models, and homes with original furnishings, take the visitor back in time to the days before roads, when the mail packet ship was the only connection for many with the outside world. The center also has a café and souvenir shop.
The tourist information office in Geiranger stocks a great little walking map detailing some super hikes from the village. The walk on path A winds up through woodland to Vesterås Farm, which has a friendly café. The more adventurous can continue up the valley on path D up to a height of 1800ft to reach the spectacular Storseterfossen waterfall – here an easy scramble leads to a unique viewpoint from behind the thundering curtain of water. Allow about 3-4 hours for the round trip to the waterfall from Geiranger, but beware that the path is steep and can be muddy and slippery.
Kayaking on Geirangerfjord
Another excellent organised excursion, especially if you’re the active type that hates sitting on a bus, is kayaking on Geirangerfjord. As you paddle away from the Geiranger sea kayak center, you will be able to appreciate the majesty and splendour of fjordland from a new perspective. Your route will take you to below the Seven Sisters waterfall for a far better view than the one you had from the ship. Tours generally last between 2-3 hours.
A popular shore excursion is the journey to the summit of Mount Dalsnibba. Your bus will travel about 10 miles southeast on road RV-63 to Lake Djupvatnet, before starting the switchback climb up to the top of the mountain. If the weather is clear, the view from the top is magnificent, with panoramic vistas of the nearby mountains and valleys.
Hellesylt to Geiranger
Often cruise ships stop at Hellesylt then continue to Geiranger. Only passengers on an overland excursion between Hellesylt and Geiranger are allowed to debark at Hellesylt. The shore excursion will visit the deepest lake in Europe, Hornindal Lake, the picture-perfect village of Stryn, the spectacular viewpoint from the summit of Mount Dalsnibba, and the popular Flydal viewpoint.
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