GeirangerNorway

4.9/5Top Destination

Get away to quaint Geiranger! Enjoy the mountains, marina, and more.

Geiranger is a pretty village located at the tip of the Geirangerfjord. The dramatic beauty of the fjord, renowned for its striking bright blue color, draws visitors from all over Norway and far beyond. It regularly features on lists of the world’s most impressive natural beauty spots. Explore this beautiful, UNESCO-listed area, dotted with forests, mountains and waterfalls, using this friendly little settlement as a base.

Look up at the towering peaks that make up this unique landscape and reflect upon the millions of years of changing climates that have shaped them. The distinctive fjords that slice into the mountains are the result of several different ice ages, each one cutting up the rocks a little bit more.

Take just one look at any of the waterfalls that crash down the rock faces and you will be awed by the beauty of this place. The waterfalls have romantic names, such as Friaren (the Suitor), De syv søstrene (the Seven Sisters) and Brudesløret (the Bridal Veil). Take in panoramic views of the fjord and waterfalls from Geiranger Skywalk or the Fossevandring viewing platform.

Hike around part of the fjord or take to the water in a kayak or fishing boat to see it from a different angle. In the summer, consider camping on the shore. When the weather is warm enough, you can even start each day with a dip in the cool blue waters.

Afterward, refresh yourself with a drink at the Geiranger Brewery. Fill up on the hearty dishes made from local ingredients served up in any of the local restaurants. Other attractions in the village itself include a picturesque white church, the Geiranger Kirke, and a museum of classic cars called the Veteranbilgarasje.

One way to get to Geiranger is to fly into Ørsta-Volda Airport and then drive for around 2 hours 40 minutes to reach the village. If you are coming from further north in the country, however, try to fit the breathtaking Trollstigen mountain road into your journey. Be dazzled by jaw-droppingly beautiful views as you follow this snaking route.

Known for

Mountains, Excursions and Biking

Top Hotels in Geiranger

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Union Geiranger Bad & Spa
Hotel Union Geiranger Bad & Spa
4 out of 5
Geiranger, Stranda
$198
per night
Oct 23 - Oct 24

Conveniently located near the ski slopes, this Geiranger hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Geirangerfjord, Fossevandring Geiranger, and Norwegian Fjordcenter. ...

4.3/5Excellent! (230 reviews)

"The hotel staff from the man at the front desk to the wait staff and the housekeeoing staff were very helpful, patient and understanding with us. When we couldn't figure out how to work the lights in our room, the man at the front desk came up himself to explain it to us amd fix the issue. The food ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

Hotel Union Geiranger Bad & Spa
Hotell Utsikten Geiranger - By Classic Norway Hotels
Hotell Utsikten Geiranger - By Classic Norway Hotels
2.5 out of 5
Geirangervegen 348, Stranda

Situated in Geiranger, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Flydalsjuvet and Geirangerfjord. Fossevandring Geiranger and Norwegian Fjordcenter are also within ...

4.3/5Excellent! (69 reviews)

"The view from my window was fantastic. Going there ask for the fjord looking room. Dinner was rather poor and expensive. It took a too long time to bring the dinner, and we did not ask anything special"…"

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

Hotell Utsikten Geiranger - By Classic Norway Hotels
Lunheim Accomodation
Lunheim Accomodation
3 out of 5
Geirangervegen 345, Geiranger, Stranda, Møre og Romsdal
$104
per night
Oct 19 - Oct 20

Situated in Geiranger, this spa guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Flydalsjuvet and Geirangerfjord. Fossevandring Geiranger and Norwegian Fjordcenter are ...

Lunheim Accomodation

Popular things to do in Geiranger

Geirangerfjord
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Geirangerfjord

5/5(12 reviews)

Learn about the history of Geirangerfjord, a well-known monument in Stranda. Discover the area's mountain views and waterfalls.

Top activities in Geiranger

Geirangerfjord Fantastic Fjord Cruise
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Geirangerfjord Fantastic Fjord Cruise

$85

If you want to see the real Norway then this half day cruise allows you to see one of the most beautiful stretches of water anywhere in the world. Combining a cruise and 2 hours free time in the stunning small village Hellesylt is a great half day trip.

Private Geiranger-Briksdal
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Private Geiranger-Briksdal

$137

This tour is a great option to find 4 seasons in 8-9 hours. You will visit glacier, Summer Lake, spring water and autumn mountain roads :). Geiranger village escape from tourist thousands is very welcome and You will find it litle bit different way.

Private tour Troll road (Trollstigen) from Ålesund
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Private tour Troll road (Trollstigen) from Ålesund

$124

This tour is all about Trolls. Tour is made shorter more for those who travelling with cruise ships and have a limited time. You will feel like Fairytail and Nature will become one.

Reviews of Geiranger

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Oct 9, 2019

Geiranger is a small, quiet place and incredibly beautiful. It was worth it to get there, because the experience of going tjhere was an experience we will never forget.

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Jun 24, 2019

The fjord is beautiful, the midnight sunset breathtaking, but too many cruise ships and busses.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 3, 2018

This place is absolutely stunning. The whole town is beautiful.