Geiranger tourist information.
Geiranger is a small tourist village in Sunnmøre region of Møre og Romsdal county in the western part of Norway. It lies in Stranda Municipality at the head of the Geirangerfjorden, which is a branch of the large Storfjorden. The nearest city is Ålesund. Geiranger is home to some of the most spectacular scenery in the world, and has been named the best travel destination in Scandinavia. Since 2005, the Geirangerfjord area has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Seven Sisters waterfall is located just west of Geiranger.
Cruising to Geranger
This third biggest cruise ship port in Norway receives 140 to 180 ships during the four-month tourist season. Around 300,000 cruise passengers visited Geiranger during the summer season. Several hundred thousand people pass through every summer, and tourism is the main business for the 250 people who live there permanently. There are five hotels and over ten camping sites. The tourist season stretches from May to early September. Tours of the nearby historic farms of Knivsflå and Skageflå are available from Geiranger.
This Norwegian tourist town is a magnet for outdoor adventurers, who flock each year for the Geiranger – From Fjord to Summit half-marathon and bike race. This World Heritage site is a popular stop-over for cruise ships. Don’t miss the awe-inspiring fjord and waterfalls, especially the Seven Sisters, the Suitor and the Bridal Veil.
Seven Sisters waterfall
The Seven Sisters waterfall is probably the most well known waterfall in Geiranger fjord. A total of seven waterfalls thunder straight down the Mountain and into the fjord.The waterfalls have an average drop of about 250 metres and are an impressive sight.
The Knivsfla waterfall looked similar to the Seven Sister’s waterfall, only this one tumbles over a ledge. It is located very close to the Seven Sisters.
The Suitor waterfall, is another well known waterfall. As this waterfall tumbles down the Mountain, it divides as it tumbles, so bare rock can be seen in the middle of the waterfall, resembling a bottle.