Geirangerfjord is a 15 km long fjord that branches from Storfjorden. In 2005 also the fjord area was inscribed in UNESCOs list of world heritage.
Innermost in Geiranger fjord lies the village of Geiranger. Geiranger is located in Stranda municipality. (If you translate Stranda directly into English, it means beach.)
As most fjords and mountains in Norway, also the Geirangerfjord was formed during the Ice Age. When super heavy iceberg pressed thorough and pulled the stones when the ice melted, the fjord occurred. In this way Geirangerfjord been over 600 meters deep and is surrounded by mountains up to 2,000 meters.
How to get there
Road 63 is the only road that runs through Geiranger. It starts at Åndalsnes and goes to Strynefjellet.
On the way, it goes up Trollstigen and has a ferry connection between Linge and Eidsdal.
The best thing you can do is to rent a car. Alternatively you can travel collectively with local buses and ferries. See FRAM\'s website.
What to do here?
On the north side of the fjord along road 63, is a view ramp called eagle bend.
The road that zigzags up the steep slope called eagle road and goes up to 620 meters. From here you can see the wonderful view of the fjord.
From Geiranger center it is possible to travel by boat in the bay. Then you will get the opportunity to see the waterfall the seven sisters.
Have a look at the Geiranger tourist office\'s website.