Geiranger is a tranquil village that is a must-add to your bucket list if it isn't already! Read on to discover the magic of Geiranger, or better yet, explore the impressive waterfalls and marvel at the scenic landscapes yourself on our Discover Norway Tour!
- About Geiranger
- History of Geiranger
- Geiranger tourism
- How to get to Geiranger
- The best time to visit Geiranger
- Popular Geiranger cuisine
Geiranger Village by Marion Bunnik
Geiranger is a quaint little village located in western Norway. With a population of 250 residents, it's also home to the Geirangerfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Despite its small number of inhabitants, Geiranger is bustling with tourists all year round, especially peaking during the summer season.
As the remote village is nestled within the steep mountains, you'll never tire of the guaranteed panoramic cliff face views whichever way you turn. For further picturesque scenery, embark on a fjord sightseeing day cruise and be awed at the scenic route. Experience the sunset or sunrise atop the village at the Geiranger Skywalk, or visit the historic farms, such as Skegefla, located within the shelves of the mountainsides.
With no shortage of sights and activities, there's no doubt you'll fall in love with the charms of Geiranger like we have!
Roads and infrastructure to the village of Geiranger were constructed in the early 20th century, allowing residents and tourists easy access in and out of the village. This development was ultimately the blossoming of the growth and expansion of tourism to the region.
Despite what could be considered a new development, Geiranger holds a deep, rich history. Archeologists have uncovered Stone Age findings dating back approximately 10,000 years ago. The Norwegian fjords are believed to have been voyaged by the Vikings, and likely that they explored the Geirangerfjords and traded goods with the residents.
Embark on an unforgettable journey through the heart of Geiranger with a cruise along the renowned Geirangerfjord—an experience that simply cannot be missed! On our Discover Norway tour, you'll get to enjoy a guided boat cruise down this magnificent UNESCO heritage-listed site, promising a voyage of discovery like no other. As you glide along the tranquil waters, be mesmerised by the breathtaking spectacle of cascading waterfalls adorning the rugged mountainsides, each one a testament to nature's awe-inspiring grandeur. For those craving a dash of adrenaline, a guided kayak tour offers an exhilarating opportunity to intimately explore iconic landmarks such as The Seven Sisters and The Bridal Veil waterfalls, promising an adventure of a lifetime.
For land-bound explorers, Geiranger offers an array of captivating experiences that delve into the region's rich history and natural wonders. Join a waterfall sightseeing walking tour or opt for a scenic driving excursion, where every twist and turn unveils a new vista of enchantment. If you're fascinated by traditional hunting techniques, as well as the geology, biology, and herbology that define this picturesque landscape, the Norwegian Fjord Centre and Kilmapark 2469 are the perfect attractions to immerse yourself in the fascinating world of Norwegian culture. The latter which is also included in our Discover Norway tour!
Wander through the time-worn halls of Skagefla, an abandoned farmhouse steeped in centuries of history, offering a glimpse into the region's storied past. In Geiranger, adventure awaits at every turn, inviting you to embark on a voyage of discovery that transcends the ordinary and ignites the soul with wonder.
Geiranger Cary Ferry by Marion Bunnik
Geiranger Waterfall by Mike Benna
Geiranger Kayak by Marion Bunnik
As Geiranger is nestled in a remote village, accessing it can pose a challenge. However, Bunnik Tours offers the convenience of small group tours, eliminating the hassle of planning the logistics of your journey there.
On the sixth day of our Discover Norway tour, we embark on a picturesque journey along the Trollstign Road from Ålesund to Geiranger. Renowned as one of Norway’s most breathtaking driving routes, this mountain pass features winding roads that meander around majestic peaks. Translating loosely to ‘The Troll’s Path’ in English, it connects Åndalsnes with the Valldal Valley and Geiranger. Following a ferry ride, our route continues along the iconic Ørnevegen, or Eagle’s Road, treating us to panoramic fjord vistas before we reach Geiranger in the late afternoon.
Nature's splendour unfolds from May to September, painting a canvas of awe-inspiring beauty. As winter loosens its grip, the roads become a more accessible pathway to adventure, beckoning travellers to explore.
In May and June, witness nature's resurgence as waterfalls cascade with newfound vigour after the winter thaw. Then, July and August offer bustling warmth and vibrant activities, inviting you to immerse yourself in the wonders of Geiranger. Amidst extended daylight hours, capture the breathtaking sunsets that adorn the fjords, each one a masterpiece of nature's grandeur, waiting to be cherished.
Immerse yourself in the lively culinary scene of Geiranger, where cafes and restaurants along the fjords buzz with excitement. With an abundance of locally sourced produce, every dish carries a fresh, authentic flavour that reflects the essence of Norwegian cuisine.
Indulge in the delights of Brasserie Posten, a charming harbor-side restaurant, and experience the traditional Norwegian treat of Svele, expertly folded into a delectable half-moon. For a sweet finale, treat yourself to the irresistible homemade chocolates and truffles from Geiranger Sjokolade. In Geiranger, culinary excellence awaits at every turn, promising a journey of unforgettable tastes and experiences.
Geiranger Sjokolade by Mon - flickr
Geiranger Sjokolade by Fugl Føniks - flickr
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is Geiranger, Norway worth visiting?
Geiranger is a fantastic travel destination with incredible scenery, impressive waterfalls, and steep mountains. Immerse yourself in the rich history on the grounds that the Vikings once explored!
What is the climate in Geiranger, Norway?
Giernager is located in Western Norway and is known for its Subarctic climate. Throughout the year, the temperates can fluctuate from -9°C during their bristling winter, to 11°C during their cool summer months.
What animals are in Geiranger
Geiranger is home to a rich diversity of species and is a special location to spot many birds, mammals, and insects that are red-listed or vulnerable. Goats and four groups of native deer and elk are commonly spotted in this region.