Geiranger is a small tourist town in the western part of Norway in the region called Sunnmøre in the municipality of Stranda. It lies at the head of the Geirangerfjord, which is a branch of the Storfjord. The nearest city is Ålesund. Geiranger is home to some of the most spectacular scenery in the world, and has been described as the best travel destination in Scandinavia. In 2005, the Geirangerfjord was listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site.
Impressive waterfalls gush down almost vertical mountainsides, among them the famous falls, De syv søstrene (the Seven Sisters), Friaren (the Suitor) and Brudesløret (the Bridal Veil).
Other attractions include the Trollstigen mountain road, the Gudbrandsjuvet Gorge and Geiranger Fjordsenter With exhibits about the history, the colourful people and the fabulous natural scenery of the area.
Things to See & Do
* Brudesløret – ‘Bride’s Veil’ waterfall
* Dalnibba – viewpoint on Troll road
* Geiranger geological park
* Geiranger church
Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Norwegian Krone (NOK)
Language - Norwegian
Land Area – km²
Population – 250 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – +47
Port Location – The port is located in downtown Geiranger.
Travel Links - There are daily express bus departures to the area from Oslo, Trondheim and Bergen, all operated by Nor-Way Bussekspress.
The closest railway station is Åndalsnes. There are daily train departures with the Norwegian State Railways (NSB) from Oslo (approximate travel time 5 hours and 30 minutes) and Trondheim (approximate travel time 4 - 5 hours) to Åndalsnes, changing at Dombås for most trains. From Åndalsnes there are connections by bus to Ålesund and Sjøholt all year round, and over the Trollstigen Mountain Road to Valldal and Geiranger in the summer (15 June - 31 August).
The closest airport is Ålesund Airport Vigra, which is served by SAS with daily scheduled services to and from the largest towns and cities in Norway. For every arrival/departure there is a bus service to/from Ålesund and Moa.
To Ålesund Airport Vigra there are direct flights from London Gatwick (with SAS), Copenhagen (with SAS) and from Riga (with Air Baltic). These are the only direct flights to the district from abroad. To fly in from other countries you must fly via one the larger towns or cities in Norway, and take a domestic flight to reach Ålesund Airport Vigra.