Undoubtedly the Geiranger fjord in Norway , is one of the most supreme natural beauty, unforgettable and impressive in the world, and this is true not only because it is the part of the list of World Heritage the UNESCO, since 2005, but also by the testimony of all those lucky enough to have had the unique opportunity to be there.
The Geiranger Fjord is located in the area of Norway: it makes almost certainly the richest topography area.
To be exact, the Geiranger Fjord is located in the northwest coast in the province of More and Romsdal. Its total length reaches 15 km., And is the most number of visits received per year: according to official estimates , amounted to 600,000 tourists who come forward to witness one of the greatest natural wonders that have this little blue planet.
At the end of this fjord, stands a town of few inhabitants, also called Geiranger, it is equipped today with chords hotels, resorts and campgrounds.
Just at the end you can view the port of Geiranger, this is the arrival point for cruise liners that visit and bringing the thousands of tourists coming from all over the world especially in the summer months.
Navigation through the fjord from the North Sea have several alternatives: to be an area with many islands and different "arms" of access to be formed, can be drawn from different points. From the South, would have to be from another fjord therein lies: the Storfjorden (the main branch of the fjord), where the neighboring city of Alensud.
In addition to the cruise, there are other more modest options to get from the neighborhood, this is the area known ferries that ply its waters several times a day. Course can also be reached by car, from Alensud which is only two hours away, however, we should clarify that it is not recommended to anyone: the road is part of the route known as "Golden Route", is nearly vertical, full of curves and may not be suitable for all, who only have a real sense of adventure.
It is worth remembering what a fjord is a sort of "crack" produced on earth by the erosive action of glaciers, of the Quaternary period-with rear entrance of the seas, which has been untouched for thousands of years of existence.
In the particular case of this fjord, the Geiranger, we must say that is characterized by walls, at first glance, appear to be almost vertical. Its height can be reached in stages, up to 1,000 meters leading to a sense of vastness and wonder to all who are in their surroundings.
But, what activities can be done in the Geiranger Fjord? Among the most sought there are fishing, canoeing, rafting, hiking, horseback riding in the vicinity, and in summer, and only 45 minutes drive on the mountain slopes of Stryn, one of the surrounding the fjord, which is also considered the best ski center in Norway.
This center works, as stated, in summer, from May to July, approximately, is equipped with lifts, where you'll view breathtaking-skiing, snowboarding, etc.. You can also hike on the glacier Tystigen.
However, other typical tours: as the one performed at Dalssiba mountain (1,500 meters above the fjord). It is without doubt one of the visits must for anyone who visits Geiranger, because from there you can have the best views of stunning fjord, with steep mountains and around the high mountain terrain. There are also cabins there where you can pause and warm with a hot drink.
Flydalsjavet viewpoint: the views are of the most incredible, and the most popular, too. There you can take pictures with the most beautiful natural background of the entire region, as shown in the photograph on the left.
Other possible excursions include Storseterfossen, a walk around this mountain belches from its corner stone scraps of local history, which also can buy souvenirs and Norwegian culinary specialties. Best of all: the waterfall that is there, the Storseterfossen, you can walk behind it! A unique experience.
Both in this mountain as in others, such is the case of Flofjellet, their paths can also be done on foot: it is the best option to view and feel about the wealth of geological, plant and animal typical of the place. Just do not forget: bring all the equipment and information needed to make these trips a pleasure, not a chance a little grim
The truth is that being in Geiranger is a unique and beautiful experience.
Norwegian Landscape Photography from 1880-1900