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Things To Do In Geiranger, Norway - Updated 2020

things to do in Geiranger Norway
Anaanya
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A small village in Norway, Geiranger - a true beauty indeed. This tiny village is frequented by tourists for its natural beauty – lush green nature and forests all around, clouds which cover the tips of the hills, snow-covered mountain tops, valleys and cliffs that people from all over the world come to see and so many scenic points to enjoy a 360-degree view of the area. Let’s not forget about the countless fjords which are a huge part of Geiranger. Whether you’re heading here to take part in the half marathon summit or you’re going to spend some time among nature, just follow this list of things to do in Geiranger, Norway, and you’ll have a spectacular holiday!

1. Visit the unique Fossevandring Geiranger


Fossevandring Geiranger is basically a waterfall walk which is a popular tourist attraction – no surprises there! You go up along the stairs and walk back down following that very same path – think of it like this, a nature walk along rapids and a waterfall. There is a set of steps that go along the waterfall, on one side. Even though these steps are not submerged in the water, you can definitely feel the pressure of the water at your feet! It’s a wonderful experience with lots of photo opportunities, an experience that just cannot be missed!

Fossevandring Geiranger

Address: Fv63 70, 6216 Geiranger, Norway

Website: Fossevandring Geiranger

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

Price: Free

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2. Admire the natural beauty of Bridal Veil waterfall, Brudesløret


Brudesløret is one of the most popular waterfalls in Geiranger! Standing at a height of approximately 300 metres (984 feet), this waterfall is a sight to behold! The best way to see this natural beauty is by taking the Geiranger-Hellesylt ferry. Just make sure you get a good seat with a view. Another option is to rent a private boat to get a better and closer look. Fun fact, this Brudesløret waterfall is popularly known as the Bridal Veil!

Brudesløret

Address: 6216 Geiranger, Norway

Website: Brudesløret

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3. Take a hop-on hop-off tour of the city (from USD 41)

You can explore the village of Geiranger at your own time and pace with a 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus tour! The tour starts at the Cruise Terminal – this is ideal for the people who are arriving here by boat. Next, the bus heads to Norwegian Fjord Centre which is one of the most important landmarks in the city followed by which it heads to West Norwegian Fjords, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The tour then stops at Westeraas Farm where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the mountains and valleys and lastly it goes to Flydalsjuvet Viewpoint where you can take some extraordinary photographs of the fjords and rivers.

City Sightseeing Geiranger Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Duration: 1 day

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4. Enjoy a scenic bus tour as you drive up Mount Dalsnibba


This is a two-hour-and-fifteen-minute bus tour which allows you to take in some of the most beautiful and scenic views that Geiranger has to offer. First, the bus goes up Mount Dalsnibba – enjoy a 360-degree view of the mountainside while getting information from your tour guide. The bus stops at a new viewing station called Geiranger Skywalk – the perfect place to get some stunning pictures. Finally, head to one of the most famous viewpoints in Norway called Flydalsjuvet to really take in the beauty of nature.

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5. Rejuvenate during a scenic hike along Mollsvatnet trail


Does your idea of a rejuvenating holiday include a nature walk? If so, you will definitely enjoy hiking along the famous Mollsvatnet trail – a trail with scenic beauty like no other. You will enjoy an amazing view of nature the whole way. Make sure you complete the hike because at the end of it there is a waterfall and the crystal clear Mollsvatnet lake – doesn’t that make a tiresome hike totally worth it?

Mollsvatnet trail

Address:Geiranger, Stranda 6216, Norway

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6. Rent a cottage at Grande Hytteutleige og Camping


Book a cottage at Grande Hytteutleige og Camping and enjoy living like a king while enjoying a panoramic view of scenic nature. This waterfront property overlooks a UNESCO World Heritage Site – Geirangerfjord. All the cottages have two-bedrooms with modern amenities like flat-screen televisions and a kitchenette. Each cottage also has a private patio which has a beautiful view of the fjords. You can hire kayaks, walk along a hiking trail or just hire a boat and cruise along the beautiful waters. You’ll love this property so much, you’ll never want to leave!

Grande Hytteutleige og Camping

Address: 6216 Geiranger, Norway

Website: Grande Hytteutleige og Camping

Opening hours: 9am - 9pm (daily)

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7. Enjoy a view like no other from Flydalsjuvet Rock viewpoint


Flydalsjuvet Rock is a viewpoint in Geiranger that is undoubtedly the best viewpoint in the whole village! Just imagine this – you see the lush green mountain with snow-covered peaks, at the foothills of these mountains you see a waterbody which is shining hues of blue and then you see that beautiful blue sky which is almost reflecting in the waters. Doesn’t it sound beautiful? Whether you want to go with your friends and take some fun pictures or you want to visit alone and just enjoy the moment, the choice is yours. But, your vacation won’t be complete without visiting the Flydalsjuvet Rock!

Flydalsjuvet Rock

Address: 6216 Geiranger, Norway

Website: Flydalsjuvet Rock

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

Price: Free

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8. Excite your taste buds at Brasserie Posten


Brasserie Posten is a rather popular restaurant that is located in the heart of Geiranger. Located right next to a fjord, this restaurants serves up some delicious food and provides a great view! While the menu is simple – fish, pizza, burgers, sandwiches and steaks, the chefs here really amp up this simple menu and produce some fine dishes using only local and seasonal produced. It’s a huge restaurant but making a prior booking is recommended – yes, the food here is that good! A meal here will probably be one of the best meals you’ve ever had!

Brasserie Posten

Address: Geirangervegen 4, 6216 Geiranger, Norway

Website: Brasserie Posten

Opening hours: 12pm - 9:30pm (daily)

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9. Check out the famous loop road, The Knot


As the name suggests, The Knot is a knot in the road – basically, the road passes under a bridge and the makes a whopping 270-degree turn and comes up to the bridge. While this road is driveable, it is very narrow, hence it is suggested that you park your car a few metres before this miraculous knot and walk to check it out. It’s unique, it’s unheard of and it’s worth clicking a few pictures of! First opened in 1882, this looping road has become a historical landmark in Norway!

The Knot

Address: 6216 Geiranger, Norway

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10. Sip on some delicious coffee at CaféOlé

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CaféOlé is a very centrally located cafe in the heart of the town. If you’re craving some delicious freshly made coffee along with a slice of homemade cake, then this is the place to go! Other than that, you can always grab a quick bite here along with your coffee - the chicken wrap is cooked to perfection and the cured ham sandwich is delicious! Also, don’t forget to try the apple pie and the quiche, and of course the famous carrot cake. You can always head to this cafe on a Friday night to enjoy some beer and wine! The best of both worlds!

CaféOlé

Address: Maråkvegen 19, 6216 Geiranger, Norway

Website: CaféOlé

Opening hours: 9am - 5pm (daily)

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11. Put on your walking shoes for the scenic Korsmyra hike


Korsmyra means the flat land between the mountain and the valley. In Geiranger, Korsmyra is a hiking trail that lies between the majestic mountains and the breathtaking Geiranger fjord valley. On one side you’ll have a beautiful view of the mountains while on the other side you’ll be able to probably hear the waves as you see them crashing against one another. Don’t forget to carry your hiking boots or at least comfortable walking shoes, a bottle of water and a well-charged camera to take lots of pictures.

Korsmyra

Address: 6216 Geiranger, Norway

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The beauty of nature

As you can figure, the beauty of Geiranger lies in the beauty of its nature. Be sure to visit these scenic viewpoints, eat at some of the best restaurants in the area and book at least one tour so that you can take in the whole vibe! Follow this list of things to do in Geiranger, Norway, and just enjoy your trip!

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A freelance content writer by profession, Anaanya is an avid traveller whose main goal in life is to visit as many new places as possible. Anaanya enjoys travelling, not just because of her love...Read more

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