Geiranger's Famous Views
The Geirangerfjord is without doubt one of the most fascinating sights in Norway and was added to the Unesco World Heritage List in 2005. The mountains tower above you on both sides as you pass several waterfalls with stories to their names like the Suitor, the Bridal Veil and the Seven Sisters. At the landing stage in the village of Geiranger you start your land adventure along the fjord before suddenly the road starts winding up the mountainside in 11 hairpin bends. At the uppermost bend, called the Eagle's Bend, you stop to enjoy the view. In the distance you can see old farms, stubbornly clinging on narrow shelves high above the fjord. For generations families made their living up there, and today great efforts are being made to restore and preserve these relics of the past. You return through Geiranger village and continue up the mountainside, climbing higher and higher into the mountain world until you reach Mount Dalsnibba (5,000 ft.) From here, on a clear day, there is a panorama of mountains, glaciers, waterfalls and lakes, and far below you can see the Geirangerfjord. At Djupvasshytta lodge refreshments will be served before you return, and make a stop at the Flydals Gorge for the view of the fjord. On your way back to the village center, you will pass the small white painted octagonal church. Like most Norwegian buildings, it is constructed of wood.
Notes: Please note that order of sights may vary. The road past Flydal and Djupvasshytta and the road to Mount Dalsnibba is closed in winter, and the time of opening in spring/early summer depends on the amount of snow in the mountains, and that the danger of avalanches is over. Usually these roads are open by the end of May, but this cannot be guaranteed. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change.
Duration: 4 hours
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