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A shot of a mountain on an island at Port Geiranger in Norway

Geiranger, Norway

Geirangerfjord is one of the most beautiful spots in Scandinavia—if not the world. These are among the planet’s longest and deepest fjords, with steep walls of rock dropping some 500 meters below the water’s surface and rising 1,400 meters above sea level. Waterfalls tumble down from high above, free-flowing rivers snake through forests and glacial lakes stretch for miles. It's no surprise that these glacially carved masterpieces cut into Norway's western coast were made a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with the nearby Nærøyfjord, in 2005.

The small village of Geiranger lies at the head of the Geirangerfjord, and being here is all about being outdoors in the clean, crisp Norwegian air to enjoy the stunning scenery. Cruise ships anchor at the end of the Geirangerfjord and passengers can hike, kayak, bicycle and ski to see the gorgeousness up close.

Top 3: Things To Do In Geiranger

1 Storsæterfossen Waterfall Hike A thrilling trail that takes you behind the 30-meter-high wall of water.
2 Djupvasshytta Mountain Lodge Bike Ride Coast 17 kilometers downhill while taking in magnificent views.
3 Fjord Farms Deep dark waters surrounded by majestic peaks, wild waterfalls and lush forests.

Featured Shore Excursions