Geiranger, Norway

Geiranger.

Norway is a country filled with stunning landscapes. I think that the Geirangerfjord was amongst the most scenic of the fjords we travelled during our cruise.

We had a pretty full day planned with our excursion. We were late leaving the ship as it took the port crew a bit longer than expected to roll out the floating dock. After a delay of an hour or so, we were able to leave the ship.

The first part of the excursion was Eagle Road. Here is a video overview.

And a few images that I shot from the overlook.

We made our way back down Eagle Road and started our journey over to Dalsniba Mountain. The bus made a stop partway which gave us this view of the Geirangerfjord. Our ship, the Norwegian Jade, is at port. Another cruise ship was making its way into Geiranger.

Dalsniba Mountain is an overlook that sits roughly 1,500 metres above sea level and offers dramatic views of the Geirangerfjord valley and the surrounding glaciers.

Here is a video overview of our time at Dalsniba Mountain.

Pictured here is one of the glaciers. The temperature at Geiranger was 28 degrees Celsius. At the mountain, closer to 12 degrees Celsius, perhaps a bit colder with the wind. I certainly felt like I was at the very top of the world.

Piles of stones are everywhere around the tourist stop. This one, in particular, was a good effort by someone.

Most of the tourists will hang around the skywalk but a 5-minute walk will take you to open areas to explore and enjoy the compelling landscape. To give you a sense of scale, you can see two people in red jackets at the very far right side of the picture just below the horizon. These mountains were massive.

1,500 metres above sea level offers dramatic views of the Geirangerfjord valley. You can see the road we followed to get to Dalsniba Mountain with a few of the many hairpin curves that cut alongside the mountain range.

Likely the classic valley shot of this region. The road extending out towards the Geirangerfjord in the distance. You can just make out the two cruise ships at the edge of the fjord.

After the excursion, it was time to leave port. If I ever come back to Norway, I would spend a lot more time here. So much to see.

As we left Geiranger, we passed another cruise ship still at port. Where we enjoyed the convenience of a floating dock, this cruise ship had to use tenders to get passengers back and forth to port.

A view of the Eagle Road hairpins that lead up to the overlook of the Geirangerfjord valley.

And a dramatic waterfall provided a farewell on our way out of Geiranger.

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