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Geiranger Cruises

Of Norway's many fjords, Geirangerfjord is doubtless the most beautiful and most photographed one. As a convoluted branch of the Storfjord, it cuts deep inland, marked by a number of impressive waterfalls and sheer rock faces lining its shores on both sides.

The snake-like fjord stretches between the tiny villages of Geiranger and Hellesylt, boasting waterfalls with such romantic names as 'The Seven Sisters,' 'The Bridal Veil,' and 'The Suitor.' And like many of the neighboring fjords, this one also allows ship travel year-round since the waters remain free of ice.

A popular means of transportation for travel between the two ports is the local ferry. Already during Viking times traders and warriors made use of this network of waterways to travel to England and France. Surrounded by majestic mountains and nestled in a hollow at the eastern end of Geirangerfjord, the tiny hamlet is perhaps the most picturesque village in all of Norway. It is also one of the country's best-known tourist destinations, serving as a starting point for trips into the mountain region. Its storybook appearance boasts the special ''Geiranger motif' used in numerous tourist advertisements.

Visitors come in the summer months to enjoy watersports, hiking, and other outdoor activities. Others venture into more remote mountain regions, such as Dalsnibba, or continue their travel up spectacular scenic routes. So, take the tender ashore and let tiny Geiranger captivate you with is incomparable charm.

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