Geirangerfjord is something out of a dream. It is steep cliffs and mountains that dive straight down to the water. There are waterfalls everywhere you turn and there is this amazing stillness that is only disturbed by the water falling off the cliffs and into the fjord. Just look at it.
The most interesting thing about the slow cruise through the fjord was just how quiet it really was. The boat was moving very slowly, almost coasting, barely making a ripple in the water. There was over a hundred people on the top deck taking in the views but everyone was silent. The view had taken their breath away. You could only hear the rush of the waterfalls and an occasional “Wow”.
To imagine how close we are to the side of the fjord, here is a picture of the boat with the cliffs in the back.
Geiranger itself is a very small town at the end of the fjord. We decided to head up to the Norwegian Fjord Center to spend our day. The walk up to the Fjord center is a very unique experience. It is 327 steps up the side of a hill with a raging waterfall roaring next to the stairs.
The Center at the top is a nice little stop. It walks you through the history of the fjords and the people who lived here. There is a lovely children’s area and of course they serve waffles!
It also has some great views.
We were so lucky to have such a beautiful sunny day. The cruise out of Geiranger that evening was just as beautiful.
After walking all 327 steps (both up and down) we ended up having a tired and cranky Viking by the end of the day. Ha!
Oh the joys of traveling with littles!