Seniors In Awe Of The Geirangerfjord

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Geiranger is the crown jewel of the Norwegian fjords. It is one of Norway’s top tourist attractions and the Geirangerfjord, is world famous. Geiranger is a small settlement of some 300 inhabitants most of whom now earn their living through tourism and related activities.

The 10-mile-long, 960-foot-deep Geirangerfjord’s most stunning attractions are its roaring waterfalls. The Geirangerfjord is one of Norway’s most popular sights. Geiranger is home to some of the most spectacular scenery in the world, and has been named the best travel destination in Scandinavia by Lonely Planet.

A fjord is a narrow inlet of the ocean into the mainland. Although Geirangerfjord is not unique, its beautifully curved shape, fertile yet steep and unspoiled walls, elegant waterfalls and tiny farms on mountain shelves makes a visit to Geiranger or a cruise on the fjord a great experience.

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Of all of their elements of natural strength and beauty, Geirangerfjord is perhaps the best known, the “Diva” of all Norwegian fjords. The Geirangerfjord offers senior visitors three breathtaking waterfalls hitting the fjord on both sides of the waterway: The Seven Sisters with seven falls, the Bridal Veil, and the Suitor.

The area’s unique natural surroundings were created during the last ice age, when glaciers carved out deep fjords and shaped the high mountains.

 Seniors Discover Fairytale Landscape In Norway

The picture of the elegantly twisting Geirangerfjord with the tiny village at the end is perhaps the image most associated with Norway. It is a fairytale landscape with its majestic, snow-covered mountain tops, wild and beautiful waterfalls, lush green vegetation and the deep, blue fjord.

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There are no roads or major man-made objects along the fjord. The Geirangerfjord is unique and exceptionally beautiful and is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List, together with the Nærøyfjord.

It rates tops with National Geographic as well. The fjords of Norway are often thousands of feet deep, so even very large modern cruise ships sail up the Geirangerfjord to Geiranger. More than 100 cruise ships visit Geirangerfjord during summer, making Geiranger a top cruise port in Norway.

Each year, hundreds of thousands tourists flock to this area. The 68 kilometer long road between Geiranger and Trollstigen is one of 18 tourist routes in Norway.  Along the side of the fjord, there are a number of now abandoned farms.

Looks to me like a great place to visit. How about you?  jeb

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