Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Into Geirangerfjorden

Norway has two fjords on UNESCO'a World Heritage list: Nærøyfjorden and Geirangerfjorden. If you travel with Hurtigruten in the summer season, a visit to Geirangerfjorden is part of the route.

The trip goes via many fjords, so here is just a little taste of what we saw on our way, as for instance this farm by the side of a fjord.

Or this one - more or less grabbing a hold on the side of the mountain. But still in use.

A ferry is showing the way between the steep mountains.

There are waterfalls "everywhere", and you get a free hair-wash on the deck of the ship.

These waterfalls are known as "The seven sisters" and are famous in all of Norway.

And at the end of the fjord is the little village of Geiranger.

28 comments:

Woody said...

Stunningly beautiful. I think I could spend a day photographing the seven sisters!!

John said...

It certainly is beautiful and majestic countryside.

VALKYRIEN said...

Skulle gjerne tatt den turen inn Geirangerfjorden, det er jo så flott! Har kjørt til Geiranger, og det er jo så det tar pusten fra en! Flotte bilder fra et veldig vakkert og storslått område av Norge! :)

*Honest Abe said...

These are certainly very beautiful scenes. Such deep water and such steep mountains would cause me a lot of concerns - falling in the water or being knocked off the mountains by falling rocks. I suppose nothing like that happens.

It sure is a beautiful place. And the people who live there have such great views.

The photographs are very nice and the details in them are excellent. I wasn't really looking but didn't see any color noise in them. So that is good.

ArneA said...

Regner med at konklusjonen fra besøket på Sunnmøre blir at et vakrere part av Norge finnes ikke
:)

imac said...

That - my friend brought back many memories, ah the sisters and the whisky bottle too.

katney said...

A nice trip.

Malyss said...

I'm hearing the song of the waves against the boat, the music of water falls each time we meet one, and I can feel the cold breeze in my hair..Then, I'm trying to imagine what life can be in Geiranger in the depth of winter, but I can't.. (sigh)

Marka said...

Excellent photographs! Now I just gotta get back over to the Nordic end of the world again so I can see them. Cheers!

GW Bill Miller said...

The fjords are amazing with the waterfalls dropping down from a great height. I can't imagine what it would be like to live issuch a beautiful place. Lucky you.

Ann said...

The waterfalls are awesome. No wonder people say Norway is like New Zealand

becky said...

We traveled the Geirangerfjord on 2009 and I have lots of similar pictures...not as beautifully captured as yours, but, nonetheless, beautiful! Thanks for the review...makes me want to go back through my Norway files...

HansHB said...

Herlig bildeserie fra en meget kjent fjord!
Du har fått med deg det viktigste!
Ha en fortsatt fin kveld!

Marie said...

For ein fantastisk presentasjon av Geirangerfjorden!

Likte veldig godt vinkling og komposisjon.
Flott norgesreklame :)

Du har verkeleg ein av favorittbloggane mine! Likar å sjå ting gjennom ditt auga og di kameralinse :)

Banjo52 said...

I've never seen more dramatic photos of the fjords. Well done!

Barbara said...

As always your images are stunning. What a beautiful place, I want to pack up my camera and go there now.

M.E.V. foto said...

Et vakkert stykke Norge, og flotte bilder :)

Lew said...

Such a beautiful country! The fjords look like quiet and peaceful places to live.

Ida said...

Fabelaktig fint!
En flott presentasjon og fine smakebiter fra vårt langstrakte og vakre land.
Og du, jeg er født i den vakre bygda Aurland, ved Nærøyfjorden.
Er stolt av det, må vite!

God helg!

Kate said...

What can I say?! You photograph these stunning scenes beautifully. Breathtaking scenes...all of them.

lynnwiles said...

Just beautiful, Rune. So sorry to hear of the bombing in Oslo today. Such a contrast to the beauty of your country.

Anne-Berit said...

Veldig vakre bilder,av nydelige plasser(også fra plasser en ikke skulle tru at nokon kunne bu), og flott natur.Håper jeg en gang får tatt den turen!
God helg:)

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

o those waterfalls - but it was those farms perched high on the mountainside that amazed me more than anything else.

Banjo52 said...

Yes, this beauty makes today's tragedy there even stranger. "Why Norway?" seems to be the obvious question. I hope it involved no one you knew.

Ann said...

read about the bombing, and thought of you.

Reader Wil said...

These photos are so beautiful and bring back memories of long ago when we were camping out in the mountains of Norway.
Therefore my heart goes out to Norway and all innocent victims of the events of yesterday. I am so sorry for your beautiful country, Rune.

Erika said...

Last year I was there and I enjoyed very much seeing those wonderful landscapes. Best regards.
Erika from Italy.

ChrisJ said...

Such wonderful photos and wonderful memories. I think that was probably the best cruise we have taken! But you drove back home and I would love to have done that too. You could always stop and take a closer look at things. But those fjords are simply magnificent and the way the ship maneuvers through them is staggering. I find the small farms on the sides of the mountains intriguing. What fun it would be to stay at one of these for a week or two! So much exploring to do. In my dreams! I would like to watch the whole video but 134 minutes, I would have to plan for. Though I am sure it would be worth it. Barry send his greetings as well as condolences. he is away at a conference at the moment. To the happiness of the past and to the wonderfully bright future of the Norwegian people!