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Fast Facts

  • Location: In south west Norway 62 miles from Bergen
  • Best time to Visit: June to September
  • Preferred timings: Daytime
  • How to reach: By boat from Bergen
  • Parking: There are small pay parking lots in the towns of Monterosso and Riomaggiore. Levanto has many parking areas.
  • Nearest Railway Station: Bergen
  • Nearest International Airport: Bergen Airport, Flesland
  • Time required for sightseeing: 2 days
The sisters were very pretty — all seven of them. The hapless man from the neighborhood proposed marriage to all seven of them, and was refused by each one. Dejected and morose, he — like many before him — took to the bottle. The 'Seven Sisters' and 'Suitor' waterfalls on opposite sides of the Geiranger fjord are one of the greatest natural beauties of the world. Beginning your journey from Bergen in the south west coast of Norway and traveling northwards to Hurtigruten or Kirkenes, you will reach Geiranger, a small and beautiful village. There, you can still see the 'suitor' sitting in an attitude of abject sadness across the brook as the elusive seven sisters revel in their transcendent beauty, even as centuries flew by. The appearance of the 'Seven Sisters' is heavily dependent on rainfall, and might be elusive. The outline of a bottle at the base of the 'suitor' waterfall is easily identifiable.

Geiranger Fjord, according to National Geographic, is the most exotic tourist destination internationally, and you can easily understand why! Imagine seeing a cliff with deep blue waters at the foot and snow cap at the top and a velvety green intermediary segment streaked by a glistening waterfall. Picture the ecstasy of watching mountain cliffs rising from the sea level to the clouds above, along with wild waterfalls, pristine green vegetation and azure blue waters. This fjord stretching for 62 miles through steep mountain slopes on either side makes Geiranger in Norway a much sought after tourist destination. The outstanding landscape has been aptly acknowledged by UNESCO by declaring this as a World Heritage Site.


Geiranger Fjord, according to National Geographic, is the most exotic tourist destination internationally, and you can easily understand why! Imagine seeing a cliff with deep blue waters at the foot and snow cap at the top and a velvety green intermediary segment streaked by a glistening waterfall. Picture the ecstasy of watching mountain cliffs rising from the sea level to the clouds above, along with wild waterfalls, pristine green vegetation and azure blue waters. This fjord stretching for 62 miles through steep mountain slopes on either side makes Geiranger in Norway a much sought after tourist destination. The outstanding landscape has been aptly acknowledged by UNESCO by declaring this as a World Heritage Site.

Along this 62 mile stretch you would pass cultivation fields, animal farms, and traditional Norwegian factories producing furniture. Time seems to have gone back several hundred years and the environment is absolutely clean. Greiranger village has been host to many erstwhile visitors including British Royal Family members, and the German Kaiser. From Greiranger visit Blomberg, Knivsflí¥, and Skageflí¥ farms. In sightseeing boats go close to the magnificent waterfalls. Do not miss the 'Bridal Veil' waterfall which falls delicately and when viewed with the sun as backlit gives the appearance of a veil over rocks.


Spend a couple of days in this virtual paradise to get yourself some quality time in the lap of nature. Hotell Geiranger, Hotel Union, and Grande Fjord Hotel provide comfortable accommodation to travelers visiting this Norwegian village. When in Geiranger try out the local delicacies like 'sot suppe' (sweet soup), 'skillingsbolle' (cinnamon buns), 'klubb' (potato dumplings), 'rulle polse' (meat roll), and cardamom coffee cake.

Related Links :

http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=2H8c95WT4To&feature=related: To see the great beauty of the Geiranger Fjord, along with the beautiful waterfalls, watch this video!



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