Geirangerfjord
Published: 26/10/2019
Geirangerfjord
This is the 1st of the 5 fjord routes. UNESCO has included the Norwegian fjords, of which the Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord are the most important, on the prestigious World Heritage List.

The fjords are surrounded by majestic cliffs and have beautiful blue water, but make no mistake: the water is just salty. That is no wonder if you know that fjords are actually long sea arms that often stretch far inland. Sometimes you see huge waterfalls along the meter-high mountain walls - created on the almost invisible glaciers.

A special attraction are the many impressive waterfalls that plunge into the deep fjord from the cliffs. The most famous are De Syv Søstrene ("the Seven Sisters"), Friaren ("The Bridegroom") and Brudesløret ("the Bridal Veil"). The large amount of water covers the cliffs in a delicate shutter of fog which, with the least ray of sunshine, casts rainbow after mountain along the mountain slopes. The combination of the many colors in this beautiful environment will leave an impression for many visitors that will be cherished for a long time.

The Geirangerfjord is a fjord in the Sunnmøre region in the very south of the Norwegian province of Møre og Romsdal. It is a 15 kilometer long arm of the Storfjord. There is a ferry connection between the places Geiranger and Hellesylt, located in the fjord. The deep blue Geirangerfjord - about an eight-hour drive from the Norwegian city of Bergen - is surrounded by beautiful mountains and has countless wild waterfalls. When the sun shines, this produces the most beautiful rainbows. Drive along the fjord on the well-known mountain road Trollstigen, cut out of the cliff. Not for the scared!

The Trollstigen is not only an absolute must-see, but also an alternative route to the Geirangerfjord and surrounding area. This road with eleven hairpin bends winds along steep mountain walls, runs along waterfalls, is here and there narrow and sometimes even nerve-racking. So you fall from one surprise to the other. The Trollstigen is carved into the cliff with the simplest tools during the difficult 1930s. A stone wall is often everything that lies between the asphalt and the hundreds of meters deep canyon. The road, opened in 1936, bears witness to the architectural craftsmanship of the Norwegians from this difficult period.

This 5-star rated route, through a dazzling nature, takes you along beautiful roads and along fantastic viewpoints. A memory that you will remember for a long time.

This route has the terminus in Sande, from where you can explore the 2nd route along the Sognefjord.
Trollstigen
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Sogn og Fjordane
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Sogn og Fjordane (Urban East Norwegian: [ˈsɔŋn ɔ ²fjuːɾɑnə] (listen), English: Sogn and Fjordane) is a county in western Norway, bordering Møre og Romsdal, Oppland, Buskerud, and Hordaland. The county administration is in the village of Hermansverk in Leikanger municipality. The largest town in the county is Førde. Although Sogn og Fjordane has some industry, predominantly hydroelectricity and aluminium, it is predominantly an agricultural area. Sogn og Fjordane is also home to the Urnes Stave Church and the Nærøyfjord, which are both listed by UNESCO as world heritage sites. The Western Norway University of Applied Sciences has campuses in Sogndal and Førde.
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About this route collection
Norway, who doesn't want to go on a motorcycle or car (camper)? Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a country in Northern Europe. Norway is located on the western part of the Scandinavian Peninsula and borders Sweden, Finland and Russia.

Just to Norway, forget it! You don't go to Norway for a while, take at least 14 days to absorb all the beauty of Norway. The 5 routes along the most famous fjords of Norway can be the start of an unforgettable holiday. In terms of natural beauty, Norway is certainly in the top ten most desirable holiday countries. Fjords, snowy peaks, mirroring lakes: every square meter is a treat.

Some of the Top 10 tips from the ANWB are included in these 5 routes, such as:

Preikestolen
Hint in advance: you should not suffer from fear of heights when you visit Norway's most popular vantage point. Preikestolen is a super-steep rock that towers 604 meters above the Lysefjord. In fact, you get two for the price of one, because the four-kilometer walk to the vantage point is just as phenomenal. Preikestolen is even the most popular Norwegian hiking destination.

Fjords
They are considered to be one of the world's most beautiful natural wonders: the imposing Norwegian fjords. Millions of years ago they were worn out by huge ice masses. It is an unforgettable experience to sail on a ship between the steep rock walls, but you can also admire the fjords from various vantage points. Spectacular include Geirangerfjord, Trollfjord, Sognefjord and Hardangerfjord. Certainly one of the most beautiful sights in Norway.

Trollstigen
The Trollstigen, also known as the Troll route, has what you call the wow factor. You will experience no less than 11 hairpin bends on the 20-kilometer route; the average increase is 8 percent with a maximum of 10 percent. A pill against motion sickness can do no harm ... On the way it is a celebration of waterfalls, steep mountain walls and fjords. Bonus: the beautiful view of the Geirangerfjord.

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