Exclusive Fjordsightseeing Geiranger
For some of the very best and most dramatic fjord scenery anywhere in Norway, don’t miss the chance to experience the Geirangerfjord UNESCO World Heritage site from our sightseeing boat. The scenery here is absolutely breathtaking. Take a closer look at the “Seven Sisters”, “Bridal Veil” and “Suitor” waterfalls, the majestic fjord cliffs and abandoned mountain farms. Perhaps you’ll be lucky enough to see porpoises playing in the fjord. Don’t forget your camera.
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90 min or 60 min tours (*Skageflå drop off see own link) click to see the map of the tours
|Journey:see map||90 min Fjordsightseeing: 16 km along the whole Geirangerfjord inkl. all the famous waterfalls: “Seven Sisters”, “Bridal Veil” and “Suitor” and the Fjordfarms|
|60 min SignaTour Cruise: photo stop infront of "Suitor waterfall" 8 km along the Geirangerfjord inkl. the famous waterfalls: “Seven Sisters”, “Bridal Veil” and “Suitor”|
|Recorded commentary:||Available in 12 languages: Norwegian, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Czech, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese|
|Facilities:||Kiosk selling snacks/drinks, WCs, inside area and outside panorama deck,|
|Price 2018:||90 min Fjordsightseeing: Adults NOK 350, children (4-15) NOK 175, children under 4 year 10 NOK,|
|60 min SignaTour Cruise: Adults NOK 320, children (4-15) NOK 160, children under 4 year 10 NOK,|
At the ticket counter located in the Tourist Information office at the pier, or online here.
|Departs from:||behind the Geiranger Tourist information/ticket office, 20 m from the cruise ship quay (FILM: Tickets, please!)|
Geiranger Fjordservice AS offers exclusive fjord cruises on the world-famous Geirangerfjord.
Geirangerfjord sightseeing offers an excellent way to explore this magnificent section of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in comfort on board the local sightseeing boat M/S Geirangerfjord.
The modern, graceful and well-appointed M/S Geirangerfjord can accommodate up to 165 passengers. The fjord cruise lasts around 90 minutes, and light refreshments can be purchased on board. There is an outside viewing deck and an inside area with large panorama windows.
The fjord cruise takes passengers for a close-up view of the waterfalls known as the “Seven Sisters”, the “Bridal Veil” and the “Suitor”. You’ll also be able to admire many of the abandoned fjord and mountain farms along the fjord.
Information about the scenery and landmarks will be provided in five different languages.
For extra flexibility, we operate a drop-off and pick-up service for those passengers who prefer to spend some time visiting the isolated fjord farms, either on their own or as part of an escorted tour.
THE SEVEN SISTERS
Standing on the deck of the boat and feeling the spray from the waterfalls is a very special experience. The highest of the “Sisters” has a free fall of 250 m.
According to legend, the “Suitor” tried to propose to “the Sisters” on the opposite side of the fjord – but never succeeded. The cruise passes very close to the “Suitor”.
THE PULPIT ROCK
A mountain formation, close to Skageflå.
Skageflå is the best-known fjord farm and the end point of the most popular fjord farm hike. Norway’s King Harald and Queen Sonja celebrated their silver wedding here in 1993, and the Queen has visited the farm on several occasions since.
This fjord farm lies next to the “Seven Sisters” waterfalls and directly opposite Skageflå fjord farm. Knivsflå is approximately 250 m above sea level.
Blomberg fjord farm can be reached via a steep path from the fjord. The farm is 450 m above sea level and boasts beautiful views over the Geirangerfjord, including the “Seven Sisters”, the “Bridal Veil” and the “Suitor”.
Matvik lies close to the water, almost at the end of the Geirangerfjord, and was one of the last farms to be abandoned, as late as 1961. It was a fertile farm and at one time had 150 plum trees. They even grew apricots here!
THE EAGLE ROAD
This stunning road has 11 hairpin bends, the highest of which is called Ørnesvingen, the “Eagle Bend”. From here, you can enjoy fantastic views over the fjord, towards the Pulpit Rock and the “Seven Sisters”. It’s the perfect place to spot cruise ships on their way into the Geirangerfjord.
We are a locally owned and run company with lots of experience – over 4 million passengers since 1970. We offer a fjordsightseeing cruise that takes you the entire length of the Geirangerfjord - part of the UNESCO World Heritage site.
The 90-minute tour will let you experience the whole 16 km long fjord since it takes you all the way out to the inlet. The 60-minute tour is designed to take you to the main sights and waterfalls, such as the Seven Sisters waterfall – giving you more time to spend in the village or up in the mountains!
Tickets are available online or in the Ticket Office in Geiranger.
The boats depart from right behind the Ticket Office in the center of Geiranger (pier 1 and pier 2)
Yes. You get the audio guide on board.
The audio guide is available in Norwegian, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Czech, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Polish and Portuguese.
You can enjoy the cruise both outside on deck and inside through panorama windows. Toilets are located under deck. Learn interesting facts about the fjord, life in Geiranger and Norway in general with the audio guide you find on board. From June to August it is possible to purchase snacks and hot and cold drinks. Why not trying one of our delicious waffles – made norwegian way with rømme (sour cream) and strawberry jam!
The Fjordsightseeing tours run in all weather conditions. The diverse weather is what gives the region its unique character and visitors should always be prepared for some rainfall during their stay. We recommend bringing sensible clothing for cool and wet weather so as to get the most from your visit.
During the tour it is possible to enjoy the sights both outside on deck or inside through panorama windows. We recommend that you dress for the conditions and bear in mind that there will be some windchill factor as you are travelling on a boat.
Yes. But please be aware that access changes slightly depending on tide conditions. Guests board the boat via a ramp, which can sometimes be a little steep if the water level is high. There are a few steps in the indoor area. We will do our best to assist you!
Yes, dogs are allowed on the boat free of charge. We have to ask you to stay on the viewing deck or at the front or back of the boat during the trip. We like to keep the indoor area animal-free for guests with allergies.
No. You can choose your seat after getting on board.
Yes. With the sightseeing cruises you come closer to the waterfalls and beautiful surroundings. An audio guide is provided to all passengers, giving you interesting facts about the fjord, norwegian culture and history. It is a different experience compared to seeing the fjord from a cruise ship.
The ferry is a car ferry mainly for transporting passengers from Geiranger to Hellesylt or the other way. It takes 1 hour one way. To make a round trip it takes in total 2,5 hours including half an hour waiting in Hellesylt for the ferry back to Geiranger. If you plan to continue your journey from Hellesylt, the ferry is a good option. If you are looking for a roundtrip we recommend the Fjordsightseeing since it is less time consuming, takes you closer to the waterfalls, has a more extensive audio guide and costs less.
Definitely! There are plenty of great photo opportunities along the Geirangerfjord.
To get to the start of the hike to Skageflå farm a drop off service from the sightseeing boat is available. The boat will take the sightseeing tour and does the drop off at Skagehola on the way back. From there it takes about 45 minutes up to the farm Skageflå and about 4 hours to walk back to Geiranger. If you wish to get picked up again from Skagehola no prebooking is necessary, just go back to the dock. Please review the time table for drop off and pick up on our webpage.
Note: The pickup service is included in the ticket for the sightseeing boat. To use only the pickup by boat costs 100,- NOK. You can pay on board or in advance in the Ticket Office in Geiranger.
Fjordfarm Skageflå Hike
Combine a sightseeing trip on the water with a hike to Skageflå, the best known of the fjord farms along the Geirangerfjord. Norway’s King Harald and Queen Sonja celebrated their silver wedding anniversary at Skageflå in 1993, and the Queen also unveiled an official UNESCO plaque here on 12 June 2006.
The ascent starts at Skagehola, where the boat drops you off, and is demanding. The path up to Skageflå is steep and breathtaking, with fantastic views over the Geirangerfjord. Skageflå perches on a mountain ledge approximately 270 m above sea level.
IMPORTANT: All hiking is at your own risk – use common sense when outdoors. Wear sturdy shoes and carry a drink. From Skageflå, you can hike over the mountain back to Geiranger, or follow the same path back down to the fjord and rejoin M/S Geirangerfjord.
If you want to combine a fjord sightseeing tour and a hike to Skageflå fjord farm, the following transport options are available: