Explore the Geirangerfjord UNESCO World Heritage site, with our Sightseeing boat, for some of the very best and dramatic fjord scenery to be found anywhere in Norway. Nature here is overwhelming – so you want to see it close up.
Daily departures (Mai to September) on the vessel M/S Geirangerfjord take visitors close to iconic waterfalls such as the “Seven Sisters”, the “Bridal Veil” and the “Suitor”, the majestic fjord cliffs and abandoned mountain farms.
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* minimum of 6 people please book online
- Duration: 1,5h
- Departure place: behind the tourist information/ticket office Geiranger 20 meter from cruise pier (FILM: TIckets please)
- Price 2015: NOK 205 adult NOK 110 children
- Guiding: audio speakers in (Norwegian, English, German, French)
- Facilities: kiosk with snacks/drinks, toilets, indoor area with panorama windows and outside viewing deck
- Capacity: max. 165 passengers
- Tickets: at the ticket counter located in the Tourist information office at the pier or online her!
(To collect your online tickets please present your receipt at the ticket counter)
- FILM: Ticket Office Procedure
Geiranger Fjordservice AS offers exclusive fjord cruises on the world famous Geirangerfjord.
Geirangerfjord Sightseeing provides an excellent possibility to explore this part 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 round trip lasts around 90 minutes and there are refreshments for sale onboard. There is an outside viewing deck and a indoor area with large panorama windows. A guide service is available in several languages. For extra flexibility, we operate a drop-off and pick-up service for those passengers who prefer to take some time out to visit the isolated fjord farms, either on their own or as part of an escorted tour.
The fjord cruise takes our passengers for a close up view of the waterfalls known as The Seven Sisters, The Bridal Veil and The Suitor. On the cruise you will also be able to admire many of the abandoned fjord and mountain farms along the fjord.
We offer a drop-off and pick-up service for passengers wishing to visit one of the fjord farms on their own.
Information about the scenery and landmarks will be given in five different languages.
The duration of the fjord cruise is approximately 1½ hours, and it is possible to buy light refreshments on board.
THE SEVEN SISTERS
It is a very special experience to stand on the boat deck and feel the spray from the waterfalls. The highest of the Sisters has a free fall of 250m.
According to legend, The Suitor tried to propose to The Sisters on the opposite side of the fjord – but never succeeded. The cruise passes The Suitor at an arm’s length.
THE PULPIT ROCK
A mountain formation, close to Skageflå.
Skageflå is the best known fjord farm and the most popular fjord farm hike. The King and Queen of Norway celebrated their silver wedding at Skageflå in 1993, and the Queen has visited the farm on several occasions since then.
This fjord farm lies next to The Seven Sisters waterfall and directly opposite the Skageflå fjord farm. Knivsflå is approximately 250m above sea level.
Blomberg fjord farm can be reached via a steep path from the fjord. The farm is 450m above sea level, and from here you can enjoy a beautiful view 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. This was the last farm to be abandoned, as late as 1961. It was a fertile farm that at one time had 150 plum trees. They even grew apricots here!
THE EAGLE ROAD
This road has 11 hairpin bends, the highest of which is called The Eagle Bend. From here you can enjoy a fantastic view over the fjord, towards the Pulpit Rock and The Seven Sisters. It is perfect for spotting cruise ships on their way into the Geirangerfjord.
Why should I choose the Fjordsightseeing Cruise with M/S Geirangerfjord?
We are a locally own and run company who has a lots of experience; we had over 4 Million passengers since 1970.
We offer a Fjordsightseeing Cruise which takes you along the WHOLE UNESCO Geirangerfjord.
DO I need to book?
M/S Geirangerfjord Fjordsightseeing depart up to 4 times daily during the month of Mai – September. No matter what time of the year, we recommend you to pre- book, but particular in peak periods to avoid unnecessary delay or disappointment. You can check the seat availability and make a Booking online or call our Reservation Team.
How long is the cruiser and how do I get there?
You will spent 90 minutes on the Fjord and find us right in the center of Geiranger village in the harbor right behind the Tourist information center. Easy 2-8 min walking distance from any car park in Geiranger.
What languages are on the audio guiding?
Our standard is Norwegian, English, German and French.
If I self drive, what address shall I put in to my GPS?
Where can I park my car?
In Geiranger there is free parking along the center of the village at the ferry terminal and the supermarket. There are not many places, so in the middle of summer you may want to park your car a bit outside the center.
If I book online where do I exchange my booking reference to a boarding card?
Please come to our Ticketoffice at the Tourist information center at the Geiranger harbor and present One of this references:
The confirmation you got via email from our booking system
Your reference number and name
Show us the confirmation details on your smartphone or tablet
You will receive a boarding pass to present our staff when going on board.
What is your Cancellation Policy for individual customers?
In accordance with our terms and conditions, no refund is possible on paid tickets. The booking is binding once the tour has been confirmed and paid for. We recommend taking out a travel insurance policy which includes cancellations cover. In the event of a cancellation as result of illness you should then contact your insurance company. The refund will be paid by the insurance company where applicable.
We will refund the tickets if your cruise ship should not arrive in Geiranger. (This case is very seldom)
We are also flexible in changing date or departure time if you arriving late so long as you get in touch with us before and so long there are spaces free on other tours or departures.
What should I wear?
We recommend that you dress for the conditions and simply be mindful that there will be some wind chill factor as you are traveling on a boat. Even if it is summer we recommend bringing a jacket, sunglasses, sunhat and maybe hatting if the weather is not so warm. We also have an inside area with big panorama windows.
Can I bring my dog?
Yes no problem, we like to ask you to stay on the viewing deck or the front or back of the boat during the trip. The indoor area we like to keep animal free due to allergic guest.
What happens if the weather is bad, rain or windy?
The West Coast of Norway’s weather is what gives the region its unique character. Rainfall is what makes Fjord Norway a land of lakes, rivers, waterfalls and fjords. Visitors should always be prepared to enjoy some rainfall during their stay. Experience the real Moods of our Norway. You may even be able to see a TROLL.
It is recommend bringing sensible clothing for cool and wet weather to fully appreciate your stay.
If I come by cruise ship is it worth taking this Fjord cruise too?
If you come with a cruise liner you often approach Geiranger early in the day and may be asleep or enjoying breakfast. Check your timing so you don’t miss our cruising along the Geirangerfjord. The cruise line also traveling in the middle of the Fjord not so close to the waterfalls as our Fjordsightseeing boat M/S Geirangerfjord.
What is the difference between the Ferry cruise from Hellesylt to Geiranger and the Fjordsightseeing cruise with M/S Geirangerfjord?
The ferry cruise is made to go from A to B. It takes 1 hour one way. You travel on a bigger boat in the middle of the fjord. You will see the same sightse and we recommend you to take the ferry if you want to continue your journey on the other end. If you are looking for a classic Fjord Cruise we recommend our Fjordsightseeing cruise. There is also a difference in price.
Is the M/S Geirangerfjord wheelchair accessible?
Yes, the access changes a bit due to the tide conditions. Our guests enter the boat via a ramp. Some times it can be a bit steep if the water level is high. To get in the indoor area or WC there is one high step. Please notify us beforehand to ensure we can assist you.
Do you offer a family rate?
We offer a very good rate for children and have no family ticket.
Will there be somewhere to leave my suitcase?
Yes- you are able to store your bags in a area in the tourist information. There are no locker facilities.
Can I bring my camera?
You are definitely welcome to bring your camera with you on your Fjord sightseeing cruise as there are plenty of great photo opportunities along the Geirangerfjord.
What facilities do you have on board?
WE have a viewing deck and an indoor area with panorama windows. Here we have also our small café. During the month of June and August you can purchase here cold and warm drinks, snacks or try one of our waffles.