Our voyages to Geiranger
Top 3 things to do
Northbound departure: at 14.30 (01.06–31.10)
When do we get to Geiranger? See Sailing schedule
Geirangerfjord's splendour is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and on most travellers' "must see" list in Norway. The Norwegian fjord landscape constantly tops lists of the world's most beautiful places, and the Geirangerfjord is the queen of these fjords.
Along the fjords, people have clung to steep slopes or mountain ledges as in the Geiranger Fjords, and you can sail with Havila Voyages through this cultural landscape that tells us about people's ability to make a living almost no matter how steep it is around them.
It was warm on the sunny slopes, and it was even possible to grow heat-loving plants such as tomatoes and apricots here. There were salmon in the fjord, and further inland there was room for sheep and goats. Parents had to resign themselves to tying very young children with ropes when they were playing to ensure that they did not fall off the cliff.
In summer and autumn, the trip to Geiranger departs from Ålesund on the northbound voyage.
Top 3 things to do
The Norwegian Fjord Centre is a thriving visitor and education hub for the West Norwegian Fjords – the only area in Norway inscribed on UNESCO’s prestigious World Heritage List for its natural significance. You can watch movies and in the exhibition you can also feel the cold wind from the avalanche that rages down the mountainside.
Drive to the top of Dalsnibba, 1,500 metres above sea level. This is Europe’s highest fjord view from the road. You can see fjords and mountains and the whole wild and beautiful world heritage landscape. And on the way up there are places you can throw snowballs, even well into the summer.
A steep hike up the side of Geirangerfjord to the Skagefla. An abandoned, but well-maintaned farm on a mountain ledge with magnificent views of mountains and waterfalls. This is the place where both the world heritage status and a royal silver wedding have been celebrated.