First rate fjord Dec 02, 2010
The first thing I did when I first went to Geiranger was to buy sun cream - so if you thought Norway is always cold, think again!
However you get here, it is a fabulous trip to a fabulous place. Each of my blogs on Norway has one means of getting there and I expect to do a review on the road from Åndalsnes to Geiranger. here I am talking about the Geirangerfjord, once you have reached it.
For a start, forget those tour boats. You will get as good a trip by going to Hellesylt and back in the car ferry. There is a comfortable lounge with a good cafeteria and comentaries in several languages, including English.
The sides of the fjord are steep and tracks up are rare. There are a number of farms teetering on the cliffs above. The commentary has it that at one of them there was a rope up from the boat to help visitors - which was withdrawn wnenever the tax man came. One farm apparently grew apricots!
The waterfalls form a major part of the scenery. Given that one is called 'the Seven Sisters' and another 'the Bridal Veil', you might think that marriage prospects for men were good. But what about the unsuccessful suitor? he took to the bottle of course and in 'The Suitor' waterfall you can see it between his legs!
Part of the list Scandinavia - a favourite summer destination.
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