Day 10: Geiranger
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June 14th, 2009 – by: aloneinthecrowd
Since we were early in the morning the boat wasn't as crowded as it used to be during the day. Therefore we had enough space to take hundreds of photos :o
The boat cruises the whole Geiranger fjord until close to the village of Hellesylt. Then it makes a turn back to Geiranger. During the cruise you get many informations in several languages about the fjord and the people who live or lived here. It's very interesting to listen to.
An alternative is taking the ferry from Hellesylt to Geiranger (or the oposite way). The cruise is similar and you have explanations for tourits onboard aswell. Since we wanted to go to Lom it wasn't possible for us to take the ferry therefore we made the boat trip.
We were back at 11 a.m. and went shopping for our dinner at night. Off course we bought some of the delicious cookies aswell ;) which we ate immediately instead lunch :)
Back to the camper we packed the stuff we would need (rain clothes, camera, water, some fruits etc) in the backpacks.
The first 2 1/2 km are flat and you walk on the banks of the fjord then behind the houses and the camp ground of Homlong it's getting steep. Since I've been there in 2006 already I knew about the steepness therefore I brought the hiking poles with me. I read that using them saves about 30% of your energy and I can second that. Without them I doubt I would have make it. I don't know the exact distance between Geiranger and Homlongseter but we needed 3 hours to get to the summer farm and 3 hours back. All the way up you have a steep ascent there are no flat parts. Back to Geiranger I read that the trail is only recommended for practised hiker (hehehe even a low-land girl can make it - you just need the will and a bf who forces you ;))
While hiking you have overwhelming views on Geiranger, the fjord, the eagle road and the water falls.
Shortly before we arrived the camp ground it started raining again and we were happy when we came back to the camper. I told Klaus if he wants dinner he has to cook it or invite me to a restaurant. He choose the restaurant. Buddy felt to sleep immediately. Even having dinner was a huge experience for him aswell as his daily "good night pee".
All 3 of us had a great sleep.
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