Tuesday, June 4, 2013

June 4, Geiranger

Storfjord and Geiranger Fjord, Norwegian Fjords Cruise

This video is from our cruising at Storfjord (Great Fjord). and Geiranger Fjord on our way to Geiranger early in the morning June 4, 2013 at Vision of the Seas.
First part at Storfjord is shot at 04:30am and we did enter Geiranger fjord at 05:30am. 

Storfjorden or Storfjord is a 110-kilometre (68 mi) long fjord in the Sunnmøre region of Møre og Romsdal county in Norway. It stretches from the village of Hareid in the west to the villages of Tafjord and Geiranger in the east. 
The Storfjorden system branches off into several smaller fjords including the famous Geirangerfjord and Tafjorden. At the village of Stranda, the main fjord branches off into the Sunnylvsfjorden Geirangerfjorden to the west and the Norddalsfjorden-Tafjorden to the east.

The Geiranger Fjord (Norwegian: Geirangerfjorden) is a fjord in the Sunnmøre region of Møre og Romsdal county in Norway. It is in the municipality of Stranda. It is a 15-kilometre (9.3 mi) long branch of the Storfjord (Great Fjord). 
The small village of Geiranger is located at the end of the fjord where the Geirangelva (river) where the river flows into the fjord.The fjord is one of Norway's most visited tourist sites and has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, jointly with Nærøyfjord, since 2005.

The two most notable waterfalls in the Geirangerfjord are the Seven Sisters and the Suitor (also called The Friar). Both falls face one another across the fjord, and the Suitor is said to be trying to woo the sisters opposite
The landscape around Storfjorden is typical for Western Norway. The mouth the fjord is surrounded by islands with mountains reaching 500 to 800 metres (1,600 to 2,600 ft) above sea level. 

Further to the east there are higher mountains. At the villages of Tafjord and Geiranger, 
the mountains climb to about 1,500 to 1,800 metres (4,900 to 5,900 ft) above sea level.


The easiest way to see two of Geiranger's famous viewpoints (Flydalsjuvet and Ørnesvingen - *Eagle bend*) is on a short round trip by bus. Many departures from the town center to Flydalsjuvet and Ørnesvingen. Tickets at the Tourist information office on the pier or online at the web.
You will see the Seven Sisters from the cruise ship - and the fjords as well.

In my video you will see the Seven Sister both when we arrived and when departed, I also did the bus tour