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Getting To Know Geiranger – Cruise Port Guide
Geiranger is one of the most popular stops on Norwegian Fjord cruises and our Geiranger cruise port guide is your ultimate tool for planning your perfect visit.
The village sits at the head of Geirangerfjord and it is one of the most breath-taking scenes you will ever see in your life. It truly is a jewel in Norway’s crown and something that should never be missed. In fact, it’s what we like to call a Once in a Cruise Time experience and a fjords cruise here isn’t complete without it. It has been part of UNESCO’s World Heritage Site list since 2005.
It’s the third largest cruise port in Norway and can see up to 200 ships call during the main tourist season. There is a terminal here, but there are also 4 anchor positions and a Seawalk. Depending on how many ships are calling in one day, you could be docked or tender ashore, but your cruise line will likely have this noted on the itinerary.
Geiranger isn’t exactly jam packed with things to do, you’re really there to admire the stunning natural beauty of the area and surrounding fjord, but if you do want to explore some local things, there’s the Norwegian Fjord Centre, Ørnesvingen (platform overlooking the fjord) and the Fossevandring Geiranger waterfall.
Norway in general is filled with incredible scenery and only those who cruise ever get the chance to really admire it at its best. In the summer months there are the Midnight Sun sailings, where the sun rarely sets, if at all. In the winter months you have the chance to go in search of the Northern Lights and in our opinion, a cruise to Norway should be experienced during both seasons. Summer days can still be quite cool in Norway and in the winter, temperatures can dip to below -20 Degrees Celsius, but it really is worth layering up and enjoying the opportunity to see so many incredible things, many of which can be viewed from the comfortable deck of your cruise ship.
The best way to explore is on foot.
Norway is very expensive, so try to take light refreshments ashore with you from your ship, especially if you plan on extensive trail walking or hiking.
There are hop on hop off tourist buses in operation when ships are calling. Commentary is available in English and the full route usually takes around 80-minutes.
Key highlights of Geiranger
- Seven Sisters Waterfall
- Norwegian Fjord Centre
- Fossevandring Geiranger
Regular cruise line visitors
- Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
- P&O Cruises
- Holland America Line
- Princess Cruises
- Viking Ocean
- Oceania Cruises
- Celebrity Cruises
- Royal Caribbean
- Norwegian Cruise Line