Geiranger, Norway - Norway, Fjords & Baltic Cruises

This small village is one of the most visited locales in Norway’s fjord lands. If you love waterfalls, you’re in the right place. In steep, stunning Geirangerfjord, the Seven Sisters -Geirangers scenic waterfalls, forever woo the Suitor, another cascade on the opposite shore. A tour to Mount Dalsnibba (1500m high) presents views of this spectacular area in unrivalled glory.

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Excursions

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

  • Hiking Westerås

    Hike in the beautiful Geirangerfjord area, with stunning views, endless waterfalls and picturesque scenery.

    Hiking Westerås

    The Geirangerfjord is without doubt one of the most beautiful of the Norwegian fjords. Impressive mountains, numerous waterfalls as well as farms clinging to the steep hillsides give the fjord its unique character. Drive uphill past the tiny octagonal Geiranger Church, and the large Hotel Union, situated 300 feet up the hill-side, to the camping site where you will begin your hike.

    Follow the zigzag path up the mountainside through former summer pastures. Reach the spectacular Storsæter Waterfall, which falls nearly 100 feet in a wide curve away from the mountainside, which allows you to stand underneath the falls.

    Head downhill towards Westerås Farm, perched on a ledge above Geiranger. This farm was abandoned years back because of the danger of avalanches in winter and early spring, but it is in full activity during the summer months. Enjoy refreshments of tea or coffee and local waffles before returning by coach to Geiranger.


    ACTIVITY EXCURSIONS
    You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion will operate on foot. The hike to the falls takes approximately one hour, and is at times steep and strenuous. It is mandatory to wear enclosed footwear suitable for hiking over rough, uneven and wet ground. Please carry bottled water to prevent dehydration.

    Tour code

    GE1_017

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    3½ hours

  • Mount Dalsnibba

    A cocktail of cascading waterfalls, serpentine roads and amazing views - sample them all on this popular scenic extravaganza.

    Mount Dalsnibba

    From Geirangerfjord, savour the scenery of impressive mountains, numerous waterfalls and farms clinging to steep hillsides, all of which give this fjord its unique character.

    Driving uphill, a short stop will be made at the Flydal Gorge Viewpoint. The top of the gorge is famous for its magnificent view of Geiranger village, the fjord and surrounding mountains.

    Winding your way up a series of hairpin bends to Lake Djupvatn, you will take the fascinating toll road to the summit of Mount Dalsnibba. Enjoy the stunning panorama of mountains, waterfalls and lakes, for which Norway is so popular.

    From the wind-worn peak of Mount Dalsnibba it is sometimes possible to see for more than 100 miles (weather-permitting). Not even the pictures shown in tourist brochures of jagged mountains and foaming waterfalls can convey the full impact of the scenery in this area.

    On the return journey, a comfort stop will be made at Djupvasshytta Mountain Lodge. Set in picturesque surroundings, the lodge also has a small cafe and a souvenir shop.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. Most of the sightseeing is conducted from the comfort of the coach, however there are 15 steps to access the toilets at the comfort stop. Please be advised that this tour will operate irrespective of weather conditions, and on rare occasions it may be necessary to use an alternative route. This tour is not suitable for those who suffer from a fear of heights or vertigo.

    Tour code

    GE1_018

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    3 hours

  • Geirangerfjord by RIB

    Experience the spectacular Geirangerfjord on a high speed RIB.

    Geirangerfjord by RIB

    Enjoy the opportunity to experience dramatic views of the Geirangerfjord as you speed through the water on a RIB. After a safety briefing, you will suit up ready for the ride before taking to the water.

    Your driver will show you some fantastic manoeuvring around the impressive fjord. Explore the fjord and spot the small mountain farms that lie along the water. You will also get close to both the Seven Sisters Waterfalls and the Bridal Vail Waterfall, the picture postcard images of this fjord.


    ACTIVITY EXCURSIONS
    You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.

    BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
    For any excursion involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion will operate by rigid inflatable boat. This tour is not suitable for those with injuries or conditions, which may be affected by the bumpy ride. Pregnant women and children under 12 may not participate. Please take waterproof footwear and warm clothing. Survival suits are provided and must be worn.

    Tour code

    GE1_024

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    Duration

    1½ hours

  • The Roof of Norway

    Discover the unique scenery of this part of Norway on a trip around the magnificent mountains surrounding Geirangerfjord.

    The Roof of Norway

    A perfect spot to capture the extraordinary mountainous scenery, in one of the most beautiful fjords of Norway, is the Flydal Gorge Viewpoint.

    Situated at 3,378 feet above sea level, the Djupvatn Lake is normally covered by ice and snow until the end of June, when it then transforms into beautiful clear blue waters. Your coach will drive along the Stryn Road before arriving at the Hjelle Valley on the other side of the mountain.

    A stop will be made at a local hotel for a delicious Norwegian salmon luncheon, before continuing on to the Tystigen Summerski Centre for stunning views of the surrounding mountain scenery.

    Following along the mountain road, your journey will bring you to the summit of Mount Dalsnibba, which sits approximately 4,920 feet above sea level. Here, photographers will delight in the superb 360° views, and on a clear day you can see the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Geirangerfjord deep below.


    This excursion will operate by coach. This tour involves limited walking, with some uneven ground at Dalsnibba. This tour involves tunnels and is not suitable for those who suffer from a fear of heights or vertigo. Please be advised that this tour will operate irrespective of weather conditions and an alternative route may be taken.

    Tour code

    GE1_012

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    Duration

    6 hours

  • Geiranger Fjord Centre

    Visit Geiranger's interesting Fjord Centre and savour views of majestic mountains reflected in the mirror-still waters of a most beautiful fjord.

    Geiranger Fjord Centre

    Set at the top of a series of 11 hairpin bends, the Eagle's Bend Viewpoint is a spot where you can enjoy magnificent views of farms stubbornly clinging to narrow shelves, high above the fjord.

    Returning to the valley, a visit to the fascinating, interactive Geiranger Fjord Centre will provide an insight into life around the Geirangerfjord. Your senses will be awakened by the numerous sounds and images used throughout. Experience a simulated avalanche and see the forces of nature at their wildest. During the screen feature, the magnificent scenery of this stunning area of Norway will be presented. You’ll hear about the challenges and dangers the farming people face in their daily lives and learn how the little fjord boats are the very lifeblood of this area. An exhibition with tableaux and interactive effects demonstrates the unique building of the Geiranger Road.

    At the Flydal Gorge Viewpoint, you will have the opportunity to photograph your ship down in the fjord and the stunning scenery that surrounds you.


    This excursion will operate by coach. There is a total of 30 minutes of walking. You will have the option to explore the Fjord Centre, either in the company of a guide, or independently. Some walking is essential and there are also several steep steps leading to the slide show. This tour may operate in reverse order. This tour is not suitable for those who suffer from a fear of heights or vertigo.

    Tour code

    GE1_019

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    Duration

    3 hours

  • Geirangerfjord Kayaking

    Geirangerfjord is one of nature's masterpieces. Amidst the dramatic scenery, enjoy a most spectacular sea kayaking experience.

    Geirangerfjord Kayaking

    The Seven Sisters and other cascading waterfalls are truly magnificent and a kayak is, without a doubt, the best way to experience Mother Nature’s work in Geirangerfjord. The fjord basin curves between towering mountain peaks, so is virtually free from wind - a beautiful place every day of the year.

    Glide along the fjord, surrounded by steep mountain walls, for a 2- 2½ hour guided sea kayak excursion which takes you out to Geirangerfjord’s Preacher’s Pulpit. Here you’ll see the magnificent Seven Sisters Waterfall and, along the way, your guide will tell you stories and the history of Geiranger.


    This excursion will operate by kayak and coach. There will be a short shuttle ride to the kayak centre. No kayaking experience is required as the trained guides will teach you all you need to know. Guests should be in good physical condition, not suffer from any back problems or conditions affected by cold water, and must be capable swimmers - you should expect to get wet. Children between 8 and 15 must be accompanied in the kayak by a responsible adult. Children under 8 cannot participate. In the event of inclement weather, spray sheets (that cover the kayak - not a jacket) will be provided. Flat shoes with rubber soles should be worn.

    Tour code

    GE1_013

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    Duration

    2¾ hours

  • Geirangerfjord Views

    Enjoy a panoramic tour of the Geirangerfjord area with its beautiful mountain scenery.

    Geirangerfjord Views

    Travel along the fjord, before following the winding road up the mountainside along 11 hairpin bends. At the uppermost bend, called the Eagles Bend, stop to enjoy the fantastic panoramic views.

    In the distance lie old farms, stubbornly clinging onto narrow shelves high above the fjord. For generations families were able to make a living up there, and today great efforts are being made to restore these relics of the past.

    Return via the same road, passing several farms where some of the buildings are more than 200 years old. Drive through the village of Geiranger, passing the little octagonal church, before ascending to the viewpoint of Flydal Gorge. From here there are lovely views of the picture-postcard village of Geiranger, the fjord and your ship. The return to Geiranger is via the same route.


    This excursion will operate by coach. All sightseeing is conducted from the comfort of your coach. This tour involves mountain roads, therefore it may not be suitable for those who suffer from a fear of heights or vertigo.

    Tour code

    GE1_020

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    2 hours