Up the Hill and To the Lake; Geirangerfjord, Norway

We’ve been traveling down the fjords from the sea, taking in the mountains, landscape, waterfalls and deep blue waters. The fjord was busy with lots of small vessels, helicopters and a few other cruise ships………….

Geirangerfjord, Norway, Boats in Fjord

We had docked for a short time at Hellesylt, population 258, to let some folks off, who were going to hike. We have now made our way to Geirangerfjord, and will dock here. I wonder how many people live here? It seems to be even smaller than Hellesylt! We are going by bus up the steep Trollstigen Mountain Road, that weaves through the village connecting to the Flydalsjuvet Lookout Point. From here, we can see where have been, looking back at the Seven Sisters Waterfalls. I’ve included a map and you can scroll in or out or make the map larger, to see where we are and how we traveled from Alesund to Hellesylt to Geirangerfjord! We can’t believe we are here!

Geirangerfjord, Norway, SS Explorer in Port with Tender

This is what that mountain road looks like and need I mention it is the only road here? And, there is a waterfall coming off the mountain……….

Geirangerfjord, Norway, Town View

A view on the other side of the falls looks like this……….with another falls!

Geirangerfjord, Norway
Geirangerfjord, Norway

On the bus up to the lookout, the scenery looked like this……the mountain pass is narrow too……..

Geirangerfjord, Norway, Overlook Parking and Small Waterfall

Looking back down from the lookout point………..

Geirangerfjord, Norway, Overlook View of Town and Road Up the Mountain

and from here…………

Geirangerfjord, Norway Town View with SS Explorer and Artania

and back at the Seven Sisters……..

Geirangerfjord, Norway, Overlook Parking and Looking Back at Seven Sisters Waterfalls

Heading higher into the mountains……..more waterfalls……..they’re everywhere!

Geirangerfjord, Norway, Waterfall

Among the mountain farms………

Geirangerfjord, Norway, Hill Farm

There is a Mountain Church………..

Near Geirangerfjord, Norway Church

And when we come down the mountain, there is a mountain lake and bigger farms……….

Geirangerfjord, Norway, Farm, Mountain and Lake

There also appears to be a park with camping allowed along the lake………….

Geirangerfjord Norway 117 Mountain Lake

and rushing creeks along the road…….

Geirangerfjord, Norway, Flowing River

and a small, small village with one general purpose store………

Geirangerfjord Norway, All Seasons Store

and a few homes………along the lake……..

Geirangerfjord, Norway, Fjord View
Geirangerfjord, Norway, The Houses
Geirangerfjord, Norway, The Houses

Rounding the bend this way……..

Near Geirangerfjord, Norway, Road to Dale Church

Is the Dale Church……all the churches here seem to have identical steeples……..

Near Geirangerfjord, Norway, Dale Church

The Dale Church is across from a row of fishermen huts……….

Geirangerfjord, Norway, Boat Houses and Dale Church

So you could go from church to fishing without much effort!

Near Geirangerfjord, Norway, Boat Houses

Just pull your boat down the rocky path………….

Near Geirangerfjord, Norway, Boat Houses and Dale Church

Like this gent………

Near Geirangerfjord, Norway, Fisherman

Another look at the lake……

Near Geirangerfjord, Norway, At the Lake

And, some more houses, maybe there were ten or so here.

Near Geirangerfjord, Norway, Houses

One of my favorites was this one! I really think these folks are hearty!  Life has to be very slow paced and satisfying…………….

Near Geirangerfjord, Norway, Lake Houses

But, this is the big town before we get to our destination of the day……..The Herdalsetra Farm……..so back on the bus we go! Out into the wilds of Norway!

Geirangerfjord, Norway, to the Herdalsetra Farm, Waterfall and Heregga Peak

I can hardly wait to see the Farm! We will get there!

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Bill Chance says:

    Great photographs – what an amazing place!

    Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Pádraig says:

    There’s that steep road again! I may just rethink doing hills on the bike until February?
    By the way, I’m curious. Are ye in Norway now or are these throwback memories?

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    1. Last year! I’m at home now! We were gone over a month in Norway alone and it takes me forever to write my posts! Mostly because i have a bazillion photos to go through!

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      1. Pádraig says:

        It’s as I figured! Isn’t a blog just great to rekindle memories?
        I trust all the furniture polishing is done?

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      2. Yep! Moved on to decorating bakery bar!

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  3. Jo Shafer says:

    Those huge cruise liners look quite out of place on those little fjords.

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    1. I imagine it’s a toss up/juggle between keeping the pristine surroundings natural or adding to their incomes……..it would be a hard decision……but they did build the National Fjiord Center here, to bring in more folks. I can’t image how long it would take to travel by road here and then you still would have to have a boat of some kind to see the fjords……..I imagine the cruise ships pay a hefty fee for the privilege and then offer several smaller tours through the local folks…..

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