Norway: Geiranger fjord to Trollstigen
The ferry for a Geiranger fjord voyage.
On our way into the mouth of the fjord.
A play of light and shadows
The sun was barely able to peek up from the high mountains surrounding the fjord.
Geiranger fjord was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 2005. It is only 15km long but surrounded with high mountains and several waterfalls.
There are some plans to run power-lines through it, which would probably exclude it from UNESCOs list. It would be a shame ruining such natural beauty.
A view of the Devil’s Canyon – named so, because the sun never shines inside it and the devil once hid there.
Several waterfalls fall in the fjord from the cliffs above. One of the most famous is Seven sisters, but due to the low amount of rain, it was far from what it normaly looks like.
The suitor waterfall – just opposite of the Seven sisters. Some people also call it ‘A Bottle’ – as there’s an image of bottle after the fall splits into two streams.
Skinny sisters that autumn.
Water falling from the cliffs creating veils of droplets.
The look on the famous ‘Eagle road’.
The view of Geiranger village with a mighty Åkerneset in the background. The mountain is slightly eroding and is expected some day to crash down into a fjord, which will create a tsunami – an event that already happened a few times in Norwegian fjords.
And here we go, steering wheel in hands again and towards the Eagle road.
Nice track representation on our GPS. In just a few kilometers, you climb from sea level up to 620m.
There’s also a panorama platform placed somewhere in the middle of the road with a nice view of the fjord – or at least a part of.
Arriving to Eisdal, we had another picturesque fjord to cross.
Along the road 63, we started our next ascend into the mountains.
Crossed some nice green valleys.
And reached another mountain range. Notice how weirdly angled the mountains are?
Angles, remember? 🙂
A massive mountain towers above the Trollstigen mountain road.
The beginning of the famous road.
A view from the viewing platform – Trollstigen is one of the most scenic roads in the world. Starting at 858m it descends 320m in 11 hairpin bends.
While you are driving it, the waterfall keeps you company on every other bend in the upper part.
Another view of the waterfall.
And the lower part of Trollstigen.
Sunset colours at the Romsdalsfjorden.