Getting There

Geiranger is linked by regular ferry service to the old Viking port of Hellesylt. The Møre og Romsdal Fylkesbåtar ferry costs NOK120 ($24/£12) per passenger or NOK150 ($30/£15) per day, and is the most magnificent ferry route in all of Norway. Take the ride even if you don't need to get to the other side. Depending on the season, fjord ferries run from May 1 to September 25 at the rate of 4 to even 10 a day; the latter run only in the peak season of July. For information and schedules, call tel. 71-21-95-00.

From the first of April until the end of September, Hurtigruten coastal steamers also sail into Geiranger, but only when en route to the North Cape.

The most frequently used public transport is a daily bus in summer running from Åndalsnes, which takes 3 hours and costs NOK170 ($34/£17). For the visitor wanting wild fjord scenery, the morning bus from Åndalsnes goes on from Geiranger to Langvatn, and on the way back to Geiranger takes a rather thrilling 10km (6 1/4-mile) jaunt just for visitors. The bus goes up to the summit of Dalsnibba at 1,500m (4,920 ft.), stopping at Flydalsjuvet . The return fare is NOK140 ($28/£14) per person.

By car, it's also possible to reach Dalsnibba by toll road, costing NOK55 ($11/£5.50) per vehicle. From Stryn, take routes 15/63 into Geiranger. The mountain road, known as Strynefjellsveien, offers gleaming white snow and views of glacier "tongues" well into the summer months. The final stretch to Geiranger is called Geirangervegen, and it takes you through 38 bends, offering fantastic mountain and fjord views at every turn. The most dramatic routing is to drive the famous Trollstigvegen from Åndalsnes, a 2-hour scenic drive along Rte. 63.

Visitor Information

In the post office complex adjacent to the quay, the Geiranger Tourist Office (tel. 70-26-30-99) is open only from mid-May to early September. Hours vary, so call ahead.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.