Posted by : Muhammad Khalid Thursday, 10 July 2014



The Geirangerfjorden is a fjord in the Sunnmore region of More og Romsdal county, Norway. It is located entirely in the Stranda Municipality. It is a 15-kilometre  long branch off of the Sunnylvsfjorden, which is a branch off of the Storfjorden (Great Fjord). The small village of Geiranger is located at the end of the fjord where the Geirangelva river empties into it. The fjord is one of Norway's most visited tourist sites. In 2005, it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, jointly with the Naeroyfjorden, although this status is now threatened by the disputed plans to build power lines across the fjord. A car ferry, which doubles as a sightseeing trip, is operated by Fjord1 Nordvestlandske. It runs lengthwise along the fjord between the small towns of Geiranger and Hellesylt. Along the fjord's sides there lie a number of now-abandoned farms. Some restoration has been made by the Storfjordens venner association. The most commonly visited among these are Skageflaa, Knivsfl√•a, and Blomberg. Skagefla may also be reached on foot from Geiranger, while the others require a boat excursion.  Source

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