Geiranger from Flydalsjuvet, © Can Stock / chaoss
Visit Geiranger – Mt Dalsnibba
Bus to Mt Dalsnibba Skywalk for a panoramic view of the mountains, Djupvanet Lake and several waterfalls. On route, stop at the Stone Bridge of the Knuten. Join Sky to Fjord on a bike ride from Djupvasshytte Lodge down 17 km to Geiranger Fjord. Alternately, participate in June in the Dalsnibba Run, which is a half marathon from the Geiranger Fjord up to the Mt Dalsnibba summit. They also have a bike race and a ski race. Travel past Dalsnibba to the Tystig Glacier.
Geiranger from Eagle Bend, © Can Stock / kjorgen
Get to Geiranger
Although the town is accessible by vehicle on Norway’s route 63, most visitors get to Geiranger by cruise ship during the brief Norwegian summer. On cruise ship days, the tourists far out number the local population.
Other ways to get to Geiranger include:
- Take a Northbound Norwegian Coastal Cruise with Hurtigruten, as they take a side trip from Alesund to Geirangerfjord during the summer months (June 2 – September 30).
- The Golden Route – Train from Oslo on the Dovrebanen Railway to Dombas. Continue from Dombas on the Raumabanen Railway to Andalsnes. In summer, bus from Andalsnes to Geiranger on Route #63 over the Trolls Road. Overnight in Geiranger. Then take the Hurtigruten coastal cruise through Geirangerfjord to Alesund. Overnight in Alesund and cruise with Hurtigruten from Alesund to Bergen.
Trolls Road, © Can Stock / naumoid
The long days of the Norwegian summer from May to September are the best time to visit Geiranger. Geiranger weather never gets very warm though, because its so far north. July and August are the warmest months with average highs of 68 F (20 C) and average lows of 54 F (12 C).
In the winter months from December – February, average highs are 40 F (5 C) and average lows are at the freezing mark. Rainfall levels are lower from May to July. Many attractions are closed for the off season after the summer tourists leave.