Fifth Port of Call: Geiranger

9 Jul

Our two previous ports of call, Alesund and Bergen, were situated at the mouth of a fjord. Today we sailed through a fjord considered to be the pearl of fjords in Norway to visit the small village of Geiranger. The views were stunning as we approached the head of the fjord. Rugged craggy mountains with sheer drops to the water. One waterfall after another as the snow melts into the fjord. My photos simply don’t do the place justice. I had a hard time dealing with the overcast skies and low-lying clouds. There was no place to dock the ship, so the we laid anchor in the fjord and took ship tenders to shore. Aside from souvenir shops there is not much to do in the village. We opted for a ride to the top of Mount Dalsnibba. Following a series of incredibly sharp hairpin turns we arrived at the summit — about 5,000 feet above sea level. The views were breathtaking.

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