At the inner reaches of Norway's longest fjord lies Geiranger.
Geiranger Fjord is surrounded by the steepest and, one is almost tempted to say, the most preposterous mountains on the entire west coast. It is very narrow and has no habitable shore area, for the precipitous heights rise in sheer and rugged strata almost straight out of the water. Foaming waterfalls plunge into the fjord from jagged peaks.
At the inner reaches of Norway's longest fjord, the Sognefjord, lies Geiranger, a picture postcard of the Norwegian fjord landscape. Cruise ships come and go, and so do the tourist buses. However, despite the traffic, Geiranger is well worth a visit, and we would recommend you to stay a day or two.
Kayak rental is available at the shores edge, and paddling your way out under the towering cliffs and stunning waterfalls is an experience of a lifetime. Then go ashore for a 1-2 hour hike up to one of the abandoned farms high up in the hillside with breathtaking views back towards the township of Geiranger.