In the Norse Legends itinerary, the Geiranger sail-in is a not well thought schedule… Since Alesund is very close to Geiranger, the 11pm sail away from Alesund puts the Rotterdam at mid Stordfjord at 2am, and arrival at Geiranger around 5am. Best option was to sleep in and enjoy the sail away.
We had no special plan for Geiranger (going up and down narrow mountain roads with countless hairpin turns in a large motorcoach bus, is really not my idea of fun activity), so we ended up hiking up along the many waterfalls of the Geiranger river until the fjord interpretation center. Again, my kind of port…
Geirangerfjord as seen from Crow’s Nest
Today the best seats were taken on arrival…
Waterfalls on Geirangelva river, and the Rotterdam at the end of the rainbow…
HAL Rotterdam at Geiranger
Preparing for sail away
Geiranger in the wake
First glimpse of the seven sisters
Yes… They’re really seven.
The Friaren waterfall (the suitor) facing the gorgeous Seven Sisters
Did I already mention “the best seats”?
Tight formation over Sunnylvsfjord
The wake in Sunnylvsfjord
Majestic Norway… The mouth of Norddalsfjord
Did I mention I love the promenade?
The bay of Stordal on Storfjord
On the stern looking back on Storfjord
Stordal lighthouse on Storfjord, with Stordal on the background (these norwegians are very logic on their naming…
Panoramic view of Rotterdam on the confluence of the Norddalsfjord with Sunnylvsfjord
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