UNESCO Geirangerfjord in a nutshell

Experience breathtaking viewpoints, alpine mountains, and the hairpin bends of Norway's most scenic mountain pass Trollstigen. Cruise the emerald-green UNESCO Geirangerfjord, explore the beautiful coastal town of Ålesund, and enjoy one of the most Instagram-friendly sceneries in all of Norway!

Multiple locations
1 day+
Suitable for all
01.JUN - 15.SEP
UNESCO Geirangerfjord and Trollstigen

If you want to experience the diversity and beauty of Norway, this tour is perfect for you! On the tour, you travel through fascinating and jaw-dropping highlights, and you're guaranteed to snap some amazing holiday photos!

Tour description

Your journey will take you through areas with spell-binding scenery and popular destinations. You can start from either Ålesund or Åndalsnes, and travel in a "triangle" by fjord cruise and bus. You will experience remarkable places such as the Geirangerfjord, Ålesund, the Trollstigen Road, Åndalsnes, and Romsdalen.

You can marvel at the scenery while cruising the amazing Geirangerfjord and experience the beautiful coastline of western Norway. You will cross the Trollstigen Road with its spectacular viewpoints, and get to explore the charming coastal town of Ålesund. You will visit Gudbrandsjuvet, the Eagle bend, and "the alp village by the fjord" Åndalsnes.

Remember that you can easily add an activity to your adventure! Or perhaps you would like to pause the tour at one of the destinations along your route? No problem, add an overnight stay to unwind or explore the scenery.  

So sit back, relax and enjoy the views of fantastic fjords, mighty mountains, and captivating coastlines.

Check out the tour highlights below and start planning your Norwegian adventure today! 


 

Tour Highlights

Cruising the Geirangerfjord

One of the many highlights of this tour is cruising the UNESCO-protected Geirangerfjord, Norway's most beautiful fjord. Along the fjord, there are a number of abandoned mountain farms and impressive waterfalls, including the Seven Sisters and the Suitor. If you look up towards the towering mountains surrounding the fjord, you will see mountain farms clinging to the cliffs. It's hard to believe that people actually lived there not too long ago! Enjoy a cup of coffee or maybe even a waffle, as the boat slides slowly past the magnificent landscapes between the charming coastal town of Ålesund and the idyllic Geiranger.

The spectacular Trollstigen Road

The Trollstigen Road (or Troll's Path) is a spectacular mountain road and one of Norway's most popular National Scenic Routes. You travel by bus between Geiranger and Åndalsnes via Trollstigen Road, and there are several installations and awe-inspiring viewpoints along the route. There will be a 25-minute photo stop at Trollstigen viewpoint, a 15-minute stop at Eagle Bend, and a 10-minute stop at Gudbrandsjuvet. The bus trip is a comfortable and exciting experience that also includes audio guiding, so while listening to the fascinating history of the road, you can enjoy sensational views from your window. 

The Art Nouveau City of Ålesund

Ålesund is a truly stunning town! Named Norway's most beautiful town by The Times, Ålesund is located on the western coast of Norway, where the mountains and fjords meet the Atlantic Ocean. The city is known for its Art Noveau architecture and wide selection of exciting activities. Here, you will find a variety of towers, spires, and buildings with beautiful decorations, and just taking a stroll through the city can be quite an adventure. Together with other gorgeous European cities such as Barcelona, Brussels, Vienna, Riga, and Glasgow, Ålesund is actually part of the exclusive Réseau Art Nouveau Network, a European network of Jugend-style cities.

Åndalsnes & Romsdalen

Åndalsnes is often called the mountaineering capital of Norway. The location by the Romsdalsfjord, surrounded by towering mountain peaks, makes Åndalsnes and Romsdalen one of Norway’s most scenic areas. A well-known landmark in Åndalsnes is the "Rampestreken" viewpoint. You can get to Rampestreken via the Romsdalstrappene and will be rewarded with a fantastic view over Åndalsnes at the top! Or, if you want to skip the hike, take the new Romsdalen Gondola to the top for equally epic views! Romsdalen has also been used as a backdrop for international blockbusters such as Harry Potter and Mission Impossible. According to Lonely Planet, you will find one of the world's most beautiful mountain hikes in Åndalsnes, the "Romsdalseggen Hike".


 

Every traveler is unique - Just like our Nutshell Tours

With our unique booking tool, you can personalize your Nutshell Tour. During the booking process, you can easily extend the tour and combine it with experiences and hotels along the route.

This tour has a lot to offer! Personalize the experience with a peaceful kayaking trip on the fjord, an exciting via ferrata climb, or a hike in the beautiful natural setting.

Whether you want the standard tour or personalize it by adding activities and hotels is up to you. Just pick what’s best for you, and we’ll take care of the rest.


 

A selection of recommended activities during the tour

This is only a small selection of the activities you can do during the tour. You personalize your tour with activities during the booking process.


 

Have a great trip!