UNESCO World Heritage Site
The Geirangerfjord is an arm of a larger fjord system that extends all the way to Ålesund. The fjord reaches a depth of 260 metres, while the steep mountains surrounding it rise to 1600-1700 metres above sea level.
Together with Nærøyfjorden, the Geirangerfjord and its surrounding area represent the western Norwegian fjord landscape on UNESCO's exclusive World Heritage List. The reason why the Geirangerfjord is included on this list is due to its exceptional natural landscape, including waterfalls, steep mountains, unique natural phenomena, and both terrestrial and underwater wildlife. Preserving this unique landscape for future generations is vital, and as a result, significant parts of the area are protected.