The Geirangerfjord was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its unique nature, but the entire journey, from Trollstigen road, the adventure valley of Valldal and to Geiranger, takes you to whole new heights.
With zero effort, you can enjoy the sight of the mighty Gudsbrandsjuvet gorge, the jewel of the valley. Incidentally, parts of the hit TV series Succession were filmed at Gudbrandsjuvet gorge and Åndalsnes, where the dramatic landscapes appeal to a worldwide audience.
Valldal is situated at the Storfjord and the entrance to the Tafjord, which is part of the fjord landscape on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Valldal valley is one of the region's major adventure areas and offers activities for the whole family, such as canyoning, rafting (including family rafting) and kayaking on the white-water Valldøla river. Valldal Adventure Park for children boasts 1,500 meters of climbing trails, a Tarzan course between the trees, ziplines for the bravest and bouncy castles for the youngest.
If you have time to stay overnight in Valldal, you will have more time to enjoy the route over the mountain the following day, where you can see the Geirangerfjord in all its glory from Ørnesvingen viewpoint. A whole host of sights and activities await you in Geiranger, with everything from RIB-boat tours and walking routes along Fosseråsa national hiking trail, to the ‘Fjord Ranger’ outdoor activity programme.
If you're nervous about doing the highest via ferrata routes, such as Hornelen, there's an exciting via ferrata on the mountainside above the roaring Geiranger river – right in the middle of the village.