Hellesylt-Geiranger

The Geiranger fjord
The steep Eagle Route (Ørnevegen)
A cosy little town

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Hellesylt/Geiranger

Suspended between sea and sky

Landing with your MSC cruise of Northern Europe to Hellesylt, the cosy little town on the shores of the Geiranger fjord, will make it appear like a natural extension of the mountains behind.
There are plenty of opportunities to admire the fjord and the town from above during your vacation in Norway. Along the steep Eagle Route (Ørnevegen) you find two perfect observation posts – Dalsnibba, 1500 metres above, and Flydalsjuvet with terraces that open onto the ice valley – surrounded by impressive peaks. If you continue along the Ørnesvingen, as well as Geiranger and the fjord, you will come to the Seven Sisters Waterfalls (De syv søstrene) that offers a magnificent spectacle.

If you want to know more about what it means to live on the shores of a Norwegian fjord, visit the Geiranger centre, about a kilometre from the town centre. If you enjoy hikes on foot but you don’t want to exhaust yourself, take the fjord’s southern coast route to Homlong, where you will find a small bar selling excellent, freshly made snacks.

But to get a real taste of local cuisine during your MSC cruise of Northern Europe you should not miss a visit to one of the mountain farms where delicious local specialties are prepared. The Herald Summer Farm, for example, has been operating since the 18th century and still produces delicious foods and offers a pleasant experience also for the younger visitors.

You can also visit one of the strangest glaciers in Europe, the Briksdal glacier (Briksdalsbreen)Northern Europe introduction, which often baffles experts because of its unconventional “behaviour” in expansion and erosion, often contrary to that of other glaciers at these latitudes.

Part of the Jostedalsbreen glacier national park, the Briksdalsbreen ends with a delightful glacier lake, the Briksdalsbrevatnet, that appears and disappears according to the movement of the glacier front.

Must see places in Hellesylt-Geiranger

  • Briksdal Glacier

    Briksdal Glacier

  • Geiranger fjord

    Geiranger fjord

  • Olden Lake

    Olden Lake

Discover our excursions

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  • NORWEGIAN FJORD CENTRE & SCENIC GEIRANGER

    GER06

    The Geirangerfjord is undoubtedly one of Norway’s most fascinating sights. The mountains tower overhead on both sides and we will pass several waterfalls with stories to their names such as the “Suitor”, the “Bridal Veil” and the “Seven Sisters”. Our tour
    • Wheelchair and disabled-friendly tour – Wheelchair guests must be accompanied by their own helper to get on/off the coach. Wheelchairs must be foldable as the coach is not provided with ramps or lifts. Once onboard, please contact Excursions Desk staff promptly so they can help make arrangements.

    • May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing

      Difficulty Level
      Easy

    • Duration
      3 h

    • Adults$92.00Price per person

    • Children$69.00Price per person

  • SCENIC GEIRANGER

    GER05

    Our tour begins along the fjord before ascending the mountain in spectacular style, via a series of 11 hairpin bends. At the uppermost 'Eagle’s Bend', we will stop to enjoy the fantastic view below: in the distance you can see traditional old farms, stubb
    • Wheelchair and disabled-friendly tour – Wheelchair guests must be accompanied by their own helper to get on/off the coach. Wheelchairs must be foldable as the coach is not provided with ramps or lifts. Once onboard, please contact Excursions Desk staff promptly so they can help make arrangements.

    • May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing

      Difficulty Level
      Easy

    • Duration
      2 h

    • Adults$69.00Price per person

    • Children$52.00Price per person

  • GEIRANGERFJORD BY RIB BOAT

    ACTIVE & ADVENTURE

    GER04

    Start the tour with a short walk from the tender pier in Geiranger to board a RIB boat (a safe, rigid inflatable boat) to begin our journey around the magnificent Geirangerfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will be able to enjoy the true splendour o
    • Limited seats

    • Active excursions recommended only for guests in good physical health

      Difficulty Level
      Strenuous

    • Duration
      1 h

    • Adults$129.00Price per person

    • Children$129.00Price per person

  • KAYAK ON GEIRANGER FJORD

    ACTIVE & ADVENTURE

    ger08

    This enjoyable excursion provides bags of fun for everyone – even if you are new to kayaking. A few minutes’ coach drive will take you to the kayak base for a short briefing and for life jackets to be issued to all participants. Once fully kitted out, you
    • Limited seats

    • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

      Difficulty Level
      Moderate

    • Duration
      2:30 h

    • Adults$109.00Price per person

    • Children$109.00Price per person

  • TRANSFER FROM HELLESYLT TO BRIKSDAL GLACIER

    ACTIVE & ADVENTURE

    HEL02

    A day of scenic splendour awaits you on this enjoyable tour, which begins with a drive from Hellesylt through Norway’s verdant valley farmlands, with steep mountains rising to one side and the glittering fjords to the other. Continuing along the shores of
    • Lunch or dinner included

    • Limited seats

    • Active excursions recommended only for guests in good physical health

      Difficulty Level
      Strenuous

    • Duration
      8 h

    • Adults$159.00Price per person

    • Children$112.00Price per person

  • DALSNIBBA MOUNT

    SCENIC ROUTE

    GER01

    Thanks to their outstanding beauty, both the village of Geiranger and the valley are among the most popular holiday resorts in Norway. The route to Mount Dalsnibba will take you up the Oplenske Valley, travelling along the beautiful mountain roads and thr
      • May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing

        Difficulty Level
        Easy

      • Duration
        3 h

      • Adults$89.00Price per person

      • Children$62.00Price per person

    • TRANSFER FROM HELLESYLT TO GEIRANGER

      SCENIC ROUTE

      HEL01

      Spend a day off the ship to explore and enjoy Norway’s spectacular natural scenery on this coach-based tour. On leaving the port in Hellesylt, the first leg of the tour will take you to Hornindal Lake, the deepest lake in Europe at 514 metres and a place
      • Lunch or dinner included

      • Wheelchair and disabled-friendly tour – Wheelchair guests must be accompanied by their own helper to get on/off the coach. Wheelchairs must be foldable as the coach is not provided with ramps or lifts. Once onboard, please contact Excursions Desk staff promptly so they can help make arrangements.

      • Limited seats

      • May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing

        Difficulty Level
        Easy

      • Duration
        7 h

      • Adults$169.00Price per person

      • Children$119.00Price per person

    • “HERDAL MOUNTAIN FARM”

      SOMETHING SPECIAL

      GER03

      Take some time off the ship to discover Norway’s stunning landscape on this enjoyable tour, which begins with an exciting coach ride up the 11 hair-raising hairpin bends of Eagle Road. Enjoy a stop at the Eagle Bend, which affords a spectacular view of th
      • Snack included

      • Limited seats

      • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

        Difficulty Level
        Moderate

      • Duration
        3:30 h

      • Adults$95.00Price per person

      • Children$72.00Price per person

    The excursions in the program above are intended to provide MSC Guests with an idea of the different tours that can be arranged in each port of call; this program is merely a guide and confirmation of each excursion and its description and prices will be made during your cruise.
    Shore excursions programs and itineraries may vary depending on local conditions and/or any unforeseen events in relation to the timing on the day of the tour.

     

    Some excursions are very popular and therefore availability cannot always be guaranteed, it is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment. The guides are guaranteed in English. Only for South America cruises, the guides are guaranteed in Brazilian Portuguese. Narration in other languages depends on the availability of guides. Please note that the final language of the tour will be confirmed on board during the cruise.

    Norway

    The magic of the northern lights
    The magic of the northern lights

    A holiday in Norway is a dream. A dream along a fjord, the most evocative and characteristic natural formation of this land.

    The Geirangerfjord and the Nærøyfjord are listed as part of UNESCOs World Heritage Sites, but it's also worth mentioning the longest of all the Fjords, the 204 km long Sognefjordas well as the Hardangerfjord where cherry and apple blossoms can be seen on the cliff-side during spring.

    But a Northern Europe MSC cruise also means experiencing the spectacular beauty of the Northern lights; while those of you who travel in the summer can admire the spectacular midnight sun, once north of the Arctic Circle. A cruise to Norway also means discovering the culture of two ancient populations: the Vikings, not just pirates and warriors, but merchants, explorers and colonisers who, for over three hundred years until the 11th century governed Scandinavia and the northern Atlantic: and then, the Samis, the natives of these lands, dressed in multicoloured clothes with immense herds of reindeer, who have lived in the deep North for more than 10,000 years.

    Finally, watch out for the Trolls! Many of the places you will visit are named after these legendary creatures: Trollheimen, Trollstigen (with the spectacular Troll’s path), Trollhatten and Trollveggen.

     
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