The Geirangerfjord offers some of the most visually stunning chill out spots in Norway presenting a pristine environment of majestic mountains that literally seem to plunge into the sea, creating a exceptionally beautiful and unique setting. The tall mountain peaks, midnight sun and awe inspiring northern lights are just a few of the reasons that the Geirangerfjord has been included on the prestigious UNESCO’s World Heritage list.
While in the area you’ll want to go on one of the many sightseeing trips to experience a variety of fjords and the areas beautiful waterfalls, the perfect place to relax and enjoy your stunning surroundings. You can also find a place to relax on a ferry trip traveling between Geiranger and Hellesylt, or for a longer adventure, travel all the way to Valldal, a beautiful valley surrounded by lovely Alpine mountains and the raging Valldola River where you can take part in a rafting excursion. To find your own special, hidden places, explore the fjords in a kayak which you can conveniently rent in both Geiranger and Valldal.
The ideal way to visit charming chill out spots in Dalsnibba and Trollstigen is by bike, which you can do on your own, or with a guide who will share the rich history of this amazing country.
You will literally feel like you’re traveling back in time as you hear stories of the Vikings of centuries gone by and the Sami people who have lived in Norway long before the Norwegians. You’ll also want to visit the beautifully unique stave churches, spectacular testaments to Norway’s ancient architecture.
There are many excellent hiking opportunities in the area, both easy hikes and longer treks for the more experienced. In the spectacular Tafjord Mountains you’ll find numerous hiking routes, and plenty of mountain cabins accommodation along the way. If you’re up for it, one of the most amazing chill out spots can be found at the end of the hike up Preikestolen, also known as Pulpit Rock which is just one of the area’s most visited tourist attractions. This natural, breathtaking rock formation has a 25 meter squared plateau and stands majestically over 600 meters above the sea. Thousands of tourists visit the Preikestolen in Stavanger every year. The hike takes around two hours by foot but is worth every step because the views, landscapes and natural hidden places will take your breath away. If you’re not up for a long hike, you can also enjoy Preikestolen by boat.
The fishing opportunities in the Geirangerfjord are fantastic, ranging from fishing in the fjord to a variety of lakes and streams, the perfect chill out spots. Just get your permit, grab your fishing pole and pick the perfect place to relax while you fish.
If you are looking for the world’s most breathtakingly beautiful chill out spots, look no further, because Geirangerfjord has it all; beautiful hidden places, spectacular outdoor activities, fresh food and stunning places to stay. You can get to Geirangerfjord by bus, train from Oslo, Trondheim and Bergen. The nearest airport is Ålesund Airport Vigra.