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the Sunnylvsfjord and the Geirangerfjord

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A: the estuary of the geirangerfjord into the storfjord

by Hans-Nikolaus Meiforth, 550 meters away

the estuary of the geirangerfjord into the storfjord

B: the geiranger fjord

by Hans-Nikolaus Meiforth, 640 meters away

the geiranger fjord

C: Ferry Cruise Hellesylt - Geiranger, Geiranger Fjord, Norway

by Jedsada Puangsaichai, 4.5 km away

Ferry Cruise Hellesylt - Geiranger.The ferry cruise on the world’s most famous Geiranger fjord takes ...

Ferry Cruise Hellesylt - Geiranger, Geiranger Fjord, Norway

D: On the foredeck of the Hurtigruten MS Nordstjernen on its way to Geiranger

by Henk Keijzer, 4.8 km away

On the foredeck of the Hurtigruten MS Nordstjernen on its way to Geiranger

On the foredeck of the Hurtigruten MS Nordstjernen on its way to Geiranger

E: Hellesylt Harbour, Hellesylt, Norway

by Jedsada Puangsaichai, 5.4 km away

Hellesylt Harbour, Norway.  Starting point to take the ferry cruise from Hellesylt to Geiranger to se...

Hellesylt Harbour, Hellesylt, Norway

F: Hellesylt Waterfall

by David Rowley, 5.6 km away

Hellesylt is a small village in the municipality of Stranda in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The vi...

Hellesylt Waterfall

H: View from the Ørnevegen into the Geiranger fjord

by Henk Keijzer, 12.5 km away

View from the Ørnevegen (Eagle road) into the Geiranger fjord

View from the Ørnevegen into the Geiranger fjord

I: view point on the eagle road at the Geirangerfjord

by Hans-Nikolaus Meiforth, 12.6 km away

view point on the eagle road at the Geirangerfjord

J: Geiranger Fjord, Eagle road View Point, Norway

by Jedsada Puangsaichai, 12.6 km away

The Geiranger Fjord, Norway is perhaps the world's most famous fjord and it is certainly one of the m...

Geiranger Fjord, Eagle road View Point, Norway

This panorama was taken in Norway, Europe

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