This tour will be operated in English only. Your coach will drive on the North side of the fjord up the Eagle Road to the famous viewpoint at the Eagle Bend where you can see the famous waterfalls "De Syv Sostre" (The Seven Sisters) and your cruise ship anchored down below. From the viewpoint you will drive past high snow-covered mountains and lovely green valleys before reaching Ytterdal (Eidsdal) on the Storfjord. From Ytterdal, you will climb to one of the many summer mountain farms in the area - the "Herdalsetra." The traditional Herdalsseter is the largest mountain farm still in use in Norway. During the visit at Herdalsetra you will taste various samples of food.
This tour will be operated in English only.
The tour starts from the village of Geiranger. The small village with only a few hundred inhabitants is one of Norway's most famous tourist resorts.
The coach climbs up the exciting "Eagle Road" with its 11 hairpin bends. Stop at the "Eagle Bend" from where there is a spectacular view of the pulpit, The Seven Sisters waterfall and your cruise ship anchored down below.
The Geirangerfjord is 16 Kilometres long, 360 meters at its deepest, and 500 meters at it's narrowest. Reaching the top of the mountain you will drive through high snow-covered mountains and lovely green valleys before arriving at Eidsdal on the Storfjord. Storfjord (the big fjord) is the main fjord of which the Geirangerfjord is part.
From Norddal you will climb to one of the many summer mountain farms in the area - the "Herdalsetra". The summer farms are usually in operation from early June until the end of august. Until 1960 Herdalsetra farm with its 30 farmhouses, located 500 meter (1500 feet) above sea level was without a road connection. The main production at the farm is brown and white cheese made from goat milk.
During your guided tour of the farm you will get to know the people who work there as well as befriend a goat or two. There are 450 goats belonging to the farm as well as cows, sheep and Norwegian ponies. Enjoy samples of the various food produced on the farm(different goat cheeses, sweet fudges produced with goat milk).
Return to Geiranger along the same route once more enjoying the spectacular scenery.
Note: Guests must be able to walk approximately 0.25 mile over even and grassy surfaces with 2 to 5 steps. Comfortable, non-slip shoes are recommended.
Should weather prevent the coaches from reaching the Mountain Farm, guests will be taken to the Home Farm instead.