Right down by the harbour, I finally had that Nordic hotdog I’d been craving. (*For some reason, they just seem to taste so much better up here).

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Watered and fed (actually more like ‘Fanta’d and fed’) we headed down to the pick up our kayaks (and our instructor) and go off exploring Geirangerfjord.

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Except, due to winds earlier in the day, the kayaking had been cancelled… In its place instead was a rib boat tour and I’ve gotta be honest, I very nearly jumped for joy.

I’d over-estimated my hunger levels and eaten twice as many hot dogs as I really should have so my current ‘carb low’ was not exactly giving me the strength (nor motivation) I needed to do any physical exercise. Plus I’m kinda lazy when it comes to exercise… 😉

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So off we went into a rib boat tour (akin to the one we did in Alesund… and the one we did in Naeroyfjord – another UNESCO World Heritage site) with the exception of the fact that this was Geirangerfjord – by far Norway’s most famous and most acclaimed fjords!

Soon enough we were zooming through the fjords, past towering mountains and waters…

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Spotting the Seven Sisters in the distance…

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…and The Suitor right opposite it.

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Legend (i.e. Wikipedia) has it that “the seven sisters (7 waterfalls) dance playfully down the mountain. Meanwhile, across the fjord, the suitor (or courter) flirts playfully with them from afar”.

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We went past bend after bend, getting as close to the waterfalls as possible…

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Now the really exciting waterfall here is The Suitor as this is the one you can get really close to… and as a result, really drenched (don’t worry, you actually have protective full-body suits on (and goggles) so you won’t mind getting wet here. 🙂

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The rest of the afternoon was pretty much spent testing the speed limits of the rib boat and zooming past mountains that look suspiciously faces…

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…before finally heading back to GeirangerRib-Boating The Geirangerfjord (3)

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…just in time for a cold beer in the surprisingly warm Norwegian sun…. bliss! 🙂


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  • WOW! I can’t imagine how stunning this must be in person. I’m definitely going to have to plan a spring/summer trip to Norway!

    • HandLuggageOnly

      It really was Rachel… honestly, we didn’t want to leave! 😉

      Lloyd & Yaya xx