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I was a little concerned as the ship pulled into port this morning. I had been looking forward to our day in Geirangerfjord Norway as one of the highlights of our Norwegian Fjord cruise experience.
I peeked my sleepy eyes out of the balcony door and saw a sheet of low, grey fog, just above us, obscuring our views of the top half of the fjords.
As it turns out, even a foggy day in Geirangerfjord Norway is not a lost cause. Upon stepping off of the ship’s tender, we headed to the tourist information office (conveniently located right on the pier) to examine our options for activities.
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The small town or Geiranger, Norway has a year round population of under 300 people. In the peak of summer travel seasons, this little town can see as many as 9,000 cruise ship passengers come ashore in a single day!
Dalsnibba, the peak high above Geiranger quickly became a front runner for destinations for one big reason. The bus driver had reported that it was sunny up there, as the peak was above the low lying clouds that blanketed the fjord. We were in.
The 2 hour bus trip to Dalsnibba set us back about $90 for the two of us, so it was a little bit of a splurge, but it was completely worthwhile and required little advanced planning on our part.
The fruits of our splurge were amazing. Stunning scenery as we drove up followed by a breathtaking high mountain lake with water so blue I almost thought that we were in the Caribbean. The grand finale was the view from the top of Mount Dalsnibba of of the tops of the Fjords sitting in a blanket of white clouds and a sea of blue sky.
On the way back down the mountain, we had asked the bus driver to drop us off at the turn off of the RV63 (the main road out of Geiranger towards Vesterås and also the trail head to Storseterfossen waterfall.