Norway Fjords cruise – Geirangerfjord

If you are following our trip in the Norway Fjords, this would be our second day on our ship as we travel along in Norway.

One of our favorite days aboard the Norwegian Jade was sailing down the Geirangerfjord.   It was spectacular!  Eric and I spent the whole day sitting on our balcony just immersing ourselves with the sights and sounds of the fjord.   Our photography doesn’t do justice to this magnificent nature experience, but we share them anyway.   Eric was in heaven as he stood on the balcony and snapped photo after photo of the Norway landscapes.  I just watched and enjoyed the experience of his happiness.   We even had our dinner delivered to our room and ate out on the balcony.   This day was worth every penny of the cruise!   Our room steward even popped in and told us she would clean as we stayed on the balcony.  I’m sure she was use to people not wanting to leave their views.

These mountains that surround the Geirangerfjord were sharing so many different sights as we passed by.  Waterfalls, trees, farms, villages and single homes sitting high on the mountains.  All beautiful and mysterious too.   We wondered aloud how people could live on the side of a mountain, where no roads were visible from our viewpoint. Even more spectacular, we wondered how any of these structures were built.  It was an experience neither of us will ever forget.

The water of the Fjord was such a marvelous blue/green or green/blue solely dependent on your viewpoint.   We learned later that the color is caused by the particles that come from the ice melting from the glaciers.   Just amazing!

 

Beautiful view of the Fjord
Water falling off the mountain
Awe struck
Norwegian Farmland
Village of Hellesylt
Passing by a village
Geirangerfjord
Waterfall uphead
Storm clouds above the Fjord
Waterfall
Geiranger
Eric having the time of his life
Geiranger port
Turning the ship around
Look at that road
One of the excursions you can take from this ship
Shiny fjord
Friaren Waterfall – The Suitor
Friaren – See the bottle in the waterfall
Up close – Friaren
Dinner on the balcony
House up the mountain
Balcony view
Norway
Sunset
Eric and the Fjord
So pretty
Those colors!
Our view from the balcony
Our Fjord selfie
Waterfall in Hellesylt
The Seven Sisters
Norwegian Jade
Farm on the hill
Geiranger at its finest
Sun shining down on Fjord

Norway Fjords cruise – first stop Alesund, Norway

Eric and I are cruising the Norwegian Fjords! This is Eric’s dream trip. He has wanted to see the Fjords for many years. I think I would of wanted to for all these years, if I had any idea how breathtakingly majestic they would be.  Every turn was more beauty, more awe!  Our cameras did not catch the magic of the Fjords in any way.  Seeing them in person was something I will never forget.  It was like seeing a movie where you can’t believe the scenery.  Below we share a few of our experiences through photography as we made our stops along the way of our cruise on the Norwegian Jade from our favorite spot on the ship, our balcony.  Also, the port stops were fun and quaint.  How I would love to live in Norway if it wasn’t so cold half the year! I’m usually not at a lost for words to describe places, but for Norway I am.  Just beautiful!

Our first port stop is Alesund, Norway. Alesund is at the beginning of the Fjord, and is also named Norway’s most beautiful town. We toured the stunning town and Art Nouveau architecture  on board the City Train Tour.  It was both fun and informative of the town history and culture. It took us to all the spots we wanted to see, and told of spots we wish we could of traveled to.  As we traveled through our first Fjord, we both were stunned by how picturesque and gorgeous Norway is!  As I said above, the photos just don’t do it justice, and since we were there during a rainy week, I’m sure sunny photos might help with sharing how just magnificent this country really is.  How green the mountains, and how blue the water was.

CityTrain Tour
A drop in guest as we enjoy the Fjords from our Balcony
So Stunning!
The shoreline of Alesund
Words fail me!

 

The streets of Alesund and the many Art Nouveau buildings
Alesund, Norway
Eric takes my photo by the waterways of Alesund
Sailing through the Fjord
Sun breaks through the clouds, as we approach Alesund
Norwegian Jade
Sitting in the train, waiting for our tour of Alesund
View from the top of the Troll Mountain or Fjellstua
Our first glance at the city below – Alesund
City Train Tour!
Down on the street in Alesund
Everyone walking around the city on a rainy day
Us pinching ourselves, that we made it to Norway
Alesund coastline
Clouds are here to stay I think
My husband really enjoying his trip!
Sailing in the Fjord