We celebrated America's birthday with a spectacular morning cruise on the Geirangerfjord. It's not a huge fjord compared to some others, but the steep mountain cliffs rising straight out of the water provide for dramatic and unforgettable scenery. Add to that the deep teal hue of the water and waterfalls everywhere, and we were instantly smitten.
This is a popular destination for foreigners and Norwegians alike, and because it takes more effort to get here, it's quite a bit calmer than the Sognefjord. Many natives choose to rent cabins or camp nearby, and others just enjoy a beautiful day drive in their fancy cars. A Porsche caravan with 20+ cars came through town when we were there.
Here are some shots from the boat.
'Twas a bit windy
"The Seven Sisters" waterfalls
"The Bridal Veil" waterfall
A rainbow in the waterfalls!
After the fjord cruise, Hirsh enjoyed a four hour hike to another waterfall, where he met these cute Lucys (we affectionately refer to every goat as "Lucy" after our beloved dog who eerily resembled a goat in her old age).
And then we rested 😴