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Cruising Geirangerfjord

One of Norway’s most popular natural attractions is the 15-kilometer branch of the Storfjord sometimes called “The Queen of Fjords.” This long, narrow UNESCO-cited waterway twists between high, snow-capped ranges, with antique farms clinging impossibly to the steep walls at several points. The famous Seven Sisters waterfalls spill down one wall, while the single cascade of The Suitor tinsels the opposite cliff in eternal courtship. As monumentally majestic as these mountains appear, in geologic terms the fjord is a temporary accommodation, since scientists predict immense rockfalls at some unspecified future time will generate tsunami-like waves that, once they occur, will likely obliterate the towns and other structures within minutes. Enjoy its breathtaking beauty while it lasts.