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Hello, What is the best and not overly expensive way to see the Geirangerfjord? Thanks!

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Where do you plan to go in Norway otherwise? You can get a point-to-point ticket on the Hurtigruten coastal ferry with a cabin for the leg from Bergen (departing 8 PM) to Alesund. After its initial arrival in Alesund early in the morning, the ferry makes a detour into the Geirangerfjord and returns tn Alesund (about 8 PM).

Hurtigruten fares are date-dependent but are not crazy-expensive given how much you'd otherwise be paying for a night in a hotel.

I believe there are boat tours to the Geirangerfjord from Alesund and possibly from other origins. They might be less expensive than Hurtigruten.

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Hurtigruten isn't that cheap. We priced it and compared it to a Royal Caribbean cruise up to the North Cape and Royal gave us a balcony instead of just a window and it was cheaper.

Geiranger had the best fjord of all that we saw in Norway.

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Hurtigurten isnt the only game in town anymore. One of the three contracts of the route was awarded to Havila Voyages by the Norwegian government. The ships are brand new and better laid out than Hurtigurten IMO. Both lines alter their sailing schedule depending on season to which fjord that they explore. There are direct ferries toGeirangerfjord from Bergen but I don’t have the details.

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On our full day in Geiranger we took the car ferry round trip, but went as foot passengers - left the car parked at the dock. The price was reasonable.

We stayed at the Grand Fjord Hotel which is about a mile out of the town right on the north side of the fjord. There is nothing especially interesting about the town of Geiranger, but it is located by two scenic highways.

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The car ferry that runs between Hellesylt and Geiranger is the cheapest option.