Geiranger is a town of Norway, located in the commune of Stranda. It is located in the innermost part of the GeirangerFjord, an arm of the great fjord in Møre og Romsdal.
It has about 240 permanent inhabitants. During the summer, this number rises to 2000 inhabitants. It is surrounded by a stunning landscape that has made it one of the most visited sites in Norway, with about 700,000 visitors annually. It offers 5 hotels and about 8 other lodging places.
It is the third largest port for cruise ships, receiving about 160 boats during the holiday season of four months, between May and September. During this period, is visited by hundreds of tourists. In the rest of the year, the activity is reduced to a quiet village Norwegian.
Since 2005, the Geirangerfjord is on the list of World Heritage Site by Unesco.
Every year there is an athletic competition called “Fra til fjord fjel” (from fjord to mountain) consisting of half marathon, running and other similar arrangements, starting with the center of Geiranger, up to the Dalsnibba mountaintop, to 1497 meters.