Norwegian Fjord Centre
At own leisure
Available all year
Entrance to the Norwegian Fjord Centre.
Learn of the exciting and unique fjord landscape.
Learn about the area’s biological diversity and how animals and plants adapt to various habitats.
The Norwegian Fjord Centre is the visitor and education hub for the West Norwegian Fjords – Geirangerfjord World Heritage Site. The exhibitions showcase the exciting and unique fjord landscape that was granted World Heritage status by UNESCO in 2005.
Our exhibitions and interactive stations give you an opportunity to learn about the geological processes that formed the fjord landscape, and to see what the landscape looks like today. You will also learn about the area’s biological diversity and how animals and plants have adapted to the various habitats. The visitor centre incorporates a dedicated children’s exhibition and activity room.
Why are the mountains so high and the fjord so deep? How did people survive the winter on a lonely mountain ledge? Can flowers grow on landslip sites? What will happen when the rock fall at Åkerneset is triggered and the flood wave travels up the fjord?
Our permanent exhibition tells the story of how the mighty landscape was formed, and how it is still affected by natural forces. You will be introduced to the local flora and fauna and gain an insight into the ongoing natural processes, whatever their scale. On your tour through the centre you will travel one hundred years back in time, explore buildings and farming tools, check out the rolling of the local service boat and feel the gust from a snow drift as it comes tumbling down the steep mountain sides.
Language: English, Norwegian and German.
Remarks/requirements: Appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes.
Walking information: 20 – 30 min to the Centre. There will be minibus for shuttling.
Wheelchair accessible: Yes.
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