Norsk Fjordsenter

Norwegian Fjord Center

The Norwegian Fjord Center is the visitor and education hub for the West Norwegian Fjords-Geirangerfjord World Heritage Site.

Included in your cruise
  • Entrance to the Norwegian Fjord Center.
  • Learn about the exciting and unique fjord landscape.
  • Interactive stations.
  • Learn about the area’s biological diversity and how animals and plants adapt to various habitats.
  • Difficulty level

    Level 1: For everyone*

  • Duration

    At your leisure

  • Max. passengers

    500

  • Booking Code

    INCL–GEI1

  • Notices

    Appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes

The Norwegian Fjord Center is the visitor and education hub for the West Norwegian Fjords-Geirangerfjord World Heritage Site. Exhibitions showcase the exciting and unique fjord landscape that UNESCO granted World Heritage status in 2005.

Our exhibitions and interactive stations give you a chance to learn about the geological processes that formed the fjord landscape and understand the landscape today. Learn about the area’s biological diversity and how animals and plants have adapted to the various habitats. The visitor’s center features 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 landslide 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 center, travel back in time 100 years, explore buildings and farming tools, feel the local service boat as it rolls on the waves, and feel the gust from a snow drift as it comes tumbling down the steep mountain sides.

Practical information:

  • Language: English, Norwegian, and German.

  • Remarks/requirements: Appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes

  • Walking information: 20–30 min to the Center. A mini-bus will be available as a shuttle.

  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes.