Geiranger-Hellesylt ferry, Fjord1 M/F Bolsøy
After walking the Geiranger again loaded on the ferry that will take us to Hellesylt. The mini-cruise passes through most interesting part of the Geirangerfjord.
In summer, ferries run every one hour and a half (schedule and tariff). The length of the crossing is about 20 kilometers, the journey time is 50 minutes.
Our ferry called Bolsøy and built in 1971, this is one of the oldest ships of the company Fjord1. Now the ship is used exclusively for the transportation of tourists, on another crossings, with hight traffic, are working more modern and roomy ferries. The ship has water displacement in 989 tons, length 68, width 11.5 m, the speed of 13-15 knots. The ferry holds up to 394 passengers and 36 cars.
Leaving Geiranger, a beautiful area of Norway that left one of the most vivid memories of this trip.
The cruise ship Costa Luminosa. For the year Geiranger visits to hundreds of cruise ships, not counting the ships of regular line "Hurtigruten".
On rare sloping places of shores of fjord built small villages, consisting of a dozen small guest houses. On the weekends and holidays most norvegians prefer to spend time outdoor, closer to nature.
Some of the peaks of mountains, surrounding the fjord, above 1000 meters.
And raining again...how many times in the day the weather changed from heavy rain to a cloudless sky, impossible to count.
The highlight of this trip across the Fjord is its waterfalls, called the "Seven sisters".
On the line Geiranger - Hellesylt are working three of the same type of ferry, sister-ships "Tustna", "Veøy" and "Bolsøy". The navigation lasts from may to September. At other times, to Geiranger can be reached by land, but it is much longer, but in this period there is practically no movement.
Behind the deck-erection, here wets, but does not blows.
On the head-on course goes the ship of "Hurtigruten" line. This passenger line for over a hundred years links Northern Norway with the southern part of the country. The daily ferries go from Bergen to Kirkenes and backward. The route duration in 11 days in both ends, this line very popular with the tourists and locals as convenient transportation.
On the board there is a cafe to have lunch or coffee. By the way, the prices are no higher than onshore. However, as in all of Norway, much more than in Central Europe. The cost of the ferry ticket is also considerable -160 NOK (about 19 euros), on the main crossings the tariffs is more below.
If you do not want to get wet on the deck you can watch the beauty of the fjord from the salon.
Leaving on bow of a ship, I immediately wanted back - the strongest wind that wasn't at the stern.
Our ferry comes to a pier Hellesylt, here we continue the journey through Western Norway.