Norway. Travels in photos

Cities, monuments, nature, fjords and glaciers

Geirangerfjord. 'Eagle Wing' (Ørnesvingen) observation deck

After the mountain pass Eidsdal immediately offers a stunning panorama Geirangerfjord, included in the UNESCO world Heritage List in 2005.

Geirangerfjord view from the Ørnesvingen observation desk, panorama

Here begins the famous "Eagle Road". But before you go down on it, make a stop at her first turn.

Eagle road (Ørnevegen)

Above the steep cliff, at an altitude of 620 meters is a viewing platform, built in 2006 in the framework of the Nasjonal Turistveg (National tourist routes). This place was called "Ørnevegen" (map). In English guides this viewpoint is somehow called the name "Eagle bend", but in Norwegian it means exacy as "Wing of the eagle".

Geirangerfjord. Ørnesvingen observation deck (Ørnesvingen)

If you look from the site to the right, you can see one of the "Seven sisters" waterfalls. Looking ahead, I will say that we get to know them better during a small cruise cruise along fjord.

Geirangerfjord view from the Ørnesvingen observation desk

To the left is the source of the fjord, at this point the glacier began to cut through the mountains below sea level. On the banks of the glacier valley is the town of Geiranger, one of the tourist Parl of Norway.

Geirangerfjord view from the Ørnesvingen observation desk (Ørnesvingen)

Most of the tourists falls in this wonderful area on the water by ferry Hellesylt-Geiranger or "Hurtigruten" regular express line and cruise ships. Today is a guest of Costa Luminosa liner.

Costa Luminosa cruise liner in Geiranger

Near the parking there is a picturesque waterfall.

Geirangerfjord. Ørnesvingen observation deck (Ørnesvingen), waterfall

The nameless mountain river has a source at an altitude of about a thousand meters.

Geirangerfjord. Ørnesvingen observation deck (Ørnesvingen), waterfall

At the observation deck, the water goes under the road and falls down the glass artificial cornice, where usually throw coins for memory.

Geirangerfjord. Ørnesvingen observation deck (Ørnesvingen), waterfall