Well, this is the big one: the world-famous, Unesco-listed, oft-photographed fjord that's on the radar of nearly every visitor to Norway. And in purely scenic terms, it's impossible to argue against the case for its inclusion: it is, quite simply, one of the world's great natural features, a truly majestic combination of huge cliffs, plunging waterfalls and deep blue water that's guaranteed to make a lasting imprint on your memory.
But with prestige comes popularity. Incredibly, up to one million visitors come here every year to see the sights and scores of cruise ships dock at the port each day in summer. At certain times of day you're unlikely to enjoy much peace and quiet, especially around the main port of Geiranger.
Thankfully, out on the fjord itself, peace and tranquillity remain and a ride on the Geiranger–Hellesylt ferry is an essential part of your Norwegian adventure.