The Geirangerfjord is situated in south-western Norway, north-east of Bergen and is a part of the west Norwegian fjord landscape, which stretches from Stavanger in the south to Andalsnes, 500 km to the north-east. The fjord is among the world’s longest and deepest, is considered as an archetypical fjord landscape and among the most scenically outstanding anywhere. Their exceptional natural beauty is derived from the narrow and steep-sided crystalline rock walls that rise up to 1,400 m from the Norwegian Sea and extend 500 m below sea level. The sheer walls of the fjord have numerous waterfalls while free-flowing rivers cross its deciduous and coniferous forests to glacial lakes, glaciers and rugged mountains. The landscape features a range of supporting natural phenomena, both terrestrial and marine, such as submarine moraines and marine mammals.