It’s a tale of eternal, unrequited love. Deep within Geiranger Fjord, Seven Sisters waterfall plummets from vertical cliffs into the ultramarine waters of Norway’s most stunning gorge. The name of the waterfall is no mystery. In times of heavy rainfall, its twining strands resemble the hair of seven women. Directly across the fjord another waterfall gazes longingly at the sisters. Legend says that this second cascade, known as “The Suitor,” asked one of the sisters for her hand in marriage. When she declined, he proposed to the second sister, only to suffer the same rejection. Seven times asked and seven times shunned, the Suitor turned to the bottle. As my ferry boat sailed past, the unmistakable shape of a Jim Beam whisky bottle emerged from the rocks.
Geiranger Fjord, often touted as one of the most spectacular natural wonders in the world, was created by alternately advancing and receding glaciers during repeated ice ages. Over eons, the ice carved deep inlets into the high, sea-facing mountains. Today, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is best experienced via a ferry boat ride that includes an audio tour about the history of the fjord, broadcast on the ship’s PA system in multiple languages.
Author’s note: I was a guest of Collette during my Spectacular Scandinavia tour. However, the receipt and acceptance of complimentary items or services will never influence the content, topics, or posts in this blog. I write the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.