Sunday, May 29, 2011

NO-47157

This one is my 1st official from Norway and i love it.



NO-47157, sent by "calendula".

"Geiranger is a small tourist village in Sunnmøre in the municipality of Stranda in Møre og Romsdal county, in the western part of Norway. It lies at the head of the Geirangerfjord. Geiranger is home to some of the most spectacular scenery in the world, and has been named the best travel destination in Scandinavia by Lonely Planet. Since 2005, the Geirangerfjord has been listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site.
This third biggest cruise ship port receives 140 to 180 ships during the four-month tourist season. Several hundred thousand people pass through every summer, and tourism is the main business for the 250 people who live there permanently. There are five hotels and over ten camping sites. The tourist season stretches from May to early September; in the off-season the pace and activity are reduced to that of a normal small Norwegian town.

Geiranger is under constant threat from the mountain Akerneset which could erode into the fjord. A collapse could cause a tsunami that could destroy downtown Geiranger." - in: wikipedia