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A Chocolate Shop with a View of Geirangerfjord, Norway

Geiranger is barely a blip of a village in Norway’s Western fjord region, accessible only via ferry or a switchback-laden mountain road. As home to some of the most stunning fjords anywhere, it’s a popular stop on the fjord tourist route, and a great place to stay the night.

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The lookout point for Geirangerfjord.

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The view from my hotel room balcony at Geirangerfjord hotel.

The village of Geiranger is really just one small road, lined with a few restaurants, inns and the expected tourist shops. I wasn’t expecting to cover unique shopping here– until I stumbled upon the most adorable little chocolate shop I think I’ve ever seen, Fjordnaer, Geiranger Sjokolade.

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With its thatched-roof and fjord backdrop, the chocolate shop is pretty much irresistible. I was expecting to find typical artisan chocolate, but wasn’t sure there would be anything terribly local or unique about it. So I was delighted when presented with a tray of samples of various chocolate combinations, many based on local ingredients.

The most unusual ingredient and one of the shop’s top sellers is the brunost– that’s the famous Norwegian brown cheese, dipped in chocolate. Other must-try chocolates include those flavored with local fruits– wild strawberries and blueberries and of course the famous Nordic cloudberries, grown right in the area. I left with a few small bags of chocolate, none of which made it home as a souvenir.

 

Have you been to Geirangerfjord? Tell us about your favorite shopping finds!

Disclosure: I was a guest of Innovation Norway and its partners, but all shopping picks (and chocolate purchases) are my own!

4 Responses to A Chocolate Shop with a View of Geirangerfjord, Norway

  1. Anonymous 01/20/2016 at 4:45 am #

    Hi Kristin! Thanks for the visit and happy you liked what I’m doing here in the middle of nowhere in Norway 🙂 The read warmed my heart on a cold quiet snowy winter day here in Geiranger. Welcomr back!! Best regards Bengt, Creative Chocolate Manager of Geiranger Sjokolade

  2. Rolling Harbour 01/20/2016 at 6:01 pm #

    Shades of my youth. I was brought up with Brunost – well, gjetost in fact. Reading this I can taste it again. Must find some online right now! RH

  3. John @ Pretravels 05/07/2016 at 9:47 am #

    Wow! This is definitely a place I would love to visit! Thank you for bringing it to my attention. Actually, that’s one of the reasons I love travelling so much. There are so many new things to discover!

  4. Jenny Haugen 06/01/2016 at 9:07 pm #

    Hi Kristin,
    We are going to Norway on June 21. Can you recommend any hotels in Oslo please. Or can you give us any advice in choosing a hotel? We plan to stay n Oslo for 2-3 days and after that travel across Norway. Thanks a lot!

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