Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Fjords of Norway - Dramatically Beautiful

Fjord (fyôrd) a long, narrow, deep inlet from the sea between steep slopes of mountainous coast. Fjords usually occur where ocean water flows into valleys formed near the coast by
glaciers. Norway boasts of the longest, deepest, narrowest, and most beautiful Fjords in the world.

Sognefjord: This is the largest Fjord in Norway and the longest in the world. It stretches 127 miles (205 Kilometers) and reaches a maximum depth of 4,291ft (1308m) below sea level.

Nærøyfjord: This Fjord is the narrow branch of the Sognefjord. It is 11 miles (18km) long and only 1,600ft (500m) wide.

Geirangerfjord: Is one of Norway's most visited tourist sites. 9.3miles (15km) long and a branch of Storfjord. Also adorned with two beautiful waterfalls, seven sisters and the Suitor. The two falls are adjacent to one another across the Fjord and the Suitor is said to be trying to woo the sisters because of the location of the falls
Photo by Larigan

Lysefjord: Located in South-Western Norway, this Fjord is 23miles (42km) long with rocky walls encompassing it. This Fjord is lightly populated because of its unfriendly terrain. It is also in places as deep as the mountains are high.
Photo by Gard
From Wikipedia

These are just a few of the many Fjords in Norway. Aren't they priceless? Do you know of other Fjords in other countries? Let us know in your comment.


  1. Gorgeous pictures!! Thanks for stopping by. I'm now following you back and looking forward to reading more. Enjoy your week!!

    Diary of a Chic Mommy

  2. Thanks Tyesha! The Fjords are breathtaking in their grandeur. Your blog is very informative as well.

  3. you're so lucky you get to experience these amazing places. beautiful. hope to go there someday.

  4. Thanks Mbabazi for stopping by. I have not visited the Fjords just quite yet, but it's on my list of things to see.

  5. The views are so breathtaking. Would really love to visit.

  6. They are magnificent! Definitely worth visiting

  7. Please remove my image from Gudvangen (and a Viking ship). It is stolen from Flickr.

  8. Im living here by the fjord of Hardanger. Would never ever re-locate even the goverment try to chase me by increasing the taxes and raise the costs......



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