Norwegian Fjords in the Scandinavians

Land of Fjords

Norway Land of Fjords

Norway, is one of the five Scandinavian countries. Population of Norway is just over 5 million. The capital is Oslo which has several stunning places to visit. Norwegian Fjords is very popular as Crusing and Traveling destination.

Norwegian Fjords

Fjords are found in locations where current or past glaciation extended below current sea level. It is formed when a glacier retreats, after carving its typical U-shaped valley, and the sea fills the resulting valley floor. This forms a narrow, steep sided inlet connected to the sea which is sometimes deeper than 1300 metres.

Geirangerfjord and seven sister waterfall

The name of the waterfall which can be seen in the photo above is called "Seven Sisters". The falls are naturally more visible during snow melting period. The snow melting period is in May-July. They have an average fall of around 250 meters.


Man enjoying the Fjords view

The two fjords named Geirangerfjord and the Naeroyfjord are part of the UNESCO World Heritage. The Sognefjord is the longest fjord in Norway which is about 204 kilometres long. The western norwegian fjords are rated as the worlds best travel destination by the magazine National Geographic Traveler.

The Hardangerfjord is the fourth longest fjord in the world, and the second longest fjord in Norway.The fjord stretches 179 kilometres from the Atlantic Ocean into the mountainous interior of Norway along the Hardangervida plateau.


Cruise ship is docking at the Fjords

Geirangerfjord is the most popular of all the fjords of Norway. The fjord can be explored by booking one of the 130 cruise ships. This curises are visiting every year the region. An other option is taking the car ferry between Hellesylt and Geiranger. Hellesylt is a small town which lies at the head of the Geiranger Fjord.

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