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Map of the Sognefjord and environs

The Sognefjord (Sognefjorden) is the second largest fjord in the world after Scoresby Sund on Greenland, and the largest in Norway. Situated in Sogn og Fjordane in Western Norway, its mouth is about 72km (45mi) north of Bergen, and it stretches 203km (126mi) inland to the small village of Skjolden. [[Image:Kjosnesfjorden.JPG|thumb|right|Kjosnesfjorden, a lake situated north of the Fjaerlandsfjord, a Sognefjord branch. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Fjord in Sunnmøre, Norway Fjords are very long inlets from the sea with high steeply sloped walled sides. ... Scoresby Sund is at the bottom of this satellite image of the East Greenland coast. ... List of Norwegian Fjords An alphabetic list on Norwegian fjords follows. ... County NO-14 Region Vestlandet Administrative centre Leikanger County mayor Nils R. Sandal Area  - Total  - Percentage Ranked 8 18,623 km² 5. ... County Hordaland District Midhordland Municipality NO-1201 Administrative centre Bergen Mayor (2004) Herman Friele (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 215 465 km² 445 km² 0. ... To help compare orders of magnitude; this page lists lengths between 100 and 1,000 km (105 and 106 m). ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ...


The fjord reaches a maximum depth of 1,308 m below sea level. The greatest depths are found some way inland. Near its mouth, the bottom rises abruptly to a sill about 100m below sea level. The average width of the main branch of the Sognefjord is about three miles. Cliffs surrounding the fjord rise almost sheer from the water to heights of 1000m and more. [[Image:Fjord in Norway.jpg|thumb|Nærøyfjord]] Sill may refer to: Sill (geology), a tabular mass of igneous rock that has been intruded laterally between layers of older rock Architecture, a sill is the bottom edge of a window or door Construction, the bottom horizontal member of a wall or building to which vertical members are attached... Nærøyfjord The Nærøyfjord (Nærøyfjorden) is a fjord in the municipality of Aurland in Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. ...


Boats connect settlements along the fjord and its sidearms. Towns on the fjord and its branches include Balestrand, Gudvangen and Flåm. Gudvangen is situated on Nærøyfjord, a branch of the Sognefjord particularly noted for its unspoilt nature and dramatic scenery ([1]), and only 300 m across at its narrowest point. From Flåm, the famous Flåmsbana railway climbs 864m up to Myrdal in only 20km - the steepest unassisted railway climb in the world. County Sogn og Fjordane District Sogn Municipality NO-1418 Administrative centre Balestrand Mayor (2003) Erland Fagermoen (KrF) Official language form Nynorsk Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 231 430 km² 411 km² 0. ... Cruise ship in Gudvangen Gudvangen is a village in Aurland municipality, Norway. ... FlÃ¥m is a small town situated at the end of Sognefjorden. ... Nærøyfjord The Nærøyfjord (Nærøyfjorden) is a fjord in the municipality of Aurland in Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. ... FlÃ¥msbana is a branch line of Bergensbanen which runs between Myrdal and FlÃ¥m in the Aurland municipality in Norway. ... Myrdal station is on Bergensbanen in the Aurland municipality. ...


Over the Sognefjord a power line with a span of 4597 m is installed. This is the second largest span of power lines in the world. The Sognefjord Span is Worlds second longest span of a powerline with a width of 4597 metres. ...

An arm of the Sognefjord
An arm of the Sognefjord

The fjord's beauty and the surpassing magnitude of its landscape has made it very popular among tourists, who power much of the local economy in summer season. An arm of the Sognefjord, Norway. ... An arm of the Sognefjord, Norway. ...


Lusterfjord On the innermost arm of the Sognerfjord a small tourist attraction called Lusterfjord exists. A beautiful extension of the second largest fjord in the world it is surrounded by the Jotunheimen Mountains and intercedes with the Jotunheimen National Park. In earlier times the fjord was the easiest way to head from Skolden at the opening of the Sognefjord all the way to Bergen. Fishermen and merchants traversed this beautiful landscape monthly to transport foreign goods as well as Norway's famous Cod fish to the inner realms of the picturesque country.


The name

See under Sogn. Sogn is a landscape in the western part of Norway, surrounding Sognefjorden. ...


External links

  • www.sognefjord.no
  • Flåmsbana information
  • Powerline information

Coordinates: 61°06′N, 5°10′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

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Sognefjord - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (273 words)
The Sognefjord ( Sognefjorden) is the second largest fjord in the world after Scoresby Sund on Greenland, and the largest in Norway.
Situated in Sogn og Fjordane in Western Norway, its mouth is about 45 miles north of Bergen, and it stretches 203 km inland to the town of Skjolden.
Gudvangen is situated on Nærøyfjord, a branch of the Sognefjord particularly noted for its unspoilt nature and dramatic scenery ( [1]), and only 300m across at its narrowest point.
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