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Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord

West Norwegian Fjords - Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord: Fjords are among the most dramatic and spectacular landscapes of the world. The West Norwegian Fjords embraces some of the longest, deepest, narrowest and most beautiful fjords in the world. People consider the fjords as the symbol of Norway, the foremost nation of fjords in the world. A fjord is a long narrow inlet of the sea with steep cliffs on both sides, created glacial activity. Fjords are mostly found along the west coast of Norway, but also in countries such as Greenland, the Faroe Islands, Iceland and New-Zealand. Montenegro has a coastal inlet, often referred to as the most southern fjord in Europe, it is actually a ria, a submerged river canyon. The World Heritage comprises two areas: The Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord and their surroundings. The Geirangerfjord is one of the most visited tourist sites of Norway. The Geirangerfjord is 15 km long and more than 600 m deep. The small village of Geiranger is a cruise ship port, located at the head of the fjord. The Nærøyfjord area has a great variety of landscape, ranging from naked peaks to sheltered bays with woodland. Flanked by mountains towering to 1760 m above sea level, the Nærøyfjord is 17 km long and only 250 metres broad at its narrowest point. The stave church of Undredal is the smallest stave church in Norway, located near the Aurlandsfjord, a side arm of the Nærøyfjord. West Norwegian Fjords - Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 2005.

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Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord - West Norwegian Fjords - Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord: The Geirangerfjord seen from the top of Dalsnibba...

West Norwegian Fjords - Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord: The Geirangerfjord seen from the top of Dalsnibba Mountain. Dalsnibba is reachable by car. The West Norwegian Fjords embraces some of the longest, deepest, narrowest and most beautiful fjords in the world. People consider the fjords as the very symbol of Norway, the foremost nation of fjords in the world. Scientists have regarded the Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord as classic examples of a fjord landscape. The Geirangerfjord is one of the most visited tourist sites of Norway.

  1. Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord - West Norwegian Fjords - Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord: The Geirangerfjord seen from the top of Dalsnibba...

    West Norwegian Fjords - Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord: The Geirangerfjord seen from the top of Dalsnibba Mountain. Dalsnibba is reachable by car. The West Norwegian Fjords embraces some of the longest, deepest, narrowest and most beautiful fjords in the world. People consider the fjords as the very symbol of Norway, the foremost nation of fjords in the world. Scientists have regarded the Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord as classic examples of a fjord landscape. The Geirangerfjord is one of the most visited tourist sites of Norway.

  2. Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord - West Norwegian Fjords: The Queen Elizabeth cruise ship in the Geirangerfjord. The fjord is surrounded by some of the steepest mountains on...

    West Norwegian Fjords: The Queen Elizabeth cruise ship in the Geirangerfjord. The fjord is surrounded by some of the steepest mountains on the entire west coast. The narrow and deep Geirangerfjord is one of the most breathtaking fjords of Norway. The Geirangerfjord is a branch of the Sunnylvsfjorden. The Geirangerfjord is about 15 km long and more than 600 m deep. The small village of Geiranger is a cruise ship port and situated at the head of the fjord.

  3. Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord - West Norwegian Fjords - Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord: The Geirangerfjord is a 15 km long side arm of the Sunnylvsfjorden, which is a...

    West Norwegian Fjords - Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord: The Geirangerfjord is a 15 km long side arm of the Sunnylvsfjorden, which is a side arm of the Storfjord. A fjord is a long narrow inlet of the sea with steep cliffs on both sides, created by glacial activity. Scientists have regarded the West Norwegian Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord area as the classic examples of a fjord landscape. The West Norwegian Fjords - Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord were declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 2005.

  4. Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord - West Norwegian Fjords - Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord : The Geirangerfjord is surrounded by majestic snow-covered mountains. The...

    West Norwegian Fjords - Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord : The Geirangerfjord is surrounded by majestic snow-covered mountains. The mountains that surround the Geirangerfjord are 1600-1700 metres high. The area was created during a succession of ice ages, glaciers created a spectacular landscape, the fjords were carved out by glaciers and mountains were shaped. The West Norwegian Fjords - Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 2005.

  5. Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord - West Norwegian Fjords - Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord: The Nærøyfjord is the widest and most beautiful side arm of the...

    West Norwegian Fjords - Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord: The Nærøyfjord is the widest and most beautiful side arm of the Sognefjord. The Nærøyfjord is surrounded by awesome snow covered mountains. Several waterfalls cascade down the steep mountains sides into the fjord. Fjords are among the most dramatic and most spectacular landscapes of the world. Caused by weather and light, the colour of the water of the fjords is constantly shifting, the colours are ranging from turquoise to green, deep-blue or grey.

  6. Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord - West Norwegian Fjords - Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord: The Nibbevegen is the road up to the Dalsnibba Mountain and a viewing platform...

    West Norwegian Fjords - Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord: The Nibbevegen is the road up to the Dalsnibba Mountain and a viewing platform that offers amazing views over the Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord area. The viewing platform is situated about 1500 metres above sea level. The water of the Geirangerfjord has an amazing green color. The water of the Nærøyfjord has a deep-blue color. The West Norwegian Fjords - Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord were declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 2005.

  7. Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord - West Norwegian Fjords - Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord: The Geirangerfjord. The most impressive waterfalls in the Geirangerfjord are...

    West Norwegian Fjords - Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord: The Geirangerfjord. The most impressive waterfalls in the Geirangerfjord are the 'Syv Søstre', the Seven Sisters and 'Friaren', the Suitor or Wooer. The waterfalls face one another across the fjord, according to the legend, the 'Friaren' was in love with one of the 'Syv Søstre'. The 'Friaren' waterfall is 440 metres high. The Seven Sisters consists of seven separate streams, the tallest has a height of 250 metres. The waterfall is close to Knivsflå, an abandoned farm.

  8. Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord - West Norwegian Fjords - Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord: The Nærøyfjord at sunset. Despite the almost inaccessible...

    West Norwegian Fjords - Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord: The Nærøyfjord at sunset. Despite the almost inaccessible fjord landscape people have left many traces of their presence down the centuries. Several small hamlets occupy sites around the fjords that are safe from avalanches. Farming and fishing is the most important occupation. The UNESCO World Heritage comprises two areas: The Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord and their surroundings, the entire area covers 1227 km².

  9. Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord - West Norwegian Fjords - Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord: Fisherman's hut, Nærøyfjord. The Nærøyfjord area...

    West Norwegian Fjords - Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord: Fisherman's hut, Nærøyfjord. The Nærøyfjord area has a great variety of landscape, ranging from naked peaks to sheltered bays with woodland. The Nærøyfjord is 17 km long and only 250 metres broad at its narrowest point and flanked by mountains towering to 1760 metres above sea level. For centuries, agriculture, farming and fishing were the main occupations in the villages. The West Norwegian Fjords - Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord is an UNESCO World Heritage.

  10. Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord - West Norwegian Fjords - Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord: The stave church of Undredal is the smallest stave church in Norway, located...

    West Norwegian Fjords - Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord: The stave church of Undredal is the smallest stave church in Norway, located near the Aurlandsfjord, a side arm of the Nærøyfjord. The stave church of Undredal was built in the 12th century, probably 1147. The church is twelve metres long and foer metres wide and has only forty seats. The stave church of Undredal was extended with a clock tower and porch around 1850. Inside, the ceiling is decorated with biblical figures and angels.

  11. Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord - West Norwegian Fjords - Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord: The small village of is situated along the Aurlandsfjord, 5 km...

    West Norwegian Fjords - Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord: The small village of is situated along the Aurlandsfjord, 5 km south of the mouth of the Nærøyfjord. For centuries, Undredal and the Undredalen Valley was only accessible by boat. In 1991 the Gudvanga Tunnel (11.4 km long) was built to connect the isolated village of Undredal to the rest of Norway. Several small settlements and farmhouses occupy sites around the Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord that are safe from avalanches.

  12. Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord - West Norwegian Fjords - Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord: Geirangerfjord area. The scenery of the Geirangerfjord has spellbound...

    West Norwegian Fjords - Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord: Geirangerfjord area. The scenery of the Geirangerfjord has spellbound visitors down for centuries. Fjords are mostly found along the west coast of Norway, but also in countries such as Greenland, the Faroe Islands, Iceland and New-Zealand. Also Montenegro has a coastal inlet, often referred to as the most southern fjord in Europe, it is actually a ria, a submerged river canyon.