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The Norwegian fjords

Norway, Norway

Collection of 5 places
Hail to the King of the Fjords Sognefjord
Fjord
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The Sognefjord or Sognefjorden, nicknamed the King of the Fjords, is the largest and deepest fjord in Norway. Located in Sogn og Fjordane county in Western Norway, it stretches 205 kilometers (127 mi) inland from the ocean to the small village of Skjolden in the municipality of Luster. The fjord takes its name from the traditional district of Sogn, which covers the southern part of the county.

A monstruos Fjord Trollfjord
Fjord
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The Trollfjord (Trollfjorden) is a 2 km long sidearm of the Raftsund, is being claimed (as of 2016) to lie within one of the following two of Norway's traditional districts, Lofoten and Vesterålen. Administratively it's located in the municipality of Vågan, which is a municipality in Lofoten With its narrow entrance and steep-sided mountains, Trollfjord cuts westwards from the Raftsundet strait. To the East of the fjord lies Austvågøya. The name is derived from a troll, a figure from Norse mythology.

Take a pic at the amazing Trolltunga
Fjord
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Trolltunga (Troll tongue) is a rock formation situated about 1,100 meters above sea level in the municipality of Odda in Hordaland county, Norway. The unique cliff is jutting horizontally out from the mountain, into the free air about 700 meters (2,300 ft) above the north side of the lake Ringedalsvatnet. The popularity of the hike to Trolltunga and rock formation itself has exploded in recent years. The increased popularity has turned Trolltunga into a national icon and a major tourist attraction for the region. Until 2010, less than 800 people hiked to Trolltunga each year. In 2016 more than 80,000 people hiked the 27 kilometers round-trip from Skjeggedal, making it one of Norway's most popular hikes.

Amazing Fjord in Geirangerfjord
Fjord
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The Geiranger Fjord (Norwegian: Geirangerfjorden) is a fjord in the Sunnmøre region of Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is located entirely in the Stranda Municipality. It is a 15-kilometer (9.3 mi) -long branch of the Sunnylvsfjorden, which is a branch of the Storfjorden (Great Fjord). The small village of Geiranger is located at the end of the fjord where the Geirangelva river empties into it.

Watch your step at Preikestolen
Mountain
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Preikestolen or Prekestolen (English: Preacher's Pulpit or Pulpit Rock) is a famous tourist attraction in the municipality of Forsand in Rogaland county, Norway. Preikestolen is a steep cliff rising 604 meters (1,982 ft) above the Lysefjorden. Atop the cliff, there is an almost flat top of approximately 25 by 25 meters (82 ft × 82 ft). It sits on the north side of the fjord, opposite the Kjerag plateau, located on the south side. Tourism at the site has been increasing in recent years, with between 150,000 and 200,000 visitors in 2012, making it one of the most visited natural tourist attractions in Norway. BASE jumpers often leap from the cliff. Due to its increased popularity, there is currently a project underway to improve the path to the site, which is only accessible via a 3.8-kilometre (2.4 mi) long hike.

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