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The Nordfjord

The Nordfjord is the sixth longest fjord in Norway, spanning a distance of 105 kilometres (66 mi). It is 565 meters (1,854 ft) deep.
Nordfjord - Norway
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Nordfjord is situated between the largest mainland glacier in Europe and Norway's wildest coast at the western cape, with spectacular mountains and valleys, rolling farmland and a dramatic coast line. In this region, you are never far away from great, accessible travel experiences. Nordfjord is Norway at its highest, wildest, deepest and most enjoyable. All in one fjord.
The Jostedalsbreen is one of Norway's National Parks, and in Stryn you can visit the most famous of the glacier arms - the Briksdal Glacier. In Loen you'll find one of the steepest cable cars in the world - Loen Skylift, which offer a spectactular view of the fjord landscape.
The region also includes Lake Hornindalsvatnet, Europe's deepest lake at 514 metres (1,686 ft) below sea level. The Stryn area provides almost year-round alpine skiing, and there are numerous villages, going back to pre-Viking times. The district comprises the municipalities of Stryn, Hornindal, Eid, Gloppen, Vågsøy and Selje.

Facts about the Nordfjord:

  • Nordfjord is the sixth longest fjord in Norway
  • 565 m deep and 105 km long
  • The inner end of the Nordfjord is covered by Jostedalsbreen Glacier
  • Briksdal Glacier, Loen Skylift, Myklebust Viking Ship, Selja Monastery and West Cape are among the most popular sights in the Nordfjord region

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