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The Aurlandsfjord

Together with the Nærøyfjord, the Aurlandsfjord is one of the most picturesque fjords in the world.

The Aurlandsfjord is a fjord in the municipality of Aurland in Sogn og Fjordane. It starts at Flåm and ends at the mountain Beitelen, which separates the Aurlandsfjord from the Nærøyfjord.

The small villages Flåm, Aurland and Undredal are situated on the Aurlandsfjord.

Facts about the Aurlandsfjord:

  • The Aurlandsfjord is a part of the World Heritage area surrounding the Nærøyfjord
  • It is a 17-kilometer arm of the world’s second longest fjord, the Sognefjord (204 km)
  • It is surrounded by high mountains that reaches heights of over 1,400 metres
  • The fjord is considerd to be one of the most picturesque fjords in the world