“F” is for Fjord

If you know a little bit about Norway, you probably know that we have lots of long fjords here. One of Norway’s main tourist attractions are the fjords; they get filled up with cruise ships during summer, and the local towns near the fjords earn lots of money on the tourists. And that’s not without reason. The fjords of Norway are amazing sceneries that has shaped the country. Here, we see a photo of Norway’s longest fjord, Sognefjord, and a map of it:


To take a bit of facts, the definition of “fjord” goes like this: A long, narrow inlet with steep sides or cliffs, created by glacial erosion. The word comes from Norwegian to English (and we Norwegians are proud of that, I can tell..). In additon to Norway, there are many fjords in Iceland, Chile and Greenland. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fjord)

“Fjord” is one of the few Norwegian words adopted to other languages. Another example that is well known, is the word “troll”. Under we see the town Utne in Hardangerfjord:




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One Response to “F” is for Fjord

  1. Abe Pacana says:

    Beautiful country. I hope someday I can go to Lofoten Islands.

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