Wednesday 4 October 2017

West Norwegian Fjords – Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord

These fjords, among the world's longest and deepest, provide some of the most beautiful natural views of the planet. So far I only have postcards of one of them.

Geiranger Fjord
This postcard was sent by Sandra

The Geiranger Fjord (NorwegianGeirangerfjorden) 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-kilometre (9.3 mi) -long branch off the Sunnylvsfjorden, which is a branch off the Storfjorden (Great Fjord). The small village of Geiranger is located at the end of the fjord where the Geirangelva river empties into it.

Geiranger Fjord
This postcard was sent by Joaninha

The two most notable waterfalls in the Geiranger Fjord are Seven Sisters Falls and the Suitor (also called The Friar). Both falls face one another across the fjord, and the Suitor is said to be trying to woo the sisters opposite.
The Bridal Veil is another waterfall in the fjord, so named because it falls delicately over one rocky edge, and when seen backlit by the sun it has the appearance of a thin veil over the rocks. - in: wikipedia

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