What is a Fjord

Fjords are found in locations where current or past glaciation extended below current sea level. A fjord is formed when a glacier retreats, after carving its typical U-shaped valley, and the sea fills the resulting valley floor. This forms a narrow, steep sided inlet (in Norway, sometimes deeper than 1300 metres) connected to the sea.

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Norway in a Nutshell by Fjord Tours

 

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