Nordfjord

Nordfjord

Nordfjord, inlet, c.50 mi (80 km) long, Sogn og Fjordane co., SW Norway. To the south, between Nordfjord and Sognafjord, is Jostedalsbreen glacier. The Nordfjord's several branches, cutting deeply into the mountains and celebrated for their scenery, are favored tourist spots.

Nordfjord (the northern fjord - in contrast to Sunnfjord) is a fjord and a traditional district in the county of Sogn og Fjordane in Western Norway. The district comprises the municipalities of Selje, Vågsøy, Bremanger, Eid, Gloppen, Hornindal, and Stryn. Nordfjord covers an area of 4,295 km² and has a population of approximately 32,965.

The fjord, sixth longest in Norway, is 106 km long and encompasses the rough coastline of Stadhavet as well as the glacier Jostedalsbreen, Europe's largest mainland glacier. It also includes Hornindalsvatnet, Europe's deepest lake at 514 meters. The glacier Briksdalsbreen is particularly scenic. Stryn provides year-round downhill skiing, and there are numerous old fishing communities going back to pre-Viking times.

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