Aurlandsfjord

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Aurlandsfjord
View of the Aurlandsfjord, Aurlandsvangen and Flam from below the Prest Summit.jpg
View of the fjord
Aurlandsfjord is located in Sogn og Fjordane
Aurlandsfjord
Aurlandsfjord
Location in Sogn og Fjordane county
Location Sogn og Fjordane
county, Norway
Coordinates 60°54′56″N 7°10′13″E / 60.9155°N 7.1702°E / 60.9155; 7.1702Coordinates: 60°54′56″N 7°10′13″E / 60.9155°N 7.1702°E / 60.9155; 7.1702
Primary inflows Nærøyfjorden
Primary outflows Sognefjorden
Basin countries Norway
Max. length 29 kilometres (18 mi)
Average depth 962 metres (3,156 ft)
Settlements Aurlandsvangen, Flåm

Aurlandsfjord (Norwegian: Aurlandsfjorden) is a fjord in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. The fjord flows through the municipalities of Aurland, Vik, and Lærdal. The 29-kilometre (18 mi) long fjord is a branch off of the main Sognefjorden, Norway's longest fjord. The fjord is deep and narrow, reaching a depth of about 962 metres (3,156 ft) below sea level, and its width is generally less than 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) wide. About 11 kilometers (6.8 mi) south of the mouth of the fjord, the Nærøyfjord branches off from it to the west. The village of Flåm sits at the innermost part of the Aurlandsfjord; other villages along the fjord are Aurlandsvangen and Undredal. Most of the fjord is surrounded by up to 1,800-metre (5,900 ft) tall, steep mountains with little habitation along the fjord except for in a few small valleys.[1]

Large parts of the fjord is included in the Nærøyfjord section of the West Norwegian Fjords UNESCO world heritage site.

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  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Aurlandsfjorden" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2014-02-28. 

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