Isfjorden (fjord in Møre og Romsdal)

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Isfjorden
Isfjorden Rauma.jpg
View of the fjord
Isfjorden is located in Møre og Romsdal
Isfjorden
Isfjorden
Location in Møre og Romsdal county
Location Romsdal, Møre og Romsdal
Coordinates 62°32′N 7°39′E / 62.54°N 7.65°E / 62.54; 7.65Coordinates: 62°32′N 7°39′E / 62.54°N 7.65°E / 62.54; 7.65
Primary outflows Romsdalsfjorden
Basin countries Norway
Max. length 6.5 kilometres (4.0 mi)
Settlements Åndalsnes, Isfjorden

Isfjorden is a branch of the Romsdalsfjorden in Rauma Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The 6.5-kilometre (4.0 mi) long fjord stretches past the town of Åndalsnes and ends at the village of Isfjorden. The Norwegian County Road 64 runs around the whole fjord. The Raumabanen railway line has its terminus at the railway port in the town of Åndalsnes, on the southern coast of the fjord.[1][2]

History[edit]

During the Battle of Kringen in 1612, Scottish forces sailed into the Isfjorden, landed, and then proceeded to march towards the Romsdalen valley.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Isfjorden" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2010-10-30. 
  2. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Isfjorden – tettsted i Rauma kommune" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2013-05-29.