Beis Fjord

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Beis Fjord
Beisfjorden, Ušmá
View of the fjord
Location Narvik, Nordland
Coordinates 68°25′29″N 17°23′44″E / 68.4246°N 17.3956°E / 68.4246; 17.3956Coordinates: 68°25′29″N 17°23′44″E / 68.4246°N 17.3956°E / 68.4246; 17.3956
Basin countries Norway
Max. length 11.5 kilometres (7.1 mi)
Max. width 1 to 2 kilometres (0.62 to 1.24 mi)
Max. depth 44 metres (144 ft)
Settlements Ankenes, Beisfjord, Narvik

Beis Fjord[1][2][3] (Norwegian: Beisfjorden, Northern Sami: Ušmá[4]) is a fjord in the municipality of Narvik in Nordland county, Norway. It is a fjord arm that branches off of the Ofotfjorden, on the south side of the city of Narvik. The Beisfjord Bridge on the European route E06 highway crosses the fjord between Ankenes and Narvik. The village of Beisfjord is located at the end of the 11.5-kilometre (7.1 mi) long fjord. The maximum depth of the fjord reaches 44 metres (144 ft) below sea level.[5]


A temporary bridge was set up over Beis Fjord in Ofoten in July 1943 and a ferry connection was set up between Fagernes and Ankenes.

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  1. ^ Thorén, Ragnar V. A. 1969. Picture Atlas of the Arctic. Amsterdam: Elsevier, p. 316.
  2. ^ Principal War Telegrams and Memoranda, 1940-1943. 1976. Nedeln, Liechtenstein: KTO Press, p. 180.
  3. ^ Jacobsen, Alf R., & J. Basil Cowlishaw. 2016. Death at Dawn: Captain Warburton-Lee VC and the Battle of Narvik, April 1940. Stroud, Gloucestershire: The History Press.
  4. ^ Norgeskart: Ušmá, Fjord Narvik.
  5. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Beisfjorden" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-05-24.