Byfjorden (Rogaland)

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Byfjorden
Museum Oil Stavanger.JPG
View of the southern end of the fjord
Byfjorden is located in Rogaland
Byfjorden
Byfjorden
Location in Rogaland county
Location Rogaland county, Norway
Coordinates 58°59′47″N 5°41′35″E / 58.9964°N 5.6931°E / 58.9964; 5.6931Coordinates: 58°59′47″N 5°41′35″E / 58.9964°N 5.6931°E / 58.9964; 5.6931
Primary outflows Boknafjorden
Basin countries Norway
Max. length 10 kilometres (6.2 mi)
Settlements Stavanger

Byfjorden is a fjord in Rogaland county, Norway. The 10-kilometre (6.2 mi) long fjord runs from the Tungenes Lighthouse at the northern end of the Stavanger Peninsula south along the east side of the peninsula to the city of Stavanger. It passes through the municipalities of Randaberg, Rennesøy, and Stavanger. The islands of Bru, Åmøy, Hundvåg, Buøy, Engøy, Sølyst, and Grasholmen lie along the east side of the fjord. The fjord connects to the Boknafjorden at the north end.[1]

The fjord is crossed by three roads. The Stavanger City Bridge and the Hundvåg Tunnel (both at the south end of the fjord) and the Byfjord Tunnel (at the northern end of the fjord).

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  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Byfjorden – fjord i Rogaland" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2016-04-21.