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Tjugum Esefjorden.jpg
View of Tjugum from Esefjorden
Esefjorden is located in Sogn og Fjordane
Location in Sogn og Fjordane county
LocationSogn og Fjordane
county, Norway
Coordinates61°13′01″N 6°30′31″E / 61.2169°N 6.5085°E / 61.2169; 6.5085Coordinates: 61°13′01″N 6°30′31″E / 61.2169°N 6.5085°E / 61.2169; 6.5085
Primary outflowsSognefjord
Basin countriesNorway
Max. length4 kilometres (2.5 mi)
Max. width700 metres (2,300 ft)
SettlementsBalestrand, Tjugum

Esefjorden is a fjord arm on the north side of the Sognefjord in the municipality of Balestrand in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. The fjord is about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) long and its mouth is just west of the mouth of the larger Fjærlandsfjord. The village of Balestrand is located on the south side of the fjord, at the mouth. The village of Tjugum lies at the north side of the mouth of the fjord. At Dragsviki, just east of Tjugum, there are regular ferry connections to Hella in Leikanger Municipality and to Vangsnes in Vik Municipality. Tjugum Church is located on the shore of the Esefjorden, just east of Dragsviki. The Norwegian County Road 55 follows the shoreline of the fjord on both sides.[1]


  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Esefjorden" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-09-04.