Flåmselvi

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Flåmselvi
Moldåni
The Flåmsbana.jpg
The river as seen from the Flåm Line railway
Location
CountryNorway
Physical characteristics
Source 
 ⁃ locationOmnsbreen glacier, Ulvik
 ⁃ elevation1,532 m (5,026 ft)
Mouth 
 ⁃ location
Flåm, Aurland
 ⁃ elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Length40 km (25 mi)

Flåmselvi or Moldåni is a 40-kilometre (25 mi) long river in Norway. The river begins as runoff from the Omnsbreen glacier about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) northwest of Finse in the municipality of Ulvik in Hordaland county. The river is known as the Moldåni river in this area. It then flows through a series of lakes heading to the northwest where it crosses into Aurland municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county. The Bergen Line follows the river to Myrdal. At Myrdal, the river goes over the Kjosfossen waterfall and it follows Flåmsdalen and heads to the north. When it reaches the village of Flåm, it empties into Aurlandsfjorden, a branch off the main Sognefjorden (Norway's longest fjord).[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Flåmselvi" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate. Retrieved 7 July 2011.
  2. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Flåmselva" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2014-05-25.

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Coordinates: 60°47′38″N 7°06′15″E / 60.79389°N 7.10417°E / 60.79389; 7.10417