Hjørundfjorden

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Hjørundfjorden
Hjorundsfjorden-sunnmorsalpane.jpg
View of the Sunnmørsalpene from the Hjørundfjorden
Hjørundfjorden is located in Møre og Romsdal
Hjørundfjorden
Hjørundfjorden
Location in Møre og Romsdal county
Location Sunnmøre, Møre og Romsdal
Coordinates 62°12′40″N 6°30′52″E / 62.2111°N 6.5145°E / 62.2111; 6.5145Coordinates: 62°12′40″N 6°30′52″E / 62.2111°N 6.5145°E / 62.2111; 6.5145
Primary outflows Storfjorden
Basin countries Norway
Max. length 35 kilometres (22 mi)
Max. width 3 kilometres (1.9 mi)
Max. depth −441 metres (−1,447 ft)

Hjørundfjorden is a fjord in the traditional district of Sunnmøre in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is located mostly within Ørsta Municipality, although part of the mouth of the fjord is in Sykkylven Municipality. The 35-kilometre (22 mi) long fjord is an arm off of the larger Storfjorden that stretches south from Ålesund Municipality. Villages along the shores of the fjord include Bjørke, Leira, Viddal, Sæbø, and Store Standal.[1]

The area surrounding the Hjørundfjorden was part of the municipality of Hjørundfjord from 1838 until 1964.

The Hjørundfjorden is surrounded by the Sunnmørsalpene mountain range in Ørsta and Sykkylven, with mountain peaks reaching 1,700 metres (5,600 ft) straight up from the fjord, including Skårasalen and Jakta. Both sides of the fjord are heavily wooded, the result of the extensive rainfall on one of the world's wettest fjords.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Hjørundfjorden" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-09-21. 
  2. ^ "Quick info, Hjørundfjorden". Retrieved 2013-08-04.