Skjerstad Fjord

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Skjerstad Fjord is located in Nordland
Skjerstad Fjord
Skjerstad Fjord
Location in Nordland

Skjerstad Fjord[1][2][3][4] (Norwegian: Skjerstadfjorden) is a fjord in the municipalities of Bodø, Fauske, and Saltdal in Nordland county, Norway. It is a 40-kilometre (25 mi) long arm off of the main Saltfjorden. It is connected to the Saltfjorden by the narrow Saltstraumen strait, which has very strong tidal currents. Some of the larger villages around the fjord include Valnesfjord, Fauske, and Rognan. European route E06 runs along the eastern shore of the fjord, and the Nordland Line follows the eastern and northern shores of the fjord.[5]

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  1. ^ Hurdle, Burton G. (ed.). 2012. The Nordic Seas. New York: Springer, pp. 190ff.
  2. ^ Branica, Marko. 1990. Environmental Research in Aquatic Systems. Jülich: Forschungszentrum Jülich, p. 309.
  3. ^ Burrows, William E. 1988. Deep Black: Space Espionage and National Security. New York: Random House, p. 182.
  4. ^ Welle-Strand, Erling. 1988. 2500 Miles on the Coastal Steamer. Narvik: Notrabooks, p. 31.
  5. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Skjerstadfjorden" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-03-12.

Coordinates: 67°15′N 15°08′E / 67.250°N 15.133°E / 67.250; 15.133