Skjerstad Fjord

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Skjerstad Fjord
Skjerstad Fjord is located in Nordland
Skjerstad Fjord
Skjerstad Fjord
Location of the fjord
Skjerstad Fjord is located in Norway
Skjerstad Fjord
Skjerstad Fjord
Skjerstad Fjord (Norway)
LocationNordland county, Norway
Coordinates67°14′28″N 14°57′54″E / 67.2412°N 14.9650°E / 67.2412; 14.9650Coordinates: 67°14′28″N 14°57′54″E / 67.2412°N 14.9650°E / 67.2412; 14.9650
Native nameSkjerstadfjorden  (Norwegian)
Primary outflowsSaltfjorden
Basin countriesNorway
Max. length40 kilometres (25 mi)
SettlementsBodø, Fauske

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. The villages of Valnesfjord and Rognan and the town of Fauske lie along the shores of the fjord. 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] The Misværfjorden branches off this fjord to the south at the village of Skjerstad.

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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.