10 Informative Facts About Geirangerfjord

Facts About Geirangerfjord

  1. In 2005, it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, jointly with the Nærøyfjorden, as part of the West Norwegian Fjords listing.
  2. The Geiranger Fjord is under constant threat from the mountain Åkerneset which is about to erode into the fjord.
  3. Frozen used the landscapes of the Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord as the basis for the landscapes of Arendelle.
  4. Geirangerfjord is a fjord in the Sunnmøre region of Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is located entirely in the Stranda Municipality.
  5. The small village of Geiranger is located at the end of the fjord where the Geirangelva river empties into it.
  6. The two most notable waterfalls in the Geiranger Fjord are Seven Sisters Falls and the Suitor (Nynorsk Friaren). Both falls face one another across the fjord, and the Suitor is said to be trying to woo the sisters opposite.
  7. The Bridal Veil is another waterfall in the fjord, so named because it falls delicately over one rocky edge, and when seen backlit by the sun it has the appearance of a thin veil over the rocks.
  8. The fjord is one of Norway’s most visited tourist sites.
  9. The fjord is scheduled to require zero-emissions ships in 2026.
  10. Geirangerfjord is 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) in length and measures 1.5 kilometers at its widest point.
Facts About Geirangerfjord

Facts About Geirangerfjord

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