The Sognefjord, also referred to as the Sognefjorden, is the biggest fjord in Norway, and it is the 3rd longest in the entire world (after the Greely and Scoresby Sund Fjord). Since the other couple of fjords are usually covered with ice, the Sognefjord is the lengthiest ice-free fjord in the entire world – making it truly unique and a worthwhile place for you to visit as a tourist when you visit Norway. It is situated in Sogn og Fjodane County in the western part of Norway, not surprisingly called Western Norway. It goes 127 miles inland from the coast to the tiny town of Skolden in the Luster municipality. The fjord gets its moniker the Sogn district, which spans much of the southern part of Norway.
There are boats that link up the settlements along the fjord. Bigger villages on the fjord include Laaerdalsoyri, Gudvanger, Vikoyri, Youanger, Vadheim, Ytre Oppedal, and Leirvik. Gudvanger is located by the Naeroyfjor, which is part of the Sognefjord. It is especially famed for its unspoiled scenery and scenic beauty, and it is only 1,000 feet across at the narrowest area. The Naeroyfrjod is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It takes a lot for a site to be designed as World Heritage Site, and you want to try to see as many of those as you can if you’re a world traveler. There are quite a few in Norway, and the country is famed for having some of the most dramatic and breathtaking scenic beauty in the world. The Flam Railway climbs up almost 3,000 feet from the town of Flam. It goes all the way up to Myrdal Station in a stretch of roughly 12 miles – the steepest railway climb in the entire world.
There of the most famous stave churches are located near the inner part of the fjord. The Borgund, Urnes, and Kaupanger are located there.
The Sognefjord Span (the power lines) cross the fjord with a length of roughly 15,000 feet. This is the 2nd biggest span of power lines on the globe. The fjord has turned into a big tourist attraction with tourists in the summer turning out to be a very significant part of the economy.
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