The Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord are two fjords located in South-Western Norway and North-East of Bergen. The two fjords, amongst the world’s longest and deepest, have been classified as UNESCO World Heritage Sites due to their outstanding natural beauty, and are considered archetypes of a fjord landscape. They are surrounded by 1400m cliffs, that rise up from the sea and the branches of the fjords, and these crystalline rocks can dive below the surface of the water to as much as 500m. Waterfalls are abundant, as are glaciers, underwater moraines, coniferous forests and glacial lakes. This vast landscapes harbours dozens of marine and land mammals, as well as birds, fish and invertebrates.
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– chosen for their length and depth, comparable to other fjords around the world
– distinguished by climate and geographical settings
– considered the most beautiful fjords in the world
– presence of a cultural heritage such as ancient farms and stave churches
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