The Nærøyfjord is a fjord in Aurland Municipality in Vestland County, Norway. The narrow fjord is a branch of the large Sognefjord, and it is featured on the “Norway in a Nutshell” day trips for tourists.
The fjord is a narrow fjord, and at Bakkasundet only 250 meters wide, while the mountains in the area stretch a full 1,761 meters above sea level. At Bakka on the narrow point, the greatest depth is only 12 meters, while the fjord inside widens out and goes down to 75 meters deep so that the innermost part forms a stream. The fjord can freeze over in cold winters.
Only a few places in the world can offer such grand spectacle of nature, as the fjords in the western part of Norway. The Nærøyfjord is unique with steep mountain inclines, ascending 1800 meters high, wild waterfalls, and a living cultural landscape.
The Nærøyfjord is rich in contrasts and offers a unique interaction of scenery and landscape. The magnificent mountains surrounding the fjord rise vertically, allowing many powerful cascading waterfalls to majestically crash into the fjord below. There are many untouched, wild areas and small farms surrounding the Nærøyfjord. No visible roads connect the farms and tiny villages, demonstrating what an important lifeline and travel route the fjord provided in the past.
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