Fjords - bays is that more closely resemble the long, winding river with rocky shores that wags among huge mountains, punching their way inland. The length of the fjord often dozens of times greater than the width. Fjord in most cases formed by rocks up to 1 km height. Due to its beauty and picturesque - rising out of the sea cliffs, forested mountains, snow tops - fjords are in high interest among tourists from all over the world.
The world's most famous four fjord area, and one of them is located on the west coast of Norway.
to submit a ride on a boat on the picturesque Norwegian fjords, however, the weather is a bit gloomy, from time to time clouds sailing slowly open up the sun and closed again, but the light is trying to break through the gloomy clouds.
Then thousands of rain drops meet to break out of the clouds in the sun, and they are embracing begin to play an interesting game - rainbow:
Yes, it's not us - it's Europe! The boys are waiting on the quay, while the ship will moor to pick them up. But the fun begins when the ship set sail, the guys realize that it is not caught in the "boat", and this multi-ton machine of turns and drops off stray wanderers back to shore. That would be because we care about the person, not throwing in your direction phrase: "You had to watch where you sit down and think," and be sure to add at the same time: "Sheep!".
Around fly the friendly seagull begging from tourists, shouting: "Devour".
The weather build and open all kinds and more beautiful:
In addition to Norway, the world there are three most famous fjord area: Chile, South Island of New Zealand and North America from the Gulf of Puget Sound (WA.) To Alaska.
Fans sit in a beautiful place for a glass of crystal clear vodka, it is better to stock up on potions from the house. Norway for these pleasures cost expensive. Alcohol is sold in specialized state stores (for expensive).
Some do not fortunate to live among seawater, rocks and mountain waterfalls on the bright green meadow, enjoying the clean air and the beauty of nature:
A couple of million years ago, at the very unsurpassed artist came inspiration to create beauty and to give Norway, something unusual, something that now attracts tourists from around the world, the artist is not other than nature itself. Now, the fjords of Norway, and has a business card, which want to see a lot.
In Norway there are many fjords, they are different in length, width, and depth. Here are some of the largest fjords in the world.
There is also a legend, when God was handing out the world the beauty of nature, the Norwegian trolls somehow managed to pour him a magic powder that lulled the Almighty, and when he woke up, did not remember anything that Norway has already got the gifts he bestowed it more and more. Thus, in Norway, and there were beautiful dense forests, steep cliffs, and of course, bays, lakes and waterfalls.
More were those who did not succumb to the displacement of new technologies and slate shingles, and faithfully support the traditions of their ancestors and preserve the color eco-beautiful and warm grass roofs:
Now, thanks to the revival of old traditions, herbal roof became popular among Norwegians, though it is not cheap:
Sognefjord - 204 km's giant, deep in 1308 meters includes several smaller fjords.
I looked just a tiny fraction of the majestic Sognefjord, it is the largest in Europe and second largest in the world after Greenland fjord - Scoresby.
In Norway it is called "King of Fjords".
Formation of the Sognefjord started 2.57 million. Years ago in the Pleistocene period. As a result of erosion caused by the descent of the glaciers, the river system has evolved into the fjord.
Average deepening Sognefjord caused by erosion, was 610 meters and the maximum (in the eastern part) - 2850 meters. Annual erosion rates reached 2 mm per year.
Hardanger Fjord is located in the south-western Norway. He is the third longest in the world and the second in the country. Length - 183 km long - 10 km, the depth - 750 meters.
The fjord is surrounded by rugged mountains up to 1.5 km, from which descends a lot of magnificent waterfalls, such as waterfall Vøringfossen height of 145 meters:
trondheimsfjord - the third Length of Fjord Norway. Located in the western part of central Norway and stretches from Erlan in the west to Steinkjer in the north. On the shore trondheimsfjord lies the city of Trondheim, in whose honor and named the fjord. The deepest point of the fjord - 617 meters. Trondheimsfjord was an important sea route in the days of the Vikings, and it remains to this day.
Cturford. It stretches from west to east for tens of kilometers.
Nærøyfjord is considered to be the narrowest fjord in Norway. In July 2005, it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The length of the Nærøyfjord is about 17 kilometers away, while the narrowest point is less than 300 meters. Fjord surrounded by steep cliffs, which reach heights of 1,700 meters.
Geirangerfjord extends to 15 kilometers and is an offshoot Storfjord. In July 2005, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site:
On the banks located cliffs up to 1400 meters and the glaciers. One of the fjord attractions are waterfalls, the most famous of which - the Seven Sisters.
It was a short trip through the fjords of Norway.