Norwegian fjords: what they are, when to go and Climate


What is a fjord, where they are and what they consist of, how they arise, the best times to go and see them in Northern Europe.

Meaning of the fjord

The word comes from the Norwegian fjord fjord and has the meaning of call. These are arms of the sea located in Norway entering the coast for many miles by filling an old river valley or glacial. Very often the walls of the fjord are steep, steep and covered with forests.

The Norwegian fjords are among the most popular and are derived from the withdrawal of a glacier, extending below sea level, has left open the valley occupied before giving way to the waters of the sea.

For this along the coast there are recesses that are deep in some places more than a thousand meters. The seawater located on the seabed of the fjords, being originated largely from the streams and the dissolution of the snow, has a salinity level below normal and this does not mix with the water more salasta present on the surface but is likely to fall down.

Being the Norwegian fjords are characterized by a narrow entrance and a natural protection from winds and storms formed by steep cliffs that surround them, are excellent natural harbors that often host fishing boats, fish farms and shipbuilding.

To go to see the fjords of Norway the best period is between June and September, the days between the end of June and beginning of July are the best means of assisting the spectacular phenomenon of the midnight sun that affects these geographic areas Northern Europe.

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