Fjords of Norway

page 3


Fjords of Norway
tips & insights


It took many ice ages in a 3-million-year period for glaciers to carve the fjords as we see them today. The most recent ice age ended about 10,000 years ago.

Gulf Stream influence

The southern Fjords of Norway seldom freeze over because of the Gulf Stream, which brings warm water across the Atlantic Ocean from the tropics of the New World.


The deepest point of the Fjords of Norway is 1300 meters (4300 feet) below sea level. Widths can reach 3 kilometers (2 miles). Both records belong to Sognefjord.

Shoreline length

Norway is a land of fjords, inlets, bays and islands. If you stretched out its coastline, it would reach half way around the world.

Learn More

for first Fjords of Norway page


Share this page

World's Top 100 Wonders
World's Top 1000 Wonders

Site map
My credentials
About my website and criteria
Reader testimonials