Wednesday, June 5, 2013

June 5, Flåm


Sognefjord and Aurlandsfjord, Norwegian Fjords Cruise

Cruising Sognefjord and Aurlandsfjord on our way to Flåm early in the morning (4:30am) June 5 on our way to Flåm at Vision of the Seas.

The Sognefjord (or Sognefjorden) is the largest fjord in Norway, and the third longest in the world. Located in Sogn og Fjordane county, it stretches 205 kilometres (127 mi) inland to the small village of Skjolden.

The fjord reaches a maximum depth of 1,308 metres (4,291 ft) below sea level, and the greatest depths are found in the inland parts of the fjord. Near its mouth, the bottom rises abruptly to a sill about 100 metres (330 ft) below sea level. The average width of the main branch of the Sognefjord is about 4.5 kilometres (2.8 mi). Cliffs surrounding the fjord rise almost sheer from the water to heights of 1,000 metres (3,300 ft) and more.

Aurlandsfjord (Norwegian: Aurlandsfjorden) is a fjord in Aurland, Vik and Lærdal in Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. It is a 29-kilometer (18 mi) branch of Sognefjord; after 11 kilometers (6.8 mi), the Nærøyfjord branches from it. Flåm village sits at the inner end of the fjord, other villages along the fjord are Aurlandsvangen and Undredal.
Leaving the fjord in the evning - sunset at 11:15pm
Also see my videos from Flåm and the Flåm Railway.