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Geiranger Fjord

Geiranger Fjord

 

 

Location: Møre og Romsdal County   Map

 

 

 

 

Description of Geiranger Fjord

Geiranger Fjord in Møre og Romsdal Conty, Norway is one of the most popular and most visited fjords in the country. In fact it was designated as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is one of the branches of Storfjord (Great Fjord) cut by glaciers over a course of thousands of years. In addition to picturesque geological formations Geiranger Fjord has several beautiful waterfalls that flow down the sides of the deep natural canyon. One of the most famous fall include The Bridal Veil, names so due to its similarity to a light veil when the sun backlights the water falling from the cliff side. Another water fall is that of Seven Sisters on one side and another across the fjord that is called The Friar or the Suitor. Local legends claim that many centuries ago a man started pursuing these seven sisters. Poor women got so sick of hazing they asked spirits of water to save them. Ancient pagan gods had a strange sense of humour so they turned them into seven waterfalls. The man saw what happened and asked to join them for eternal life. The spirits of Geiranger Fjord complied with the request, but kept him separated from women.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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