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Hardangerfjord

(härdäng`ərfyôr`), second largest fjord of Norway, penetrating 114 mi (183 km) from the Atlantic Ocean into Hordaland co., SW Norway. A southern branch, the Sørfjord, cleaves the Hardangervidda, a barren and rocky plateau, for 25 mi (40 km); at its head are the village of Odda and the famous Skjeggedalsfoss, a waterfall 525 ft (160 m) high. An eastern branch, the Eidfjord, extends 15 mi (24 km) to the quaint village of Vik near the Vøringfoss, a waterfall 535 ft (163 m) high. The valleys of the Hardangerfjord are fertile and dotted with picturesque villages. Embroidery and violinmaking are traditional home industries. The region is a favorite tourist area. Extending inland from the fjord is the Hardangerfjell, a mountain mass rising to 6,153 ft (1,875 m) in the Hardangerjøkel.
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The content includes sustainable use and development focusing on research, administration, education, experience, supervision, protection and economic development in the span from the bottom of the Hardanger fjord to the top of Folgefonna.
The commissions often go to emerging firms like 3RW, which designed stunning rest stops at Flydals gorge and Hardanger fjord, and Jensen & Skodvin, whose minimalist lodging pods for the Juvet Landscape Hotel might be the finest roadside accomodations in the country.
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Fruit trees march from the water's edge straight up the mountain of the Hardanger fjord at Lofhus.
Stay in the village of Ulvik, situated at the end of Hardanger fjord.
The pavement curls around the tip of one finger of the Hardanger fjord.
DOF Subsea will carry out a geophysical survey and geotechnical sampling of the seabed in the Hardanger fjord, on the southwestern coast of Norway, south of Bergen, the company said last Tuesday.
On the sixth day we took the optional boat trip on lovely lake Nisser before heading into Norway's fjord country, passing Sofjord and finally crossing the immense Hardanger Fjord.
The contract, won by Veidekke's unit Veidekke Entreprenor AS, covers concrete work in connection with the construction of a bridge across the Hardanger fjord.
Nestled in an unspoilt lakeside location between the majestic Sogne and Hardanger fjords, lies the charming resort of Voss.
Voss, Norway: Nestled in an unspoilt lakeside location between the majestic Sogne and Hardanger fjords.