Storfjord


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Storfjord

(stôr`fyôr'), deep inlet of the Norwegian Sea, c.70 mi (110 km) long, Møre og Romsdal co., SW Norway. A scenic area with sheer cliffs and high waterfalls, Storfjord branches into several fjords, the most famous of which is Geirangerfjord. Cruise ships call regularly every summer. Some of the farms on its cliffs are accessible only by ladder.
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Storfjord

 

a fjord of the Norwegian Sea on the coast of Norway. Storfjord measures 93 km in length and has depths to 442 m. It is surrounded by steep cliffs that rise to elevations of 300–1,200 m. The port of Ålesund is situated on the fjord.

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