One of the things Norway is best known for is its fjords. The word ‘fjord’ is one of the few Norwegian words to have become international! In Western Norway – the region we call Fjord Norway – you will find some of the most beautiful, longest, narrowest and deepest fjords in the world.
What is a fjord?
The definition of a fjord is a deep, narrow and elongated sea or water inlet with steep land on three sides, shaped by massive glacier tongues over the course of several ice ages. ‘Fjord’ comes from the Norse word ‘fjorðr’ and means ‘where you cross’. Would you like to know more about how the fjords were formed? Watch the video ‘What is a fjord’ and read the article here.