Water and Ice

Glaciers and Fjords

From where does the word “fjord” originate?

The word fjord comes from the Norse language and means “where you travel across.” It is significant to early Norwegians as a place to travel across to get to the sea when there were no bridges available.

Norway is famous for its scenic fjords, such as Geiranger Fjord, pictured here.

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