Eid Fjord

Kjeåsen in the Eid Fjord. The Simadal Fjord—the innermost part of the Eid Fjord and Hardanger Fjord—lies in the background.
View of the fjord from the ferry dock at Brimnes. The route on the north side of the fjord is Norwegian National Roads 7 and 13 between Bruravik and the Vallavik Tunnel.

The Eid Fjord[1][2][3] (Norwegian: Eidfjorden) is the innermost part of the Hardanger Fjord[4] in Norway. It extends 29 kilometers (18 mi) eastwards from the Utne Fjord and Sørfjorden.[4] The Eid Fjord lies in the municipalities of Ullensvang, Ulvik, and Eidfjord in Vestland county.

The inner part of the ford is called the Simadal Fjord[5] (Norwegian: Simadalsfjorden). The villages of Ringøy and Bjotveit lie on the south side of the fjord, and Djønno lies on the north side. Further into the fjord, village on the north side include Vangsbygdi and, to the east, Bruravik. From Bruravik there was a ferry connection to Brimnes on the south side of the fjord. This ferry was part of the route between Bergen and Oslo across the Hardangervidda Plateau on Norwegian National Road 7. In 2013 the ferry connection was replaced by the Hardanger Bridge. At Bruravik the Osa Fjord[6][7] (Norwegian: Odafjorden) extends to the northeast. The outermost part of the Osa Fjord is also known as the Bagns Fjord (Norwegian: Bagnsfjorden). Deeper into the fjord, it makes a strong turn, first to the north and then to the south, where the village of Eidfjord is located. The Simadal Fjord extends from Eidfjord, constituting the last 4 kilometers (2.5 mi) of the Hardanger Fjord.[8]


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  2. ^ Fodor's Scandinavia. New York: David McKay. 1978. p. 273.
  3. ^ Kinne, Otto (1972). Marine Ecology: Environmental factors. London: Wiley-Interscience. p. 802.
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  5. ^ Berman, Martha; Knoles, Kathy (1995). Fielding's Scandinavia. Redondo Beach, CA: Fielding Worldwide. p. 334.
  6. ^ Stevenson, Andrew (2014). Summer Light: A Walk cross Norway. London: Constable & Robinson.
  7. ^ The New Encyclopædia Britannica, vol. 5. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica. p. 900.
  8. ^ "Eidfjorden". Norgeskart. Retrieved April 13, 2018.

Coordinates: 60°28′40″N 6°53′18″E / 60.47778°N 6.88833°E / 60.47778; 6.88833