Sørfjorden (Hardanger)

Sørfjorden is a 38-kilometre (24 mi) long fjord that is one of the innermost branches of the main Hardangerfjorden. It is located in Ullensvang Municipality in Vestland county, Norway. It is the longest arm that branches off of the Hardangerfjord. Sørfjorden stretches from just north of the village of Kinsarvik straight south to the industrial town of Odda. The Folgefonna glacier and Folgefonna National Park are located just to the west of the fjord and the Hardangervidda mountain plateau lies to its east.[1]

Sørfjorden
Odda i februar 2004.jpg
View of the fjord, seen from Odda
Sørfjorden is located in Vestland
Sørfjorden
Sørfjorden
Location of the fjord
Sørfjorden is located in Norway
Sørfjorden
Sørfjorden
Sørfjorden (Norway)
LocationVestland county, Norway
Coordinates60°11′02″N 6°34′16″E / 60.1839°N 6.5711°E / 60.1839; 6.5711Coordinates: 60°11′02″N 6°34′16″E / 60.1839°N 6.5711°E / 60.1839; 6.5711
Primary outflowsHardangerfjorden
Basin countriesNorway
Max. length38 kilometres (24 mi)
Max. width2.8 kilometres (1.7 mi)
SettlementsOdda, Lofthus, Kinsarvik

Some of the notable villages that line the sides of the fjord include (north to south): Kinsarvik, Lofthus, Vikebygd, Tyssedal, Eitrheim, and Odda. Norwegian National Road 13 follows the eastern shoreline of the fjord. All the villages along the fjord are filled with fruit farms and orchards, growing fruits like apples and cherries.

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  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Sørfjorden (Hordaland) – i Hardangerfjorden" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2014-06-04.