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Fjords of Norway

Position of center of photo (Lat/Long): [69.48465/18.45217]

Fjords of Norway

Map: Fjords of NorwayLike dark fingers, cold ocean waters reach deeply into the mountainous coastline of northern Norway, defining the fjords for which the country is famous. Flanked by snow capped peaks, some of these ice-sculpted fjords are hundreds of meters deep. Here you see the fjord giving access to Tromsø, 8th largest city of Norway (Tromsø is north to this photo and not shown).

This scene was acquired by the ASTER instrument on NASA’s Terra satellite on April 17, 2002.

Source of material: NASA

Further information: WikiPedia article on Fjords of Norway

Last Update: 2011-03-30