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Sognefjorden

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Sognefjorden [1] is a fjord in the county of Sogn og Fjordane in Norway. The district surrounding the fjord is known as Sogn. Sognefjorden is the longest fjord in Europe. Nærøyfjord, a World Heritage Site, is one of the fjords of Sognefjorden.

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The Sognefjord is crossed by the second largest stretch of a powerline in the world. Its span width is 4597 metres [2]! Do not expect tall pylon at the end of this stretch. They are not required, because of the topography.

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There are a number of ways to get to the Sognefjord.

By boat - Arguably the most enjoyable way is via a ferry from nearby towns; the most convenient would be one of the high speed catamaran services operated several times each day from Bergen.

By air - The nearest airports are located in Sogndal (IATA: SOG) and Førde(IATA: FDE), although the nearest international airport is located in Bergen (IATA: BGO).

By rail - Reaching the town of Flåm, sitting at the end of a fjord that branches off the Sognefjord, is possible via an incredibly steep railway line. Called Flåmsbana, the railway line is easily accessible from Bergen and Oslo.

By coach - Many of the towns situated along the fjord are also accessible by up to several daily coach services. Long distance coach services connect Sogndal with Lillehammer, Lom, Oslo and Bergen. The outer Sognefjord area is connected by long-distance coaches to Ålesund, Trondheim and Bergen.

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