Ramanath Parimi
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Fjord, is a word which came from "fjörðr", which is a Norwegian word, which means  der man ferder over (Where you travel across) or “å sette over på den andre siden"  (put across to the other side). This word has the same origin as the Norwegian word ferd (which means "fare"  or "travel") [1]


A fjord is a deep, narrow and elongated sea or lakedrain, with steep land on three sides. The opening toward the sea is called the mouth of the fjord, and is often shallow. The fjord's inner part is called the sea bottom. If the geological formation is wider than it is long, it is not a fjord. Then it is a bay or cove. [2]


Geologically, these are created by a glacier. (A glacier is a persistent body of dense ice that is constantly moving uder its own weight). A glacier forms where the accumulation of snow exceeds its melting removal point over many years or centuries. [3]


A fjord is formed when a glacier retreats, after craving its typical U-shaped valley, and the sea fills the resulting valley floor [1]


The Nærøyfjord in Sogn og Fjordane, Norway.



Fjords are a nature beauty and an amazing place to visit or stay in.




Sources and further reading -


[1] http://www.fjords.com/what-is-a-fjord/

[2] https://www.fjordnorway.com/things-to-do/natural-attractions/what-is-a-fjord

[3] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glacier