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Northern Norway

Photo: USGS/EROS

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Northern Norway

This photo captures the fjords that flank the coastline of northern Norway. The fjords were cut when glaciers moved through the surrounding bedrock. This can leave a narrow, steep inlet that can be deeper than 1,300 meters. They extend below sea level and are filled with seawater. Fjords are distinguished by strong tidal currents and even saltwater rapids. This photo was taken on April 17, 2002.