Aurlandsfjord & Sognefjorden, NorwayAugust 6 in Norway ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C
do you know slartibartfast? today we drove along one of the fjords designed by slartibartfast. slartibartfast is a designer of planets. his favourite part of the job is creating coastlines, the most notable of which are the fjords found on the coast of norway on planet earth for which he won an award. you can find slartibartfast's signature deep inside a glacier in ancient norway.
if i've lost you know 🤪, i have to explain... slartibartfast is a character in "the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy", a comedy/science fiction series created by douglas adams.
so on the pictures you can see slartibartfast's aurlandsfjord 😉, which is a 29-kilometre long fjord and a branch off of the main sognefjorden, norway's longest fjord. the fjord is deep and narrow, reaching a depth of about 962 metre and its width is generally less than 2 kilometres wide. about 11 kilometers south of the mouth of the fjord, the nærøyfjord branches off from it to the west. the village of flåm sits at the innermost part of the aurlandsfjord; other villages along the fjord are aurlandsvangen and undredal. most of the fjord is surrounded by up to 1,800-metre tall, steep mountains with little habitation along the fjord except for in a few small valleys.Read more