Geologiske Guider

Geologiske Guider

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West Norwegian Fjords - UNESCO World Heritage. Guide to geological excursion from Nærøyfjord to Geirangerfjord
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Guide 3-2014
Title
West Norwegian Fjords - UNESCO World Heritage. Guide to geological excursion from Nærøyfjord to Geirangerfjord
ISBN
978-82-92-39491-5
Levels geological guides
Level 3
Front cover illustrations
 Atle Nesje View of the outer part of the Nærøyfjord from Bakkanosi mountain (1398m asl.) just above the village Bakka. The picture shows the contrast between the preglacial mountain plateau and the deep intersected fjord.
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Description

In addition to magnificent scenery, fjords may display a wide variety of geological subjects such as bedrock geology, geomorphology, glacial geology, glaciology and sedimentology.

This excursion can bring you to the heartland of the western Norwegian fjords including the two fjords listed on the UNESCO heritage list: the Nærøyfjord and the Geirangerfjord.

These fjords were selected as the most spectacular among many others because of their natural beauty as well as their cultural heritage. Because of the great relief, both terrestrial and submarine, they are subject to dramatic exogenic processes. The excursion can give you an overview and a detailed insight in the formation of fjords in addition to the geological processes taking place in the fjord environment today. You will see how glaciers respond to climatic change and how man is preparing for natural disasters from snow avalanches as well as from tsunamis caused by rockslides. You will see fjords from below (ship decks), from above (outlook points), as well as from hotel restaurants and you will learn that the saying: “If you have seen one, you have seen them all” does not apply to these fjords.

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