Bindalsfjorden

Bindalsfjorden is a fjord in the southern part of Nordland county, Norway.

Bindalsfjorden
Bindalsfjorden is located in Nordland
Bindalsfjorden
Bindalsfjorden
Location of the fjord
Bindalsfjorden is located in Norway
Bindalsfjorden
Bindalsfjorden
Bindalsfjorden (Norway)
LocationNordland county, Norway
Coordinates65°12′25″N 12°08′01″E / 65.2070°N 12.1336°E / 65.2070; 12.1336Coordinates: 65°12′25″N 12°08′01″E / 65.2070°N 12.1336°E / 65.2070; 12.1336
TypeFjord
Basin countriesNorway
Max. length71 kilometres (44 mi)
Max. depth741 metres (2,431 ft)

LocationEdit

The fjord is mostly located in the municipality of Bindal with a small part in neighboring Sømna municipality.

GeographyEdit

The 71-kilometre (44 mi) long fjord begins near the villages of Terråk and Vassås where the Sørfjorden and Tosenfjorden join together. It then flows northwest past Bindalseidet and then southwest past the village of Holm before the mouth of the fjord by the island of Austra.[1]

There are several large arms that branch off of the fjord, including the Ursfjorden to the north and the Kjella and Sørfjorden to the south. The innermost part of the Bindalsfjorden is known as the Tosen. The deepest part of the fjord is by the island of Stavøya where it is 741 metres (2,431 ft) deep.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Bindalsfjorden" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-11-01.