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Varanger Fjord in Norway Near Russian Border

70.0N 29.6E

December 14th, 2011 Category: Snapshots

Russia and Norway - December 11th, 2011

This orthorectified image shows the Varanger Fjord (Varangerfjorden in Norwegian), left, a vast bay of the Barents Sea, near the border with Russia. It is approximately 100 kilometres (60 mi) long. In a strict sense, it is a false fjord, as it does not have the hallmarks of a fjord carved by glaciers.

The Varangerfjord in the county of Finnmark, is the easternmost fjord in Norway. Its mouth, between the city of Vardø in the north and Grense Jacobselv – near Kirkenes – in the south, is about 70 kilometres (40 mi) wide. The fjord stretches westwards inland to Varangerbotn in the municipality of Nesseby.

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