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North Sea and Norway to Sweden and Gulf of Bothnia

63.5N 12.4E

July 22nd, 2011 Category: Mountains

Norway and Sweden - July 14th, 2011

This image stretches across Norway (left), on the coast of the North Sea and the Norwegian Sea, to Sweden (right) and the shores of the Gulf of Bothnia. The two countries are separated by the Scandinavian mountain chain (Skanderna).

The coast of Norway is rugged, broken by huge fjords and thousands of islands. The fjords, best observed in the full image, appear as dark blue line reaching inland from the coast.

The Scandinavian Peninsula: Norway and Sweden – July 13th, 2009

61.9N 12.6E

July 13th, 2009 Category: Clouds, Image of the day, Snapshots

Norway and Sweden - June 29th, 2009

Norway and Sweden - June 29th, 2009

Situated in Northern Europe, Sweden (right) lies west of the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Bothnia, providing a long coastline, and forms the eastern part of the Scandinavian Peninsula.

To the west is the Scandinavian mountain chain (Skanderna), a range that separates Sweden from Norway. Here, this chain of peaks is capped by snow.

Norway comprises the western part of Scandinavia in Northern Europe, and shares a 2,542 km land border with Sweden.

To the west and south, Norway is bordered by the Norwegian Sea, the North Sea, and Skagerak. The Barents Sea washes on Norway’s northern coasts.

The rugged coastline, broken by huge fjords and thousands of islands, stretches over 2,500 km and over 83,000 km including the fjords and islands.

Here, a large convective cell looms near the northwestern coast of Norway, while, below, wispy remnants of condensation trails from airplanes hang over southern Norway and Sweden.