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Vistdal - a Norwegian fjord landscape

Vistdal is a valley that ends in a bay at Langefjorden ("Long fjord") Romsdal, approx 50 km east of Molde, Norway. This district has some of the most dramatic sceneries in Norway. This view struck me when I was passing by, and I just had to stop my car and make a photo.


Behind the mountains to the left, an arm of Langefjorden, Eresfjorden, continues into the valley Eikesdalen. Here are some the most famous of all Norwegian waterfall, Mardøla or Mardalsfossene. (Østre Mardalsfossen is the highest waterfall in Northern Europe with a combined fall of 700 m, highest free fall is approx. 250 m.)


This place just below my viewpoint, Tjelle, was hit by one of the worst tsunami disasters in Norway in modern time. In 1756, 15 million cubic meters of rock fell into the water, the resulting tsunamis reached 15 m above normal sea level. 32 people were killed.


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Taken on November 5, 2008