View of the fjord
Location in Sogn og Fjordane county
Location Nordfjord, Sogn og Fjordane
Coordinates 61°48′10″N 6°06′42″E / 61.8027°N 6.1116°E / 61.8027; 6.1116Coordinates: 61°48′10″N 6°06′42″E / 61.8027°N 6.1116°E / 61.8027; 6.1116
Primary inflows Gloppeelva river
Primary outflows Nordfjorden
Basin countries Norway
Max. length 12 kilometres (7.5 mi)
Max. width 2.7 kilometres (1.7 mi)
Settlements Sandane, Vereide, Sørstranda

Gloppefjorden or Gloppenfjorden is a fjord in Gloppen Municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. The 12-kilometre (7.5 mi) long fjord flows from the village of Sandane in the southeast to its mouth at the Nordfjorden in the northwest. The river Gloppeelva is the primary inflow on the fjord. The river comes from the large lake Breimsvatnet. The 2.7-kilometre (1.7 mi) wide fjord has a lot of settlements along the inner parts of the fjord, especially on the eastern side of the fjord. The most notable village areas are Sandane, Vereide, and Sørstranda. The European route E39 highway runs along the eastern side of the fjord. Sandane Airport, Anda is located near the mouth of the fjord.[1]

See also


  1. Store norske leksikon. "Gloppenfjorden" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2013-10-23.
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