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This is the famous Geiranger Fjord. The waterfall here is called Seven Sisters and consist of seven separate streams of the Knivsflåelvane (the Knivsflå River). The water is falling around 300 metres down to the fjord.

The legend of the seven sisters is that they dance playfully down the mountain, while the courtier (a single waterfall opposite of the seven sisters) flirts playfully from across the fjord.

Please note the old farm high up on the slope. There are several farms (now abandonned) around this fjord. The recorded guide on this sightseeing boat told us a lot about them, but I don´t remember exactly if this was the one that could only be reached by ladders. So when the tax collector arrived, they could just pull up the ladders. Or maybe this was the farm where the children had to be tied with ropes to prevent them from falling down. Perhaps this was the farm with so much sun against the slope, that they could grow peaches and tomatoes.

Indeed a very beautiful fjord!

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