Monday, July 12, 2010

The Fjords of Norway on Google Maps

Geirangerfjord and Ålesund From the Air

Norway's official tourism website Visit Norway has created a beautiful tour of the Geirangerfjord and Ålesund area. The tour features a number of 360 degree panoramic images that can be navigated via a Google Map.

Geirangerfjord is a UNESCO-protected fjord surrounded by majestic, snow-covered mountain peaks, wild waterfalls and lush, green vegetation. Thanks to Visit Norway you can now experience the fjord from a bird's eye perspective via a number of panoramic images.

The experience is rather like navigating with Street View, only from the air. You can navigate from one panoramic image to the next and you can use the inset Google Map to navigate to other images. Only, instead of the usual grimy city streets of Street View, here you get to fly above one of the most beautiful locations on Earth.

In the unlikely event that you tire of viewing Geirangerfjord, you should check out one of the other panoramic tours created by Visit Norway. You can fly over the pretty city of Ålesund, you can experience the Trollstigen Mountain Road and you can also climb the Trollveggen Mountain Wall.


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