National Geographic : 1930 Jul
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE NORWEGIAN ROAD-BUILDING DEMANDS ENGINEERING SKILL Terraces of mountain valleys along narrow river beds and steep slopes of mountain plateaus, especially those descending abrupt western slopes to fjords, present great difficulties. Stones cleared from fields serve as fences and as barriers to keep earth from sliding into the road. © National Geographic Society Natural-Color Photographs by Gustav Heurlin WESTERN NORWAY IS PIERCED WITH MANY FJORDS Viking fleets from Norway and Denmark carried the word "fjord" far and wide. In Great Britain and Ireland they left their mark in such place names as Wexford, Waterford, and perhaps in Deptford, "the deep reach" on the Thames. This fjord runs into Vatnahalsen.