National Geographic : 1954 Aug
© National Geographic Society 172 + Hardanger Fjord's Snow-capped Peaks Smile Down on a Yankee Yacht Grandeur and accessibility make Hardanger Nor way's best-known fjord. Important industries at Odda, Eitrheim, Tyssedal, and Alvik depend for hy droelectric power on water tumbling from the sur rounding heights. The Folge Glacier rims the far horizon. Laughing Gull rides at anchor off Bakke, whose sheriff gave the yachtsmen silver spoons to com memorate their visit. Fishermen store gear in the frame buildings near the water. + Towing their dinghies, Laughing Gull and Deep Water beat slowly out of Hank0, yachting center on the east shore of Oslo Fjord.