Scandinavian Mountains

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Scandinavian Mountains

Mount Ahkka in Sarek National Park, Northern Sweden
Highest point
Peak Galdhøpiggen (Lom)
Elevation 2,469 m (8,100 ft)
Coordinates 61°38′11″N 08°18′45″E / 61.63639°N 8.3125°E / 61.63639; 8.3125
Dimensions
Length 1,700 km (1,100 mi) [1]
Width 320 km (200 mi) [1]
Naming
Native name Skanderna, Fjällen, Kjølen
Geography
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The Scandinavian Mountains
Countries Norway, Sweden and Finland
Range coordinates 65°N 14°E / 65°N 14°E / 65; 14Coordinates: 65°N 14°E / 65°N 14°E / 65; 14

The Scandinavian Mountains are a mountain range that runs through the Scandinavian Peninsula. The western sides of the mountains drop steeply into the North Sea and Norwegian Sea, where they form the fjords of Norway. To the north they form the border between Norway and Sweden, and passing across the Arctic Circle. A small part of the range runs into Finland, but this part mostly consists of hills.

Galdhøpiggen in southern Norway is the highest peak in the range, at 2,469 metres (8,100 ft). Kebnekaise has the highest peak on the Swedish side, at 2,104 m (6,903 ft). Halti is the highest peak in Finland, at 1,324 m (4,344 ft). The range's proximity to the Arctic and the North Atlantic ocean has caused the formation of many icefields and glaciers.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Lindström, Maurits "fjällkedjan". Nationalencyklopedin. Retrieved on 18 July 2010. 

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