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Tafjord is a village in Norddal Municipality. The village is in a valley located at the end of the Tafjorden, about 12 kilometres southeast of the municipal centre of Sylte, and just west of the borders of Reinheimen National Park. In the park, the mountains Tordsnose, Karitinden, and Puttegga all lie about 15 kilometres to the southeast of Tafjord in the Tafjordfjella mountain range.

The village is very isolated and (other than by boat) the only way into the valley is by road from the village of Sylte. The road is composed almost entirely of two tunnels through the very steep mountains along the edge of the Tafjorden: the 5,3 kilometre Heggur Tunnel and the 700 metre long Skjegghammar Tunnel.

On 7 April 1934, a rockslide of about 2,000,000 cubic metres of rock fell off the mountain Langhamaren from a height of about 700 metres. The rock landed in the Tafjorden which created a local tsunami which killed 40 people living on the shore of the fjord. The waves reached a height of 62 metres near the landslide, about 7 metres at Sylte, and about 16 metres at Tafjord. It was one of the worst natural disasters in Norway in the 20th century.



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