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Take off from Fv. 604 towards Jostedalen right after the tunnel in Gardsjølet, after you have passed Fossøy/Sperle. By the first intersection, you...
Start at Gardshaugen 260 meters above sea level. The path is nice all the way, however, it is quite steep up Bruabakkane.
Before the bridge, there is...
"The finest ice-scenery in Europe", said the English mountaineer William Cecil Slingsby about the three wild ice-falls called Lokebreen, Odinbreen and Torsbreen which tumble down from the Jostedalsbreen glacier at the face of Austerdalsbreen. Here you can get just a taste of the wild glacier landscape without having to walk over the glacier itself.
Park at Snøtun below the road at the junction where the mailboxes are located. Walk up the valley on the road for 200 metres and take the first farm...
The starting point is the car park in Engjadalen. The first stretch follows a track on the west side of the river along the valley. After a short walk...
A few hundred years ago this path was the main road between Jostedal and Lustrafjorden. Vigdalen was then a part of Dale and this path was the road to church. The path is called Bispevegen (The Bishop's road) after Bishop Johan Nordal Brun, who travelled this path when visiting Jostedalen. The year of passing and the first letters of his name are engraved in the mountain beneath Storhaug.
Solvorn-Setålen is a hike that takes about 1 hour. Start by following the old farm road until you meet the forest...
ICETROLL offer tours including both crossing of a glacier lake with motor boat and glacier hiking. The tour is well suited for families with children.
A steep hike in a south-facing, sunny location, and the chance to swim in a mountain reservoir if you are feeling especially bold. The hike to Haugafjellstølen is popular with residents of Gjerde who like to keep in shape. The shieling is sheltered from the wind, but still offers great views. Until 1952 it was a hive of activity in the summer, with dairymaids milking cattle and making cheese. The shieling buildings and grazing sheep are a reminder of those days.
Would you like to experience a wonderland of ice and colours? Why not join a tour to an ice kingdom, where we explore large and small blu-ice caves in...
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