Go to content Go to navigation
Jostedal

Nigardsbreen Glacier

Nigardsbreen Glacier Photo: Finn Loftesnes
Nigardsbreen Glacier Photo: Finn Loftesnes

Contact information

Description

This is one of the most accessible glaciers, where you can peer into the blue ice at very close range, and everyone above the age of five can join guides on glacier walks.
When you drive up the scenic valley of Jostedalen, you will end up at the Breheimsenteret - the national park centre, with an architecture inspired by the glacier formations. From this centre it is a short drive up to the car park, and from there you can either walk along the lake up to the glacier itself or take the boat across the lake.

Even at this low altitude of close to 300 metres (1000 feet) above sea level, you get the feeling that you are in an alpine, even polar environment between the lake and the glacier tongue, and further down at the river delta you can observe some of the processes forming the landscape.

The melt water from the glaciers is an enormous national energy resource in the generation of hydro-electric power.

This unique landscape has also inspired artists to paint some of the major works of art in the Norwegian national-romantic era.

If you want to take part in guided hikes and walks on the glacier itself, please contact the Breheimsenteret (the visitor centre) or the authorized guides and instructors of the Jostedalen Breførarlag Ltd.

Categories

  • Nature attractions Nature attractions
Close
Embed this article

Copy and paste this code into your blog/website

Preview

Nigardsbreen Glacier - Photo: Finn Loftesnes

Nigardsbreen Glacier

This is one of the most accessible glaciers, where you can peer into the blue ice at very close range, and everyone above the age of five can join...

Nigardsbreen Glacier

Source: Visitnorway

Disclaimer

This site includes information about products and services provided by third parties. Whilst Innovation Norway endeavours to ensure that all information on the site is accurate, we cannot be held responsible or liable for any claims caused by information supplied on this website. Prices and availability are subject to change without notice. You should always check the accuracy of the information provided with the relevant supplier. Innovation Norway is under no circumstances responsible for the contents of external web pages linking to its website. Legal disclaimer.

Ad
Ad

More about this area

Fun activities in fjords and mountains

Watch films and read articles from our summer tour in Fjord Norway. River rafting and glacier walking are two of many holiday activities.

Flåm

Beautiful Flåm is situated in the innermost part of the Aurlandsfjord, a tributary of the 204 kilometres long and up to 1,308 metres deep Sognefjord.

Bicycling along the Sognefjord

- We came here to visit the UNESCO protected stave church at Urnes, and we combine it with biking along the fjord, says Lien Vermassen from Belgium.

Jotunheimen

Jotunheimen has the largest concentration of mountains higher than 6,500 feet in Northern Europe.

Hiking on the Nigardsbreen Glacier

- This must be one of the most easily accessible glaciers in the world, says Jos Henrichs from Holland on our way to the Nigardsbreen Glacier.

Getting to the Sognefjord and around

The Sognefjord is very centrally located at the heart of Fjord Norway, and this is where the best routes between Bergen, Oslo and Trondheim meet.
TEXT ADS
  • Ad
  • Ad
  • Ad
  • Ad
Ad
Ad

Subscribe to newsletter