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Nigardsbreen Glacier

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

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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.

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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

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