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Attractions & Culture in Jotunheimen Mountains
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Stretching 204 km (120 miles) from Solund at the coast to the mighty Jotunheimen massif and Jostedalsbreen glacier, Sognefjorden is the longest fjord...
In the village of Luster there is a distinctive stone church built around 1200. The architecture is Gothic and the church contains frescoes dating from the 15th century. Open to visitors.
The Norwegian Mountain Museum is a natural stop for anyone with an interest in or feeling for the Norwegian mountains. The museum displays the interaction between people and the mountain landscape from the retreat of the ice age until the present day.
The old church of Gaupne is a beautiful example of old Lutheran style with its ornamented bench sides, tendril paintings on the walls, catechism tablet from 1589 and pulpit.
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.
Small and almost untouched areas with special habitats or fauna of high scientific value are usually protected as nature reserves. This is the strictest form of protection that can be applied. Within the Sognefjord area there are several nature reserves, for instance bird and wetland reserves such as the Hafslovatnet lake (Luster), Bøyaøyra (Sogndal), Vetlefjordsøyra (Balestrand) and Grånåsmyrane (Aurland). The Skogteigen coniferous forest reserve in Luster, established in 1914, is the oldest nature reserve in Norway. The Nigardsbreen nature reserve (Luster) is connected to the Jostedalsbreen National Park and is probably one of Norway’s best-known nature reserves.
Route 55 across the Sognefjell mountain area between Luster and Lom is the highest and most impressive mountain pass in Northern Europe (highest point 1430 meters), and it has been awarded the status of National Tourist Route because of the spectacular and wild mountain scenery it passes through in the Jotunheimen National Park.
Tunsbergdalsbreen Glacier is the longest glacier arm in Norway. It is situated 500 m.a.s.l, in Leirdalen, a side vally of Jostadalen vally. Tunsbergsdalsbreen has untill now been almost impossible to visit, because of its remote location in Jostedalsbreen Glacier National Park. You can now visit this glacier arm together with professional guides.
The landscape around the Lusterfjord is very picturesque, and many great artists have been inspired by the unique beauty of its scenery.
Breheimsenteret is a National Park Visitor`s centre for the Jostedalsbreen National Park. Breheimsenteret offers exhibitions, souvenirs and a cafeteria...