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"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.
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...
Take off from Fv. 604 towards Jostedalen right after the tunnel in Gardsjølet, after you have passed Fossøy/Sperle. By the first intersection, you take...
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 ro...
Myrhønna, the most distinctive mountain in Jostedalen, is a landmark. For centuries the pyramid-shaped peak, buttressed by the Geisdalsfossen waterfall, has been a popular motif with painters and photographers. From the summit you can see both the Jotunheimen range and the Jostedalsbreen glacier.
From Nestesessen you can enjoy the best view of the Nigardsbreen glacier.
A few hundred years ago this path was the main road between Jostedal and Lustrafjorden. Vigdalen was then a part of Dale and this trail was the road to church. The trail is called Bispevegen (The Bishop's road) after Bishop Johan Nordal Brun, who travelled this trail when visiting Jostedalen. The year of passing and the first letters of his name are engraved in the mountain beneath Storhaug.
Brunestegen - Slettafjellet - Vorfjellet - Heggdalsvatnet.
From Brunestegen, follow the signs to Jargolane. From there it is steep up to Jargolnipa...
Follow the signs to Skår. Walk over the Skårsriver, and hold to the right to the path crossing in Rydalen. Take to the left until you reach 720 meters...
This relatively easy walk provides a spectacular view towards the Skagastølstindane and other peaks in the famous Hurrungane
mountain range. You pass several interesting sights and summer farms (stølar) on the way.