In Stryn and Nordfjord, glittering glaciers straddle narrow valleys. Covering an area of 487 square kilometres, the Jostedalsbreen Glacier is the biggest glacier on mainland Europe. Its most famous offshoots are the Briksdalsbreen and Kjenndalsbreen glaciers. At the Jostedalsbreen National Park Centre you can learn more about the landscape surrounding the glacier.
According to the magazine National Geographic, the Norwegian fjords are the best destination in the world. You can enjoy the Nordfjord close up in a boat or from the shore, or from view points and mountain summits.
Drive the Panorama Road, which runs over 22 kilometres along the north side of the Nordfjord and affords incredible views of the fjord from an altitude of 550 metres, or out towards the coast. The best place to see the ocean is from the West Cape Plateau - the westernmost point on the Norwegian mainland. The lighthouses also offer fantastic views of the ocean.
The Jostedalsbreen Glacier lends colour to rivers and lakes, a unique greenish hue you will only find near glaciers. Nordfjord also has Europe’s deepest lake, Hornindalsvatnet. From the mountains that surround the lake the waterfalls cascade like white flowing veils.
Nordfjord's coast is rich in things to do. Visit Kråkenes Lighthouse and experience the ocean at close hand. Stand on the West Cape Plateau and admire the panoramic view. Visit old trading stations or fascinating islands, or walk barefoot on the white sandy beaches. On the island of Selja you can visit a monastery from the 12th century.
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