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Jostedal

Austdalsbreen Glacier

  • Styggevatnet, Luster
  •  /  km From You
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Austdalsbreen (61°45'N, 7°20'E) (11.8 km2) is a north-eastern outlet from Jostedalsbreen. The glacier is east facing and ranges in height from 1200 to 1760 m a.s.l. Austdalsbreen calves into the lake Austdalsvatnet which is regulated between 1150 and 1200 m a.s.l. for hydro-power production purposes. Glaciological work started at Austdalsbreen in 1986 in connection with the construction of the hydro-electric power plant.


STYGGEVATNET (1200m ASL) is covered by snow until early July (usually).

Styggevatnet is up amongst the barren plateau mountains of the Jostedalsbreen icecap and, unlike Tunsbergdalsvatnet, we are kayaking close to the tops of the surrounding mountains.

The glacier we kayak to here, Austdalsbreen, is actually in the lake and calves towers of ice into the water, providing us with icebergs


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General

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Landscape
  • Fjord area
  • Forest area
  • Mountain area
Season
  • Autumn
  • Spring
  • Summer

Accommodation

Hotel facilities
  • Currency exchange
  • Family-friendly
Ski resorts
  • Cross-country skiing

Outdoor Activities

Activities
  • Barbeque site
  • Beach
  • Berry picking
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Culture path
  • Guided trips
  • Guiding
  • Hiking
  • Hunting and fishing
  • Nature trail
  • Sea fishing
  • Swimming
Biking
  • Bike rental
Cross-country skiing
  • Lighted track
  • Marked cross-country ski trails
Fishing
  • Fishing license required
Hiking
  • Daytrips (5-11 hours)
  • Marked trails
  • Multi-day (one or more days)
  • Short hikes (1-4 hours)
Winter activities
  • Tobogganing

Plan Your Trip

Getting here
  • Coach/bus parking
  • Parking
Services
  • Currency exchange

Things To Do

Beaches
  • Family-friendly
Shopping
  • Grocery store
  • Jewellery
  • Souvenier shops
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Luster, Norway
The latitude and longitude
61° 46' 11" N / 7° 27' 56" E
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