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Lodal valley and Kjenndal Glacier should not be missed. The valley offers a wonderful landscape. But the valley was the setting of tragic events: twice in this centrury, huge blocks of stone fell from the sides of Mt. Ramnefjell into the Lovatn lake below and 135 lives were lost.
The Kjenndal valley and the Kjenndal Glacier lie at the end of Lodal valley, 17 km from Loen and a 15 minute walk from the Jostedal Glacier's lowest glacier arm. Between 1980 and 1997 the glaciers grew by over 300 metres, but in the last few years the glacier arms have actually been retreating slightly.
The wondefulBriksdal Glacier forms part of the Jostedal Glacier National Park. The wild glacier slope plunges from a height of 1200 metres down to the valley. Briksdalsbreen Glacier is located at the end of Oldedal valley, about 20 km from Olden. From the mountain lodge it is 2 km on a gravel road up to the glacier. You can walk there or be driven in open cars.
Melkevollsbreen Glacier is a small Glecier that you find in front of you when you're traveling in the Briksdal Valley. There is a car park near the bridge of the road where you can find a path which allow you to reach the glacier.
Nordfjord is a nice fjord in the Sogn og Fjordane region.
The fjord, sixth longest in Norway, is 106 km long and along its borders you can see the Jostedal glacier, Europe's largest mainland glacier. In the Nordfjord there is also the Hornindalsvatnet, Europe's deepest lake at 514 meters. When you visit the Nordfjord you must see the Briksdalsbreen glacier!!!!
The wonderful Nigardsbreen Glacier is one of the most accessible glaciers.
Followinf the road in the valley of Jostedalen, you will arrive at the Breheimsenteret with an architecture inspired by the glacier formations. From this centre a short walk lies you to the lake and to the glacier.
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.
Address: Jostedalsbreen National Park
Boyabreen Glacier is one of the most spectacular and beautiful of the glacier branches. When you visit the Norwegian Glacier Museum in Fjorland, you can see parts of it. A five-minute drive from there you can get a full view of the impressive ice fall. Fantastic!!!!!
The beautiful Supphellebreen glacier is the neighbour of the Boyabreen glacier in Fjaerland.
From Fjaerland you drive up the valley of Suphelledalen which is the starting point for the rather steep ascent up to the cabin. Here you can see the mountains of Suphellenipa and Kaldakari (1687 metres above sea level).
At the bottom of the Supphelledalen valley, in front of the Flatbreen glacier, there is a small glacier also called Supphellebreen. This glacier is at the lowest altitude of all the glaciers in Southern Norway, and is only "kept alive" by ice falling from the glacier Flatbreen above it.
A library in Fjaerland
The Norwegian Book Town of Fjaerland is famous for its second-hand bookshops of various sizes. Old barns and boathouses are used as sales outlets, making the book town a very special experience.
The Norwegian Glacier Museum
The Norwegian Glacier Museum is situated in Fjaerland at the head of the Fjaerlandsfjord. Here you can learn about snow, ice and glaciers.
This is a hands-on museum where you can make their own experiments, for instance with 1000 years old glacial ice from Supphellebreen.
The architect professor Sverre Fehn designed the museum. The building has received several awards, including the highest Norwegian award for architecture. In 1994 the museum was nominated for "The European Museum of the Year Award".
Phone: (+47) 57 69 32 88
This beautiful fjord arm extends almost all the way up to the glacier tongues that reach down to the village of Fjaerland.
Along the fjord there are many hamlets and farms. At the head of the fjord you find interesting attractions such as The Norwegian Glacier Museum and The Norwegian Book Town.
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