"Going to Luster and heading for Nigardsbreen" Skjolden by xantylaol

Skjolden Travel Guide: 1 reviews and 8 photos

Travelling along the Fjord of Luster

The town of Luster has given name to the fjord - or the other way around, who knows - and is in many ways a central spot for taking routes up into the mountains to see some of the spectacular nature that is to be found in this area. Check this link for more info:
http://www.lustertourist.com/

Travelling along the Fjord of Luster - pic 2

Nigardsbreen - an Arm of Jostedalsbreen

Nigardsbreen is an arm of Jostedalsbreen - which is the biggest single glacier in Norway, and europe actually. If you approach this glacier or any other - for gods sake remember that they are constantly moving and can cave in on you or the nearby water - and the tons of tons of ice can crush you or create mini tsunamis. Give them the same respect as if you were to approach a roaring lion in the wild!

Check out these sites for the details:
http://www.jostedal.com/

http://www.jostedalsbre.no/Jostedalsbre.no/Meny%20eng.htm

http://www.earth-photography.com/Countries/Norway/Jostedalsbreen_intro.html

http://www.sitesatlas.com/Europe/Norway/JostedalsbreenNatPark.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jostedalsbreen

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beutiful nature
  • Cons:Be careful with natures spoils - they can cave in on you
  • Last visit to Skjolden: Jul 2004
  • Intro Written Jan 7, 2006
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