is a part of the Jostedal glacier icefield, which is the largest
glacier on the European mainland. The highest point of the glacier lies
at 1.950 m.a.s. and in some places measures 400 metres in depth. The
wild glacier is a fantastic work of Nature but dangerous. Never go up
on to the glacier without a glacier guide and the correct equipment.
Visitors from all over the world come to see the beautiful Briksdalsbreen
glacier outlet, so beautifully situated amid waterfalls and high peaks. The powerful Briksdal Glacier is a part of the Jostedal Glacier National Park.
Good food and drink, accommodation in a mountain lodge or cabin, the
trip arrangements and a well-stocked souvenir shop make sure your trip
to Briksdal will be memorable.
With proper equipment and expert
glacier guides, you will be part of an absolutely safe but incredibly
exciting trip over the thousands of years old ice masses.
Briksdal Breføring, a company that arranges trips on the glacier, is located here and you can also book a ride on a Trollbil. You can walk the last 2.5 km from Briksdalsbre Fjellstove up to the Briksdal Glacier or you can hire a horse
and trap to get you there (book in plenty of time). Once you are almost
at the glacier´s edge, you enter Jostedal Glacier National Park and can
enjoy the view of the gigantic glacier - or take part on a trip onto
its blue ice.
STRYN SUMMERSKI CENTER
number one summer skiing facility. Driving up to the summerski center
is driving on a small road with a fantastic view. Access is by the old
Strynefjell road (RV 258) from Grotli or Videseter.
Excellent skiing conditions in summer, with lifts and tracks for all
types of skiing, including cross country, alpine and Telemark, plus
snowboard. Special skiing facility for children, Fantaski. Ski
rental, skiing shop and cafeteria.
|OLDEN AND OLDEN VALLEY|
southernmost of the three short branches at the inner end of Nordfjord
terminates at Olden from which a lovely valley, Oldedalen, strikes due
south for some 20 kilometres between slopes rising sharply to more than
1700 metres to the edge of the Jostedals glacier. The trip through Oldedalen valley to Briksdal glacier
is an amazing symphony of scenic splendour. From wild flowers to
awe-inspiring mountains that are reflected in crystal clear lake
waters, to great waterfalls that cascade from vertical mountainsides.
river which feeds the Olden and Floen Lakes and forms magnificent falls two kilometres from the village, comes from the glacier tongues of the
Jostedals glacier, lining the head of the valley around the pointed
Middagsnibba (1.440 metres).
has two churches. The one in the village was built in 1759 on the site
of a stave church dating from around 1300. Its pew doors and jambs are
made from timbers of the stave church. The "new" church, a short
distance along the valley, was built in 1934 so that the old church
could be preserved.
still shows traces of the Ice Age, when the entire country was covered
by ice. Larger and smaller glaciers are found several places in Norway.
Norwegian glaciers stretch their white capes across the mountain tops
and other large areas, especially towards the west and north. The
glacier reflects only blue light.
It is quite unique - it is a
magical light. Glaciers are beautiful, exciting and impressive. The
glaciers grow and shrink, change direction and change shape and color.
Even several hundred meter thick ice is in constant motion and the arms
of the glacier can grow several hundred meters in only a few years.