Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalbreen), Stryn

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Nestled between thunderous waterfalls and high cliffs alongside a small glacial lake, Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalbreen) represents an easily reached arm of continental Europe's largest pancake glacier. Explore the lush valley by foot, taking the paths that lead from the local mountain lodge and follow streams of melting ice cascading down to the sea. Go for a "troll buggy" trip up to the glacier if the ice conditions and the weather allow. Otherwise, opt for a guided glacier safari in a rafting boat on the lake. Tourist-friendly facilities include a restaurant and the area's largest souvenir shop. Be on the lookout for roadblocks--movement of the glacier and the threat of avalanches can make roads dangerous. Use our Stryn trip planner to visit Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalbreen) on your trip to Stryn, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Worth the ride up in the small trams. Beautiful scenery on the way to the glacier. i spoke to another visitor who had gone 20 years earlier and he was shocked how much the glacier had receded. The...  more »
  • With climate change having an increasing impact on our planet, glaciers like this may soon be gone. This one is well worth the visit and suggest you take one of the ATV's to see it, and even then...  more »
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