Jostedalsbreen National Park, Western Norway

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Jostedalsbreen National Park is a national park in Norway that encompasses the largest glacier on the European mainland, Jostedalsbreen. The park was established by royal decree on 25 October 1991, and then in 1998, it was enlarged to the northwest. The park now covers, with the glaciers covering about of the park.
The park lies in the municipalities of Luster, Balestrand, Jølster, Sogndal, Gloppen, Førde, and Stryn, all of which are in Sogn og Fjordane county. There are three museums and also visitors centers: the Breheimsenteret in Jostedal, Jostedalsbreen nasjonalparksenter in Oppstryn (Stryn) and Norsk bremuseum in Fjærland.
The highest peak in the park is Lodalskåpa at. The glacier's highest point, Brenibba, lies above sea level while its lowest point is above sea level. The glacier has shrunk in recent years, and there are ruins of farms that were overtaken by the glacier in 1750.
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  • We booked a hiking tour to the ice cave at the glacier, unfortunately the ice on the frozen lake was not thick enough to cross through to enter the ice cave / glacier. Overall, it was an awesome...  more »
  • Loved it. Such amazing glaciers that you can get very close too, plenty on easy walks, clear wAter and delicious wild raspberries to eat!  more »
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  • Beautiful nature. There are marks on the road so you can see where the ice was in the past. Definitely wort to visit
  • Fantastic to see glacier. Bit of steep climb to get to viewing point. Hat, gloves, warm clothes and waterproofs needed.
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