The gateway to the glaciers

Brenndal Glacier.Photo: Thomas Bickhardt / BickFotoBrenndal Glacier.Photo: Thomas Bickhardt / BickFoto

Nordfjord is the gateway to the glaciers, and the famous Briksdal Glacier is the most visited glacier in Norway.

Jostedalsbreen National Park

Jostedalsbreen National Park, which was founded in 1991, covers an area of 1,310 square kilometres. Jostedalsbreen is the biggest glacier in mainland Europe, and covers 487 square km2 of the park. The national park also contains many other large and small glaciers. Seven municipalities have areas within the national park, and the Jostedalsbreen glacier divides two of the world’s longest fjords, the Sognefjord and the Nordfjord.

The glaciers are natural laboratories, particularly with respect to climate changes, geology and vegetation/flora. The movement of the glaciers contributes to constant changes in the landscape. READ MORE about The gateway to the glaciers

 

Source: nordfjord.no / Norway Today

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