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Glacier, Nordfjord, Sogn and Fjordane, West Norway photo
Glacier, Nordfjord, Sogn and Fjordane, West Norway

The Jostedal Glacier in the Nordfjord area is unique in Northern Europe and therefore has National Park status. With its 400 square kilometres Jostedal Glacier is the largest glacier on the European continent.

Up on the glacier plateau, the landscape gives a quiet peaceful impression, but down towards the lowland glacier arms hang like frozen waterfalls diving over 1000 metres. Avalanches often occur at the steepest glacier drops.

Outside the actual main plateau are a number of smaller independent glaciers, that -previously, when the main glacier was larger, were connected to the big glacier. The most famous glacier arms of Jostedal Glacier in Nordfjord are Briksdal Glacier, Kjenndal Glacier, Bodal Glacier and Brenndal Glacier.

PHOTO SOURCE: C.H., Innovation Norway, courtesy of the Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry.



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