Briksdal Glacier

Sogn og Fjordane (County), Norway
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About Briksdal Glacier

Briksdal Glacier is located in the municipality of Stryn in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. It is near the village of Olden, and is part of Jostedalsbreen National Park. Its total length is 2.5 km (1.5 mi), although the size alters year on year according to the amount of precipitation that falls.

Activities

It is famous for its dramatic situation, set between waterfalls and mountain peaks. Visitors can walk or hike in the area, but not close to the glacier because of the dangers (see below). It’s best to visit other glaciers in the area such as Bødal and Brenndal, if you’d like to get up close.

As an alternative, daily tours by open vehicle drive up, passing the Briksdal waterfall. For the closest views, undertake a safari on rafts in the river among the ice floes calved off the glacier walls.

Warnings

Keep clear of the glacier. Its constant movement means it is prone to avalanches.

Hiking
Backpacking
Guided Tours
Landscape Photography
Boating
Sogn og Fjordane (County), Norway
Latitude: 61.66601, Longitude: 6.890461