Glacier

Glacier

The Glaciers of Norway, from the biggest glacier in mainland Europe, the Jostedalsbre Glacier to the smaller alpine glaciers of Jotunheimen is a dominant feature of the landscape today, and has been the major arhitecht behind the sculpting of the Norwegian Landscape. In the Ice-Ages glaciers covered all of Norway, and the world longest Fjord - the Sognefjord is in fact a giant glacier valley, 1300 meters deep and flanked by 1700 meters high mountains. In earlye days the glaciers were used as the easiest acces to neighboring countys for trading and social interaction. Also the Norwegian Alp-farmers used the Glaciers when driving their herds of goats, sheep and cattle to the summer pastures. Today the glaciers are a valuable part of our playground, we explore the un-earthly shapes and colors in the Blue-Ice regions, we use them as easy acces to climbing routes and mountain tops, or in spring and early summer as our ski-something. In Jotunheimen, we have the Smørstabbre glacier and the Svellnosbre Glacier (also known as the fairytale-ice), both magnificent glaciers for exploring the magic of the Blue-Ice in high alpine surroundings, and in Jostedalen the outlets from the Jostedalsbre Glacier, like rivers of ice, runs all the way down to inhabited areas, giving easier access to magnificent Blu-Ice. The most famous off all Norwegian Glaciers, the Nigardsbre (yes - bre means glacier) lies here, but there are others just as beautifull but more exclusive, as they are are bit more difficult to get to for the average tourist.