Activity Summary for Jostedalsbreen National Park
- Hike through pristine wilderness, visit mainland Europe's largest icecap and simply enjoy stunning nature
- Activity Details
- Stryn, Norway - September 2009
2 or more days
Jostedalsbreen National Park is a stunning example why I consider Norway to be one of the most beautiful countries in the world. There are more hikes here than you can imagine and its remoteness will give you a chance to experience this pristine wilderness unscathed by tourism and the crowds that come with it. The Jostedalsbreen Ice Field is the largest glacier in mainland Europe. Contrary to popular belief, this glacier is actually advancing, due especially to the abundant snowfall rather than cold temperatures.
Don't miss visiting the Supphellebreen glacier. This glacier is very accessible by car and a short hike. Here you get so close that you can hear thunderous movements of ice on the glacier. Alarming at first, you quickly appreciate the ferocious power of mother nature. This is a nice spot to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the spectacular scenery.
This outdoor paradise in the heart of Norway offers many accommodation options - from simple campsites to cabins with nice views and kitchens. As this is Norway, we chose to cook our own food since restaurants are expensive and not very numerous up here.
We visited here in September and could feel winter on its way. The cold weather was terrific for hiking and the end of tourist season meant we had trails all to ourselves.