Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalbreen), Stryn

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Nestled between thunderous waterfalls and high cliffs alongside a small glacial lake, Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalbreen) represents an easily reached arm of continental Europe's largest pancake glacier. Explore the lush valley by foot, taking the paths that lead from the local mountain lodge and follow streams of melting ice cascading down to the sea. Go for a "troll buggy" trip up to the glacier if the ice conditions and the weather allow. Otherwise, opt for a guided glacier safari in a rafting boat on the lake. Tourist-friendly facilities include a restaurant and the area's largest souvenir shop. Be on the lookout for roadblocks--movement of the glacier and the threat of avalanches can make roads dangerous. Use our Stryn trip planner to visit Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalbreen) on your trip to Stryn, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Its a 1hr walk from the visitor center. Some steep parts up steps and paths. There are Troll cars which will take you close to the foot of the Glacier for an extra cost. You would still have a short 5...  more »
  • My husband Sean and I went to Norway in June 2015. We had a spectacular time visiting and seeing Norwegian family that we had never met before. The trip up to and back from the Glacier was one that I’...  more »
  • This is one of my favourite glaciers! Such a beautiful and mystical thing to see up close. The hike has a few moments of difficulty and can be a bit slippy in places but all fitness levels should be a...  more »

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