Jostedalsbreen National Park, Norway

Hello! I am planning a driving trip to Norway in July 2014. I am curious to hear from anyone who has been to the Jostedalsbreen National Park, famous for its glaciers. We are older travelers and will not be doing any long, strenuous hiking. How much time should we allow if we decide to visit this park? Could we visit for 2 to 3 hours and be content with what we see? Or do we need an entire day? Any information would be very helpful. Thank you.

Posted by Edgar
Medford, OR, USA
249 posts

The visitnorway.com web site has generally helpful information about Norway. http://www.visitnorway.com/us/Where-to-go-us/East/Jotunheimen/What-to-do-in-Jotunheimen/Hiking-at-the-Nigardsbreen-Glacier/ Hiking on the Nigardsbreen Glacier- This must be one of the most easily accessible glaciers in the world, says Jos Henrichs from Holland on our way to the Nigardsbreen Glacier. The hike:
We are at the top of the Jostedalen Valley, in the Sognefjord area in Fjord Norway, ready to walk on the Nigardsbreen Glacier. This is just one of several arms of the Jostedalsbreen Glacier, which is the largest glacier on mainland Europe. A five-minute boat ride takes us from the car into the foot of the glacier, where we put on the equipment.

Posted by Wendy
Warminster, Pennsylvan, United States
11 posts

Thanks for the info, Edgar! We will look more closely at the Nigardsbreen Glacier.