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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  • Glaciers in Europe tend to be shorter and shorter, although they are everywhere. It was in its own way in August 2010, but how much is it now?
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  • It is not to detract from it, but it is what remains of a great glacier of other times when more than 100 years ago it has had another splendor.
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