Welcome to Jostedalsbreen National Park


It's still a powerful player, though, eroding an estimated 400,000 tonnes of rock each year. With an area of 487 sq km and in places 600m thick, Jostedalsbreen rules over the highlands of Sogn og Fjordane county. The main ice cap and several outliers are protected as the Jostedalsbreen National Park.

The northern and southern sides of the national park are some distance apart, so they need to be visited separately – and you'll have a tough time without your own car. For accessing the southern side of the park, the towns of Solvorn, Sogndal and Fjærland are the most useful gateways, while on the northern side, Stryn, Loen and Olden are within easy driving distance and have plenty of accommodation.


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7-Day Scenic Scandinavian Tour from Copenhagen exploring Denmark, Sweden and fjords in Norway

ItineraryDay 1: Sunday: Copenhagen – Jönköping (330 km) Stop At: The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue), Copenhagen, ZealandThe tour starts with a sightseeing tour of Copenhagen, the capital of the Kingdom of Denmark. Reminiscent of childhood memory fairy tales, Hans Christian Andersen’s "The Little Mermaid" is the inspiration for the famous statue which was transported to the 2010 Shanghai World Expo and is a true symbol to the Danish people. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Amalienborg, Copenhagen, ZealandAmalienborg, our next stop is considered one of the greatest works of the Danish Rococo. Constructed in the 1700’s, the architecture consists of four identical palaces connected by a square. If you are lucky you will see the ceremonial changing of the guards, an event that happens every afternoon. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Hans Christian Andersen Fairy tale House, Copenhagen, ZealandThe Hans Christian Andersen Boulevard leads to a statue of this notable Writer on the City Square. The Danish fairy tale writer known for pieces as “The Ugly Duckling“ and “The Little Mermaid” had a known motto: “To travel is to live”. He spent 43 years traveling between home and abroad, gathering a lot of his inspiration for his fairy tales and stories from his time overseas. After lunch we continue driving towards Stockholm. Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Accommodation in a comfortable 3-star (minimum) hotel, twin room with private facilities in Jönköping or nearby city.Day 2: Monday: Jönköping – Stockholm (320 km) Stop At: Stockholm City Hall, StockholmAfter breakfast, we continue our way to the capital of Sweden, Stockholm. Made out of 14 islands on the Baltic Sea this city is crowned the most beautiful of all Nordic cities. After lunch, we embark on a city tour that includes the City Hall of Stockholm (Stadshuset), one of the most beautiful and well known buildings in the world with inside the most exclusive ballroom in Stockholm, venue for the yearly Nobel Banquet. From the Blue Hall, guests are invited up a stairway to the Golden Hall (Gyllene salen) to dance. The walls of the Golden Hall are covered with more than 18 million glass and gold mosaic pieces, an artwork of artist Einar Forseth. The venue attracts close to 400,000 visitors a year. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Vasa Museum, StockholmThe tour continues with visits to the old Parliament building, Vasa warship and the Storkyrkan cathedral. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Storkyrkan, StockholmThe tour continues with visits to the old Parliament building, Vasa warship and the Storkyrkan cathedral. Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast: Continental breakfast is included at the hotel.Accommodation included: Accommodation in a comfortable 3-star (minimum) hotel, twin room with private facilities in Stockholm or nearby city.Day 3: Tuesday: Stockholm – Lillehammer (610 km) Stop At: Lillehammer Olympic Park, Lillehammer, Oppland, Eastern NorwayAfter breakfast, the coach departs to Norway's largest lake Mjøsa. Famous for hosting the 1994 Winter Olympics. Lillehammer’s population comes just under twenty-three thousand inhabitants. The feeling of space contributes the calm and vast natural winter scenery. We arrive in the evening and have an overnight stay at Lillehammer or city nearby. Please note we will not visit the city Lillehammer. Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast: Continental breakfast is included at the hotel.Accommodation included: Accommodation in a comfortable 3-star (minimum) hotel, twin room with private facilities in Lillehammer or nearby city.Day 4: Wednesday: Lillehammer – Briksdal Glacier – Sogndal (500 km) Stop At: Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalbreen), Stryn, Stryn Municipality, Sogn og Fjordane, Western NorwayAfter breakfast, we travel to the European continent’s largest Glacier, Briksdal in Norway which covers 800 m2, at its deepest 400 meters below sea level and the highest point 2,000 meters above sea level. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Jostedalsbreen National Park Centre, Stryn, Stryn Municipality, Sogn og Fjordane, Western NorwaySurrounding the glacier is the Jostedalsbreen National Park, where we will embark on cable cars to admire the wildlife, clear streams, raging rivers and waterfalls. The ride will last for half hour, after which our group will enjoy 10 minutes leisure time to take pictures and closely see the Briksdal glacier. In the afternoon we head south towards Gudvangen.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast: Continental breakfast is included at the hotel.Accommodation included: Accommodation in a comfortable 3-star (minimum) hotel, twin room with private facilities in Sogndal or nearby city.Day 5: Thursday: Sogndal – Sognefjord Cruise – Flåm (150 km) Stop At: Sognefjorden, Sogn og Fjordane, Western NorwayAfter breakfast, the coach goes on to Gudvangen dock where the group joins the Sognefjord Cruise to explore Sognefjord, the world's longest and deepest fjord, an unparalleled spectacle by Mother Nature. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Flaamsbana Museet, Flam, Aurland Municipality, Sogn og Fjordane, Western NorwaySpending two hours in the intoxicating scenery moment in the boat, the sightseeing ship has arrived in Flåm. After lunch, we will be travelling on one of the most beautiful railway Flåmsbana. This exciting railway attracts visitors from all over the world, scenery includes beautiful fjords, waterfalls, and valleys. After the ride, then return to the hotel for dinner. Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast: Continental breakfast is included at the hotel.Accommodation included: Accommodation in a comfortable 3-star (minimum) hotel, twin room with private facilities in Flåm or nearby city.Day 6: Friday: Flåm – Oslo (300 km) Stop At: Oslo City Hall (Oslo Radhuset), Oslo, Eastern NorwayAfter breakfast, we depart to the Norwegian capital of Oslo. Every year on the 10th of December this city hosts the Nobel peace prize award on the anniversary passing of Founder-Inventor Alfred Nobel. Unlike the other four prizes awarded in Stockholm, Sweden, the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony is held in Oslo. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Frogner Park, Oslo, Eastern NorwayWe continue with a visit to the famous Vigeland Sculpture Park, located inside the Frogner park grounds. On display are over 212 bronzes and granite statues, the theme of the park is on the Human Condition, illustrating relationships between men and women, adults and children. Not to be missed!Duration: 1 hourStop At: Vigelandsparken, Oslo, Eastern NorwayWe continue with a visit to the famous Vigeland Sculpture Park, located inside the Frogner park grounds. On display are over 212 bronzes and granite statues, the theme of the park is on the Human Condition, illustrating relationships between men and women, adults and children. Not to be missed!Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast: Continental breakfast is included at the hotel.Accommodation included: Accommodation in a comfortable 3-star (minimum) hotel, twin room with private facilities in Oslo or nearby city.Day 7: Saturday: Oslo – Gothenburg – Copenhagen (580 km) Stop At: Gotaplatsen, Gothenburg, Vastra Gotaland County, West CoastAfter breakfast, the coach goes southbound for the Port of Gothenburg, a major port of Western Europe. On Götaplatsen is Swedish sculptor Carl Milles’ seven-metre-high statue of the sea god Poseidon, which caused quite a stir when it was unveiled in 1931. Residents complained that the statue’s legs were too long for its body, and that the statue’s penis was far too big. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Fish Church, Gothenburg, Vastra Gotaland County, West CoastAlso a must-visit destination is the fish market hall, Feskekôrka, (‘fish church’ in Swedish), an indoor fish and shellfish market where you can buy all kinds of seafood delicacies caught on the day. Try the freshest catch of the day. We conclude our city tour at the Gothenburg Cathedral (Domkyrkan Göteborg), the seat of the bishop of Gothenburg in the Church of Sweden. The tour continues southbound to finally arrive in the evening in Copenhagen. Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast: Continental breakfast is included at the hotel.No accommodation included on this day.

$691.90 Day Trips & Excursions

7-Day Scenic Scandinavian Tour from Stockholm exploring Denmark, Sweden and fjords in Norway

ItineraryDay 1: Tuesday: Stockholm – Lillehammer (610 km) Stop At: Lillehammer Olympic Park, Lillehammer, Oppland, Eastern NorwayAfter meeting up in Stockholm we will head to Norway's largest lake Mjøsa. Famous for hosting the 1994 Winter Olympics. Lillehammer’s population comes just under twenty-three thousand inhabitants. The feeling of space contributes the calm and vast natural winter scenery. We arrive in the evening and have an overnight stay at Lillehammer or city nearby. Please note we will not visit the city centre Lillehammer. Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Accommodation in a comfortable 3-star (minimum) hotel, twin room with private facilities in Lillehammer or nearby city.Day 2: Wednesday: Lillehammer – Briksdal Glacier – Sogndal (500 km) Stop At: Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalbreen), Stryn, Stryn Municipality, Sogn og Fjordane, Western NorwayAfter breakfast, we travel to the European continent’s largest Glacier, Briksdal in Norway which covers 800 m2, at its deepest 400 meters below sea level and the highest point 2,000 meters above sea level.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Jostedalsbreen National Park, Western NorwaySurrounding the glacier is the Jostedalsbreen National Park, where we will embark on cable cars to admire the wildlife, clear streams, raging rivers and waterfalls. The ride will last for half hour, after which our group will enjoy 10 minutes leisure time to take pictures and closely see the Briksdal glacier. In the afternoon we head south towards Gudvangen.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast: Continental breakfast is included at the hotel.Accommodation included: Accommodation in a comfortable 3-star (minimum) hotel, twin room with private facilities in Sogndal or nearby city.Day 3: Thursday: Sogndal – Sognefjord Cruise – Flåm (150 km) Stop At: Sognefjorden, Sogn og Fjordane, Western NorwayAfter breakfast, the coach goes on to Gudvangen dock where the group joins the Sognefjord Cruise to explore Sognefjord, the world's longest and deepest fjord, an unparalleled spectacle by Mother Nature. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Flaamsbana Museet, Flam, Aurland Municipality, Sogn og Fjordane, Western NorwaySpending two hours in the intoxicating scenery moment in the boat, the sightseeing ship has arrived in Flåm. After lunch, we will be travelling on one of the most beautiful railway Flåmsbana. This exciting railway attracts visitors from all over the world, scenery includes beautiful fjords, waterfalls, and valleys. After the ride, then return to the hotel for dinner. Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast: Continental breakfast is included at the hotel.Accommodation included: Accommodation in a comfortable 3-star (minimum) hotel, twin room with private facilities in Flåm or nearby city.Day 4: Friday: Flåm – Oslo (300 km) Stop At: Oslo City Hall (Oslo Radhuset), Oslo, Eastern NorwayAfter breakfast, we depart to the Norwegian capital of Oslo. Every year on the 10th of December this city hosts the Nobel peace prize award on the anniversary passing of Founder-Inventor Alfred Nobel. Unlike the other four prizes awarded in Stockholm, Sweden, the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony is held in Oslo. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Frogner Park, Oslo, Eastern NorwayWe continue with a visit to the famous Vigeland Sculpture Park, located inside the Frogner park grounds. On display are over 212 bronzes and granite statues, the theme of the park is on the Human Condition, illustrating relationships between men and women, adults and children. Not to be missed!Duration: 1 hourStop At: Vigelandsparken, Oslo, Eastern NorwayWe continue with a visit to the famous Vigeland Sculpture Park, located inside the Frogner park grounds. On display are over 212 bronzes and granite statues, the theme of the park is on the Human Condition, illustrating relationships between men and women, adults and children. Not to be missed!Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast: Continental breakfast is included at the hotel.Accommodation included: Accommodation in a comfortable 3-star (minimum) hotel, twin room with private facilities in Oslo or nearby city.Day 5: Saturday: Oslo – Gothenburg – Copenhagen (580 km) Stop At: Gotaplatsen, Gothenburg, Vastra Gotaland County, West CoastAfter breakfast, the coach goes southbound for the Port of Gothenburg, a major port of Western Europe. On Götaplatsen is Swedish sculptor Carl Milles’ seven-metre-high statue of the sea god Poseidon, which caused quite a stir when it was unveiled in 1931. Residents complained that the statue’s legs were too long for its body, and that the statue’s penis was far too big. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Fish Church, Gothenburg, Vastra Gotaland County, West CoastAlso a must-visit destination is the fish market hall, Feskekôrka, (‘fish church’ in Swedish), an indoor fish and shellfish market where you can buy all kinds of seafood delicacies caught on the day. Try the freshest catch of the day. We conclude our city tour at the Gothenburg Cathedral (Domkyrkan Göteborg), the seat of the bishop of Gothenburg in the Church of Sweden. The tour continues southbound to finally arrive in the evening in Copenhagen. Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast: Continental breakfast is included at the hotel.Accommodation included: Accommodation in a comfortable 3-star (minimum) hotel, twin room with private facilities in Copenhagen or nearby city.Day 6: Sunday: Copenhagen – Jönköping (330 km) Stop At: The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue), Copenhagen, ZealandThe tour starts with a sightseeing tour of Copenhagen, the capital of the Kingdom of Denmark. Reminiscent of childhood memory fairy tales, Hans Christian Andersen’s "The Little Mermaid" is the inspiration for the famous statue which was transported to the 2010 Shanghai World Expo and is a true symbol to the Danish people. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Amalienborg, Copenhagen, ZealandAmalienborg, our next stop is considered one of the greatest works of the Danish Rococo. Constructed in the 1700’s, the architecture consists of four identical palaces connected by a square. If you are lucky you will see the ceremonial changing of the guards, an event that happens every afternoon. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Hans Christian Andersen Fairy tale House, Copenhagen, ZealandThe Hans Christian Andersen Boulevard leads to a statue of this notable Writer on the City Square. The Danish fairy tale writer known for pieces as “The Ugly Duckling“ and “The Little Mermaid” had a known motto: “To travel is to live”. He spent 43 years traveling between home and abroad, gathering a lot of his inspiration for his fairy tales and stories from his time overseas. After lunch we continue driving towards Stockholm. Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast: Continental breakfast is included at the hotel.Accommodation included: Accommodation in a comfortable 3-star (minimum) hotel, twin room with private facilities in Jönköping or nearby city.Day 7: Monday: Jönköping – Stockholm (320 km) Stop At: Stockholm City Hall, StockholmAfter breakfast, we continue our way to the capital of Sweden, Stockholm. Made out of 14 islands on the Baltic Sea this city is crowned the most beautiful of all Nordic cities. After lunch, we embark on a city tour that includes the City Hall of Stockholm (Stadshuset), one of the most beautiful and well known buildings in the world with inside the most exclusive ballroom in Stockholm, venue for the yearly Nobel Banquet. From the Blue Hall, guests are invited up a stairway to the Golden Hall (Gyllene salen) to dance. The walls of the Golden Hall are covered with more than 18 million glass and gold mosaic pieces, an artwork of artist Einar Forseth. The venue attracts close to 400,000 visitors a year. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Vasa Museum, StockholmThe tour continues with visits to the old Parliament building, Vasa warship and the Storkyrkan cathedral. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Storkyrkan, StockholmThe tour continues with visits to the old Parliament building, Vasa warship and the Storkyrkan cathedral. Please note: hotel accommodation is not included on the last day of the tour.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast: Continental breakfast is included at the hotel.No accommodation included on this day.

$691.90 Day Trips & Excursions

7-Day Scenic Scandinavian Tour from Oslo exploring Denmark, Sweden and fjords in Norway

After meeting up in Oslo, the tour goes southbound to Gothenburg and arrive in the evening in Copenhagen. The next day in Copenhagen you reminiscent "The Little Mermaid" and the Danish Rococo, in Amalienborg and in the evening we drive to Stockholm. The journey continues with a sightseeing tour in the capital of Sweden, Stockholm. Made out of 14 islands on the Baltic Sea this city is crowned the most beautiful of all Nordic cities. After lunch, we embark on a city tour that includes the City Hall of Stockholm, Vasa warship and the Storkyrkan cathedral. After breakfast, the coach departs to Norway's largest lake Mjøsa. Famous for hosting the 1994 Winter Olympics. The feeling of space contributes the calm and vast natural winter scenery. We arrive in the evening with an overnight stay at Lillehammer or city nearby. Please note we will not visit the city Lillehammer. After breakfast, we travel to the European continent’s largest Glacier, Briksdal. Surrounding the glacier is the Jostedalsbreen National Park. There we will embark on cable cars to admire the Scandinavian wildlife, clear streams, raging rivers and waterfalls. In the afternoon we head towards Gudvangen. In Gudvangen we join the Sognefjord Cruise to explore Sognefjord. Spending two hours in the intoxicating scenery moment in the boat, we arrive in Flåm. After lunch, we will be travelling on one of the most beautiful railway, Flåmsbana. The scenery includes beautiful fjords, waterfalls, and valleys. From Flåm we head to Oslo. Every year on the 10th of December this city hosts the Nobel peace prize award and we will also visit to the famous Vigeland Sculpture Park. You will end this amazing 7-day Scandinavian tour in Oslo.   Please note: no hotel-accommodation provided for this evening.Overnight: 7-Day tour with 6-overnight 3-star hotelsMeals: 7-Day tour with 6-Daily continental breakfastsDaily Tour ItineraryDay 1 Saturday: Oslo - Gothenburg - Copenhagen (580 km)Day 2 Sunday: Copenhagen – Jönköping (330 km)Day 3 Monday: Jönköping - Stockholm (320 km) Day 4 Tuesday: Stockholm – Lillehammer (610 km) Day 5 Wednesday: Lillehammer→Briksdal Glacier→Sogndal (500Km)Day 6 Thursday: Sogndal – Sognefjord Cruise – Flåm (150 km) Day 7 Friday: Flåm – Oslo (300 km) Please note: no hotel-accommodation is provided on the last day of the tour!

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