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While each season has its own charm in the Oldedalen valley, wild nature is a constant feature. The waterfalls cascading down the mountainsides, the glaciers covering the mountain tops like veils, the fertile landscape and the bluish green water, make it almost impossible to head back home without memories for life.

To explore the landscape close at hand, you can go on one of many walks in the valley. Are aquatic activities more your thing? Most of the campsites have kayaks, canoes and boats for hire. And if you’re inexperienced in outdoor activities, you can explore the valley with the help of a guide. There are activities for everyone.

The Briksdalsbreen glacier has fascinated people from all over the world for more than 150 years. The first tourists came here already in the 19th century, and it is still as popular today. This arm of the glacier plunges 1,200 metres straight down, and it is difficult to take in the magnitude of what you see. The Briksdalsbreen glacier is just a small part of the gigantic Jostedalsbreen glacier, the biggest glacier in mainland Europe. In the Briksdalen valley, overnight accommodation is available in mountain lodges, apartments or cabins. There are waymarked trails all the way up to the glacier, where you can see for yourself how the glacier has formed the valley over thousands of years.

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Accommodation in the Oldedalen valley

A wide range of accommodation is available in Oldedalen.

Melkevoll Bretun Camping

Melkevoll Bretun Camping is idyllically situated between waterfalls, glaciers and high mountains. We are located in Oldedalen in Stryn, close to the Briksdal glacier. Here you can enjoy views of large waterfalls, mountains and glaciers, and from the large cabins you have a view over lake Oldevatnet. Melkevoll Bretun can be found in the middle of living and beautiful nature! The camping area is divided into terraces for tents, motorhomes and day parking, where one can find ones own private area between rocks and trees. We also rent out high-standard holiday and camping cabins in various sizes. The holiday cabins all have a fireplace, large terrace and are spacious with fully equipped kitchen, several bedrooms and newly renovated modern bathrooms. From here one finds views of Oldevatnet and glacier arms. The camping cabins are also newly renovated, with kitchen, terrace, modern bathroom and a cozy atmosphere. At Melkevoll Gard close to Bretunet, you can rent an entire house, with a large terrace overlooking the glacier and waterfalls. Melkevoll Bretun is the starting point for the trip to Briksdal glacier, as well as many other great mountain hikes. We have day parking for those who want to go on a day trip in Briksdalen or Oldeskaret. In addition, Bretunet is surrounded by beautiful mountains and is a starting point for both simple and more advanced mountain hikes. Especially popular are the trip to Oldeskaret and the family trip to Brenndalen. Otherwise, the airy peak Kattanakken is a good option for the experienced hikers. It is especially wonderful with a sauna and ice bath after an active day of hiking! Here are possibilities for an active holiday for both small and large - we can guarantee many great nature experiences!

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