Jostedalsbreen National Park covers an area of 1310 sq. km. The glacier itself covers 487 sq. km of the park, which was founded in 1991. The National Park also has several other larger and smaller glaciers, and the landscape varies from lush valleys to snow covered mountains and Arctic climate.
Jostedalsbreen glacier separates two of the longest fjords in the world, the Sognefjord and the Nordfjord.
The glaciers in the park are "natural laboratories" and can teach us many things about climate, geology and vegetation. The landscape is ever changing, and one of the most eye-catching qualities about Jostedalsbreen National Park are the green, almost turquoise rivers and lakes from the melting glacier ice.
At the heart of the National Park, you will find untouched landscape which can only be reached on foot. In the villages nearby you will see many farms, due to the fertile soil near the glacier. The best way to explore Jostedalsbreen is by taking a glacier walk with an experienced guide.
The many people who visit Jostedalsbreen National Park every year can also enjoy three museums and centres built around the glacier.