61° 41′ 12″ N, 7° 11′ 45″ E

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The arm of the large Jostedalsbreen glacier.

the strength and power of Norwegian nature

Nigardsbreen, also known as Nigards Glacier, is a glacier located in the Jostedalsbreen National Park in Norway. The glacier is part of the larger Jostedalsbreen glacier, which is the largest glacier in mainland Europe. Nigardsbreen is situated in the Jostedalen valley, specifically in the municipality of Luster in Sogn og Fjordane county. Nigardsbreen is a popular tourist destination, known for its stunning beauty and accessibility. It is easily accessible by road, and visitors can hike or take a boat to reach the glacier. The glacier offers various activities, such as guided glacier hikes, ice climbing, and boat tours that take visitors close to the glacier's front.

It's important to keep in mind that weather conditions and other factors can impact access to the glacier, so it's advisable to check with local authorities or the Nigardsbreen visitor center before your visit. They can provide the most accurate and up-to-date information on accessibility, safety guidelines, and any restrictions in place.

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Located in Sogn og Fjordane County

How to get there:

By Car: If you have a rental car, you can drive to the Nigardsbreen visitor center. The visitor center is located near the village of Gaupne, and you can use GPS or maps for directions. Parking facilities are available at the visitor center.

By Public Transportation: If you prefer using public transportation, you can take a bus from nearby towns like Sogndal or Lom to reach the Nigardsbreen visitor center. Check the local bus schedules and routes to plan your journey accordingly.

Explore Nigardsbreen: Once you arrive at the visitor center, you can participate in various activities and explore the glacier.

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