Norwegian Glacier Museum

Norwegian Glacier Museum

The history of the glacier

The Ice Age - 20,000 years ago, vast glaciers covered most of Northern Europe. Then, as the temperatures began to rise, the ice melted and revealed a hidden land.

The village of Fjærland forms a meeting place for the Sognefjord and the Jostedal glacier, the largest mainland glacier in Europe. The arms of the Jostedal glacier reach all the way down to some 60 metres above sea level, and the glacier moves around 2 metres every day. Norsk Bremuseum (The Norwegian Glacier Museum) in Fjærland really teaches you about the life of the glacier. It takes you to the very heart of the glacier and brings thousands of years of European glacial history to life. You will learn why the glacier ice is blue and how the Norwegian fjords were created. You can enjoy a unique film of the Jostedal glacier, and experiment with thousand-year-old ice in the museum, which was designed by prize-winning architect Sverre Fehn.

About Norwegian Glacier Museum

The Norwegian Glacier Museum is a non-profit foundation established by the International Glaciological Society (IGS), Norwegian Mountain Touring Association, Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate, Norwegian Polar Institute, Sogn og Fjordane Regional College, The University of Bergen and The University of Oslo.

The aim of the Norwegian Glacier Museum is to collect, create and disseminate knowledge about glaciers and climate. The exhibitions cover topics within both natural and cultural history. The interplay within the natural environment and between mankind and nature, is highlighted through film, interactive models and individual experiments with real glacier ice. The Norwegian Glacier Museum - a museum for curious people.

The Glacier Museum is a hands-on museum where you learn about glaciers, climate and climate changes. Conduct your own experiments with 1000 years old glacial ice. Unique and staggering panorama film from the Jostedal Glacier – the largest glacier on the European continent. Café and souvenir shop. Norwegian Glacier Museum provides information about glacier walks.

The Ulltveit-Moe Climate Centre is part of the museum and takes you on a journey through time, from the creation of the earth, through the last ice age and finally to the year 2100. The Norwegian Glacier Museum is an authorized national park centre, with special information about Jostedalsbreen National Park or Jostedal Glacier National Park.

Open: Apr–Oct 10–16. 01.06.–31.08. 0900–1900.
Price: 110,- (a) 75,- (g)
Guide: N, GB, D, NL, I, E, F, Jap, Ru, Chin, Koreansk
Signpost: N, GB, D
Situated: The Norwegian Glacier Museum is situated in Fjærland - the village surrounding the Fjærlandsfjord, a branch of the Sognefjord. You can reach Fjærland from Oslo and Bergen, either by air plane to Sogndal, Førde or Sandane or via route 5 from Sogndal or Skei.

Norwegian Glacier Museum / Norsk Bremuseum
N-6848 Fjærland
Tel: (+47) 57 69 32 88 Fax:(+47) 56 69 32 87.
E-mail: or

Norsk Bremuseum (The Norwegian Glacier Museum) in Fjærland really teaches you about the life of the glacier.


The powerful Briksdal Glacier is a part of the Jostedal Glacier National Park. The Jostedal Glacier National Park surrounds Jostedalsbreen, the largest glacier on the continent of Europe. Glacier is between Sognefjord (south) and Geirangerfjord (notrh). The wild glacier swoops down from a height of 1200m to the lush, narrow Briksdal Valley - a beautiful sight that attracts 300,000 visitors from all over the world each year. Good food and drink, accommodation in a mountain lodge or cabin, the trip arrangements and a well-stocked souvenir shop make sure your trip to Briksdal will be memorable. The "Safari boats" on the lake in front of Briksdal Glacier is a very popular activity.
The powerful Briksdal Glacier is a part of the Jostedal Glacier National Park.

  • Horse and cart ride to the Briksdal glacier.
  • Guided tours over the blue ice, 1 or 2 hour trip, all equipment included in price.
  • Largest souvenir shop in the area.
  • Most credit cards accepted. Tax Free.
  • Fjord Pass
  • Cafe / Restaurant with wide selection of cold and hot dishes.
  • Accommodation, rooms and cabins.
  • Good toilet facilities.
  • Large carpark near the mountain cabin.

Booking / Info:
Briksdalsbre Fjellstove,
N &endash; 6792 Briksdalsbre
Tel. + 47 57 87 68 00
Fax. 57 87 68 01
The Jostedal Glacier National Park surrounds Jostedalsbreen, the largest glacier on the continent of Europe.

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