A bus leaves from the ferry port once a day, taking passengers firstly to the Glacier Museum and then to the glacier. Alternatively, catch a taxi. Or use your own car.
A bus leaves from the ferry port once a day , taking passengers firstly to the Glacier Museum and then to the glacier. Alternatively, catch a taxiuse your own car.
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Fjærland is a tiny town at the end of the Fjærlandsfjord, an arm of the Sognefjord. In Sogn og Fjordane county. It is a particularly enjoyable gateway to the Jostedalsbreen National Park, and is close to two glacial tongues.
If you want a close-up view of a glacier without actually climbing on it, then Fjærland is the place to go. In addition to this, Fjærland is Norway's bokbyen - book town. Almost every shop in the town sells a range of new and used books, and there is even an "honesty book shop", not far from the ferry stop, where books are sold from a stand without any staff.
Fjærland is on route 5 between Sogndal and Skei, witch is on E39.
In summer, Fjærland is reachable by ferry from Balestrand, a trip that gives ample photo opportunities - there's an amazing view of the Josteldalsbreen glacier behind the fjord as you approach the town.
There are a number of buses each day to nearby towns, including Sogndal and Skei, both five times daily. Be aware that the bus stop is actually 2 km out of the town centre, just across the road from the Norwegian glacier museum. It's a bit of a walk, so leave ample time to avoid missing what might be your only bus out of there.
A bus leaves from the ferry port once a day in May and September, twice a day in June-August, taking passengers firstly to the Glacier Museum and then to the glacier. Alternatively, catch a taxi, hire a bike at the tourist office, or use your own car.
Bøyabreen is located near Route 5 towards Skei. It is possible to see the glacier from the parking space. Otherwise you could walk for about half an our in relatively flat terrain.
Fjærland Kyrkje (Fjærland Church). Jun-Aug: 10AM-6PM. Built in 1861.
Norsk bremuseum (Norwegian Glacier museum), Fjærland, ☎ +47 57693288 (firstname.lastname@example.org, fax: +47 57693287). Jun-Aug: 9AM-7PM, Apr-May and Sep-Oct: 10AM-4PM. This museum gives a good insight into how glaciers were formed, along with an impressive film taken from atop the Jostalsbreen glacier. Also visitorcenter for the national park.Adults:110 kr, students: 50 kr, children: 50 kr.
Supphellebreen. 10 km on a side road from the village.
Glacier walk, (Meet at Bøyum Camping), ☎ +47 92854674 or +47 57693189. 1 Jul-31Aug: At 8:15 AM. A tour suitable for person with some physical training. Treking for nine hour, including 3 hour on the glacier. Only children over ten year.