Briksdalsbreen Glacier in Olden, Nordfjord, is an arm of the Jostedalsbreen Glacier. The hike from Briksdalen Valley to the glacier is one of most scenic hikes in Norway.
The three kilometer long hike starts at Briksdalsbre Mountain Lodge, the hike takes around one hour each way.
The Oldedalen Valley
From Olden, drive the Oldedalen Valley along Lake Oldevatnet in Nordfjord towards Briksdalsbre Mountain Lodge where you can park your car. It is difficult to drive this road without having several photo stops. Beautiful and wild scenery everywhere.
Hiking to Briksdalsbreen Glacier
The trail to Briksdalsbreen Glacier starts at Briksdalsbre Mountain Lodge at the innemost part of the Briksdal Valley. The trail is surrounded by beautiful and wild nature, with steep mountains, wild rivers and waterfalls everywhere. The altitude difference from the start to the end of the trail by the glacier lake is 200 meters.
The last years, the Briksdalsbreen Glacier has retreated several hundred meters. But you can still see the glacier hanging steep down from the Jostedalsbreen Glacier which is the largest glacier in the European mainland. And the green chartreuse colour on the glacial lake is worth the hike alone.
The hike takes around one hour each way and the trail is also great for wheel chairs and prams. You can also join a ride to the glacier in a “Troll Car”.
The glaciers, fjords, sea and mountains in the Nordfjord area have some of the finest scenery Norway has to offer. Loen Skylift and Via Ferrata, Briksdalsbreen Glacier in Olden, Lake Lovatnet and the Oldedalen Valley is a must to visit. And Hotel Alexandra Loen in Loen is the place to stay. Nordfjord is located in the northern part of the county of Vestland, in the centre of Western Norway.
Accommodation in Olden and Oldedalen
Nordfjord Tourist Information: Nordfjord – All in one Fjord