Briksdalen, the valley next to Briksdalsbreen glacier
Guests from all over the world come to visit this famous glacier arm set attractively between roaring waterfalls and high peaks. Briksdalsbreen is an arm of the great Jostedalsbreen Glacier, and located inside the Jostedalsbreen National Park. From 1200 meters the glacier plunges down into the beautiful Briksdalen Valley. See the Briksdalen valley by foot or catch a ride with one of the "Trollcars" up to the glacier.
In Briksdal you will find a restaurant, a large shop and an booking office for " Troll car" trips.
Glacier bus (Stryn - Loen - Olden - Briksdal) every day from 1st of June - 31st of August.
There are many hiking possibilities in Briksdal and the surrounding area. The most popular walk is the 3 km trail from the Mountain Lodge to Briksdal Glacier. You can also do the 3 Glacier Hike and see the Melkevoll and Brenndal Glaciers in addition to the Briksdal Glacier. There are also other trails for those who want a challenge. Mt. Kattanakken and Oldeskaret are legendary alpine hikes. Due to the ice conditions at Briksdal Glacier, the guided glacier hikes are moved to Tystigbreen Glacier at Mt. Strynefjellet, guided by Briksdal Adventure.
Transport in open Troll Cars
Visitors to Briksdalen can enjoy a ride to the glacier in one of the 11 vehicles "Troll cars". The cars has a capacity of 7 persons (totally 77 persons per trip), and run all day from 08.15-17.00 from April until October. By request trips can be made outside regular season, if the weather allows it. The roundtrip is 1,5 hours. In company with an adult, children from 7-14 years old receive a discount of 50%, and children age 7 and younger travel for free. Groups larger than 10 receive a group discount.
NOTE: It is very dangerous to move close to the glacier, and everyone must respect the roadblocks. There is much movement in the glacier, and the danger of avalanches is high.
See movies from Briksdal here:
Briksdal Glacier - entering the Jostedalsbreen National Park
Hiking in Briksdal and Oldedalen Valley