Lodalen Valley

Lodalen Nordfjord Norway
Lodalen Nordfjord Norge
Lodalen Nordfjord Norge
Lodalen Nordfjord Norge
Lodalen Nordfjord Norge
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Lodalen Valley

"The beautiful Lodalen valley was probably one of the things that made the strongest impressions on me on the trip. This unique gem of a valley is surrounded by high and well-known mountains including Skåla and Lodalskåpa. To get here, you turn off at Loen and drive up the valley. The first thing you come to along the verdigris green Lovatnet lake is a pretty, little summer pasture farm. The magnificent scenery makes you feel small. My yellow kayak glides out onto the lake and the only thing I can hear is my paddle in the water. A gouge in the mountainside, however, bears witness to the valley’s dramatic history. You can learn about this history if you take a trip on the lake on board the MS Kjenndal II, which takes you to the end of the lake where coffee and waffles await you at Kjenndalstova, and then you can walk to the end of the valley to see the Kjenndalsbreen glacier".

Fred Syversen

The beautiful, untamed nature and the valley´s dramatic history make a visit to Lodalen an experience not to be missed. At the head of the valley lies Kjenndalsbreen glacier, which is the lowest-lying offshoot of Jostedalsbreen glacier. Further down the Lodalen valley lies a charming summer pasture farm called Breng. Boat trip on Lovatnet Lake on MS Kjenndal II.

Twice, great blocks if stone have fallen from Mt.Ramnefjell into the Lovatnet Lake. The floodwave that was created destroyed the villages of Nesdal and Bødal and 135 people lst their lives. The people of inner Nordfjord will always associate the years 1905 and 1936 with the Lodalen disasters. Historic walk with or without guide.

Why is the Lovatn Lake so green?
The Lovatn lake is green because it contain clay particles and rock dust, carved out by glaciers and swept along by rivers. The glaciers are continuously crushing up rocks and stones. When the glacial water reaches the lakes and fjords, it looks green, especially when the sun shines.

Lodalen is also home to the most easily accessible glacier arm: Kjenndalsbreen, only 160 metres above sea level. Nice photo stop by the bridge. The path to Kjenndal Glacier was improved for the season 2010.