Jostedalsbreen is a huge glacier in western Norway. It covers an area of 487km2 - the largest glacier in continental Europe. There is an excellent glacier museum at Fjærland, surrounded by the mountains that are capped by the glacier.

A trip to a branch of the glacier can be rewarding, for it is a constantly evolving part of nature. Suddenly the glacier is real, no longer a tourist object, as a loud sharp noise accompanies a chunk of ice breaking away from the high above. It's a spectacular sight.

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