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Welcome to Breheimsenteret

Breheimsenteret is a visitor centre for the Jostedalsbreen and Breheimen National Parks. The centre lies in the Jostedalen valley and offers a direct view of the Nigardsbreen glacier. At the centre, visitors can experience the glaciers up close, enjoy good food, and learn about glaciers in our exhibition.

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Breheimsenteret
6871 Jostedal, Norway
T: +47 57 68 32 50
E: jostedal@jostedal.com

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Woman and man at Breheimsenteret.

Visit Breheimsenteret

Breheimsenteret lies at the entrance to the Nigardsbreen Nature Reserve, with a view of the characteristic icefall Nigardsbreen. The centre presents the natural resources of the Breheimen and Jostedalsbreen National Parks and the history and activities of the Jostedalen area.

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Educational activities

Breheimsenteret lies right between the Jostedalsbreen and Breheimen National Parks. The area is full of varied nature, with glaciers, mountains, and waters. We want to present information about the local nature and about climate change. By seeing the exhibition and exploring the exciting glacial landscape, visitors can experience and come closer to nature. The centre allows school classes and pupils to get an up-close look of the glacier and the vestiges it has left in the landscape.

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Woman pointing at a glacier.
Nigardsbreen

Nigardsbreen

Ice and snow and flowing waters have played their part in forming the landscape around us into deep valleys and fjords, into high mountains and peaks. Glaciers provide a good deal of information about the climate after having expanded and melted away over the ages. The glaciers are mystical and exciting and attract people for adventures, research, and recreation.

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The National parks

Glaciers emerge where there is an abundance of snow and cold summers. The Jostedalsbreen has evolved in a mountain region along a coast that is exposed to one low-pressure weather system after the other. The Jostedalsbreen and Breheimen National Parks include 9 of the 30 largest glaciers in Norway. The Jostedalen valley is the nexus between Jostedalsbreen, with its large areas of wilderness, and Breheimen, with its lush mountain farm valleys and dry highland regions.

More information about Norway’s national parks is available at the national parks website (in Norwegian).

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Boy in the mointain
River and camp ground in Breheimen

Lodging

Visitors have several excellent accommodation and dining options east of Jostedalsbreen and in the innermost part of Sognefjorden. This allows them to live close to several exciting activities and explore the local nature on their own in both summer and winter.

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Activities in Jostedalen

Do you want to experience the blue ice up close? Experienced guides can take you up to the mountains in both summer and winter. Jostedalen offers fabulous nature and exciting landscapes.

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People i kayak on the water.
Title Address Description
Breheimsenteret
Brevegen 8, 6871 Jostedal, Norge
Jostedalsbreen
9FH9M2HM+2X
Breheimen nasjonalpark
JCR8+M6 Mjolver, Norge
Jotunheimen nasjonalpark
9FH9FVPW+WP
Brevandring
M5JX+5M Mjolver
Kajakkpadling
9FH9QF98+J3
Rafting
J7J8+4G Gjerde, Norge
Nigardsbrevatnet
M6FM+93 Mjolver, Norge
Juving
F7C2+6V Gaupne, Norge
Portal-Norges-nasjonalparker

Kvar ligg Breheimsenteret?

Breheimsenteret ligg i Jostedalen i Luster kommune, midt mellom Breheimen og Jostedalsbreen nasjonalpark.
Togstasjon

Korleis kjem eg meg dit?

Med bil frå rv 55 over Sognefjellet eller frå rv 5 via Sogndal. Eventuelt med buss, båt eller fly til Sogndal og Brebussen derfrå til Breheimsenteret.
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Points of departure

Til Jostedalsbreen nasjonalpark frå Breheimsenteret, Styggevatnet og Bergset. Til Breheimen frå Vanndalen, Fagredalen, Vigdalen, Styggevatnet.
Vantage point

Vantage point

Breheimsenteret.
Portal-Norges-nasjonalparker

National parks nearby

Breheimen, Jostedalsbreen and Jotunheimen.