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Sogn og Fjordane, 6848

+47 57 69 32 88

The Norwegian Glacier Museum offers entertainment and education for the whole family. The Norwegian Glacier Museum is a official visitor centre of the Jostedalsbreen National Park.

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News. Here you find the latest news from the Norwegian Glacier Museum.

Annual glacier measurements 2012

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The Norwegian Glacier Museum is measuring the front positions of some glaciers in Fjærland every year to find out if they are advancing or retreating. We have measured the Supphellebreen Glacier since 1992 and the Bøyabreen Glacier since 2003. This year we added The Little Supphellebreen Glacier to our measurement program.

Our measurements show that the Bøyabreen and Little Supphellebreen Glaciers were advancing 26 and 13 metres respectively, while the Supphellebreen Glacier retreated 15 metres this year.

The Little Supphellebreen Glacier. Photo: Gaute D. Bøyum.

The Little Supphellebreen Glacier (picture above) is an active outlet from the ice cap of Jostedalsbreen. The two other glaciers (pictures below) are regenerated glaciers, which mean they exist with respect to ice and snow avalanches from a glacier above.

The Norwegian Glacier Museum opens April 1th

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From 1th of April our museum is open every day a week, from 10:00 to 16:00. Our director the last 18 years, Mr. Nils Paulsen, is going to retire at this date. His succesor is Mr. John Brekke, who previously was manager of Hotel Mundal in Fjærland.

We are looking forward to see you in our museum in 2012!

Best regards from the staff at the Norwegian Glacier Museum.

Project Tunsbergdalsbreen

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Tunsbergdalsbreen is the longest glacier outlet from Jostedalsbreen, and the project is inspired by a British research expedition that went there 50 years ago to map the glacier.

The plan was to establish a camp on Røykjadalsbandet and approach the glacier from there. It turned out that the access to the glacier was poor, so the camp was moved to Tunsbergdalsbrevatnet. From here the lower part of the glacier was explored. Glacier speed and thickness, and front position change, was measured. Results will be presented in the exhibition in the Norwegian Glacier Museum next year. Hopefully some of the participants will come back next year, to lead the expedition with youth from both countries.

Are you between 16 and 25 years old? Are you interested in glaciers, nature and climate? Would you like to join the Project Tunsbergdalsbreen 2010? Mail to: post@tunsbergdalsbre.no
 
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