Photo Friday: Jostedal Glacier—Europe’s Largest Glacier

Spanning a total area of 193 square miles, Jostedal Glacier is mainland Europe’s largest glacier. Jostedal Glacier is located atop a plateau in western Norway and features several glacial arms, or valley glaciers. Some of the valley glaciers are named Nigardsbreen, Austerdalsbreen, and Briksdalsbreen. All are notable, Norwegian ecotourist destinations.

Jostedal’s highest peak, referred to as Lodalskåpa, has an elevation of 1.3 miles. Wildlife around Jostedal Glacier includes eagles, red deer, lynx, and wolverines.

This week’s Photo Friday highlights Jostedal Glacier’s scenic landscape and sublime beauty.

Jostedal Glacier, Norway (Source: A.Rueland, Flickr)
Jostedal Glacier, Norway (Source: stephan zurbuchen, Flickr)
Jostedal Glacier, Norway (Source: Felix Richard, Flickr)
Jostedal Glacier, Norway (Source: Christian Nesset, Flickr)
Jostedalsbreen National Park, Norway (Source: John6536, Flickr)

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