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Norwegian Glacier Museum

Fjaerland, 6848, Norway
+47 976 80 228
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Definitely worth the stop

An informative museum about the glaciers. Inside they have a special presentation about the globe... read more

Reviewed November 28, 2017
Adele H
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Copenhagen, Denmark
Educational museum

If you are nearby or passing by, please take your time and stop at the museum. The building itself... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2017
Jeanette H
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Skien, Norway
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The Norwegian Glacier Museum opened in 1991, and is an award-winning hands-on museum, situated in Fjaerland at the head of the Fjaerlandsfjord. The museum is the leading centre in Norway for dissemination of knowledge with regard to glaciers and climate. In an entertaining and exciting manner, you will get answers to questions like ‘Why is glacier ice blue?’, ‘Why is the fjord green?’ and ‘How were the fjords formed?’. You can even perform your own experiments with 1000 year old ice from the nearby glacier Supphellebreen. Do not miss Ivo Caprino’s unique and staggering panoramic film from the glacier Jostedalsbreen – the largest glacier on mainland Europe. Another must is the experience exhibition abouft climate and climate changes. opened in June 2007. The glacier Jostedalsbreen and its surroundings is a National Park and the museum is an information centre forthe park. The museum was designed by Professor of architecture, Sverre Fehn, receiver of the 1997 Pritzker award - the highest international award an architect can get. The building has received several awards, including the highest Norwegian award for architecture. All exhibitions have been adapted for the disabled. The museum is a private non-profit foundation established by the International Glaciological Society, different Norwegian research institutions and the Norwegian Mountain Touring Association. H.M. Queen Sonja opened the museum in 1991, and since then more than 1,2 million persons have visited the museum .
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Fjaerland, 6848, Norway
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+47 976 80 228
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Reviewed November 28, 2017

An informative museum about the glaciers. Inside they have a special presentation about the globe challenges and then you can see a five screen film flying over the glaciers (that is VERY out of date!!), and then explore the nature of glaciers and even enter...More

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Reviewed August 29, 2017

If you are nearby or passing by, please take your time and stop at the museum. The building itself was designed by the famous norwegian architect Sverre Fehn and is worth to take a closer look at. There is a film from the filmmaker Iva...More

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Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

The visit was nice... my daughter had good time looking around and understanding glaciers... Video was ok.

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Reviewed August 17, 2017

Located at the bottom of continental Europe's largest glacier, Jostedalsbreen glacier, this small museum delivers a great deal of information about the formation of glaciers, as well as information about climate. Many of the exhibits are interactive and the movie about Jostedalsbreen glacier is well...More

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Reviewed August 2, 2017

I recently visited this museum since I was driving through and wanted to have a look. That turned out to be a great decision, and I found the museum to be very interesting, well-informed and the expositions to be presented in a creative and appealing...More

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Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

Family of 5 had a lovely time pottering around this centre. It's a bit randomly laid out but each section was clearly explained in Norwegian, German and English and normally had some sort of interactive model to explore and explain the concept. We all learnt...More

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Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

We came here as part if our fjord tour. I am glad I didn't pay extra to gain entrance. nothing super special.. .neat film about helicopter ride over the glacier but auditorium smelled like vomit so not good at all....acyually learned more from our bus...More

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John B, Daglig leder at Norwegian Glacier Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2017

Dear guest! We are sorry to read your feedback and it is true that we had one day when we were struggling with some pipes that made it smell bad in the museum for a couple of hours. That was of course fixed at once...More

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Reviewed July 16, 2017

Give it a go! The museum is rather small, but very interactive. From a little glacier cave model that you can walk through to a power plant model of a hydropowerplant to a great movie of a flight over the glacier while watching a team...More

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Reviewed July 12, 2017

Excellent centre for an hour or so visit.A really good introductory film about glaciers .Plenty of interest for children and interactive exhibits are a feature.A great place to learn about Fjords,hydro electric power generation and glaciers.Cafe is an ideal place for a light meal and...More

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Reviewed June 28, 2017

There is a great 20minute film of the glaciers plus lots of experiments about how glaciers move etc. At the far end is a model of a glacier you can walk under, great fun for all the family with education throughout.

Thank Rita B
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