Jostedalsbreen National Park Centre

Jostedalsbreen National Park Centre

Jostedalsbreen National Park Centre
4
About
Information about Jostedalsbreen national park. Touch screen with information about the national parks in Norway. Exhibition under restoration with animals from the national park and surroundings, pictures from glaciers, avalanches, and mountains. Information about geology with a mineral collection and a geological park outside. Botanical garden with 200 plants, trees and flowers that represent the local flora in and around the national park. Movie about the national park. Giftshop with local food, souvenirs, local wool sweathers, amongst other items. Panorama dining hall with a beautiful view over the Oppstryn lake and the village of Flo.
Duration: 1-2 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.

Top ways to experience Jostedalsbreen National Park Centre and nearby attractions

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as wait time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.


4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles83 reviews
Excellent
47
Very good
17
Average
11
Poor
4
Terrible
4

Craig D
Warrington, UK48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Solo
Visited on a cruise shore excursion from Olden, they show a video of the history of the local glacier, have a series of small displays indoors, a rock park and gardens outdoors, a gift shop and cafe.

The rock park contains a rock from each region of Norway with a part of it polished to show you how it would look if you bought it in a store. Each regions rock is unique in it's composition of elements.

The views in this area are amazing and on our way back to cruise ship we were first taken to a little village on the other side of the water to get a better view of the glacier.
Written October 1, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

MPThiele
Prague, Czech Republic13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Family
Norway is the home of the largest and second-largest glaciers in continental Europe (not counting Island and Greenland). If you are interested in glaciers, Jostedal in Jotunheimen mountains is the must-see place for you.
You will reach it easily by foot for example from the village of Stryn. The altitude difference you need to cover is very low. The paved trail ends at a small lake full of greenish crystal clear water into which ice from the head of the glacier falls. The ice of the Jostedal glacier is colored to green instead of blue or grey as you would have expected, having seen the glaciers in Switzerland, France or Austria. There is no pollution in it.
There you can engage on a guided tour over the glacier. The guide will create a chain of ten people by binding all participants with an alpinist rope and lead you up the glacier.

I have seen most of the glaciers around continental Europe but this one is definitely the most beautiful one. And the most easily accessible one (if not counting the trip to Norway itself)
Written May 1, 2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Zfy Ed
Singapore, Singapore8,631 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
We arrived here after our earlier cruise to visit the Geirangerfjord (please refer to my earlier review of the place). It was already closed to 5pm but the sky was still very bright.

Most visitors come here with an objective which is to see and understand more about the Briksdal glacier, to admire its colossal ice formation up close.

If I have not forgotten or mistaken, it was about 2000ft above sea level and the surrounding area was like a well managed and nice forest, with jungle roads, slope, mountains, lakes, waterfalls and greenery all over. Very green out of our mother nature!

If you are not rushing for time and walk slowly, it was not at all strenuous to walk the journey as the air around was very fresh and cold! (alternatively you could ride in a troll car to bring you up the mountain in about 10-15mins)

Upon arrival, you will be able to see the spectacular glacier, from about a 600-700m distance, the closest distance visitors can get to see the glacier up right in front. It was gorgeous, icy blue formation! Words could not describe our feeling!

We also tried to pick up some ice from the lake and even drank the water, and this was truly the iced mountain water. It was icy, natural (as you could feel the minerals) and sweet! Some of our groupmates even brought back some of the icy water, which they believe was good for health.

Remember to bring some water or food here as there is no shop or cafe around just in case you get hungry or need to replenish your energy!

Recommended for a visit!
Written July 16, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Lucia
Oslo, Norway58 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
The interesting building and the beautiful location charms you into coming in and then you find out there is very little relevant information inside. Only the film about the glaciers is interesting, otherwise mostly known information presented in a treacherous way. I found the price of the ticket too expensive for what they offer inside.
Written October 2, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

LanaFerreira
Cunha577 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Couples
This park is beautiful and offers great walks to see the glaciers. We visited 2 points of the park. Bergsetbreen has a walk of about 2 hours and passes through incredible landscapes. Nigardsbren has the most touristy access and you arrive with the car very close to the glacier. As we were at the end of September, the boat was no longer working
Written November 12, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Mark Jordan
Barcelona, Spain1,214 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
As it was my birthday while we were in the are Mrs Mono kindly bought me a helicopter flight over the national park, mountains, lakes and flords which offered breath-taking views of everything in the area, but especially the Jostedal Glacier.

For security reasons, we weren't allowed to fly directly over the glacier, but we got as close as possible, and I would recommend this extra without a doubt - I would have sacrificed dinner and drinks were it a question of money - a once in a lifetime experience!
Written August 30, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

19lel68
St Helens, UK371 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
This is basically the information centre, situated in the middle of the national park. You can see a short film and exhibition and stop off for a coffee. It's situated on Lake Stryn, which has stunning views! We were lucky to see a couple of glaciers in the distance (this is not always possible). There are walks available to get a closer look, and bus tours operating from nearby towns. It's a beautiful area, but the centre itself is not a substantial attraction on it's own and probably over priced. However, we're happy to contribute to anything that helps maintain this incredible landscape.
Written August 26, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

cardiak
Melbourne Beach, FL263 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
No return of VAT on purchases here, so I put the items back.
There is a 5 minute information movie on glaciers, taxidermied indigenous animals, native stones, and flowers.
The surroundings are amazing, but so are the surroundings outside the information center.
I was completely underwhelmed by this experience. I think that your time could be better spent anywhere else.
Written July 12, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Kandyce G
Munich, Bayern, Germany64 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Couples
We stopped here after driving up around Jostedalsbreen National Park from the south (highly recommended), and it was a nice rest stop with food and souvenirs and small museum. If anything, make use of it to plan you fantastic hikes or drives or biking through the park and have a coffee and cake at the shop outside :)
Written March 24, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

sailorman2008
Chicago, IL109 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Family
interesting place to spend an hour or two learning about the geography and history of the area. Help was very pleasant and friendly. Merchandise was reasonably priced.
Written October 31, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 30
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Jostedalsbreen National Park Centre - All You Must Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

Frequently Asked Questions about Jostedalsbreen National Park Centre

Hotels near Jostedalsbreen National Park Centre: View all hotels near Jostedalsbreen National Park Centre on Tripadvisor



Jostedalsbreen National Park Centre Information

Excellent Reviews

47

Very Good Reviews

17

Jostedalsbreen National Park Centre Photos

262