Settle in for a scenic 2-hour journey inland, by coach and ferry, through Jostedalsbreen National Park, which encompasses the largest glacier in mainland Europe. Drive through some of the most dramatic landscape in Norway, on the way to Bøya Glacier and the Norwegian Glacier Museum nearby.
Glaciers are so prominent in this part of Norway that it is only fitting that the Norwegian Glacier Museum is located in nearby Fjæland. While browsing the exhibitions, you can expect to learn how glaciers are formed, why their ice appears to be blue, and how scientists obtain ice cores from glaciers that reveal climatic conditions thousands of years ago. You may even see a 30,000-year-old mammoth tusk.
To see a glacier up close, you will stop at Bøya Glacier. As large as it looks, Bøya is only a branch of the much larger Jostedal ice sheet. Even so, its size is staggering and it's easy to see how the glacier has altered the landscape as it moves imperceptibly toward the sea.
Stop for lunch at a local restaurant before continuing your scenic journey back to Nordfordeid.