Briksdal Glacier Walk
Trip Start Jun 02, 2012
20Trip End Jun 28, 2012
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We arrived at Briksdal Glacier around 2:30 PM under overcast skies, and began the climb up the valley ("dal" means Valley in Norwegian). Everywhere we looked, wildflowers blanketed any landscape not already claimed by birch trees, granite bedrock, and boulders the size of small houses.
The glacier itself is about 3 km up the valley, a finger protruding down from Jostedal Icefield, the largest in mainland Europe
We returned to the trailhead the same way we came, sharing the road with electric carts that cater to Japanese tourists who prefer to ride through this natural splendor. Leaving Briksdal, we checked into our hotel at the head of the Nord Fjord, Norway’s fourth longest. We then prepared to do battle with an expansive buffet dinner that is becoming troublingly commonplace on this Adventure. We walking 10 km walks and eating like we're walking marathons!