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Sunndal

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visitors berth and Folgefonn glacier in background
visitors berth and Folgefonn glacier in background

coordinate: 60°07.136'N 006°16.036'E

Sunndal is about 5 km away from a glacier tongue of the Folgefonn glacier. On the shore there is a camping site and a jetty.

Harbour dues: 87 NOK (not sure), electricity: 25 NOK, showers: 10 NOK [last updated: 08/2006]

The approach is simple. You can see the light blue glacier tongue from a distance. However, while entering the fjord, it is not visible first because of a mountain in front of it. Directly at the jetty, a englacial stream meets the fjord. Consider the current of it while landing and casting off.

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  • Trip to the Folgefonn: You can make a half-day trip to the lower part of the glacier tongue. Coming from the camping site, turn left on the main road and after a few meters left. Then, follow the trail just straight on. You will pass a facinating glacial lake, after that you have to cross a plain in front of the ascent. The last part is climbing the rocks (suitable footgear is necessary); it is a little bit demanding. Be warned, not to get too close to the ice.
  • Guided glacier tours: From Sunndal there should be guided tours up to the glacier. You have to plan much more time for it. Ask at the camping site for it.
  • Worthwhile is the approach to Sunndal. You will pass a mighty waterfall. The proportions will become visible, when you take a look on the road leading along the shore.

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