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Olden
Norway

Olden is a small village close to the Jostedal glacier, the largest in Europe. This glacier is part of the Jostedalsbreen National Park where you can also walk through the forest to admire the flora and fauna as well as majestic landscapes. The valley to get to the Briksdal Glacier is beautiful with its emerald-coloured lakes bordered by vertiginous mountain walls. To get there, the ship will use the Oldeelva River. It’s worth getting up early to admire the landscapes of the Nordfjord as you pass.

Useful Information

Language

Norwegian (the majority of residents also speak English which is taught at school) A few words in Norwegians: hallo (hello), tak (thank you), ja (yes), and nei (no).

Currency

NOK
Norwegian krone

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Time difference

UTC: 1

from New York: +6h

from San Francisco: +8h

from London: +1h

Tips

None are required (except for your tour guides), but you can round up the bill

Weather
°C °F

MonthTemperature (Celsius)Temperature (Fahrenheit)Precipitations
Minimum
Maximum
(mminch)
January
1 34
4 39
200.75
February
-2 28
2 36
251.00
March
-1 30
4 39
130.50
April
3 37
10 50
140.50
May
6 43
15 59
210.75
June
9 48
17 63
361.50
July
11 52
19 66
512.00
August
11 52
18 64
461.75
September
10 50
17 63
281.00
October
7 45
13 55
190.75
November
4 39
8 46
180.75
December
-1 30
3 37
200.75

Where is locate the Port of Olden

The port is a ten-minute walk from the centre of the city. A paved path runs along the road to a small wooden church. Shops and grocery stores can be find along this trail.

Travelling around the port of Olden

The village has a population of nearly 500. You will need to take an excursion to have the chance to admire the surrounding nature.
A bus connects to the Briksdalsbre glacier from the port. You have to pay the driver in Norwegian kroner.

Activities in Olden

Museums

A bus tour will allow you to admire the landscape towards the Norwegian Glacier Museum located in Fjaerland. You can also see the Boyabreen Glacier.

Nature

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Briksdalsbre mountain cottage is 22 km from Olden. From the lodge, you can walk to the glacier or take a trolley to get closer to it and reduce the walking time. The terrain is sloping and requires some effort. It will take you between 45 minutes and an hour to reach the glacier depending on your walking pace and the number of photo stops. Wear a raincoat or a poncho, as the trail passes at the foot of a waterfall that throws a drizzle pushed by the wind.

This excursion will allow you to see Lake Loen and take a walk in the mountains to get to a view of the glacier. This trail requires less effort than Briksdal’s.

Stryn Lake

A bus tour to admire Lake Stryn perched on the mountain and visit the Botanical Garden located in Jostedal National Park.

Olden Lake

Cruise on Olden lake.

Excursions in Olden

A kiosk on the pier offers excursions.

  • A small tourist “train” allows you to tour the village and the surrounding nature.
  • You can rent a bike at the port
  • A municipal bus connects to the Briksdal glacier.
  • Two-storey scenic bus tours to the Briksdal Glacier are available at the port and make photo stops along the way.

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