The Nigard Glacier

I Sogn (Luster kommune) ligger den berømte Nigardsbreen og her har jeg funnet et bilde som viser denne mektige brearmen som faller ned fra Jostedalsbreen. Breen er nok noe mindre idag enn da dette bildet ble tatt, men dimensjonene er enorme her. Det er mulig for turister å foreta såkalte brevandringer med obligatorisk guide. Og ja, det er folk på breen da dette bildet ble tatt! For at dere lettere skal kunne fatte dimensjoner, så ber jeg om at dere klikker bildet til full-format. Studer deretter isen rett under de hvite pilene som jeg har satt inn!  Det finnes også en ny gruppe på 4-6 mennesker på vei på på breen, men de befinner seg foreløpig på granitten like under breen (litt til venstre for midten av bildet)
Og så beklager jeg igjen at noen av dimensjonene har gått tapt ved konvertering til 16:9-formatet.
In the county of Sogn (The Municipality of Luster) we fine the renowned ‘Nigard Glacier’ –
and here I’ve found you a picture of this glacier falling down from the much larger ‘Jostedalen glacier’.
The glacier is today a bit smaller than when this picture was taken, however,  the dimensions are enormous! It’s possible for tourists to participate in guided tours on the glacier itself (guides are obligatory!), and yes – there are people on the glacier when this picture was taken!
To make it a bit easier on you to grasp the dimensions of the glacier, please click the picture into ‘full screen’. Then observe the 2 white arrows I’ve put in. Underneath these arrows you’ll find people walking the glacier at this very moment.
There is also another group on their way up onto the glacier (4-6 people) but they are still on the granite underneath the glacier a bit to the left of center in the picture.
Anmd again I regret that some of the dimensions of this picture has been lost converting it into 16:9-format.

(Compliments of SRB)
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11 Responses to The Nigard Glacier

  1. Woah! When I hit the enlarge it sure does really put things into perspective!! The arrows of the people show just how huge it is!!!!

  2. Oh my goodness, I enlarged your photo and those people up there.. Wonderful 🙂

  3. Paola says:

    I’ve never seen such a big glacier! On the Alps, they are melting, unfortunately …

    • Seenorway says:

      They seem to be melting all over the world, Paola, and this is a result of Earth moving into a cyclus of warmer climate. It has happened before, you know, but this cyclus moves so slow that nobody seem to remember any more 🙂
      At the same time it seems that our son has entered a phase where it burns somewhat less, but I can’t remember for how long . . .
      Anyway there’s little we may do but adapt as best we can. There is a lot of talk about the CO2, which by the way is vital to the production of the oxygene we all breathe, but the real culprit when it comes to global warming is water vapors (ordinary clouds).
      We’re living on a live planet (and should be thankful for that) anmd the key word is

  4. Seenorway says:

    Thank you! You should have seen the original, but then scrolling would have been needed!

  5. Amazing and beautiful! Great capture!

  6. -Eugenia says:

    Glaciers are fascinating to me. I saw them during my trip to Alaska.

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