Facts about Hardangerjøkulen
Hardangerjøkulen is the sixth largest glacier in Norway and is located just north of the Hardangervidda in Hordaland. The glacier has an area of about 73 km² and the highest point at 1863 meter above sea level. Hardangerjøkulen has several glacier arms, where Blåisen, Midtdalsbreen and Rembesdalskåka are the most famous.
Did you know?
- Midtdalen was used, among other things, for the recording of Star Wars episode V: "The Empire strikes back like the ice planet Hoth"
- The Germans tried to build an airport on Hardangerjøkulen during World War II? You can hear more about all this on a trip with Jøklagutane.