List of glaciers in Norway

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One of the extensions of Svartisen, Engabreen ends at the lowest point of any glacier on the European mainland, at 7 meters above sea level (in 2004).
Briksdalsbreen is one of the more popular parts of Jostedalsbreen (Image from 2005)

These are the largest glaciers on mainland Norway.[1] However, the 18 largest glaciers in the Kingdom of Norway are on Svalbard, including the second largest glacier in Europe, Austfonna on Nordaustlandet. In total, Norway has around 1,600 glaciers - 900 of these are in North Norway, but 60% of the total glacier area is south of Trøndelag. 1% of mainland Norway is covered by glaciers.[2]

Name Area
(km²)
County in Norway Coordinates
Jostedalsbreen 487 Sogn og Fjordane 61°40′N 06°59′E / 61.667°N 6.983°E / 61.667; 6.983
Vestre Svartisen 221 Nordland 66°38′N 14°00′E / 66.633°N 14.000°E / 66.633; 14.000
Søndre Folgefonna 168 Hordaland 60°00′N 06°20′E / 60.000°N 6.333°E / 60.000; 6.333
Østre Svartisen 148 Nordland 66°38′N 14°00′E / 66.633°N 14.000°E / 66.633; 14.000
Blåmannsisen (Ålmåjalosjiegŋa) 87 Nordland 67°15′N 16°04′E / 67.250°N 16.067°E / 67.250; 16.067
Hardangerjøkulen 73 Hordaland 60°32′N 07°25′E / 60.533°N 7.417°E / 60.533; 7.417
Myklebustbreen (Snønipebreen) 57 Sogn og Fjordane 61°42′N 06°42′E / 61.700°N 6.700°E / 61.700; 6.700
Okstindbreen 46 Nordland 65°59′N 14°9′E / 65.983°N 14.150°E / 65.983; 14.150
Øksfjordjøkelen (Ákšovunjiehkki) 41 Finnmark, Troms 70°10′N 22°03′E / 70.167°N 22.050°E / 70.167; 22.050
Harbardsbreen 36 Sogn og Fjordane 61°40′N 07°39′E / 61.667°N 7.650°E / 61.667; 7.650
Salajekna (Sállajiegŋa) 33 Nordland 67°08′N 16°10′E / 67.133°N 16.167°E / 67.133; 16.167
Frostisen 25 Nordland 68°14′N 17°11′E / 68.233°N 17.183°E / 68.233; 17.183
Gihtsejiegŋa 25 Nordland 68°00′N 16°48′E / 68.000°N 16.800°E / 68.000; 16.800
Sekkebreen/Sikilbreen 24 Oppland 61°51′N 07°34′E / 61.850°N 7.567°E / 61.850; 7.567
Tindefjellbreen 22 Sogn og Fjordane 61°52′N 07°03′E / 61.867°N 7.050°E / 61.867; 7.050
Simlebreen 21 Nordland 66°50′N 14°27′E / 66.833°N 14.450°E / 66.833; 14.450
Tystigbreen 21 Sogn og Fjordane 61°55′N 07°22′E / 61.917°N 7.367°E / 61.917; 7.367
Holåbreen 20 Oppland 61°45′N 07°54′E / 61.750°N 7.900°E / 61.750; 7.900
Grovabreen 20 Sogn og Fjordane 61°29′N 06°31′E / 61.483°N 6.517°E / 61.483; 6.517
Ålfotbreen 17 Sogn og Fjordane 61°44′N 05°38′E / 61.733°N 5.633°E / 61.733; 5.633
Fresvikbreen 15 Sogn og Fjordane
Seilandsjøkelen 14 Finnmark
Smørstabbrean 14 Oppland
Strupbreen/Koppangbreen 13 Troms
Gjegnalundsbreen 13 Sogn og Fjordane
Vestre Memurubreen/Hellstugubreen 12 Oppland
Spidstinden 12 Nordland
Storsteinsfjellbreen 12 Nordland
Jostefonn 12 Sogn og Fjordane
Midtre Folgefonna 11 Hordaland
Veobreen 9 Oppland
Langfjordjøkelen 8 Finnmark

References[edit]

  1. ^ The largest glaciers in Norway (page 51, Accessed on July 29, 2014)
  2. ^ NVE : Breer i Norge

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