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Highest point at Myklebustbreen, Snønipa
Type Continental glacier
Location Gloppen, Stryn, and Jølster
(Sogn og Fjordane, Norway)
Coordinates 61°42′N 6°42′E / 61.700°N 6.700°E / 61.700; 6.700Coordinates: 61°42′N 6°42′E / 61.700°N 6.700°E / 61.700; 6.700
Area 57 km2 (22 sq mi)

Myklebustbreen or Snønipbreen is the seventh largest glacier in mainland Norway. It is located in the municipalities of Jølster, Gloppen, and Stryn in Sogn og Fjordane county. Its highest point is located just below the nunatak Snønipa, with an altitude of 1,827 metres (5,994 ft). The lowest point on the glacier is at an elevation of 890 metres (2,920 ft) above sea level.[1]

The villages of Byrkjelo and Egge both lie on the European route E39 highway which runs north and south, about 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) east of Myklebustbreen. The Oldedalen valley lies to the east of the glacier. The glacier also lies northwest of the large Jostedalsbreen glacier, and both are part of Jostedalsbreen National Park. Jostedalsbreen and Myklebustbreen are separated by the Stardalen valley.

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  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Myklebustbreen" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-08-07. 

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