Nordre Folgefonna

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Nordre Folgefonna
Folgefonna.jpg
Folgefonna seen from the air
Location in Hordaland
Location in Hordaland
Location in Hordaland
Location Hordaland, Norway
Coordinates 60°12′N 06°27′E / 60.200°N 6.450°E / 60.200; 6.450Coordinates: 60°12′N 06°27′E / 60.200°N 6.450°E / 60.200; 6.450
Area 26 km2 (10 sq mi)

Nordre Folgefonna (English: Northern Folgefonna) is one of the largest glaciers in mainland Norway.[1] It is the northernmost of the three glaciers that make up Folgefonna. The glacier is located on the Folgefonna peninsula in the Hardanger region of Hordaland county. The 26-square-kilometre (10 sq mi) glacier lies in the municipalities of Jondal, Kvinnherad, Odda, and Ullensvang. Its highest point is 1,640 m (5,381 ft) above sea level, and its lowest point is 990 m (3,248 ft) above sea level. The glacier lies almost entirely inside Folgefonna National Park.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Største breer i Norge" (PDF) (in Norwegian). NVE.no. 

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Folgefonna at Wikimedia Commons