Day thirteen started misty and drizzly, it looks like the lovely weather has gone away for a while but it did start to brighten up as we got on our way. We had only driven about 5 miles and we saw glacier number two in the distance. We carried on towards Olden with a particularly interesting drive down to Utvik. As we ascended the mountain the cloud came in really low just as we got to the hairpin section so I had to be co-pilot, telling Andy where the road was about to turn from the map.
From Olden which is at the end of Nordfjord we took a single track road down towards the twin glacial tongues of Melkevollbreen and Briksdalsbreen. From the carpark we walked as far as we were allowed up to the Briksdalsbreen glacier. This was a much easier walk than to the Folgefonn glacier, no ropes or ladders required, they had proper steps with a hand rail! You get a bit wet on this walk as you go over the bridge near one of the waterfalls coming down from the glacier. The waterfall is mostly melt water from the glacier and it flows at a rate of up to 10,000 litres per second.
Overnight – Briksdalsbre Fjellstove carpark N 61.66333 E 6.82047
Miles Walked – 5.1
Miles Driven – 79
Weather – drizzly & misty turner dry but still overcast