Folgefonna National Park. It is the third largest ice cup in Norway.
The maximum layer of snow is around 300 to 400 meters. The National Park covers an area of 545 square kilometers. The glacier cover an area of 168 square kilometers.
Crazy road up. 11 kilometers of narrow road with hundreds of curves and serpentine’s. Some difficult moments is pass the cars from opposite direction. But I like to drive roads like this one.
Down in Jondal was around 30 degrees and green, like in June, From half of the road up the temperature fall dawn to 15 degrees and the scenery change to winter mood. In some places 5 – 6 meters walls of snow, in some other the mountain flowers. Incredible.
The top is a heaven for ski. All seasons ski. We were not ready to try, but many people around looks so happy. Ski lift works non stop.
After some food, we take a look around, and this is the point for me like a photographer. The view in every direction is breathtaking. High mountain with big stain of snow, still frozen lakes, natural waterfalls and the spring/summer life (moss, flowers, grass) in between. Amazing experience. The whole water from the melting snow and glacier flows down to the post glacier lakes Dravladalsvatnet and Vassdalsvatnet. The second one is situated lower in already warm and green area.
Folgefonna National Park is so much worth to recommend like the place to visit. For skiers, for photographers, for everyone who want to experience the #microadventure. Jondal with many places to sleep is waiting for You too.
Time from Bergen – two hours drive, including the ferry between Tørvikbygd and Jondal.
From Jondal is 19 kilometers straight to the Fonna Glacier Ski Resort.
Many paths to take walk is around, but this time was to early to try, still too much snow.
I hope some of You will try it…. Folgefonna National Park