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 Bøyabreen Glacier

The Norwegian Glacier Museum is a museum in Fjærland. The museum´s stated purpose is to "collect, create and disseminate knowledge about glaciers and climate" - it provides information about the glacier Jostedalsbreen and the Jostedalsbreen National Park and also houses the Ulltveit-Moe Climate Centre. The museum is open from April through October, daily.

It was founded as a joint project between the organizations and institutions Norwegian Trekking Association, the International Glaciological Society, the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate, the Norwegian Polar Institute, the Sogn og Fjordane University College, the University of Bergen and the University of Oslo.

The building was designed by Sverre Fehn. In 2002 a decision was made to build an extension to the museum, which was also designed by Fehn.

The landscape in Fjærland has been shaped by glaciers through successive ice ages during the last 2,5 to 3 million years. Towering mountains and U-shaped valleys surround large delta areas which results from the accumulation of sediment supplied by the glacier rivers.

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