Photographer's Note

Fjærlandfjord in the end of the day after a heavy thunderstorm. Here we see the end of this 40 km long fjord, one of the side arms of the mighty Sognefjord. The "book village" of Mundal can be seen on the left, it is famous in Norway because of the numerous second-hand bookshops which can be found all over the village, the total amount of books being close to 250.000. Until 1986, Mundal and the whole Fjærland area was isolated from the outside world and could be only reached by boat. In 1986 a long tunnel was built connecting Fjærland to the Jølster region to the north, since 1994 a second tunnel connects the area to the Sogndal region to the south.

Fjærland is also famous for the first class Norwegian Glacier Museum located at the very end of the fjord, at the foot of Jostedalsbreen, the biggest glacier in continental Europe. Here, above on the hills, we can see two tongues of this glacier, the one to the left is Boyabreen and the other is called Supphellebreen. Unlike the other, more known tongues of Jostedalsbreen, like Briksdalsbreen, these two are accessible only by long hikes.

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Additional Photos by Alexander Pasternak (pasternak) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1341 W: 179 N: 3373] (15185)
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