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Briksdalsbreen (glacier) is one of the most accessible tongues of the Jostedalen Icefield (the largest ice field in the continental Europe - meaning without Iceland).

A century or so ago Briksdalsbreen stretched all the way down to the valley and the small village of Briksdal at the southern end of Olden valley. Though the humans on the photo seem small against the migthy mass of ice, nevertheless our effect on the shrinking of glaciated areas is overpowering. Just look at the exposed rocks all around the ice, ten years ago there was ice (documented by many photos from the last quarter of the 20th century). Come in ten years and the place on this photo might be without any ice left. Hopefully, not...

But for the moment as one slowly approaches the glacier and forgets about its doom future, the colours and shimmering of the ice crystals against the bare rock still provide a really satisfying view.

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