Kjenndalsbreen Glacier

Kjenndalsbreen is a glacier in the municipality of Stryn in Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. It is a side branch of the Jostedalsbreen glacier, and is included in the Jostedalsbreen National Park.

Jostedalsbreen is a glacial ice sheet with many valley glaciers, rising from 300 m to 2000 m. Practically half the National Park is covered by ice. It is one of the largest remaining areas of undisturbed landscape in South Norway and therefore important for both nature conservancy and recreation.
Glaciers are formed when the annual snowfall exceeds the amount which melts in summer. It can be cold, cloudy and windy on the glacier, while in the surrounding valleys the weather is warm, sunny and calm. It may snow even in summer on the glacier.
Recent research has shown that 8.000-5.000 years ago the Jostedal glacier had completely melted, but it formed again, reaching a new peak in the “little ice-age” around 1750. Many valley farms were destroyed by advancing ice. as at Nigard or when huge blocks of Ice broke away, as at Tungøyane in Oldedalen when the Brenndal glacier calved.

Source: Information board on site