Facts in brief

Fogefonna National Park, established in 2005, is one of 42 Norwegian national parks. At its heart is Folgefonna, the southernmost and third largest glacier in Norway.

National park area 545 km2
Total glacier area 207 km2
Three main glaciers Sørfonna (167 km2), Midtfonna (11 km2) and Nordfonna (26 km2)
Glacier arms Bondhusbrea, Buerbreen, Blomstølskardbreen, Botnabrea, Gråfjellsbrea, Breidablikkbrea, Svelgjabreen, Jorfjellbreen
Highest point 1662 metres above sea level (also the wettest place in Norway, with precipitation of 5500 mm/year)
Max thickness 400 m
Avg. thickness 150 m
Ice volume 30 km3
Adjacent nature reservations Bondhusdalen, Buer, Ænesdalen and Hattebergsdalen landscape conservation areas
Botanical oases Skjeggesnuten and Sauanuten (calcareous rock)
Protected rivers Æneselva, Furebergselva, Guddalselva
Nearby fjords The Sørfjord, Maurangerfjord and Åkrafjord
Old treks The Ice Road, Gardshamarvegen (the Kaiser’s Path)
Mountain lodges Fonnabu, Breidablikk, Holmaskjer, Sauabrehytta
Skiing Folgefonn Summer Ski Centre at Juklavassbreen glacier, Jondal
Municipalities Odda, Etne, Kvinnherad, Jondal, Ullensvang