Visitor Centre Folgefonna National Park

Situated in in Rosendal, the Visitor Centre Folgefonna National Park offers insights that will enhance your enjoyment of the national park. Exhibits, films and multimedia presentations reveal the inner life of Folgefonna glacier – how the fjords were carved out by ice, as well as the area’s fascinating geology, wildlife and botany.

NB! in 2016 the centre is closed due to the construction of the new Folgefonn centre, opening in 2017. But from june - august you will be able to get information on the national park in the tourist information across the road for the centre.

The Drama of the Mountains, an exciting 20-minute multimedia presentation by Randi Storås, includes images by the finest nature photographers in western Norway. There is also another multimedia presentation, Life In the Fjord, which in a delightful manner gives insight into the fjord’s unique ecosystem. You can choose to view the English or Norwegian versions of these.

Also exhibited are several series of photographs from the valleys below Folgefonna glacier. Other exhibits include minerals and crystals from the area, and a copy of the Tysnes meteorite.

The National Park Centre also provides a glimpse of Norway’s 41 other national parks, and our staff will gladly show you where they are on the map. No matter which season you are visiting Norway, there are many possibilities and much to explore.

The Centre comprises the local Tourist Information Office and the Boatbuilding Museum. Did you know that “Gjøa”, the sloop Roald Amundsen used on the first successful voyage through the Northwest Passage, was built in Rosendal?

Also situated in Rosendal is the Stone Park, where you can see a great variety of rocks that reveal the area’s fascinating geological history.