Lodalskåpa

The selectable maps and aerial photographs below show data about Lodalskåpa. Lodalskåpa is the highest nunatak on the glacier Jostedalsbreen. It is located on the border between the municipalities of Stryn and Luster in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway, within Jostedalsbreen National Park.

The tall Lodalskåpa is located north of Brenibba and northeast of Høgste Breakulen mountain. The lakes Austdalsvatnet and Styggevatnet lie about to the east.

The first ascent may have happened in 1820 by Gottfried Bohr. The easiest route to climb Lodalskåpa starts in the village of Bødalen in Stryn, then going up Brattebakken mountain to the Bohr glacier . Around the southern summit to the col, then scrambling to the main summit, approximately one rope length.

Name

The first element is the genitive case of the name of the valley Lodalen, the last element is the finite form of kåpe which means "coat" (here used metaphorically about the glacier surrounding the top–see also Snøhetta). The name of the valley is a compound of lo which means "meadow" (see also Lom) and the finite form of dal which means "dale" or "valley".

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Brenibba (3.09 km)

Brenibba is a nunatak protruding from the north end of the Jostedalsbreen glacier in the Breheimen mountain range. It is located in the municipality of Luster in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. Brenibba is south of Lodalskåpa and northeast of Høgste Breakulen. It is part of the Jostedalsbreen National Park. The lakes Austdalsvatnet and Styggevatnet are located west of Brenibba. Name The first element is bre which means "glacier" and the last element is the finite form of nibbe which means "mountain peak".

Austdalsvatnet (10.76 km)

Austdalsvatnet is a lake in the northwestern part of the municipality of Luster in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. It is located in the Breheimen mountain range at the end of the Austdalsbreen glacier, just north of the lake Styggevatnet. It is about east of Lodalskåpa and Brenibba, in the Jostedalsbreen glacier. The water is regulated by a dam on lake Styggevatnet and it empties into the Jostedøla river which flows south into the Gaupnefjord (part of the Sognefjord).

Ramnefjellsfossen (12.48 km)

Ramnefjellsfossen (also known as: Utigardsfossen or Utigordsfossen) is unofficially listed as the third-highest waterfall in the world in several publications. On the other hand, The World Waterfall Database, a waterfall enthusiast website, which includes all minor and seasonal waterfalls in the country, lists it as eleventh-tallest. The falls are located on the mountain, Ramnefjellet, in the municipality of Stryn in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway–about southeast of the villages of Loen and Olden. The falls are fed by the Ramnefjellbreen glacier, an arm of the great Jostedalsbreen glacier.

Styggevatnet (13.23 km)

Styggevatnet is a glacier lake from the glacier Jostedalsbreen in the municipality of Luster in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. The lake lies just southeast of the lake Austdalsvatnet. The lake is regulated by a dam and it empties into the river Jostedøla. The lake is about to the east of Lodalskåpa and Brenibba in Jostedalsbreen National Park. Styggevatnet lies about from the Breheimsenteret information center, where one can learn about the glacier Nigardsbreen. In the lake, it is possible to kayak with a guide between the ice rocks to a nearby glacier.

Skåla (Sogn og Fjordane) (14.19 km)

Skåla is a mountain in the municipality of Stryn in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. The mountain is located about east of the village of Loen and about south of the lake Oppstrynsvatn. There are two summits to the mountain, one at and one at above sea level. The latter one is sometimes called Stryneskåla. Every year there is a race from the village of Loen up the mountain. Skålatårnet/Kloumantårnet The tower at the top of the 1843 m. summit is built from rocks. It is called Skålatårnet ("Skåla tower") or Kloumantårnet ("Klouman tower").

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Jostedalsbreen National Park

Jostedalsbreen National Park is a national park in Norway that encompasses the largest glacier on the European mainland, Jostedalsbreen. The park was established by royal decree on 25 October 1991, and then in 1998, it was enlarged to the northwest. The park now covers, with the glaciers covering about of the park. Location The park lies in the municipalities of Luster, Balestrand, Jølster, Sogndal, Gloppen, Førde, and Stryn, all of which are in Sogn og Fjordane county.
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