Research

Jotunheimen has attracted students and archaeologists for some 200 years. Juvflye has always been a centre of activity, and offers glaciers, permafrost, unique flora, and exciting geology. Over the past few years, the melting ice has revealed secrets of the past. At Klimapark 2469, we collaborate with researchers and communicate any findings to our visitors. Together with the Norwegian Meteorological Institute, Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, University of Oslo, Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate, and Gjøvik University College, we aim to build a national monitoring programme for climate change in the Galdhøpiggen area and to establish Klimapark 2469 as a window for the public.

At present, there is extensive monitoring and research activity at Juvflye and in the Galdhøpiggen area – more than ever before:

• Meteorological observation station for weather forecasting and climate research at Juvvasshøe.
• Permafrost monitoring in the area between Raubergstulen and Juvasshytta.
• Archaeological recording of finds from the melting ice at Juvfonna.
• Botanical studies.
• Quaternary geology, bedrock geology, and land formations that feature in several research projects.
• Core sampling of sediments from the lakes Juvvatnet and Raudbergstultjønne.
• Glacier monitoring.
• Hydrological monitoring.