Go into the ice

7000 years back in time

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Kloden i istunnelen i Klimapark 2469.

In short

Experience thawing permafrost, melting snow fields and 375 square meters of a sculptured ice tunnel. Discover the sensational Secrets of the Ice: Artifacts surfacing from the melting ice. Learn about nature, wildlife and climate changes in the highlands.

The climate park is an out door experience in unique nature on the permafrost and snow drifts in Jotunheimen National Park. More than 700 ancient artefacts connected to ancient hunting traditions, have emerged from the melting ice around this snow drift the recent years. The ice itself has been measured to be 7000 years old.

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SUMMER SEASON 2022

We offer daily guiding at these hours:
Mid June – Mid August: 10.30 AM and 2 PM
Also tours at 12.00 PM during high season

Only weekends from the end of August – Mid September: Saturdays and Sundays 10.30 AM and 2 PM

Dress warm and wear hiking boots - this is an outdoor activity 1800 m.a.sl. The temperature in the ice tunnel is around two degrees below zero, measured in celsius.

Take the bus to Klimapark 2469:
Tickets and more hours: https://en-tur.no/

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World class ice art

The ice tunnel measures almost 400 square meters! The walls and interior is shaped and lit by the artist Peder Istad insbired by Norse mythology. You can visit the Jörmungandr or walk under Yggdrasil, but also wander in rooms like The Diamond, The Climate Archive and The Globe.

A solar panel and a wind turbin makes the tunnel self-supplied with energy.

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Learn more at the Norwegian Mountain Center

The mountains are full of history and mystery. Get new insights and the best tips for your next mountain hike at the Norwegian Mountain Center. Take a look at Norways oldest robe, Norways oldest shoe, ski with a binding and bow. All ancient artefacts melting out of the thawing glaciers. Get a view of four seasons in the National Parks, take a look at the mammoths og enter the weather room.

The center is situated just across the road from Lom Stave Church. If you have a ticket to Klimapark 2469, you get a 30 % discount on the entrance ticket. Check out opening hours and the newest exhibitions at norskfjellsenter.no.

KOPIHestekranie av en hingst fra Lendbreen i Breheimen. Trolig omlag 1000 +Ñr gammel. Med arkeolog Elling Utvik Wammer. -® Oppland fylkeskommune, Det brearkeologiske sikringsprogram

Glacier archaeology

More than 2000 artefacts have melted out of the ice patches in the Oppland region the last years. Among them are Norway's oldest clothing - unique in a European context - Norway's oldest shoe, Norway's oldest bow and arrow. The finds tell about ancient hunting traditions on the wild reindeer, and the Vikings wandering over the moutains towards the sales markeds in the West of Norway. You can see many of the finds at The Norwegian Mountain Center in Lom. Read more about the glacier archeologists on secretsoftheice.no.

Galdhøpiggen

Combine with Galdhøpiggen?

Combine your visit in the climate park with a day hike to the highest peak in Norway, Galdhøpiggen (2469 m.a.s.l.). From the mountain lodge Juvasshytta there are guided hikes across the Styggebreen glacier to Galdhøpiggen every day from June to mid September. Remember to book the guided tour in advance. The hike takes about six hours. The view from the top is stunning on days with good weather.

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