Travelling up the Olden Valley to Briksdalsbreen is a magnificent experience. The turbulent torrent that descends from the glacier broadens out into three successive lakes framed by steep mountain slopes. From the stolkjerre, or pony-drawn cart, that takes you up the glacier you can admire the passing landscape. When the track stops, a narrow path weaves between enormous rocks up to the foot of the glacier which descends from an altitude of 1 700m to just 346m. The view of this enormous mass of ice, slit with two wide crevices, is literally breathtaking.