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Glacier Periodic Photo

The Glacier Periodic Photo (GPP) series show photos of selected glaciers in mainland Norway. The photo series illustrates how a selection of Norwegian glaciers have changed during the last 10-140 years. The earliest photos are from 1869. The majority of the pictures are from the last 20 years. The number of photos varies between the glaciers. Please note that the photos are not necessarily taken from the same location. The photo angle, view and line of sight will vary.

Click on the glaciers in the left menu and see the photos as a slide show. For each glacier it is also possible to see a comparison of two photos. The source of the data is NVE’s photo archive, with contributions from NVE collaborators.


Bergsetbreen (ID 2318) in 1996 and 2008. Bergsetbreen reacts quickly to changes in climate. The glacier advanced in the 1990s as a result of a transient mass surplus. Between 2000 and 2008 the glacier retreated. The lower tongue became completely separated from the glacier in 2006. Photos: Hallgeir Elvehøy and Kristen Åsen