Jostedal Camping, former Gjerde Camping, offers affordable accommodation in cabins of different sizes. The campsite is only 5 km from Jostedalsbreen National Park and the glaciers Nigardsbreen and Bergsetbreen, and only 30 km from Sognefjorden, the longest fjord in the world.
The campsite is idyllically situated at Gjerde, in the valley Jostedalen, where the tributary Krundøla flows into the river Jostedøla. At Gjerde, you will find a grocery, a petrol station and a hotel & café, serving home-made food.
There are electric power connectors for 30 units (campervans, caravans and tents).
Free wireless internet access (WiFi).
A new wing to the sanitary building was set up in 2007, with new showers, toilets and a kitchen. There are also baby changing- and disabled facilities. The service building has token operated washing machine and tumble dryer.
Pictures from the new sanitary building.
From the campsite you can go hiking in the mountains or go rafting in the river Jostedøla. Nigardsbreen is only a short drive away (5 km), and from there you can join guided tours or hire a personal guide.
Within approximately half an hours drive from Gjerde you can take guided kayak-trips from the lake Styggevatnet or visit the museum Breheimsenteret and enjoy their exhibitions.
In the winter season, Gjerde is an excellent starting point for off-piste skiing, either with or without a guide. But you have to go the hard way, there are no ski-lifts in the immediate surroundings. Also, the danger of being caught by an avalanche is real, so you have to know what you are doing.