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Hike to Buerbreen glacier

Hike to Buerbreen glacier Photo: Anke Wittkowski Hike to Buerbreen glacier Photo: Jan-Stefan Knick Hike to Buerbreen glacier Photo: Anke Wittkowski
Hike to Buerbreen glacier Photo: Anke Wittkowski
Hike to Buerbreen glacier Photo: Jan-Stefan Knick
Hike to Buerbreen glacier Photo: Anke Wittkowski

Hike facts

Effort level
  • Medium
Duration
  • 3 hours
Landscape
  • Forest
  • glacier

Contact information

Description

The Buerbreen glacier in Odda is a part of the Folgefonna glacier.  The marked trail through Buerdalen takes you all the way up to the edge of the glacier. 3 hours hike in total. Starting point at Buer, 8 km from the centre of Odda. Drive route 13 towards Røldal, and turn right at signpost Buer. Already from the parking place you can see the glacier. The last part of the hike is steep – bring good hiking boots. It is also possbile to join a guided hike on the glacier, contact Odda tourist office.

Categories

  • Hiking Hiking

Facilities

  • Nature and terrain

    • glacier
    • forest
  • Grading

    • medium
  • Season

    • summer
    • spring
    • autumn
  • Duration

    • 3 hours
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Hike to Buerbreen glacier - Photo: Anke Wittkowski

Hike to Buerbreen glacier

The Buerbreen glacier in Odda is a part of the Folgefonna glacier.  The marked trail through Buerdalen takes you all the way up to the edge of the glac...

Hike to Buerbreen glacier

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