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Hike to the Bondhus glacier

Hike to the Bondhus glacier Photo: KLV Hike to the Bondhus glacier Photo: KLV Hike to the Bondhus glacier Photo: KLV Hike to the Bondhus glacier Photo: Samarbeidsrådet Hike to the Bondhus glacier Photo: Anne Kari Enes Hike to the Bondhus glacier Photo: KLV Read more: Dronninga sin signatur Hike to the Bondhus glacier Photo: Kvinnherad kommune
Hike to the Bondhus glacier Photo: KLV
Hike to the Bondhus glacier Photo: KLV
Hike to the Bondhus glacier Photo: KLV
Hike to the Bondhus glacier Photo: Samarbeidsrådet
Hike to the Bondhus glacier Photo: Anne Kari Enes
Hike to the Bondhus glacier Photo: KLV
Read more: Dronninga sin signatur
Hike to the Bondhus glacier Photo: Kvinnherad kommune

Hike facts

Effort level
  • Easy
  • Medium
Duration
  • 2 hours
  • 3 hours
  • 4 hours
Landscape
  • Mountain
  • Fjord
  • glacier
Season:
All year

Contact information

Description

Location Sunndal, Mauranger
Map Folgefonna National Park
Start and stopping point Bondhus
Parking From Sunndal through the Bondhusbygda hamlet for 500 meters to the parking lot at the entrance to Bondhusdalen Valley. There is a sign by the highway. NOTE: Please park in such a way that the road can be accessed by tractor.
Marking There are signs and information boards, but the route itself is not marked throughout.
Grading Lake Bondhusvatnet: Green Easy hike, one boot according to the DNT system. Suited for baby carriages, bikes and motorized wheelchairs. Bondhusbrea: Blue Moderate hike, two boots according to the DNT system.
Difference in altitude 60 - 190/320m AMSL Estimated Time 2 hours round trip to Lake Bondhusvatnet 3 hours round trip to the far end of Lake Bondhusvatnet. 4 hour round trip to the moraine fields (Vetledalen) under the Bondhusbrea Glacier.
Recommended advice The path can be soft and wet from Lake Bondhusvatnet towards Vetledalen/Bondhusbrea Glacier.
Overview From the parking lot there is a quality gravel road, Isvegen to Lake Bondhusvatnet, 190m AMSL. The road was built in 1863 to transport ice from the Bondhusbreen Glacier down to the fjord for export. It has later been maintained as an unusually beautiful tourist attraction. There is a path further along the lake and up to Vetledalen valley, 320m AMSL where you will be closer to the Bondhusbrea Glacier. The Bondhusbrea Glacier is often mentioned as the best site for glacier climbing in the country. The Bondhusdalen valley is central in Folgefonna National Park, and it is not a cooincidence that this was the location where the National Park was opened May 14th, 2005 by Queen Sonja. You can see her signature on a rock by Lake Bondhusvatnet. The area has been a magnet for tourists and mountain goers since the middle of the 1800’s

Trail marking

This hike is signposted and the level of difficulty indicated by colour-coded icons. Green is easiest, blue is moderate, red is demanding, and black is very demanding.

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Facilities

  • Season

    • all year round (210)
    • april
    • may
    • august
    • july
    • june
    • september
    • october
  • Disabled persons

    • accessible to wheelchair users
  • Nature and terrain

    • gravel
    • total ascent
    • national park
    • glacier
  • Grading

    • medium
    • easy
    • marked trails with colour grading
  • Special

    • mountain area
    • fjord area
  • Duration

    • 2 hours
    • 3 hours
    • 4 hours
  • Distance

    • length in km (8,6)
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Hike to the Bondhus glacier

Location Sunndal, Mauranger Map Folgefonna National Park Start and stopping point Bondhus Parking From Sunndal through the Bondhusbygda hamlet for...

Hike to the Bondhus glacier

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