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Hike to Fonnabu by the glacier Folgefonna

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Hike to Fonnabu by the glacier Folgefonna Photo: LH Eikeland
Hike to Fonnabu by the glacier Folgefonna Photo: KLV
Hike to Fonnabu by the glacier Folgefonna Photo: KLV
Hike to Fonnabu by the glacier Folgefonna Photo: KLV
Hike to Fonnabu by the glacier Folgefonna Photo: Kåre Eik
Hike to Fonnabu by the glacier Folgefonna Photo: AK Løvfall
Hike to Fonnabu by the glacier Folgefonna Photo: AK Løvfall
Hike to Fonnabu by the glacier Folgefonna Photo: Kåre Eik
Hike to Fonnabu by the glacier Folgefonna Photo: Anne Kari Enes
Hike to Fonnabu by the glacier Folgefonna Photo: Anne Kari Enes
Hike to Fonnabu by the glacier Folgefonna Photo: Anne Kari Enes

Hike facts

Effort level
  • Expert
Duration
  • 10 hours
Landscape
  • Mountain
  • glacier

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 is an information board by the parking lot and by the intersection 500 meters before Lake Bondhusvatnet.
T markings, signs and cairns.

Grading
Black
Challenging hike, five boots according to the DNT system.

Difference in altitude
60 - 1450m AMSL

Estimated Time
10 hours round trip

Recommended advice
The weather changes abruptly in the high mountain by the glacier. Bring clothes for precipitation and cold weather.
Staying the night to experience evenings and mornings is recommended.

Overview
From the parking lot there is a quality gravel road, Isvegen, to the intersection 500 meters before Lake Bondhusvatnet. From here on the restored riding path up Hillerslia for 18 hairpin turns to Gardshammarsetra mountain farm, and further up to a bridge by Lake Botnavatnet. Continue on a partly built path in screes and high mountains to the cabin Breidablikk, which is unmanned and has four beds. It takes approx. 1 hour from here to the glacier center Fonnabu, which is unmanned and has 27 beds.
This is the most used way up to Folgefonna Glacier, that includes the extraordinary experience of "From Fjord To Glacier". The cabins Breidablikk and Fonnabu are owned by Bergen turlag and are maintained by Kvinnherad turlag.
To get onto the glacier, you need to have the necessary equipment and experience. A satisfactory alternative could be a walk in the mountains along the glacier. You will find many beautiful ice and mountain formations here. For a couple of weeks during the summer, the glacier is tour guided every day from Fonnabu to Holmaskjerhytta at the Odda side.

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

  • Nature and terrain

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

    • expert
    • marked trails with colour grading
  • Special

    • glacier
    • mountain area
  • Duration

    • 10 hours
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Hike to Fonnabu by the glacier Folgefonna - Photo: LH Eikeland

Hike to Fonnabu by the glacier Folgefonna

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

Hike to Fonnabu by the glacier Folgefonna

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