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Guided glacier hiking Folgefonna

Round trip from Bergen to Folgefonna Ski Centre including 5-hour guided tour on the glacier Folgefonna.

You can start this tour from the bus station in Bergen or from the quay in Norheimsund if you drive your own car.

From Bergen the bus takes you to Norheimsund and continues by boat from Nordheimsund to Herand. From Herad a bus takes you up Fonna Glacier Ski Resort.

Folgefonna is Norway’s third largest glacier and is covering a total of 200 square kilometres. From Folgefonna you have panorama view to the Fjord, Rosendal alps, and the North Sea in West.

Folgefonni Breførarlag, the glacier guide team, is waiting for you at the ski centre (1200 metres above sea level). On a guided five-hour hike you will have close contact with a unique natural environment and with the culture and history of this beautiful area.

The bus is waiting at ski centre after the hike, and takes you down to Herand quay from where you travel by boat to Norheimsund and the bus towards Bergen.

Experienced guides will adapt the glacier hike to the participant's wishes and conditions. Along with your fellow hikers you will get roped together to explore the ancient desert of ice. During the hike you will have stunning views of the North Sea and the Rosendal Alps. Along the way the guides will share information about the flora and fauna of the area. Your hike will be customized to your group's experience and athletic ability, and no matter the weather you'll have an incredible day on the mountain. In fact, the rain brings out amazing colors in the ice. The Folgefonna panorama glacier hike is second to none!

The trip starts and ends in Bergen, and includes a scenic Hardangerfjord cruise where you get to kick back and relax while taking in the scenery. The bus and boat rides are unguided, but don't worry, the transfers are seamless.

 Age limit:
Participants must be at least 10 years old.

The hike is adjusted to the group's wishes and conditions. Please note that there is no ice climbing.

Please bring warm, wind and waterproof clothing. Gloves are also needed.

What to pack:
Please bring sunglasses, sun lotion, food and something to drink. Use a backpack with some extra space for glacier equipment.

Meeting point and transportation:
Meeting point at Bergen Bus Station, Platform O. Please meet 15 minutes before departure. The bus and boat ride are by public transport and non guided. Your guide will meet you at Folgefonna

5-6 hours. The trip is about 5-6 km total walking distance.

Warm, wind-and waterproof clothing (weather dependent), gloves, mountain boots (if you have your own), food and something to drink. Sunglasses and sun lotion is recommended.

Included in the price you will get crampons, ice axe, harness, helm, rope, and mountain boots (if you do not have your own). Have mountain boots in sizes from 33 to 48 (EUR).

We also offer rental of clothing, Gore-Tex and fleece (reservation of clothing has to be done when trip is booked). For sale, we have sunglasses, sun lotion, maps, snacks, lunch food.  

Suitable for:
All people above 10 years old and in normal conditions. Normally we have more than two glacier guides every day, you can then choose to walk easy, or more challenging tour in the blue ice.  

Timetable 2023:
07:25: Departure by bus to Nordheimsund kai from Bergen bus station, zone O.
09:00: Departure by boat from Nordheimsund kai to Herand kai
09:25: Departure by bus from Herand kai.
11:00 - 15:00: Glacier walk Folgefonna Ski Center
16:30: Departure by bus from Folgefonna ski center
17:52: Departure by boat to Bergen from Herand kai
19:00: Departure by bus from Nordheimsund kai
20:25: Arrival Bergen Bus Station

Source: Visit Bergen


Guided glacier hiking Folgefonna

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