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Blue Ice Hike Juklavass Glacier, Folgefonna

  • Bergen Base Camp, Holmedalsgården 3, Bergen
  • 55 32 55 00
  •  /  km From You
Overview

Guided day trip to Juklavass Glacier, Lighting conditions, infinite shades of blue, makes the glacier walk a special experience. Transport included.

Blue Ice Hike with Folgefonni Breførarlag on Juklavass Glacier, which is an arm of the Folgefonna Glacier, Norway's third largest glacier (225 km2). Here you will get a fairy tale experience on blue ice!

Lighting conditions, infinite shades of blue and all the sounds makes the glacier walk a special experience. The glacier hike starts from Fonna Glacier Ski Resort in Jondal (1200 metres).The Glacier fall Juklavass Glacier consists of both calm, at ice and more challenging crevasse areas. The guide company, Folgefonni Breførarlag, has normally two glacier guides or more every day, you can then choose to walk an easy, or a more challenging tour on the blue ice.

In the middle of the ice fall, we take a break with view over the North Sea and the Rosendal alps. The guides will tell you about the culture and the physical geography. At the end of the day, we walk back

in the afternoon light with the fjord and mountains below us. 

The tour requires that you are over 7-8 years of age and have a normal level of fitness.

The whole tour takes 11,5 hours. The glacier hike is about 5-6 km and takes approx. 5-6 hours. Classification: blue, medium.

Included •    Guided Glacier Hike with rent of necessary equipment •    Transport Bergen-Fonna Glacier Ski Resort round trip

Itinerary •    07.25 Departure Bergen Bus Station O (bus 945), meet 20 min before •    08.50 Arrival Norheimsund •    09.00 Departure Norheimsund (boat) •    09.23 Arrival Herand •    09.25 Departure Herand (bus 980) 09.55 Arrival Jondal •    09.55 Departure Jondal (bus 982) 10.40 Arrival Fonna Glacier Ski Resort •    11.00 Meet at Fonna Glacier Ski Resort (Folgefonni Breførarlag) •    15.50 Departure Fonna Glacier Ski Resort (bus 982) •    16.40 Arrival Jondal •    17.05 Departure Jondal (ferry) •    17.25 Tørvikbygd kai •    17.25 Departure Tørvikbygd kai (bus 749) •    17.40 Arrival Norheimsund terminal •    17.45 Departure Norheimsund terminal (bus 925) •    19.10 Arrival Bergen Bus Station O

Clothes you should wear •    Wool socks and woollen thermals - •    Warm/wind/waterproof clothing (jacket/pants) recommended Gore-Tex •    Mountain boots (if you have your own) •    Sunglasses and sunscreen (the sun is much stronger when you walk on snow, compared to by the water) •    Gloves and a warm hat •    Food for 5 hours •    Something to drink

The guide company provides all the necessary glacier equipment (crampons, harness, helmet, ice axe and ropes). They can also bring hiking boots (sizes EU 33 - 48) if you specify your shoe size when booking the tour. Folgefonni Breførarlag offer rental of water/wind proof layer. NOK 150 per person. Please send us an e-mail if you need to rent clothing.

 


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