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 temperature is normally between 5 and 15 degrees Celsius (41-59 degrees Fahrenheit) on the glacier.
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 (3,1-3,7 miles) 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 21 AUGUST - 24 SEPTEMBER • 08.20 Departure Bergen Bus Station O (bus 930), meet 20 min before • 10.30 Arrival Jondal • 10.30 Departure Jondal – glacier guide will meet you at the pier • 11.00 Arrival Fonna Glacier Ski Resort • 11.00: Blue ice hike on Juklavass Glacier starts from Fonna Glacier Ski Resort. • 17.15: End of glacier hike. Transport from Fonna Glacier Ski Resort • 18.00 Arrival Jondal • 18.00 Departure Jondal (bus 930) • 20.05 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.