Folgefonna Glacier Hike

Peaceful Hardangerfjord cruise and adventurous glacier hike at Folgefonna

Join us for a day trip to Folgefonna, the southernmost glacier in Norway. This experience includes a thrilling glacier hike and a tranquil cruise on the stunning Hardangerfjord, offering a complete and memorable adventure from Bergen.

Highlights

  • Relaxing fjord cruise on the picturesque Hardangerfjord
  • Thrilling, guided glacier hike on Folgefonna
  • Stunning views of the North Sea and Rosendal Alps
  • Walk behind Steinsdalsfossen waterfall

Starting the journey

Your journey begins with a relaxing bus trip from Bergen to Norheimsund, where you’ll board a high speed catamaran for a fjord cruise on the picturesque Hardangerfjord. This serene start to your day allows you to unwind and soak in the breathtaking views of Norway’s natural beauty. The boat ride, although unguided, promises a seamless and enjoyable experience.

As our fjord cruise reaches the town of Herand, you’ll smoothly transition to a comfortable bus journey, which will take you up through scenic landscapes to the ski center at Folgefonna, the starting point of our glacier hiking adventure.

Guided glacier hiking adventure

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 glacier.

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.

Exploring Steinsdalsfossen

As the day winds down, you’ll return to Bergen, but not without a delightful 45-minute interlude at the enchanting Steinsdalsfossen waterfall, near Norheimsund. This stop allows you to marvel at the waterfall’s beauty and even walk behind its cascading waters for a truly unique perspective.

During your visit to Steinsdalsfossen, you’ll have the opportunity to explore two souvenir shops, perfect for finding special keepsakes or gifts that capture the essence of your Norwegian adventure. Additionally, a charming café nearby offers a selection of refreshments. Whether you’re craving a warm cup of coffee, a light snack, a refreshing soda, or a delicious ice cream, it’s the perfect way to conclude your memorable day.

Booking options

When booking your journey, you have the flexibility to choose your preferred starting point for the trip, with options available from either Bergen, Norheimsund, or Jondal, to best suit your travel plans.

Season dates

Main Season: June 26th to August 11th.
Departure from Bergen and Norheimsund.

Additional Dates: June 15th to June 25th & August 12th to September 15th
Departure from Bergen, Norheimsund, and Jondal.

The itinerary is slightly different on the additional dates outside the main season. The boat from Norheimsund on the Hardangerfjord has been replaced by a bus that runs directly to Jondal.

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