Who said that skiing and snowboarding is just for the winter? Our trip takes you to one of Europe’s foremost summer ski resorts. Come with us and enjoy a day of summer skiing on a glacier.
Skiing at the height of summer is definitely one of those rare experiences to cross off your bucket list. Our trip takes you from Bergen by bus, on a fjord cruise on the Hardangerfjord and on to Fonna Glacier Ski Resort.
The alpine ski resort is located 1200 m (3,900 ft) above sea level. This leading ski resort has slopes for every level. In addition to wide ski slopes perfect for beginners there is a freestyle park for more seasoned enthusiasts.
An added bonus is the astonishing views of the Hardangerfjord seen from the ski lift. On clear days you can see all the way to the North Sea.
In addition to transportation and the ski pass, rental skis and a helmet are included in your tour.
Surrounded by towering cliffs and lush mountain sides the Hardangerfjord is a masterpiece of nature. Stretching for 179km (111mi), it's the second largest fjord in Norway and the fourth largest in the world.
Folgefonna Welcoming Centre
Make sure to check out the brand new welcoming centre located at the foot of the ski lift. It was completed and opened in the summer of 2020. On the inside you will find restrooms, wardrobes, a shop and a restaurant.
Folgefonna National Park
Folgefonna National Park was established in 2005 to preserve the unique flora and fauna in the area. The glacier has dug out deep valleys and rivers flooding with icegreen melt water.
Folgefonna is the third largest glacier in Norway. It has been a popular tourist attraction since the 1830s. At its thickest, the ice measures 400 meters (1,300 ft). The melt-water from the glacier i bottled to form the product Isklar (bottled water)
With a ski lift mounted directly on the ice, this alpine ski resort is something out of the ordinary. Summer skiing has been a popular activity here for more than 20 years. During your tour you get to spend 4 hours skiing on the glacier.
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Important on this trip
Meals are not included on this trip. Food and beverages can be purchased on the fjord cruise and at Folgefonna Ski Resort.
Included Skiing Equipment
In addition to your ski pass rental skis, ski boots and a helmet are included in your ticket.
Bring a water-and-windproof jacket, sunglasses, hat, gloves and ski pants. If you don’t have appropriate clothing you can rent some from the ski resort.
Meeting point at Bergen Bus Station, Platform O. Please meet 15 minutes before departure.
Fjord Cruise Clothing
The fjords can be windy, so bring a windproof jacket and extra layers of clothing. Use comfortable footwear for walking when the boat is in motion.
Available Rental Gear
- Ski jacket 100 NOK / per day
- Ski pants 100 NOK / per day
- Ski jacket and pants 150 NOK / per day
Sunglasses, sun lotion and maps are available for purchase.