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Follow your experienced guide up steep ice stairs and along high ice towers to explore the blue ice of the Nigardsbreen Glacier. Hikers can expect to spend 1.5 of the 4.5 hour trip on the ice.

This steep guided hike is a popular excursion for those looking for a challenging hiking trip in the mountains. Hikers are roped up and fitted with crampons and ice axes so they can walk along the deep blue crevasses and ice towers. Some groups even crawl through ice tunnels!

Participants should be sure-footed and must wear clothing covering their entire body (no shorts or skirts without leggings).

In front of Nigardsbreen Glacier there is the lake Nigardsbrevatnet, where boats transport visitors to the glacier. This is part of Jostedal Glacier National Park, named for the Jostedalen Valley.

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Glacier hike at Nigardsbreen
Climbing a deep crevasse at Nigardsbreen

Important on this trip


Bring gloves, warm wind- and waterproof clothing, sunglasses and hiking boots.


There are no meals included on this tour. Make sure to pack a solid lunch.

Age Limit

Participants have to be at least 12 years old.

Meeting Point

Nigardsbreen parking lot, by the sign marked "Guide".


This hike is operated by an experienced guide.

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Long-sleeved clothes

You must wear a long-sleeved shirt and pants. Bare skin is not allowed on the ice for your own safety.