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 ancient desert of ice.
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.
The trip starts and ends in Bergen, and includes a scenic Hardangerfjord cruise where you get to kick back and relax while taking in the scenery. The bus and boat rides are unguided, but don't worry, the transfers are seamless.
Your hike runs along Juklavass glacier, which is a part of Folgefonna. The glacier consists of both calm, flat ice and more challenging crevasse areas, which means the tour can easily be adjusted to the group’s desires.
Folgefonna is Norway’s third largest glacier and has attracted tourists since 1833. At its thickest, the ice measures 400 meters (1,300 ft). The area around the glacier gathers large amounts of snow every winter.
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 this season. 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. Deep valleys and rivers flooding with ice blue meltwater have been dug out by the glacier.
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.
Guided glacier hike
Equipped with snow anchors, bolts and ice axes, the experienced glacier guides are ready to take you on an adventure. The experienced guide team has been running guided glacier hikes in the area since the mid 90s.
Itinerary for Folgefonna Glacier Hike
Arrival in Bergen
Bergen bus station
Bus 925 to Norheimund
Bergen bus station
Boat to Herand
Bus to Folgefonna Ski Center
Herand bus stop
Glacier Hiking at Folgefonna
Bus to Herand
Folgefonna Ski Center
Boat to Norheimsund
Bus to Bergen
Norheimsund bus stop
Important on this trip
Boots are provided
Mountain boots are provided, but feel free to bring your own if you have them.
Available rental gear
- Ski jacket 100 NOK / per day
- Ski pants 100 NOK / per day
- Ski jacket and pants 150 NOK / per day
- Ice axe
- Mountain boots
(size EUR 33-48)
Meals are not included on this trip. Food and drinks can be purchased on board the fjord cruise and at Folgefonna Glacier Resort.
The lower age limit to participate on this tour is 7.
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.
Meeting Point and transportation
Meeting point at Bergen Bus Station, Platform O. Please meet 15 minutes before departure. The bus and boat ride are by public transport and non guided. Your guide will meet you at Folgefonna.
Sunglasses and sun lotion are available for purchase.
Glacier Hike Clothing
Avoid wearing t-shirts, shorts or tights as the snow contains bacteria that can be harmful if you get a cut. So make sure to bring a long sleeve sweater and proper hiking pants.