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Prices from Bergen include the bus, boat and hike
Prices from Norheimsund include the boat and hike
Whether you are seeking an adventurous glacial climb or a more relaxed hike, this once in a lifetime trip combines a cruise across Hardangerfjord with a hike of the Folgefonna glacier. From stunning mountainous views from the fjord cruise to an abundance of tranquil blue tones on the glacier, this trip is sure to take your breath away.
Folgefonna glacier is in the heart of Folgefonna National Park which has been attracting tourists since the 1830’s. Overlooking the stunning Hardangerfjord, you see the fjord from both the glacier and whilst cruising across Hardangerfjord before and after your hike. With beautiful scenery both from the fjord and the glacier, this promises to be an exhilarating adventure that you definitely shouldn't miss out on whilst in Norway.
The adventure begins at Bergen where you can take the bus to Norheimsund. From there you will travel by boat to Herand and then take a final bus to Folgefonna Glacier Ski Resort. When you arrive at the ski resort you will be met by a tour guide who will accompany you on your hike across the beautiful Folgefonna glacier which takes between 5-6 hours. There are different levels of climbing and various routes depending on ability so the hike can be enjoyed by everyone from the age of 8 and in good health.
Learn about the history, culture and geography whilst hiking the Folgefonna glacier. Enjoy an exhilarating hike and a relaxing cruise along Hardangerfjord with breathtaking views on a clear day.
Sights on the trip
Folgefonna glacier is the third largest glacier in Norway. Hike or ski through in the middle of summer and experience breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and Hardangerfjord below. The ice on this coastal glacier is 400 metres deep at its thickest point, and is made up of three plateaux glaciers in the Hardanger region.
If Sognefjord is the King of the fjords then Hardangerfjord is the Queen. Stretching for 179 km, it is the second largest fjord in Norway and the fourth largest in the world. Surrounded by towering cliffs, snow-capped mountains and blossoming fruit trees, this part of Norway is a masterpiece of nature.
Local Wildlife in Hardanger
Folgefonna National Park has its own unique microclimate. Heather and arctic-cotton grass grow at the edge of the glacier and plants are well suited to withstand extreme temperatures and weather conditions. The area surrounding the glacier is home to rock ptarmigan, golden eagles and meadow pipit birds.