What would you say if we told you that you could enjoy a bus, boat and ski trip all in one day? And in the height of summer? Well, believe it or not, you can when you book our tour to Folgefonna glacier.
Our tour leaves Bergen by bus and will take you to the first stop, Norheimsund. From here you’ll enjoy a boat cruise on the beautiful Hardangerfjord. Sit back, relax and enjoy the serene fjord in all its glory before departing the boat at Herand. Looming in the distance, you’ll be able to see the Folgefonna glacier. A bus runs from Herand to Fonna Glacier Ski Resort. It’s here that you can put your ski or snowboarding skills to the test.
1200 metres above sea level, this leading summer ski resort has slopes for every level. The wide alpine ski slopes are perfect for beginners, offering plenty of space to get to grips with the basics. Perhaps you’re a seasoned snowsport enthusiast? In which case you can try out new tricks at the freestyle park. As you’re taking a rest on the ski lift, be sure to admire the astonishing views of Hardangerfjord. On a clear day, you can even see the North Sea!
Sights on the trip
At 179km long, Hardangerfjord is the third longest fjord in the world. Surrounded by quaint villages and lush green landscapes, Hardangerfjord provides the perfect backdrop for discovering new adventures. The depths of the fjord reach 900m at the deepest point whilst on the surface, the fjord is lined with steep cliffs and snow-capped mountains which will captivate your imagination.
The small rural community of Herand is located in the municipality of Jondal, the gateway to Folgefonna National Park. Herand has been voted Norway's most beautiful rural community, with its well-preserved cultural landscape and beautiful location. Here, you can experience authentic Norwegian cultural history with old farmyards, marketplaces, Bronze Age carvings, a boat-building museum and local flavours.
Folgefonna Ski Resort
The glacier is located in the county of Hordaland and is one of the southernmost glaciers in Norway. Summer skiing has been a popular activity here for the past 20 years, and the ski-lift is mounted directly on the glacier. From freestyle skiing, cross-country skiing trails to a snowboarding park and snowshoe hikes, there’s plenty to keep you busy at Folgefonna ski resort. The views from this summer ski resort will leave you speechless!
Facilities on the boat
· Toilets are available on board
· A kiosk selling drinks and snacks
Facilities at Fonna Ski Resort
· Rental equipment
What to wear
Summer skiing doesn’t usually require salopettes and a ski jacket. Although, it’s still important to take warm clothing with you. We suggest a fleece to pull over your t-shirt if you start to get a bit chilly. Take a small rucksack and take a hat and gloves with you too, just in case. It’s also a good idea to wear loose fitting clothes so that you can easily impress people with your tricks in the snow.
· Additional layers
Where to eat
There is a cafe serving food and drink at Fonna Ski Resort. However, if you don’t want to purchase food here, you’re advised to take a packed lunch for your trip. There are not many places on route to purchase refreshments.
Many people who come on this trip bring their own skiing or snowboarding equipment. If you’re just a beginner and you don’t have your own equipment, don’t let it put you off. Fonna Ski Resort hires out skis, snowboards, boots, poles and helmets.
How much is it to hire snow equipment?
The price of renting ski/snowboarding equipment starts at NOK 330 for adults and NOK 250 for children per day.
Here at Go Fjords, we want you to have an enjoyable travel experience which meets your expectations in every way. With this in mind, please read through our general conditions of travel before departure.