Trips

Fjord cruise on Hardangerfjord and skiing on Folgefonna glacier

Enjoy summer skiing on Folgefonna glacier!
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A person snowboarding on the folgefonna glacier in t-shirt with the Hardangerfjord visible in the horizon.Daniel Tengs

Overview

Skiing in summer? You can at Folgefonna
  • Season
    June 25th - 12th Aug.
  • Departure point
    Bergen Bus Station or Norheimsund
  • Duration
    11.5 h

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!

Hardangerfjord and Folgefonna Glacier Itinerary 

07:25- Depart from Bergen bus station

08:55- Arrive by bus at Norheimsund quay

09:00- Depart by boat from Norheimsund quay

09:23- Arrive by boat at Herand quay

09:25- Depart by bus from Herand quay

10:40- Arrive by bus at Folgefonna Ski Centre

Once you arrive at Folgefonna ski resort, you can collect your ski pass which is included in the ticket price. If you don’t have your own equipment, you can rent it from the ski centre. This is available at an extra cost. 

15:50- Depart by bus from Folgefonna Ski Centre

17:05- Arrive by bus at Herand quay

17:07- Depart by boat from Herand quay

17:30- Arrive by boat at Norheimsund quay

17:45- Depart by bus from Norheimsund quay

19:10- Arrive by bus at Bergen bus station 

Prices and departures

Prices

From Bergen


From Norheimsund



Quoted prices apply to online bookings. An additional charge may apply on trips where purchasing on site is available.

Departures

From Bergen


From the bus terminal at 07:25 AM

From Norheimsund


From the quay at 09:00 AM


Map

Highlights

Sights on the trip

  • Hardangerfjord

     Admire the beautiful Hardangerfjord, the second largest fjord in Norway at 179 km long. Enjoy a gentle cruise from Norheimsund to the village of Herand. You’ll be amazed by the dramatic landscape surrounding the fjord as you gaze at snow-capped mountaintops and luscious orchards. You will soon understand why Hardangerfjord and the surrounding area is a popular tourist destination with its beautiful nature, living cultural heritage and memorable experiences. 

    Reflection of clouds in the water and wonderful natural landscape view on the mountain peaks with green slopes, Norway, Hardangerfjord
  • Herand

     The small rural community of Herand is situated in the municipality of Jondal, the gateway to Folgefonna National Park. Herand has been voted Norway's finest 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.

    A view of typical Norwegian wooden houses in yellow and red by the Hardangerfjord in Western Norway.
  • Folgefonna

     Folgefonna is actually not a product of the Ice Age, it was formed around 5,000 years ago. 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. Located on tip of Norway’s third largest glacier. The views from this summer ski resort will leave you speechless!    

    Folgefonna glacier natural landscape.

Practical information

Top tips and advice

 Facilities on the boat

· Toilets are available on board

· A kiosk selling drinks and snacks

Facilities at Fonna Ski Resort

· Rental equipment

· Cafe

· Toilets

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. 

· Sunglasses

· Suncream

· Backpack

· 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. 

Additional Information 

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.