Guided Blue Ice Hike - Norway Insight

Guided Blue Ice Hike

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Guided day trip to Juklavass Glacier. Bus and boat through Hardanger on the way to the Glacier.

Blue Ice Hike with Folgefonni Breførarlag on Juklavass Glacier, which is an arm of the Folgefonna Glacier, Norway’s third largest glacier (225 km2). Here you will get a fairy tale experience on blue ice!

Lighting conditions, infinite shades of blue and all the sounds makes the glacier walk a special experience.The glacier hike starts from Fonna Glacier Ski Resort in Jondal (1200 metres).The Glacier fall Juklavass Glacier consists of both calm, at ice and more challenging crevasse areas. The guide company, Folgefonni Breførarlag, has normally two glacier guides or more every day, you can then choose to walk an easy, or a more challenging tour on the blue ice.

In the middle of the ice fall, we take a break with view over the North Sea and the Rosendal alps. The guides will tell you about the culture and the physical geography. At the end of the day, we walk back in the afternoon light with the fjord and mountains below us. 

The temperature is normally between 5 and 15 degrees Celsius (41-59 degrees Fahrenheit) on the glacier.

The tour requires that you are over 7-8 years of age and have a normal level of fitness.

The whole tour takes 11,5 hours. The glacier hike is about 5-6 km (3,1-3,7 miles) and takes approx. 5-6 hours.
Classification: blue, medium.

Bergen-Jondal-Fonna Glacier Ski Resort-Jondal-Bergen

 

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Season

  • 26 June-20 August and 21 August-24 September

Age limit

  • Recommended age limit 7-8.

Price

  • Child (7-15): NOK 1450,-

  • Adult (16+): NOK 1450,-

Included 

  • Guided Glacier Hike with nessesery aquipment.
  • Transport Bergen-Fonna Glacier Ski Resort round trip 

Itinerary 21 August - 24 September 

  • 08.20 Departure Bergen Bus Station O (bus 930), meet 20 min before
  • 10.30 Leave the bus when it cross with ferry Tørvikbygd - Jondal and walk off the ferry in Jondal
  • 10.30 Find car with Folgefonni logo outside SPAR at the ferry dock, this car will take you to Fonna Glacier Ski Resort. Call +47 95117792 in case you don't find the car.
  • 11.00-17.00: Guided blue ice hike with Folgefonni Breføralag
  • 17.15: End of glacier hike. Transport from Fonna Glacier Ski Resort to the ferry dock
  • 18.00 Take the ferry and go on bus line 930 which is on the ferry. Direct bus to Bergen
  • 20.05 Arrival Bergen Bus Station O

Itinerary 26 June-20 August

  • 07.25 Departure Bergen Bus Station O (bus 945), meet 20 min before
  • 08.50 Arrival Norheimsund
  • 09.00 Departure Norheimsund (boat Norled)
  • 09.23 Arrival Herand
  • 09.25 Departure Herand (bus 980)
  • 09.55 Arrival Jondal
  • 09.55 Departure Jondal (bus 982)
  • 10.40 Arrival Fonna Glacier Ski Resort
  • 11.00 Meet at Fonna Glacier Ski Resort (Folgefonni Breførarlag)
  • 15.50 Departure Fonna Glacier Ski Resort (bus 982)
  • 16.40 Arrival Jondal
  • 17.05 Departure Jondal (ferry)
  • 17.25 Tørvikbygd kai
  • 17.25 Departure Tørvikbygd kai (bus 749)
  • 1740 Arrival Norheimsund terminal
  • 1745 Departure Norheimsund terminal (bus 925)
  • 19.10 Arrival Bergen Bus Station O

Clothes you should wear

  • Wool socks and woollen thermals -
  • Warm/wind/waterproof clothing (jacket/pants) recommended Gore-Tex
  • Mountain boots (if you have your own)
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen (the sun is much 
stronger when you walk on snow, 
compared to by the water)
  • Gloves and a warm hat
  • Food for 5 hours
  • Something to drink

The guide company provides all the necessary glacier equipment (crampons, harness, helmet, ice axe and ropes). They can also bring hiking boots (sizes EU 33 - 48) if you specify your shoe size when booking the tour. 

Folgefonni Breførarlag offer rental of water/wind proof layer. NOK 150 per person. Please send us an e-mail if you need to rent clothing.

Booking:

  • The tour can be booked until 19.00 two days before the tour starts.

Cancellation

  • Cancellation with full refund up to 48 hours before departure. Cancellation fee 50 NOK.

Photo

  • Pål Hermansen/Folgefonni Breførarlag 
  • Desire Weststrate/Folgefonni Breførarlag 
  • Andrea Gianetto/Folgefonni Breførarlag
  • Morten Falch Sortland/Folgefonni Breførarlag
  • Andrea Gianetto/Folgefonni Breførarlag
  • Stian Grønsberg/Folgefonni Breførarlag
  • Aasmund Bakke/Folgefonni Breførarlag 
  • Frode Tønnesen/Folgefonni Breførarlag

 

Highlights

  • Blue Ice Hike
  • Glacier Hike
  • Folgefonna Glacier
  • Hardanger
  • Hardangerfjord

Route

  1. Bergen
  2. Norheimsund
  3. Jondal kommune
  4. Jondal