Combine glacier and Trolltunga - Norway Insight

Combine glacier and Trolltunga

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A 3-day tour to the spectacular Trolltunga and the Folgefonna glacier. On this trip, we will first visit the Folgefonna glacier. Lighting conditions, infinite shades of blue and all the sounds makes the walk on the glacier to a very special experience. The following day we are off to one of the most spectacular mountain formations in Norway, namely Trolltunga.
 

You travel on your own by public transport through beautiful Hardanger in Fjord Norway. Guided tours to Folgefonna glacier and to Trolltunga. Accommodation in Trolltunga Hotel.

 

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

The hike to Trolltunga is 22 km (13,7 miles) and takes 10-12 hours.
Classification: expert, black

The tour requires that you are over 15 years of age and have a normal level of fitness. 

Bergen-Folgefonna-Trolltunga-Bergen

 

 

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Day 1: Hike on the Juklavass Glacier, Folgefonna 

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 - 3937 ft.). 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 tour to Juklavassbreen requires that you have a normal level of fitness.

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

After the tour, we take the bus to Odda.
Accommodation: Trolltunga Hotel

Day 2: Hike to Trolltunga 

Today we are going on the demanding hike to Trolltunga (The Troll’s tongue). Trolltunga is one of the most spectacular mountain formations in Norway. It is located 1100 masl (3609 ft.) circa 700 meters (2297 ft.) above Ringedalsvatnet. From here it is a wonderful and aerial view. This day we have our own guide from Trolltunga Active with us.

The guided hike to Trolltunga starts in Skjeggedal. We follow the path by foot to Topp. From Topp up the mountain side to Gryteskar where we will get a spectacular view towards the Folgefonna glacier. The trip continues towards Tyssebotn and Trolltunga.

The tour requires that you are over 15 years of age and have a normal level of fitness.

As the tour to Trolltunga starts with 5 km (3,1 miles) uphill hiking, we recommend that participants train on uphill/downhill hiking before arrival. 

The hike is approximately 22 km (13,7 miles) and takes 10-12 hours. Total length 2x11 km, ascent 1000 m (3280 ft.).
Classification: expert/black

Accommodation Trolltunga Hotel

Day 3: Return to Bergen 

After breakfast, it is time to return to Bergen.

Start Bergen

  • Day 1: 07.25 Departure Bergen Bus Station O (bus 945), meet 20 min before 

Return Bergen

  • Day 3: 13.00 Arrival Bergen Bus Station 

Season

  • 1 June-25 September

Age limit

  • Recommended age limit 15 years

Price

  • Adult (15+): per person in double room: NOK 6.500 (2017)
    Adult (15+): per person in single room: NOK 7.400 (2017)

Included 

  • Guided tours Folgefonna and Trolltunga.
  • Transport.
  • The tour starts and ends at the bus station in Bergen.
  • Activities - see program for details.
  • Breakfast included day 2-3.
  • Lunch is included day 2 (Trolltunga)
  • Accommodation: 2 nights in standard room with bath at Trolltunga Hotel.

Not included

  • Flights to and from Norway.
  • Alcohol and drinks.
  • Dinner
  • Lunch day 1 (bring your own lunch to Juklavass Glacier, Folgefonna)

Clothes you should wear, Folgefonna

  • 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.

Clothes you should wear, Trolltunga

  • wool socks and woollen thermals
  • wind jacket/ pants recommended Gore-Tex
  • waterproof hiking boots
  • sunglasses and sunscreen
  • running gloves
  • cap

A 40 litre backpack with

  • Beanie/hat that covers your ears
  • warm gloves/mittens
  • dry wool socks
  • Extra warm cloths (mainly wool, this is because wool continues to keep you warm after you get wet)
  • Food for 8-10 hours
  • 1.5 litre water / drink
  • some snacks/chocolate

Itinerary - may be changed in 2018

Day 1

  • 07.25 Departure Bergen Bus Station O (bus 945), meet 20 min before
  • 10.40 Arrival Fonna Glacier Ski Resort
  • 11.00 Meet at Fonna Glacier Ski Resort (Folgefonni Breførarlag)
  • 15.50: Departure bus from Fonna Glacier Ski Resort (982)

Tuesday and Thursday

  • 20.02 Arrival Trolltunga Hotel (5-6 min to walk)

Sunday

  • 19.43 Arrival Trolltunga Hotel (5-6 min to walk)

Accommodation Trolltunga Hotel


Day 2   Hike to Trolltunga

  • 06.00: Start breakfast
  • 07.25: Departure bus from Trolltunga Hotel to Skjeggedal
  • 08.00: Arrival Skjeggedal
  • 08.30: Hike to Trolltunga
  • 18.30 and 19.30 Bus to Trolltunga Hotel
  • 19.00 and 20.00: Arrival Trolltunga Hotel

Accommodation Trolltunga Hotel

Day 3 Return from Trolltunga Hotel to Bergen

Tuesday and Thursday:

  • 09.22: Departure bus from Vasstun (862 til Odda)
  • 13.00: Arrival Bergen Bus Station O

Saturday:

  • 08.54: Departure bus from Monso (984 til Odda)
  • 13.00: Arrival Bergen Bus Station O

Photo

  • Folgefonni Breførerlag / Desire Weststrate
  • Scott Track Conductor / Matador Network / www.fjordnorway.com

Highlights

  • Hike on the Folgefonna glacier
  • Hike to Trolltunga
  • Hardanger
  • Hardangerfjord

Route

  1. Bergen
  2. Folgefonni Breførarlag AS
  3. Trolltunga