|Season (25 June 2018 - 12 Aug 2018)|
|Monday - Sunday||07:25||- 19:05|
You can start this tour from the bus station in Bergen or from the quay in Norheimsund if you drive your own car.
From Bergen the bus takes you to Norheimsund and continues by boat from Nordheimsund to Herand. From Herad a bus takes you up Fonna Glacier Ski Resort.
Folgefonna is Norway’s third largest glacier and is covering a total of 200 square kilometres. From Folgefonna you have panorama view to the Fjord, Rosendal alps, and the North Sea in West.
Folgefonni Breførarlag, the glacier guide team, is waiting for you at the ski centre (1200 metres above sea level). On a guided five-hour hike you will have close contact with a unique natural environment and with the culture and history of this beautiful area.
The bus is waiting at ski centre after the hike, and takes you down to Herand quay from where you travel by boat to Norheimsund and the bus towards Bergen.
Blue ice trip in Juklavass glacier:
You will meet us in the morning breeze from the glacier. In anticipation of a different landscape ahead we find our way past running water and over burnished slopes of naked rock. At length we'll find ourselves up on the horizon and the glacier lies before us.
Interminable forces hardness in ice! We rope ourselves together and step out onto Folgefonna. We set off, through frozen valleys and past conical towers of ice, in search of a fairy tale in blue. If you seek excitement you may climb the 20-meter high precipices of ice. If, on the other hand, you seek a more meditative experience you will find it as we cross the thousand-year-old desert of ice; apparently at rest, but in perpetual change. Moving constantly towards its inevitable fate in the emerald waters of Lake Jukla. You will feel your spikes biting into the ice and the pleasure of teamwork with those who share the same climbing rope. You are safe in an alien world!
Finally you will feel how the white plateau lifts you up to give you a breathtaking view of the ocean to the west. Down at the fjord once more you will be embraced by the pale greens of young birches on the hillsides. You will probably now have the untouched glacier landscape and the view of the ocean in west branded into your memory forever!
The Glacier fall “Juklavass glacier” consists of both calm, flat ice and more challenging crevasse areas. The tour is adjusted to the participator wishes and condition. In the middle of the blue ice we take a break with view over the North Sea and the Rosendal alps. We tell you about the culture and the physical Geography. In the end we walk back in the afternoon light with fjord and Mountains below us.
The round trip from Bergen is available from 20 June to 14 August. The total season is from 10 June until 1 September (outside this season the glacier is covered with snow). Then we offer cross country skiing or snow shoes walking.
5-6 hours. The trip is about 5-6 km total walking distance.
Warm, wind-and waterproof clothing (weather dependent), gloves, mountain boots (if you have your own), food and something to drink. Sunglasses and sun lotion is recommended.
Included in the price you will get crampons, ice axe, harness, helm, rope, and mountain boots (if you do not have your own). Have mountain boots in sizes from 33 to 48 (EUR).
We also offer rental of clothing, Gore-Tex and fleece (reservation of clothing has to be done when trip is booked). For sale, we have sunglasses, sun lotion, maps, snacks, lunch food.
The price includes all necessary glacier equipment also mountain boots. 10 % discount for families (min 3 persons).
All people above 7-8 years old and in normal conditions. Normally we have more than two glacier guides every day, you can then choose to walk easy, or more challenging tour in the blue ice.
You must dress for a mountain hike. Use good shoes/mountain boots, rainwear/windcheater and trousers. It is also possible to borrow equipment, remember to bring lunch food.
07:25: Departure by bus to Nordheimsund kai from Bergen bus station, zone O.
09:00: Departure by boat from Nordheimsund kai to Herand kai
09:25: Departure by bus from Herand kai.
10:40: Arrival Folgefona Ski Center
15:50: Departure by bus from Folgefonna ski center
17:07: Departure by boat to Bergen from Herand kai
17:45: Departure by bus from Nordheimsund kai
19:10: Arrival Bergen Bus Station
The tour must be booked minimum 2 days before departure.
You will receive a new email from booking@visitBergen.com within 2 working days with your tickets attached. That is your valid ticket and must be shown when boarding. Your order is then 100% confirmed. If you do not receive this email, please contact us on e-mail booking@visitBergen.com as soon as possible.
Cancellation must be made minimum 2 days before departure and should be made by email to booking@visitBergen.com. If cancelled, you will receive a full refund less NOK 100 cancellation fee per order.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adults||NOK 1,430.- tickets|
|Children under 16 years||NOK 1,050.- tickets|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
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