Folgefonni Breførarlag has arranged this tour since 1994. Blue ice hike in Juklavass Glacier starts daily, 7 days a week from May/June until end of September (see booking schedule for exact dates). We offer different levels of difficulty, from easy hiking to challenging ice climbing, this means Blue Ice hike fits everyone between 7-80 years old in normal health conditions. Duration app. 5-6 hours. The blue ice hike is possible to do as a daytour from Bergen in main season with public transport. It is possible buy packets with public transport. Outside this season we offer pick-up service from Jondal, it's possible to take bus line 930 from Bergen and be 10:30AM in Jondal, pick-up service from Jondal need to be prebooked (in booking prgress).
The daily trip starts from Fonna Glacier Ski Resort in Jondal (1200m a.s.l.). There is asphalt road (19 km) all the way from the village Jondal by the fiord to Fonna Glacier Ski Resort, (follow traffic signs to Folgefonna). The glacier fall Juklavass Glacier consists of both calm, flat ice and more challenging crevasse areas. The tour is adapted to the participator's wishes and conditions. In the middle of the blue ice hike we take a break where we have a view of the North Sea and the Rosendal alps. We will tell you about the culture and the physical geography. In the afternoon light we walk back with the fjord and mountains below us.
This is a daily trip from beginning of June (depending on snow conditions) until the end of September. Outside of this period, the trip has to be pre-booked longer time ahead, and price will be different. The public transport to the glacier is available from 24th of June to 11th of August (outside this period we offer pickup service). The total season is from 15th of May until 1st of October (outside this season the glacier is covered with snow). Then we offer cross-country skiing or snowshoes hikes.
Total time length
5-6 hours. The trip is about 5-6 km total walking distance.
Please bring your personal warm, wind-and waterproof clothing (depending on weather), 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). We provide mountain boots in sizes from 33 to 48 (EUR).
We also offer rental of clothing, water/wind proof layer and fleece (please send us an e-mail if you need to rent clothing). For sale, we have sunglasses, sun lotion, maps, snacks, lunch food (please send e-mail in front of trip if you want to buy these things).
850 NOK pr. person, price includes all necessary glacier equipment also mountain boots. 10 % discount for families (min 3 persons). Pay by cash or by credit card.
If you want your own glacier guide (for 1-12 persons), the price for a Private Guide is 7500 NOK this includes all glacier equipment. Start time, total length and challenge can be adjusted for your group. This is recommended if you want to bring small children, or want to do real ice climbing.
All people above 7-8 years old and in normal health conditions. We normally have two glacier guides or more every day, you can then choose to walk easy, or more challenging tour in the blue ice.
At our building at Fonna Glacier Ski Resort. It is a 19 km drive from the village Jondal by the fjord towards Fonna Glacier Ski resort. Follow traffic signs to "Folgefonna" from Jondal. There is toll on the road in “Krossdalen”, 100 NOK (pay by card). In main season there is public transport (bus) corresponding to the trip, arrive 10:40. Bus leaves ski center 15:50, please inform your glacier guide if you plan to catch the bus down again after trip. Start time for tour depend on if public bus is running or not. When bus is running start time is 10:40 (when bus arrive), except for this period start time for tour is 11:00 AM and it is possible to have pick up service 10:30 from Jondal (Note:need to be booked).
Travel to Jondal
From Bergen with your own car, 1, 5 hours (80 km) to Tørvikbygd, then 20 minutes by ferry to Jondal. There is also daily bus from Bergen in the summer season, check route planner (www.skyss.no) or visit the tourist information in Bergen or our booking center Juklafjord in Jondal for details. From 24.6 to 11.8 in 2019 there are public bus to the start point, ouside this period we offer pick-up service.
Hike starts and ends at Fonna Glacier Ski Resort, 19 km from Jondal in Hardanger.