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Blue Ice Hike Juklavass Glacier

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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 progress). 

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Facts
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.

Season
This is a daily trip from mid May (depending on snow conditions) until the end of October. 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 22th of June to 9th of August (outside this period we offer pickup service). The total season is from mid May until  beginning of October. Rest of year 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.

Equipment
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).

Price
890 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 7900 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.

Fitting for
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.

Meeting point
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 10:55. Bus leaves ski center 15:30, please inform your glacier guide if you plan to catch the bus down again after trip. Start time for tour is 11:00 AM and it is possible to have pick up service 10:15 from Jondal (Note:need to be pre 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 22.6 to 9.8 in 2020 there are public bus to the start point, ouside this period we offer pick-up service

  • Tour arranged by Folgefonni Breførarlag AS
  • Check film here
  • Hike starts and ends at Fonna Glacier Ski Resort, 19 km from Jondal in Hardanger. 

  • Start 11:00 from Fonna Glacier Ski Resort
  • "A must do" when visiting Norway
  • Hike is in Folgefonna National Park
  • Levels of difficulty can easily be adjusted
  • From easy hiking to advanced ice climbing
  • Total time length from 5-6 hours
  • Note that ice conditions, tunnels etc.change from day to day. 
  • In beginning of season most of tour is on snow, end of season most of tour is on ice (melts about 7-8 meter snow during a summer)  
  • Maximum 10-12  persons pr. glacier guide
  • Short distance to Bergen, can be done as a daytour from Bergen
  • Packets with public transport from Bergen is availble from 22 June to 9 August 2019.
  • Before 22th of June and after 9th of August, possible to travel to/from Bergen with bus line 930 and book pick up service in Jondal from us, check here

Route

  1. Fonna Glacier Ski Resort
  2. Panoram view
  3. Top of Juklavass Glacier
  4. Exact route on Glacier depends on snow/ice condition