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Blue Ice Hike

Fra NOK 990

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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 day tour from Bergen, best option is private/rental car. We also offer pickup service from Jondal. 

Fra NOK 990

+1 Tilleggsmuligheter

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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), note there is a toll station after 8 km, cost 100 NOK for a car to pass. The glacier fall Juklavass Glacier consists of both calm, flat ice and more challenging crevasse areas. The tour is adapted to the participator' 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 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 beginning of October. Outside of this period, the trip has to be pre-booked a longer time ahead, and the price will be different. Outside our main season mid-May until the beginning of October, 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 in 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. Please also bring your own backpack with some extra space for glacier equipment. 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 do not offer rental of clothing and gloves in the 2020 season due to coronavirus, but we sell water/windproof clothing and gloves in case you have forgotten to bring. For sale, we also have sunglasses, sun lotion, maps, snacks, lunch food (please send e-mail in front of the trip if you want to buy these things).

Price
990 NOK pr. person, price includes all necessary glacier equipment also mountain boots. 10 % discount for families (min 3 persons). Only payment by online booking or by credit card and Vipps (no cash due to Corona virus).


If you want your own Private glacier guide (for 1-12 persons), the price for a Private Guide includes all glacier equipment and no extra charge pr. person. Start time, total length, and challenges can be adjusted for your group. This is recommended if you want to bring small children or want to do real ice climbing, company tour etc. 

If you want a shorter hike or would like to do a glacier hike as as day tour from Bergen with public transport, please check Panorama Glacier Hike.
 

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 an easy or more challenging tour on the glacier.

Meeting point
Fonna Glacier Ski Resort 10:00 AM. 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 a toll on the road in “Krossdalen”, 100 NOK (pay by card, or web: www.passpay.no.

Travel to Jondal

From Bergen with your own car, 1, 5 hours (80 km) to Tørvikbygd (you need to catch the ferry 08:50), then 20 minutes by ferry to Jondal and the 19 km up to Fonna Glacier Ski Resort. 

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

  • Start 10:00 from Fonna Glacier Ski Resort
  • "A must-do" when visiting Norway
  • The 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. 
  • At the beginning of the season most of the tour is on snow, end of the season most of the tour is on ice (melts about 7-8 meter snow during a summer)  
  • Maximum 10 persons pr. glacier guide
  • Short distance to Bergen, can be done as a day tour from Bergen
  • Due to coronavirus, we do not take cash, and we do not rent out clothing and gloves, but have this for sale 
  • If you have are sick or have any symptoms on coronavirus we do not want you to join the tour. You can cancel the tour and get 100% refund (if you have prepaid to us). 

Reiserute

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