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Nigardsbreen Glacier

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Address: 6871 Jostedal, Norway
Phone Number: 57 68 32 50
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Really beautiful!

Worth the visit, really cool seeing the glacier. Not that hard to walk there if you go without guide, took like 40 min to walk there from the parking lot (I think). I would... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2015
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Karmei Yosef
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We took the 3 hours walk on the blue ice. It wasn't easy but certainly worth the advature. The walk to the glacier is about an 45 minutes and then you spend about 2 hours on the glacier itself

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Thank Ofik R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

Worth the visit, really cool seeing the glacier. Not that hard to walk there if you go without guide, took like 40 min to walk there from the parking lot (I think). I would recommend going now, in the fall, because of the beautiful autumn colors..

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We drove to Nigardsbreen and took the Blue Ice Hike. Made reservations prior and paid at the visitor center via credit card. There's a toll road (about $5) to get to the parking lot where the glacier hike begins. Because it was late in the season, the boat that takes you to the glacier was not running, so we had... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

This is an impressive glacier & is well worth the effort getting up close to. That said, be prepared. We are in our fifties & reasonably fit, but still found the walk from the car park to the glacier's edge a challenge. The "path" is an ambiguous one requiring climbing ladders & rocks. In parts you make up your own... More 

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Thank CCJ1958
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We walked up to the edge of the glacier. Nice easy walk and great at the end with the gushing water and ice. Not sure the walk on the ice would be much better. Nice cafe with a deck to sit outside at the visitor center nearby

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Zichron Yaakov, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Great family experience! We took the 3 hour hike on the glacier. It was worth every minute! Highly recommended for the active family.

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1 Thank Opher
Herzlia, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

We did 3 hours ice climbing/walking on Nigardsbreen Glacier, Which is a great experience. Require some physical effort but should be OK for most people. You need to go to the visitor center about 1 hour before you start, to sign up and pay (don't go to the toll road before !). Not so easy to take pictures during the... More 

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Hadera, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We took a private blue ice tour (3 hours on the ice). We were fitted with spikes on our shoes and handed ice axes. After a short boat ride and a 45min walk we were strapped together and step up onto the ice. The 3 hours went like seconds, we did not want it to end. So many beautiful formations.... More 

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1 Thank YaEp
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

To the starting point there is toll road (~50kr). Better to use it ;) Then you have various options: 1) 30 minutes hike to the glacier for free, 2) a boat to overpass half of the way to glacier, but still need to go the other half by your feet, 3) take a tour to the glacier that includes ice... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Wow! It was really amazing feelings, when you walk by the ice that made a Norwegian Fjords, killed the dinosaurs, and many thing else.. This ice is many thousands years old!!! But you just walking on this ice, making a foto, looking at this white and crystal blue color of the Ice... Amazing!

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