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Nigardsbreen Glacier

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Address: 6218 Jostedal, Norway
Phone Number: 57 68 32 50
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This Ice saw and remembers a dinosaurs!!!

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... read more

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

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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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We have visited Kongsfjorden on 24 July 2015 on board of Ocean Nova and saw the beautiful glaciers around that area. Arctic birds were common while glaciers were found collapsing many times during our stay on the zodiac for about an hour. It was obserbed that the global warmth has adverse effect on the continuation of the glacier life-time.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Our group, accompanied by two guides, was outfitted with crampons and roped together for climbing onto the glacier. Guides had cut steps into the ice at the steeper sections. The special blue colour of the ice, the wondrous scenery surround us, and the thrill of maneuvering over ice, across crevasses and around 'moulins' or drain holes were a once in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

We went on the 1hr family walk all kitted out with crampons and it was amazing. Such an experience! It was a long walk to the start of the glacier with lots of scrambling over rocks but the kids loved it. You can take a boat for part of the walk if you prefer. Wear really good footwear as was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

start early. so you wont be in rush to take the guided tour. the way to the glassier is fun and butifull. bring some food with you. for the braves, get in to the freezing water for few seconds

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New City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We had a great time. Guide was very good in English I was a little concerned in the beginning if I was going to be able to do it (I am 73) but it went fine. I few scary places to walk. But a wonderful hike. Should be on your bucket list

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The Nigardsbreen Glacier is a very popular hike - expect lots of people, of all ages, including the very young and very old. The rocks were quite slippery for someone in sneakers, I’d recommend good shoes. We went in late June, and the boat still wasn’t running yet - water levels were too low. The hardest rocks to scramble over... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The glacier is spectacular as always. This year we had a guide (female) from Nepal. She took us for a 5.5 hours walk through the varying forms, colors and qualities of the ice. Be aware that this walk is not for everyone, a bit of experience with heights and dramatic nature is required. You can also book shorter walks, maybe... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I visited Nigardsbreen glacier on 19.7.2015. I took part in the "Blue Ice Family Walk", organised by JostedalenBreførerlag. It was a once in a lifetime experience! You don't have to book in advance for this tour, just check the timetable on the internet before you go. You get your tickets from "Breheimsenteret", then you drive for about 20min to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Having walked the Fox Glacier in New Zealand but been transported up there by helicopter, this one was truly a test of our fitness. We crossed over in a boat and have to walk about 45 minutes on uneven terrain to reach the foot of the glacier. My group which consisted of mostly seniors above the age of 55 were... More 

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