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Nigardsbreen Glacier

Address: 6218 Jostedal, Norway
Phone Number: 57 68 32 50
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, National Parks, Outdoors
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Type: Geologic Formations, National Parks, Outdoors

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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I firstly went to Briksdalbreen to get walk on glacier. Disappointingly, I cannot since the timing isn't just right. we then drive the road to Nigarsbreen after several question. NIgardsbreen indeed stunning and amazing. the guide is very warm and informative. but Nigardsbreen itself is the one that you cannot miss.

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Seattle, Washington
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44 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Nigardsbreen is reached after a short easy hike along the shore of the lake Nigardsbrevatnet. The trail is most flat (I mean there are no big hills to climb, though you will have to go up and over some big rocks along the way.) Once you arrive at the base of the glacier, you can marvel at the blue ice... More 

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Surrey, UK
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107 reviews 107 reviews
33 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

To appreciate this glacier, you really want to get close to it...which is a tricky hike and even taxing from the boat. I wouldn't pay the toll unless I could get close...from the car park it's a reasonable view but you don't appreciate the scale. The boat only runs over the summer, so we had to walk...and it rained so... More 

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Trondheim, Norway
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We hiked from the parking lot to the base of the glacier. The walk is relatively short, but the terrain might be tricky for some (especially if the level of the lake is high), but seeing the fantastic blue colour of the glacier is a must.

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Carlsbad, California
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37 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

You can drive to a parking lot where there is a hiking trail to the glacier. Also there is a shuttle boat that can take you closer to the base of the glacier. The trail is rocky and you have to climb over some large boulders and cross some small streams. We tried the trail but it was too long... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

From afar it looks just like one of those pictures you see in magazines or documentaries. But you only truly appreciate it upon going up close. Went for the Blue Ice walk which lasted 3 hours (about 2 hours on ice) The terrain up close is equally as treacherous as it is stunningly beautiful and the guide took us through... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

It was an unforgettable experience for me as it was the first time of me to walk on ice, The ice was blue. It was sad when I looked at the photo in 70s, the glacier actually decreased a lot on its size. The global warming is serious.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

We arrived at the car park late in the afternoon and it was drizzling:-( The glacier looked so beautiful even from here. We walked the track into the glacier face. This was not an easy walk even though we had good hiking shoes on. The smooth rocks were very slippery and at times it was hard to see clearly where... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The hike on Nigardsbreen was a very fun experience. our guide and other members on the hike were very helpful.

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151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Guided hikes for many people. Our group, all roped together, exceeded 16. Once you are on the glacier, you do not see many other groups, but otherwise the popularity is evident. You can go quite close to the glacier but not on it. To go on the glacier, you must take a "glacier tour".

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