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Nigardsbreen Glacier

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Address: 6218 Jostedal, Norway
Phone Number: 57 68 32 50
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Thriling, once in a lifetime experience, could be quite demanding if you are not prepared for it.

We took the 3 hour blue-ice guided tour. We are moderately fit and in our mid fifties and mid sixties. This tour guarantees 3 hours on the glacier, and the fitness level of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We took the 3 hour blue-ice guided tour. We are moderately fit and in our mid fifties and mid sixties. This tour guarantees 3 hours on the glacier, and the fitness level of the participants determines how high on the glacier the groupe goes. Usually, the glacier is accessed by boat across the lake at the foot of it. However,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We did the 2 hours Blue Ice guided glacier hike (it's 4 hours of hiking though). You meet the guide along at the car park at the glacier lake, ours was Adam from Sweden. He kitted us up with crampons and ice axes ( you need hiking boots for this, trainers are not good enough but they have spare boots... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Norway is a stunning, stunning country. And there is a lot that comes with a statement of something being the "Best Part" of a trip. But our tour of the glacier really was exactly that. It may have been that we had perfect weather. It may have been that our guide Sam was a great guide. It may have been... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We walked through the snow to the glacier, it was quite strenuous as you have to climb over rocks and walk through deep snow It took about 1,5 hours one way. The glacier is fantastic and iceblue on sunny days! Just amazing! Be careful as the glacier can discharge waves of water without advance warning! Dangerous! You can also book... More 

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Mora, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

we came to the nigardsbreen glacier by car as we were staying in gudvangen it taken us about three hours to get there , as there is a ferry boat you needed to get to cross the fjords. as we arrived just half an hour before the tour started, we parked the car outside the visitor center ,after buying the... More 

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We came to the fjords on a cruise and came to Nigardsbreen Glacier as an excursion booked through the cruise company, P&O. The glacier is part of a national park is very vast in size and has amazing views/sculptures. The excursion was disappointing as we travelled a long way by coach, for 20 minutes off the coach to see the... More 

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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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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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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
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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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Address: Address: 6218 Jostedal, Norway
Phone Number: 57 68 32 50
Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Western Norway  >  Sogn og Fjordane  >  Sogndal Municipality

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