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Nigardsbreen Glacier

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Address: 6218 Jostedal, Norway
Phone Number: 57 68 32 50
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 16, 2014
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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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Carlsbad, California
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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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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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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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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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