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Nigardsbreen Glacier

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Address: 6218 Jostedal, Norway
Phone Number: 57 68 32 50
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A unique experience!

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... read more

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

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 NEW

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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We had a large group of close to 30, ranging from 12 to 78 years old. We had to hike 45 minutes in to reach the glacier (the lake wasn't high enough to take the boat), so unfortunately we lost about five members of our group on that leg of the journey as it wasn't easy and there were many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

It was worth driving on narrow roads... Beautiful landscapes, with all the waterfalls and mountains. We booked a guided 2 hours tour on the ice. The scenery was incredible, all the way up the glacier and then back, as the sun came out just when we were walking back to the parking.

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Western Norway, Norway
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We kayaked up to the glacier and then had a guided hike up the glacier. We took our daughters as well. We were given crampons and axes and roped together. It is a steep and quite strenuous hike at times. We explored tunnels and looked into crevasses and learnt a lot about glaciers during the tour of several hours. It... More 

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Acton, MA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We visited after reading that they offered short walks on the glacier for novices, but when we arrived the visitor center was nearly deserted and we learned that those tours were only offered in July, so we were disappointed.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Impressive experience driving to the glacier, lots of beautiful mountains; and when you get there the green lake and running water is really stunning. We didn't walk the glacier, as we had a toddler with us, however the location and the beauty of it was easy to behold just from the parking lot.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The hike to Nigardsbreen glacier is really good. It takes about 30 to 45 minutes to get to the glacier. At this glacier, you can get close to the glacier. The lake has a beautiful color, and the surrounding area is really great. Highly recommended!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Ensure you have hiking boots as anything else will not be adequate. They have hiking boots to borrow for those who did not bring boots. We ended up climbing across the slippery rocks in the rain. A few people ended up going back before we got to the glacier. After about 45 minute to an hour we reached the base... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Ice Troll was the company we used for our glacier experience. They were fantastic. They only allow a few participants so you get the best experience. We kayaked across the glacier lake, then started our hike up the glacier. Our guide, Marco, was the best explaining the local ecology and glacier patterns. He explained everything and we were very comfortable... More 

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

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