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Nigardsbreen Glacier

6218 Jostedal, Norway
57 68 32 50
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Geologic Formations
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Trondheim, Norway
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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36 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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52 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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38 helpful votes 38 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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usa
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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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Groningen
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Glaciers are always impressive to see. At Nirgardsbreen glacier you can come really close to the glacier and you can also take part at organized glacier hikes. For reaching the Nigardsbreen you have to take the toll road which starts near the Jostedalsbreen Information Center. The road stops at the parking place. From here you can walk the trail to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The path to go there is lovely and not boringly straight so we take pleasure just for that, and there this gorgeous view, this strong iced water descending... not too much tourist around, that keeps all the happiness to see this... (compared to briksdal golfcar and so on!!)

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Great tour guides with a sense of humor, a pace to match any group, and gorgeous views! Cramp-ons and pick axes provided!

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