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Address: Stryn, Norway
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Birksdal Glacier Hike

We loved this hike. However, we would classify it as more strenuous than others have noted. There's a very nice trail, mostly gravel, but it is a very steep climb to the top. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 13, 2015
Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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90 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We loved this hike. However, we would classify it as more strenuous than others have noted. There's a very nice trail, mostly gravel, but it is a very steep climb to the top. I work out with a trainer 4 days a week and walk a few miles daily, and this was no cake walk. My wife was arthritis and... More 

Thank JimandMarty
Stafford, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

A lovely tranquil spot, with pretty houses dotted on the green hillside. There are a few shops - mainly tourist items and walking gear, plus a cafe and shop at the head of the fjord. We walked into the village from our cruise ship moored about half a mile from the centre. The little wooden church is fascinating, its ceiling... More 

1 Thank Harvey81
County Cork, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Do you ever look at photos and think to yourself something as beautiful as that definitely does not exist? Well that's what I thought of Norway before I visited but all of Norway but especially Olden is absolutely breath-taking! We got bikes and cycled to the Glacier which I would highly recommend. The scenery makes you feel so humble as... More 

Thank Helen M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Small village with one major attraction, the glacier about 1 hours journey from the ship. We took the small walley wagon for a ride to the countryside and seen some spectacular white river scenes. Not much to do in the village but a good place to visit. 4 stars.

Thank Gerald M
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169 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Olden is one of my favourite places in Norway, it is quiet, tranquil and exceptionally clean, the people are very friendly and all in all you will feel at home. There are some places to eat and drink but as with all of Norway it can be costly. Little land trains run into the village centre from the port and... More 

1 Thank budeSheffield
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Visited here for the day on a cruise and was by far the most beautiful location. There is a great scenic walk along the main road and a little train to view the river and go around the village. There is not a great amount to do but would recommend hiring a bike (if weather permitting). This can be done... More 

1 Thank Molly S
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Olden is very delightful village set in green meadows that are ablaze with colourful flowers and babbling brooks meander between pretty houses the Olden valley is flanked by near vertical cliffs about 1700m high and sparkling glaciers 1500m up the valley is the Lokenfossen Waterfall.

1 Thank kevin d
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Another fjord another village. Visited by cruise ship and found that this was a lovely little place. Many opportunities to buy souvenirs from the quayside stalls where the ship docks. There is a Tour office right by the exit point when exiting the ship. Had a lovely coach tour to the Kjenndalen Glacier behind the immediate hills of the Fjord.... More 

4 Thank Alan P
Tamworth, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed seeing the sights aboard open top bus lovely views and opportunity to get off and take pics good value

2 Thank Tracy S
Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

One thing's for sure - Norway knows how to do Fjords and wonderful scenery! Olden is in a lovely setting and although it's not large place, it has lots of character. We visited on a cruise liner and thoroughly enjoyed the small scenic train ride around Olden which was great - definitely a good way to see the local area.... More 

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