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It’s amazing!

We took 1 hour family trip. Though it’s only one hour on ice, we have to walk 2 hours back and... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2018
LoveCaramel
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Taipei, Taiwan
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Long Blue Ice Hike

My husband and I did the Long Blue Ice Hike on Nigardsbreen. First, I'll just say a few things... read more

Reviewed September 27, 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

We took 1 hour family trip. Though it’s only one hour on ice, we have to walk 2 hours back and forth from parking lots to the glacier. It’s not an easy walk because we have to climb rocks over rocks. We didn’t take the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 27, 2018

My husband and I did the Long Blue Ice Hike on Nigardsbreen. First, I'll just say a few things about the glacier itself and not the tour. It is amazing. Make sure to stop by the visitors center first to learn about it's history. You...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Christine W
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

Nigardsbreen glacier was absolutely stunnning. The track is quite easy so it's suitable even for families with little kids. We had to take a boat because of heavy rains that had made the path almost impassable. But the view is perfect and it's absolutely worth...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MeanRacoon
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

This has been one of the most exhilerating experiences I have add. A glacier trek with my wife and 11 year old son. We took the long blue ice walk on this glacier. Anyway visiting Norway, this is a must do activity. What a natural...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank travelwithsachin
Reviewed September 13, 2018

We hired a private guide to take us up to the Glacier. Wonderful experience. We enjoyed every moment of the hike to the Glacier and on the Glacier itself. Must come with good hiking boots and warm clothes.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Romil62
Reviewed September 10, 2018

See it before it is gone but don’t underestimate the real dangers of slipping and hurting yourself on the rocks or ice. Even with crampons, an ice axe and a veteran Sherpa (a seven time Everest climber) it was a bit tough for this novice.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank pj02013
Reviewed September 9, 2018

We did the Private Short Ice Hike with Jostedalen Breførarlag, since we are a family and my daughters are 8 and 11 - and at this time (Sep. 9th) the family hike was not open anymore. our guide was Chhidar Lama - which was a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Shahar L
Reviewed September 8, 2018

The close encounter with the glacier was truly amazing, even though I didn’t finish the entire ice hike. We picked the 3.5 hours short blue ice hike with Jostedalen Breførarlag which was supposed to be easier, but it turned out to be very challenging &...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TPHK
Reviewed September 3, 2018

Have you ever seen Glacier? if not, Norway is the best place to see it. You can come to Glacier by boat or by feet. I was going by feet and it was a real adventure. Everywhere water flows, pure nature, and I am -...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Katya B
Reviewed August 22, 2018

Our hike and climb was guided by Howard(American translation of his Norwegian name) from Jostedalen Breførarlag, the tour guide operator. We took the short blue ice tour and our group consisted of 6 people ranging in age from 12 to 70. Our guide and the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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QualityStreet09
August 19, 2018|
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Response from Lene N | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the hike we did was the Kids special. You can read about it at the home page of Jostedalen Breforarlag. You need proper hiking boots. The mountenering equipment is provided by the guides. Many greetings, Lene
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July 29, 2018|
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Response from stevenwA4443XB | Reviewed this property |
They give you spikes to put on your shoes to walk on the ice and a pick-axe to help you climb and walk. You Also get gloves. It is necessary to bring good walking shoes, medium high Or high. If you don’t have any or... More
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travels1082015
Seattle, Washington
Travel itinerary - is it doable? (2 Replies)
We are 3 adults and will be visiting Norway for the first time in August. Below is our proposed itinerary. Is it doable? Any suggestions on how to improve it? Day 1 - Arrive and see Oslo city. Day 2 - Follow Norway in Nutshell ( NIN ) from Oslo to Bergen via Flam. Tickets would be self booked including premium Ferry. Arrv Bergegn 1800 hrs. Day 3 - Pick up self drive automatic car (like Hyundai I 30) from Bergen downtown at 0800 hrs. Proposed route Bergen -- Steinsdalsfossen --...More
May 03, 2017|
Response fromOsloViking|
Nigardsbreen is in Jostedalen per Gaupne. At Stryn you can see other glaciers at Olden and Loen. Dont know about any cruise at Hornindalsvatnet lake, and if do Hellesylt Ferry it is largely redundant. If you drive through the fjord country from Bergen to Ålesund, the nutshell is also largely more of the same. Seems like you leave only a short evening for Bergen. Note that Trollstigen is before Åndalsnes when you drive from Geiranger (Geiranger-Linge-Valldal-Trollstigen-Åndalsnes).
keeptravlelingnow
Peachtree City, Georgia
Self drive Bergen loop. Any hidden gems? (4 Replies)
We have 11-12 days for our journey. We will start in Bergen and make a loop back to Bergen to drop the car and fly out. Sept 4 Arrive Bergen Sept 5 Sightsee in Bergen Sept 6. Pick up a rental and drive to Odda. We have a short hike planned on the way Sept 7. Trolltunga. Weather permitting Sept 8. Drive to Aurland. Do the Naeroyfjord cruise. Drive to Tokvamsvegen to our hotel. Sept 9. Hike Osterbo Vaggsbygdi. Or the other way around, whichever way is downhill! I can't remember right...More
August 05, 2017|
Response fromkeeptravlelingnow|
Thank you. I will look at all these options. We are going 4sept - 13 Sept 2017. We are fit and have done some 20+km hikes without too much stress. We are looking forward to a couple challenging hikes and the beauty of the fjords.
Cperoe
North Bay Village, Florida, United States
Skjolden to Nigardsbreen glacier (11 Replies)
How can I get from the cruise pier in Skjolden to Nigardsbreen glacier on June 8th? Does the Glacier bus operate on June 8th and where could I pick it up. Thanks.
May 10, 2012|
Response fromCperoe|
Thank you so much for your answer. How easy is it to rent a car from the pier in Skjolden? Cindy