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Nigardsbreen Glacier

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Address: 6871 Jostedal, 6871, Norway
Phone Number: 57 68 32 50

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Pre-book with Jostedalen Breførarlag

The glacier provides a great, accessible location for blue ice hiking. Pre-book with Jostedalen Breførarlag, which provides short family hikes and longer hikes for older hikers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Paul P
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The glacier provides a great, accessible location for blue ice hiking. Pre-book with Jostedalen Breførarlag, which provides short family hikes and longer hikes for older hikers. Great, knowledgeable guides If you don't pre-book, you will be limited to the family hike, which is short and not very challenging.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Jostedalsbreen is amazing to see and this is the easiest place to see one of its nodules up close. It is incredible, and thoroughly enjoyable and other worldly, even if a little busy in mid July! The scenery nearby, as with pretty much everywhere in Norway, is really beautiful too.

Thank RonanCunning
Portola Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went hiking on the glacier with a guide. We wore crampons, carried ice axes and were roped together. It felt very adventurous but we were only on the front edge of the glacier so even a fall would not really have been an issue. We were lucky enough to climb/crawl through an ice cave that had just formed and... More 

Thank JLG3000
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the most beautiful trips we have done in Norway. We did the whole climb and did not take the boat to half way the path. It is very rocky but not a too hard hike. Definitely worth the view!! Be aware of not getting too close to the gletsjer itself. We saw many people touching the... More 

Thank Goedele V
Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed very much the family walk on ice, amazing views of the glacier. Note that with small children it takes more than an hour to walk from the car park. It helps to take the boat ride, as the walk is nice, but quite long.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very beautiful glacier. Must track on it. I had my first experience of tracking in this glacier in the last summer. It was really very exciting. Almost everyone can track in this glacier if you have a local guide. There is no restaurant nearby the glacier so, take some food with you. In case you feel hungry after tracking you... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended to visit the glacier by locals - and it did not dissapoint! We went to the visitor center and drove to the parking lot near the glacier. From there it is about 45-60 min walk to the edge of the glacier. It is quite a challenging walk (not really a path), so do not do this if... More 

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La Porte, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Be sure to plan this visit at high time when the ferry is working. Other than those times climbing gear is needed to reach the glacier. Stunning!

Thank andip26
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Nigardsbreen glacier hike was perhaps the highlight of our week in Norway. We booked the "short blue ice hike" (two hours on the glacier) which was easy for everyone. If anything the pace was a bit slow, but this gave ample time for taking pictures for those who dared to hold the camera while hiking. The crampons and ice... More 

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Ashdod, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a glacier hiking 2.5 hours tour. The place is amazing! The glacier is quite big, and beautiful, and it was a delight to climb it. Recommend it to everybody. i think its the least crowded glacier tongue, and the nicest

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