Details about Folgefonni Glacier Team, Folgefonna Research projects, Folgefonna National park, and Fonna Glacier Ski Resort
Glacier guiding at Folgefonna has traditions dating back to the 19th century, we are proud to be able to continue this tradition.
Glacier guiding at Folgefonna, the third largest glacier in Norway. Additional activities are kayaking, skiing, snow shoeing, climbing and bicycling. Our main office is Juklafjord situated in Jondal, and we have a guide shop in Fonna Glacier Centre, but we arrange tours all over the Folgefonna peninsula. Company was established in 1994 and have been growing based on giving our customers a unique nature experience on a sustainable way. Knowledge and respect for nature is a corner stone in all our operations, and safety has always-number 1. Priority. We are member of Norsk Fjellsportforum and all our guides are educated and certificated through this organization.
Laurits have a bachelors degree in Outdoor life from the university of southern Norway, he is now studying to be a paramedic. He wants to give you a memorable time on the glacier in the safest way possible.
As a football player he is not the handsomest to play against, but as a guide he is always on your team. Focus on safety and that you will have a good experience at Folgefonna. Despite his young age, he has a lot of knowledge about Folgefonna.
Our youngest but without a doubt the most dedicated guide. Oskar has grown up with Folgefonna and will probably live with Folgefonna all his life. He loves skiing, and not least the blue ice on Folgefonna. Good mood, curious and has a good sense of humor!
Fascinated by water in all its forms, and how this element shapes life and nature. Has a special preference for Norwegian mountains, valleys and fjords which makes Folgefonna the perfect workplace. Loves being outdoors, exploring and telling stories.
Trønder who fell in love with the mountains in Western Norway and the area around Folgefonna, and thus did not return since. Thrives in steep terrain both summer and winter. Always positive.
Educated with a bachelor's degree in outdoor life guidance from Bø. Vilde is local and was born and raised at the foot of Folgefonna. She likes long days outdoors with skis or crampons under the legs.
Educational background from University of South east Norway in outdoor life. He has a good overview for both glaciers and outdoor life in general. He has a good eye for details and safety. He has a passion for delivering a good outdoor experience and good customer service.
Educated in sport and outdoor life. Jens is pedagogical, positive and experienced outdoor enthusiast. He loves to teach and guide people in different environments. He is passionate about sharing the joys of experience new places with other. Top priority on the glacier is safety and creating moments that will last for a long time.
From his kitchen-window, he has a direct view to Folgefonna. Being a local, who loves the mountains, glaciers, forests and fjords, it has been a dream to have Folgefonna as a worksite for more than 15 years.
Lars Petter has one bachelor’s degree in Outdoor Leadership and just finished his second in nursing. At the same time, he works as a photographer and therefor almost all ways bring his camera on big and small adventures. What better combination of professions could you ever wish for when searching for a guide?
Thorbjørn has a broad background and has, among other things, an education from Bø University College in outdoor life. He is a safe and good guide, good at organizing and often has the daily responsibility for all the guides.
Julian has been grown up with Folgefonna. He simply love to show the guest the best of Folgefonna, he find great routes in the blue ice and are probably one of the best guides we have to find new ice tunnels!
Glacier Road café, and main administration office for Folgefonni Glacier Team.
At Juklafjord you will find all the information you need to plan your next trip on the mountain, glacier or fjord. Over a cup of coffee, you get local tips and advice on everything from travel to equipment and route choices. Juklafjord is also the tourist information for Jondal and the official gateway to Folgefonna National park. The exhibition "Folgefonna and the fjord villages" inspires to explore more of the region.
Signal building at the glacier edge of Folgefonna. Restaurant, ski rental, and our guide shop.
The building from 2020 is an attraction in itself with architecture and construction that can withstand the extreme climate in the glacier edge 1200 meters above sea level. The Fonna1199 restaurant serves high quality local food and drink. Several of our glacier hikes starts from Fonna Glacier Centre. We also sell selected glaciers and mountain equipment from our guide shop.
The summer ski resort has been in operation since 1988, for professionals and amateurs.
In summer time, there are not many places in the world where you can find better conditions for alpine and freestyle than Fonna. A unique atmosphere where the best athletes in the world ski side by side with us ordinary people. The fact that the Hardangerfjord is only 19km away makes Fonna unique. One of the places on earth with shortest distance from salt water in the fjord to blue ice on a glacier.
The ski resort have ski rental with modern equipment and a small sport shop.
National park from fjord to glacier, opened in 2005 by Queen Sonja of Norway.
Folgefonna National Park is a Norwegian national park located on and around the Folgefonna glacier in Western Norway. The park was established in 2005, to «preserve a large and virtually untouched nature area, which ensures the wholeness and variety of nature from the lowlands to higher-lying areas with mountains and glaciers, preserve valuable watercourse nature, ensure biological diversity with ecosystems, species and populations, secure important geological deposits and secure valuable cultural monuments. Folgefonna National Park covers an area of 545 km².
A glacier is a climate indicator. If the climate changes, so does the glacier.
Folgefonna is one of the most researched glaciers in the world. By mapping the distribution of the glacier back in time, one has been able to reconstruct the prehistoric climate. This is important knowledge to understand what is happening to the climate now and be able to predict the climate of the future.
Recent research projects have also revealed what hides under the ice, and how the glacier will change with future climate.