From 990 NOK

Experience the Blue Ice Hike

Folgefonna
5-6 h
Medium
Medium
Medium

Tour Highlights

Blue ice hike in Juklavass Glacier is a daily hike from June to October, for everyone above 7 years old.

About the hike

Blue Ice Hike in Juklavass glacier is arranged daily from June to October and starts from Fonna Glacier Ski Resort. Juklavass Glacier consists of both calm, flat ice and more challenging crevasse areas. The tour is adapted to the participators wishes and conditions. We take lunch break with world class panorama view of the North Sea and the Rosendal alps. Glacier guide will convey details about the culture, physical geography, climate etc. In the afternoon light, we return back to Fonna Glacier Centre with the fjord and mountains below us.

Folgefonna
5-6 h
Medium
Medium
Medium
Duration

The hike is about 5-6 km in total walking distance, and about 300-400 meters height difference.

The hike starts daily 10:00 from Guide Shop in Fonna Glacier Centre/Fonna Glacier Ski Resort. We start at 10:00 by using some time to get glacier equipment and safety instructions before we set out on the glacier. Total length is 5-6 hours, means we are back at Fonna Glacier Center between 15:00 and 16:00 in the afternoon.

Please plan your travel so you can meet latest at 10:00 in the morning. From the village Jondal in Hardanger to Fonna Glacier Centre there is 19 km road, takes 30-40 minutes by car, note there is a toll station  8 km from Jondal against the glacier, cost 100 NOK for a car to pass (you can pay for it here to avoid invoice fee).  

Equipment

Please bring your personal warm, wind-and waterproof clothing (depending on weather), gloves, mountain boots (if you have your own), food and something to drink (possible to pre book lunch boxes). Sunglasses and sun lotion is needed. Please also bring your own backpack with some extra space for glacier equipment. Included in the hike price is rental of crampons, ice-axe, harness, helm, rope, and mountain boots (if you do not have your own). We provide mountain boots in sizes from 33 to 48 (EUR).

We offer rental of wind and water proof clothing, and sell gloves in case you have forgotten to bring. For sale, we also have sunglasses, sun lotion, maps, snacks, lunch food (please send e-mail in front of the hike if you want to buy these things).

Difficulty

The hike can be adjusted for everyone above 7 years old. The hike can be from easy hiking with panorama view to the ice landscape and the fjord to more advanced ice climbing. Each glacier guide adjust the hike after the groups whishes and ice/snow conditions. Maximum participants pr. guide is 10 persons. If you want to be 100% sure you get enough ice climbing/challenge or you have small children we recommend booking private guide instead, then guide will adjust the hike only for you and your friends/family.

Safety is always our highest concern every day, we work hard to identify and eliminate all risks to make sure the hike is safe for guests and glacier guides. This hike is a nature experience, not extreme sport.

Starting point

The hike starts in Guide Shop at Fonna Glacier Ski Resort at 10:00. Start point is located 19 km, means 30-40 minutes drive from the village Jondal by the fjord. Address: Folgefonnvegen 1830, 5627 Jondal.

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Weather

The Blue Ice Hike can be arranged and are magnificent in all kind of weather. The weather is a part of the glacier experience, hike will be adjusted after the weather conditions. Proper clothing is extra important if it's raining or temperature is low. Normally strong wind and thunder storms with lightning are only reasons we need to cancel due to weather conditions. In general temperature on the glacier can be from 2-15 degree Celsius. Please note that you need sunglasses and sun lotion even on grey days.

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Groups/B2B

Blue Ice Hike in Juklavass glacier is perfect for school classes, scouts, companies, incentive groups, part of conference etc. Instead of booking online you should contact us for a quotation, and we can adjust start time, length etc. after your wishes. See Company/B2B in menu.

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Where and when do I meet for Blue Ice Hike?

The Blue Ice Hike starts at 10:00 from our guide shop in Fonna Glacier Centre at Fonna Glacier Ski resort. You do not have to be there before 10:00, but normally our guides are there from 09:30. If you are too late please let us know.

What if it is raining?

The glacier hikes are arranged in all kind of weather. Rain normally don't stop us. The weather is a part of the glacier experience. Good clothing is important to make sure you don't get cold. The colors in the ice can be even more fantastic in rain, but of course if we can choose we prefer the sunny days. Strong wind make it harder to arrange the tour, so if wind is strong and direction not ideal we may have to cancel the tour for safety reason. Then you will get refund if you are not able to switch date.

Can I use my own mountain boots?

We have over 150 pair of mountain boots in sizes from 33-48 (EUR) which are designed for glacier hiking/climbing. This means the sole are stiff and they have good support around the ankle. Good boots are important for the safety, so we do not charge any extra for the boots, it's included in the price to borrow boots. Of course we understand if you prefer to use your own boots if you have, and as long as they are good enough you are welcome to that. Bring them, and the guide will check them and give you the best advice. Note: The crampon/spike we install under the boots can scratch the surface of the boots.

What is the cancellation policy?

We try to be as flexible as we can. For the daily hikes "Blue Ice Hike" and "Panorama Glacier Hike" you can cancel until 24 hours before the hike and get 100% refund or change the tour date. Cancellation or no show later than 24 hours before hike does not give a right to a any refund. For all  other hikes/tours we offer, the cancellation deadline of 5 days before the tour date applies unless otherwise agreed. That means, if you can cancel 5 days before the hike you will get a full refund. If you cancel later than this but before 24 hours before the hike, there is a 50% refund, if canceled less than 24 hours before the trip, there is no refund. If Folgefonni Breførarlag has to cancel the trip due to weather / conditions, you will get 100% refund.

What else to do in the region?

Fjords, mountains and glaciers. Waterfalls, hundreds of thousands of fruit trees and vibrant villages. The Hardangerfjord - the third-longest in the world - contains the best Norway has to offer. With a rich food and cultural history, world-renowned icons and unique nature experiences, it is easy to understand why Hardanger has been a popular destination for hundreds of years. The region, with the municipalities of Kvam, Eidfjord, Kvinnherad, Ullensvang and Ulvik, is an eldorado that is difficult to describe in words. You have to experience it for yourself. Please check Visithardangerfjord for more information.

Best accomondation in Jondal?

In Jondal there are a wide range of accommodations. From tent to Hotel. Get the overview at Glacier Road webpage. Jondal is not too far away from Bergen, Norheimsund, Rosendal, Odda, or Lofthus, so there are a wide range of possibility regarding accommodations. Let us know if you need help.

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Blue Ice Hike
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Blue Ice Hike

Blue ice hike in Juklavass Glacier is a daily hike from June to October, for everyone above 7 years old.

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