From 990 NOK

The Tourist Road over Folgefonna

Folgefonna
2 d
Hard
Hard
Hard

Tour Highlights

2-days demanding hike from fjord to fjord over Folgefonna, Sundal-Odda. Accommodation in DNT cabin.

About the hike

The hike has amused tourists for hundreds of years. From the summit of the glacier, you can see the Hardangervidda plateau in the east and the North Sea in the west to the south; the Rosendal Alps. During the entire 18 century and until the First World War, people from all over Europe carried by horseback from the fjord to the edge of the glacier whereas the transport across the glacier was done on horse sledges. In the mean time their luxury Yachts sailed around the Peninsula to welcome them at the opposite side of the glacier in Odda. Today there is a road tunnel beneath the glacier that makes the return much easier either by public bus or by taxi (20 min).

Hike start along the "Ice-road" in the great Bondhus valley, continues along T-marked path from Bondhus valley to the DNT cabin Fonnabu.  We serve dinner and stay over night at Fonnabu, next day glacier guide takes you over to the east side of the glacier where the DNT cabin Holmaskjer is situated. After a lunch stop we hike down to Odda and can catch a public bus back to Sundal. If weather or snow conditions are not good, we may have to adjust the route.

Included in this tour is dinner and accommodation at Fonnabu, because of this we need to confirm your booking manually to be sure there is capacity at the Fonnabu cabin. You can choose to hike on your own to Fonnabu and only be guided over the glacier from Fonnabu to Holmaskjer, price is then 990 NOK pr. person.

Folgefonna
2 d
Hard
Hard
Hard
Duration

In total a demanding 2 days hike. We estimate 6-8 hours from Sundal to the DNT cabin Fonnabu day 1. Day 2 we use 3 hours to cross the glacier from Fonnabu to Holmaskjer and then additional 4 hours from Holmaskjer to Odda (Tokheim). The easiest part of the hike is to cross the glacier.

Equipment

All necessary glacier equipment are included in price. You need to bring warm, wind-and waterproof clothing (weather dependent), gloves, mountain boots, lunch food for 2 days and something to drink. Sunglasses and sun lotion is highly recommended.

Difficulty

This is a hike for experienced hikers. Day 1, 1400 meters ascending, Day 2, 150 meters ascending, and 1600 meters descending.

Starting point

Folgefonna National park parking place in Sundal in Mauranger at 10:30. Address: Sundal, 5476 Mauranger.

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Weather

This hike demands good weather. If wind are stronger than 15 m/s we normally cancel. Rain and fog is normally not a problem, but of course this tour is best when having the world class panorama view and feeling of being on top of Norway when crossing the glacier. Alternative if weather is bad is the Blue Ice Hike, or only hike to Fonnabu and return to Sundal again next day.

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Groups/B2B

This hike can be arranged for groups, the capacity at Fonnabu is the restriction regards to group size. Take contact for a quotation.

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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.

Best accomondation in Rosendal?

In Rosendal there are many options, check the great tourist office web and find your best option. Let us know if you need help.

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.

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Glacier Crossing, 2-days
Folgefonna

Glacier Crossing, 2-days

2-days demanding hike from fjord to fjord over Folgefonna, Sundal-Odda. Accommodation in DNT cabin.

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