Photo: Jostedalen Breførarlag

Glacier hiking on Nigardsbreen - 5 hours

  • Glacier Hiking

Experience the giant blue ice world of the Nigardsbreen Glacier near the Sognefjord and learn about the exciting nature of the Jostedalsglacier.

This 5 hour glacier hiking trip is long enough to seek out some of the most impressive areas of the blue ice landscape of the Nigardsbreen glacier. This glacier hike is a bit more demanding than the 4 hour hike, as the route passes through some more challenging and steeper parts of the glacier. As a reward you get a great view of the snow covered Jostedalsbreen and the upper part of Nigardsbreen.

Discover the power of nature and learn how to use crampons and ice axe, experience impressive ice towers and deep blue crevasses. Participants should have some previous hiking experience in somewhat rough terrain. 

Learn all about the formative power of a glacier on an experience you never will forget! The exhibition at Breheimsenteret is included.

Practical information:

  • Meeting place: Nigardsbreen parking lot by the sign GUIDE next to the service building. See map here. Please be there min. 30 minutes before the hike starts
  • Duration: Appx. 5
  • Min. age 12 years
  • Bring solid hiking shoes, warm and rain/wind proof clothing, as well as food and something to drink
  • Clothing must cover the whole body, so shorts or T-shirts should not be worn
  • Before the trip starts the guide will inform about the safety conditions

Travel tip

You can go glacier hiking on Nigardsbreen during our Sognefjord in a nutshell trip! Read more about the trip Sognefjord in a nutshell with glacier hiking on Nigardsbreen here.

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    01.JUL - 06.SEP