Video: Daan van Lierop/Briksdal Adventure AS
Video: Daan van Lierop/Briksdal Adventure AS

Guided glacier walk on the Tystig glacier

Enjoy a guided glacier tour on the Tystig Glacier where you can truly enjoy the magnificent Norwegian scenery. Explore and have lunch on top of the glacier!

Olden
7 hours
Moderate
18.JUN - 14.AUG

The Tystig glacier has a truly magnificent location offering spectacular views in all directions. We offer a glacier walk with an experienced guide that is suitable for anyone comfortable with basic mountain hiking.

Tour description

On this tour, you meet your guide at Stryn Summerski Resort where you will get a short briefing and get ready for the trip. Your trip starts by taking the chairlift up the mountain. The lift carries you up through dramatic scenery, and for each minute the view gets increasingly breathtaking.

In every direction, there is something spectacular to see, such as the Mt. Lodalskaapa (2083 m), Oppstrynsvatnet Lake in the Strynedalen Valley, and the plateau of the great Jostedal Glacier – the largest glacier on mainland Europe.

After leaving the chairlift, the walk towards the glacier front, or the start of the glacier, takes us about 45 minutes. You might be walking on glacier ice, or winter snow, depending on nature's whims The walk includes about 250 altitude meters on a slightly challenging path, so you should be fairly comfortable with mountain hiking.

As you reach the glacier you gear up with crampons/snowshoes, harness, ice ax/hiking poles, and ropes. The glacier walk lasts about 2-3 hours and you and your guide will be exploring the ice in a safe manner. The condition on the ice may be blue ice, or ice with snow on the surface (this depends on the amount of snow we get in the winter). The guide will share his local knowledge with you, as well as basic geology/ glaciology.

One of the highlights of the trip is the lunch break, which you will have on the glacier. Few people can say that they’ve had lunch on a glacier, surrounded by such breathtaking views! 

The walk back down to the chair lift takes about 45 minutes and the chairlift transports you back to your starting point at the bottom. 

Welcome to a stress-free day, where you can truly enjoy the magnificent Norwegian scenery!