Photo: Roar Svasand

Glacier Kayaking at Folgefonna

  • Kayaking

Join in on a unique adventure and see the Folgefonna glacier up close. Paddle in a kayak on a glacier lake and explore the blue ice of the Folgefonna glacier!

Glacier kayaking at Folgefonna takes you on an adventure on the beautiful Folgefonna Glacier, 850 meters above sea level. This is a safe yet thrilling adventure of a lifetime!

Tour description

You meet your guide outside the tourist office in Rosendal (Folgefonn Center) at the Rosendal Dock, where you and your guide do a quick equipment check. A car will then take you from Rosendal to the starting point at 850 meters above sea level. The car ride takes about 40 minutes.

You will kayak about 2,5 km on a glacier lake and you will be equipped with dry suits, as the water is very cold. If lucky, there are icebergs in the lake on your way from starting point to the Møsevass Glacier (arm of Folgefonna). The scenery of blue ice coming into the lake is powerful; no one can stop the ice on its way to the lake.

After paddling for a while, we leave the kayaks on a beach nearby the glacier and have a lunch break. After lunch, we paddle back to the car and drive back to Rosendal. This is a full-day adventure including safety introduction and kayaking. All necessary equipment including a dry-suit is included. Maximum 4 person's pr. guide, to ensure every individual's needs.

Practical information

  • Meeting point: Outside tourist office in Rosendal (Folgefonn Center), see map HERE
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Minimum age: 15 years
  • We recommend bringing wool underwear, and warm/wind/waterproof clothing, mountain boots and gloves, sunglasses and sun lotion. Your clothes can get wet if you are unlucky and turn over; so please bring an extra set of clothes for changing if needed. You should also bring a towel. No warm shower is available.
  • We provide all necessary kayaking equipment
  • Lunch is not included in the tour, so please bring a packed lunch
  • The total paddle tour is about 5 km


Wind/waterproof clothing can be rented for 150 NOK pr. person and lunch packet can be provided for 250 NOK pr. person. Please inform us by e-mail in advance if you require any of this Payment for extras upon arrival.

Getting to Rosendal from Bergen

Bergen is the closest major city to Rosendal. Either public or private transportation is easy and fast. Public alternatives are the express boat “Hardangerfjord Express” leaving from downtown harbor or the bus line 760/761 leaving from Bergen central bus station. Please note that return transport to/from Rosendal by boat is only available on Thursdays and Fridays. By car, the fastest route is approximately 2 hours 30 minutes including one ferry crossing.


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    01.JUL - 15.SEPT