Glacier Hike and Climbing on Juklavass Hiking Trail

Experience an adventure on the ancient blue ice

Highlights

Get ready for an incredible hike on the amazing 1,000-year-old blue ice of the Juklavass Glacier. If you want more of a challenge, your trip can include an ice climb on a more difficult route. During a well-earned break, enjoy breathtaking views of the North Sea and the Rosendal Alps. 

Essential info

  • Season June–September
  • Departures Usually twice daily at 10:40 and 11:00
  • Duration 4–6 hours
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Audience 7 years old and over

Book with Folgefonni Breførarlag

Individual: NOK 790
Group discount (3 or more in the same booking) : NOK 710

What You’ll Do

Together with Folgefonni Breførarlag guides, you’ll gear up for the trip at Fonna Glacier Ski Resort, then you’ll be off on your adventure! There are usually two daily departures, so the trip can be adjusted to how challenged you want to be - a glacier hike, ice climbing, or something in between. You’ll learn all the tips and tricks for maneuvering on the diverse topography of Juklavass Glacier, whether it’s on flat ice, deep cracks in the ice, or high slopes. 

Throughout the trip, you’ll learn about the physical geography of the area as well as the cultural history. During the break, enjoy incredible views of the North Sea and the Rosendal Alps. While making your way back to the base camp, you’ll be awestruck by how the afternoon light shines on fjords and mountains in the distance. 

On the trip, you’ll hike 5 to 6 km. General fitness is required. Please note there is a maximum of 10 to 12 people per glacier guide. 

What’s Included

  • Experienced guide
  • Transportation to-and-from Jondal (if desired)
  • All necessary equipment
  • Crampons
  • ice ax
  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • Rope

Mountain boots (if you do not have your own). Sizes 33 to 48 EUR are provided. Outdoor clothing such as water-and-windproof shells and fleece jackets are available for rental. Sunglasses, sun lotion, maps, snacks, and lunch food are available to purchase. Please email in advance to indicate your needs. 

What to Bring

  • Warm undergarments
  • Wind-and- waterproof clothing
  • Gloves
  • Mountain boots (available to borrow if you do not have a pair)
  • Warm beverages and food
  • Sunglasses and sun lotion, recommended

Check out the Outtt packing guide for general outdoor activities in Norway. Feel free to bring any extra snacks and refreshments.

Meeting Point

The meeting point is the Folgefonni Breførarlag building at Fonna Glacier Ski Resort in Jondal. The start of the trip depends on if the local bus from Bergen is running or not, at either 10:40 or 11:00.

Getting there

Bus

  • If the bus is running the tour begins at 10:40 (or whenever the bus arrives) otherwise the tour begins at 11:00. Please tell your guide if you are taking the bus, as it leaves at 15:50.
  • The bus runs between June 25 and August 12. Book your ticket on Skyss.
Ferry

  • If you are arriving by ferry and have indicated this to Folgefonni Breførarlag, you will be picked up from the ferry dock in Jondal at 10:30. Please indicate you’ll take the ferry when booking.
Car from Jondal

  • The resort is 19 km by car from Jondal village. From there, follow the traffic signs to “Folgefonna”. On the way, there is a toll road which costs 100 NOK which can be paid for by card.
Car from Bergen

  • By car from Bergen, it takes 1.5 hours (80 km) to drive to Tørvikbygd. From there, you’ll take a 20-minute ferry ride to Jondal. Please indicate you’ll take the ferry when booking. 

Individual: NOK 790
Group discount (3 or more in the same booking) : NOK 710

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Folgefonni Breførarlag

Folgefonni Breførarlag is an outdoor adventure provider that specializes in glacier guiding, but also offers activities in climbing, cycling, kayaking, skiing, and snowshoeing. 

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