Glacier Hike on Hardangerjøkulen Hiking

Traverse across the amazing blue ice

Highlights

This roughly 16 km glacier hike on Norway’s 6th largest glacier, will be the highlight of your holiday! Located in Finse, a village in western Norway, Hardangerjøkulen has glowing and jagged blue ice formations that glisten in the sun. Don’t forget to bring your camera for some epic shots. 

Essential info

  • Destination Geilo
  • Season July–August
  • Departures Daily
  • Duration 5–7 hours
  • Difficulty Medium
  • Audience 12 years +

Book with Jøklagutane AS

Everyone : NOK 690

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What You’ll Do

Your journey with Jøklagutane begins at Finse Railway Station. From there you’ll gear up, and learn the safety and climbing basics of exploring the beautiful Hardangerjøkulen glacier. Hardangerjøkulen is a 1,863-meter high glacier that has many entry points, but the most well known are Blåisen and Midtdalsbreen. The total walking distance is 15 – 17 km over a 6 – 7 hour period, with a lunch break.

This trip is suitable for anyone over 12 years old in normal physical condition. It can be customized depending on your skill level and how challenged you would like to be.

What’s Included

  • Experienced and certified guide
  • All necessary equipment
  • Insurance 

What to Bring

  • Warm undergarments and outerwear
  • Wind/waterproof jacket
  • Gloves/mittens and a hat
  • Boots with a good tread
  • Sunglasses, 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 Finse Railway Station at 11:00. The trip will end here as well. This station is located on the Bergen Railway and is easily accessible from Bergen and Oslo. Read more about the station here. Please note that train is the only way of reaching Finse Station. 

Everyone : NOK 690

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Jøklagutane AS is an adventure company in Finse, Norway that specializes in glacier hiking on the Hardangerjøkulen glacier. 

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