Finse to Blåisen Hiking

Family friendly hike toward Hardangerjøkulen

  • Photo: Emil Eriksson

  • Photo: Bjørn Furuseth

Essential info

  • Destination: Finse
  • Season: June–November
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Distance: 11 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 280 meters
  • Duration: 3.5–4.5 hours

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About Finse to Blåisen

Follow the T-marked trail over the dam at the east end of Finsevann lake. Follow the signs to Blåisen (The Blue Ice). Go over the summer bridge that goes over the river.  Continue up several moraine ridges that show how large the glacier was previously.
Don't go onto the ice itself without a guide and the necessary glacier equipment! In the autumn, the summer bridge is removed; so make sure that it is still open before you start your trip. Contact the Finsehytta cabin or Finse 1222 for updated information about when the bridge is set up and taken down. The trip is suitable for slightly older children, seeing as the trip goes over a summer bridge in addition to the trail going between and over larger rocks.


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