With help of professional glacier guides, the right equipment and expert guidance, it is no witchcraft to explore the NIGARDSBREEN Glacier.
Some part of the route climbs quite steep up and down, which is made easier by steps in the ice. The participants should be reasonably sure-footed. For people without any hiking experience on mountain trails the trip can be exhausting.You will be roped up, and walk leisurely with crampons and ice axe along deep blue crevasses and high ice towers. Sometimes you can even crawl through some ice tunnels.
This hike is suitable for all who want to experience, during a short hike, what glacier hiking really is like.
The hike requires no prior knowledge in dealing with glacier equipment.
Parts of the route to the glacier and on the glacier itself climb quite steep up and down.The route is made easier by fixed ropes and steps in the ice. The participants should have a good balance and intermediate fitness to enjoy the tour. People without any hiking experience might be overwhelmed!
This is the same kind of Blue Ice Hike as the KIDS Special Hike, except the age limit is 12 years.
The exhibition at Breheimsenteret is included (does not apply to groups).
15.05 - 25.09 at 11:45
Fits with the schedule of the Glacier Bus.
25.06 - 25.08 at 12:30
Departure at 13:00.
NB! Does not fit the schedule of the Glacier Bus.
Nigardsbreen parking ground at the equipment depot (sign GUIDE) next to the toilets.
The approach to the glacier is partly steep (secured with fixed ropes) and can be slippery.
Partly steep terrain on the ice (steps), especially at the entrance.
Total about 4 hours, on the ice about 1,5 hour.
The total time is calculated as follow:
Boat transport: 15 min. x 2 (no waiting for the boat incl.)
Walking to and from the glacier: 45 min. x 2.
Equip/roping up and instruction: approx. 30 min.
Age limit: Min. 12 years.
Warm, wind- and waterproof clothing, gloves/mittens, sunglasses, lunch package and solid shoes (trekking boots or sport shoes). The clothing must cover the whole body (no shorts or skirts without leggings). More advices about equipment
Min. 2 and max. 16 pers. per guide.
NOK 620.- incl. glacier equipment and and the exhibition at Breheimsenteret.
1-4 pers. NOK 3690.- totally.
5-16 pers. NOK 890.-/pers.
16+ pers. NOK 800.-/pers.
Upon request. At a start time between 09:30-13:30 the transportation with the glacier boat t/r is included in the price. Otherwise you have to walk by foot from the glacier and back to the car park. Duration about 1,5 hour (each way).
Age limit: Min. 8 years.