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Short Glacier Course

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Private course - price per pers. - price per pers. (3 people) Ages 16+
Private course - price per pers. (4-5 people) Ages 16+

Learn how to tackle a glacier hike, and expand your horizons!

The glaciated area of the Jostedalsbreen, with its many glacier tongues, is not only a feast for the eyes, but it’s also ideally suited to take your first steps with crampons on blue ice and to learn all the necessary security devices and safety techniques for safe traveling on glaciers.

On this course, you learn how to use crampons, ice ax and rope, crevasse rescue and everything else necessary for safely passing glaciers.

Further topics in this course week include tour planning, map and compass, meteorology, materials science, as well as the assessment of alpine dangers.

After completing this course, you will – together with a rope team – be able to independently tackle glacier hikes without a guide. You will be able to reach glacier areas that have been previously closed to you.

If your time is limited or if you want to visit only an “introduction course” those 3 day private training’s are the right thing for you.


Corresponds to the “Blue Ice education” of a weekly course. This private course requires at least 3 participants.


Corresponds to the “Snow education” of a weekly course. This private course requires at least 3 participants.

Additional information

To participate in this course, you need to be in good physical shape and have mountain hiking experience.

More course information here

Accomodation at Bretun Lodge

Our lodge “Bretun” is located in Krundalen, a side valley to Jostedalen. It is about 2.5 km from the village center Gjerde, which has a shop and petrol station, cafe and hotel.  It is also close to the glaciers and mountains in Jostedalen.

“Bretun” has rooms for 4-6 persons, showers/toilets, drying room, a washing machine, dining room with kitchen (self-catering), dishwasher, and a spacious and cozy fireplace lounge.