With help of professional glacier guides, the right equipment and expert guidance, it is no witchcraft to explore the NIGARDSBREEN Glacier.
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.
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.
This hike is suitable for all who want to experience, during a short hike, what glacier hiking really is like.
The exhibition at Breheimsenteret is included (does not apply to groups).
15.05 - 25.09 at 11:45
Departure 12:15. Fits well 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.
Partly steep terrain in the ice, the approach to the glacier can be slippery.
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, 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 600.- incl. glacier equipment and and the exhibition at Breheimsenteret.
Online booking or if spaces left at the Glacier Visitor Centre latest 1 hour before start or directly of the guide (cash only in NOK).
1-3 pers. NOK 3400.- totally.
4-16 pers. NOK 850.-/pers.
16+ pers. NOK 765.-/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.
All private hikes must be booked and paid in advance.
Booking and request