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It’s amazing!

We took 1 hour family trip. Though it’s only one hour on ice, we have to walk 2 hours back and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Taipei, Taiwan
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Long Blue Ice Hike

My husband and I did the Long Blue Ice Hike on Nigardsbreen. First, I'll just say a few things... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2018
Christine W
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Luster, Norway
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 14 July 2012

We took the public bus from Sogndal up to the Nigardsbreen Glacier and took the 2 hour hike (3.5 hour long trip but only 2 on the ice). The price of the hike was about $80 USD and included a boat ride across the lake...More

6  Thank SJ24601
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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and I planned this hike months in advance and we read all reviews about this being challenging only in parts and the great guides they have. Unfortunately we had a terrible experience. The ice was slippery which is understandable because of the weather...More

5  Thank Tanya J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took 1 hour family trip. Though it’s only one hour on ice, we have to walk 2 hours back and forth from parking lots to the glacier. It’s not an easy walk because we have to climb rocks over rocks. We didn’t take the...More

Thank LoveCaramel
Reviewed 27 September 2018

My husband and I did the Long Blue Ice Hike on Nigardsbreen. First, I'll just say a few things about the glacier itself and not the tour. It is amazing. Make sure to stop by the visitors center first to learn about it's history. You...More

Thank Christine W
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Nigardsbreen glacier was absolutely stunnning. The track is quite easy so it's suitable even for families with little kids. We had to take a boat because of heavy rains that had made the path almost impassable. But the view is perfect and it's absolutely worth...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

This has been one of the most exhilerating experiences I have add. A glacier trek with my wife and 11 year old son. We took the long blue ice walk on this glacier. Anyway visiting Norway, this is a must do activity. What a natural...More

Thank travelwithsachin
Reviewed 13 September 2018

We hired a private guide to take us up to the Glacier. Wonderful experience. We enjoyed every moment of the hike to the Glacier and on the Glacier itself. Must come with good hiking boots and warm clothes.

Thank Romil62
Reviewed 10 September 2018

See it before it is gone but don’t underestimate the real dangers of slipping and hurting yourself on the rocks or ice. Even with crampons, an ice axe and a veteran Sherpa (a seven time Everest climber) it was a bit tough for this novice.

Thank pj02013
Reviewed 9 September 2018

We did the Private Short Ice Hike with Jostedalen Breførarlag, since we are a family and my daughters are 8 and 11 - and at this time (Sep. 9th) the family hike was not open anymore. our guide was Chhidar Lama - which was a...More

Thank Shahar L
Reviewed 8 September 2018

The close encounter with the glacier was truly amazing, even though I didn’t finish the entire ice hike. We picked the 3.5 hours short blue ice hike with Jostedalen Breførarlag which was supposed to be easier, but it turned out to be very challenging &...More

Thank TPHK
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Have you ever seen Glacier? if not, Norway is the best place to see it. You can come to Glacier by boat or by feet. I was going by feet and it was a real adventure. Everywhere water flows, pure nature, and I am -...More

Thank Katya B
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Our hike and climb was guided by Howard(American translation of his Norwegian name) from Jostedalen Breførarlag, the tour guide operator. We took the short blue ice tour and our group consisted of 6 people ranging in age from 12 to 70. Our guide and the...More

Thank Larry J
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19 August 2018|
Response from Lene N | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the hike we did was the Kids special. You can read about it at the home page of Jostedalen Breforarlag. You need proper hiking boots. The mountenering equipment is provided by the guides. Many greetings, Lene
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29 July 2018|
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Response from stevenwA4443XB | Reviewed this property |
They give you spikes to put on your shoes to walk on the ice and a pick-axe to help you climb and walk. You Also get gloves. It is necessary to bring good walking shoes, medium high Or high. If you don’t have any or... More