We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

Nigardsbreen Glacier

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 6871 Jostedal, Norway
Phone Number: +47 57 68 32 50
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 245 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 86
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Blue ice as far as the eye can see

Hiking Nigardsbreen Glacier was an awesome experience from start to finish, and a childhood dream come true. If you'd like to know what if feels like to scale the ice, read my... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Science-Wanders
Add Photo Write a Review

245 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 113: English reviews
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hiking Nigardsbreen Glacier was an awesome experience from start to finish, and a childhood dream come true. If you'd like to know what if feels like to scale the ice, read my blog post which you can find by googling 'Glacier Hiking in Norway Science Wanders'. (Lots of photos included too.) My main tip: Take any 'easy' hike rating with... More 

Helpful?
Thank Science-Wanders
Antwerp, Belgium
Level Contributor
60 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

During my trip in Norway, also visited Briksdal glacier and Kjnedalsbree glacier, but this is my favorite glacier. The boat trip, the walk across the rocks, each step getting closer to the blue wall of ice. This glacier is probably getting smaller, but compared to the two other glaciers, it is still impressive. Difficult to capture the atmosphere by photo,... More 

Helpful?
Thank belgium9745
Minneapolis, Minnesota, Usa
Level Contributor
19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

If you are physically challenged, clumsy, or just really tired, Do not go. The tourist information center will give you a map that shows the hike is "easy in one hour". Bull roar! The hike is over large boulders and slick rocks. Met two older ladies at the hotel, and they both fell doing the hike. Other people turned back... More 

Helpful?
Thank Gregory P
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

My friend and I arrived at the glacier museum just before its opening at 10am and happened to chance upon a guided tour for kayak and glacier hike organised by the Ice Trolls so we hopped onto it (NOK980 each for full day tour ~7 hours). There were 10 people in the tour with two guides. We drove around 20... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank ivy T
Benfleet, UK
Level Contributor
73 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We visited this glacier hoping to walk there from the car park but as the weather was so bad (torrential rain) we were unable to cross the normally little streams as they were too deep to get to the glacier so we decided to catch the little boat that takes you a good part of the way. The boat runs... More 

Helpful?
Thank CarolBenfleet_UK
Tel Aviv, Israel
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We took the family tour, as we had a nine year old child with us. Nevertheless, we enjoyed it very much, and so did our 16 and 19 year old teenagers.

Helpful?
Thank Ido67
New York
Level Contributor
17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Beautiful place that unfortunately may be disappearing with global warming. We went as a family with 3 children (age span 7-12). We just missed their "family" glacier walks, so just set out towards the edge of the glacier on our own, up to the roped-off section which is fairly close. From the visitor's center, drive to the parking lot closer... More 

Helpful?
Thank wens2015
Arnhem, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
66 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We did the Short Blue Ice Hike from Jostedal Breforarlag. The weather was amazing: bright blue sky, sunshine. Before getting onto the glacier it was quite warm, so it was odd to put on our warm clothes. Also on the glacier sometimes there were warm winds from other valleys. But we really did need our gloves. Also be sure to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Koos83
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
101 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

If you're travelling to the area specifically for a glacier hike then it's recommended to book in advance, we did this on the bfl website the day before. The ice hike was interesting, crossing over small crevasses and up/down ice steps. Need to be of average fitness for the 'blue ice hike' as it's quite steep and you'll be in... More 

Helpful?
Thank Angela P
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
47 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

The tourist center advised us to drive to the car park closer to the glacier. For $40.00Kroner road toll, it will save us some leg work so we did. We decided to hike the 2 hr return from the car park to the terminal of the glacier instead of taking the boat. It is a gigantic bluish glacier with its... More 

Helpful?
Thank Heid25

Travellers who viewed Nigardsbreen Glacier also viewed

Sogndal Municipality, Sogn og Fjordane
 
Fjaerland, Sogndal Municipality
Stryn, Stryn Municipality
 

Been to Nigardsbreen Glacier? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Nigardsbreen Glacier and other visitors
6 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (6)

Questions? Get answers from Nigardsbreen Glacier staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?