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Getting from Olden to Briksdal Glacier

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Getting from Olden to Briksdal Glacier

We are going on our first cruise to Norway on 24th May and stop in Olden. Does anyone know how easy it is to get a bus from Olden to the Glacier, and could you comfortably walk to the Glacier at this time of year, and how long would it take? We are worried the Troll Cars will be full with cruise passengers!

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1. Re: Getting from Olden to Briksdal Glacier

Hello Molliespringer - we were in Olden a week ago and there were various options to get to the glacier.

The cruise liner berth is in the village, with a large tourist information office on the dock side. They were selling tickets for the glacier bus, and other options. But most people bought their tickets directly from sales people on the dockside. The bus takes you to Briksdal village, from where it is a 45 min walk to he glacier.

Another option is a black minibus which also takes you to the village. A third option (and cheapest) is the local service bus.

I'm sorry I have forgotten the prices but they were approximately 1/2 to 2/3 the price of the ships tour for the Glacier Sightseeing Bus, and a little more for the black mini bus

We decided against the glacier trip as it was a wet day with low cloud when we were there - we'll go next time we are in Olden. We took a little tourist train ride around the village, waterfalls and lakes which was very good with stops for photos

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2. Re: Getting from Olden to Briksdal Glacier

Many thanks for that helpful advice. We will see what the weather is on the day but at least we now know all the options. The cruise tours do seem expensive, and could soon add up!

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