The glacier trips start up as soon as the weather and melting snow allows, which usually means from July to September. Hardangerjøkulen is the 6th largest glacier on the mainland in Norway. Glacier hikes usually take place in the dramatic icefall, Blåisen.
About the glacier trip
Finse 1222 works with skilled glacier guides who have extensive experience in arranging glacier walking. Climbing harnesses and other climbing equipment are necessary when exploring the glacier up close. The guides arrange all the necessary equipment. If you’re thinking of joining a glacier tour, we recommend that your physical health and fitness is at a normal to good level. The tour lasts for about 6-7 hours and the glacier is situated roughly 1.5 hours away from Finse by foot.
The tour normally starts at about 11 a.m., from Finse Station. Attendance will be taken in the waiting room.
Clothing and Equipment
There are no required weather conditions for trips to take place on the glacier, but be aware that it can be cold on the glacier and the weather can change quickly, even in midsummer. We recommend the following equipment: good hiking boots, windproof and waterproof jackets and trousers, warm sweaters or fleeces, gloves (preferably waterproof) and a hat. Remember sunglasses and sunscreen. Food and drink must be brought along for the trip. Contact us at Finse1222 at the latest 12 days before the trip if you would like us to prepare a lunch bag with food and drink for the trip. Hot drinks in thermos can also be purchased.
Our partner Jøklagutane AS hosts the tours on the glacier. The price is 650 NOK per person. This price covers guide, necessary glacier equipment, insurance and a personal gift that can be used during the trip.
Tailored glacier walks for groups / business trips
Tours on the Blue Ice can be customized both in terms of group size and wishes concerning the duration and difficulty. Groups can, for example, be divided into three separate times, where one group only goes up to the glacier, whilst the other two groups variate between a shorter and longer trip on the glacier.
Take a look at the film to see what Jøklagutane can do on the glacier – click here.