Fjord, Kayak and blue ice

Day tour to Rosendal. Fjord cruise, kayak on the lake Møsevatn in front of the glacier and blue ice trip on Folgefonna Glacier.

The tour starts with a fjord cruise from Bergen to Rosendal. On the boat trip, you will be able to see the spectacular fjords Bjørnefjord and Hardangerfjord. You will also pass the archipelago outside Bergen. 

Rosendal is beautifully situated by the Hardanger Fjord and between the mountains Skålafjell, Melderskin and Malmangernuten.

The kayak and glacier guides from Folgefonni Breførarlag will meet you by the boat and take you up in the mountain to the lake where the tour starts.

You will paddle in stable double kayaks that fit well for beginners. There are also single kayaks available, if desired. The glacier trip at Folgefonna can be customized with demanding climbing for those who want that, or easier walking on the glacier, if you prefer that. 

 

Important information regarding Glacier kayak tour.

Our highest concern is safety for our guest and guides. Due to water level in lake, and unstable glacier front it will not be safe to access glacier anymore.

The Glacier Kayak tour will therefore be a paddle tour with glacier hike. This means the total time length of tour will be 1,5-2 hours shorter. The price for tour is reduced  due to this change.

The tour is still a great experience kayaking close to the glacier in this remote area

Sorry for this, but safety first!

The tour requires that you are above 15 years and have a normal level of fitness, but does not require any previous kayaking experience. 

The kayak tour is around 5 km (3,1 miles) and the Glacier Hike 2-5 km (1,2-3,1 miles)
Classification: blue, medium

Bergen-Rosendal-Møsevatn-Rosendal-Bergen

 

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The kayak and glacier guides will meet you near the boat, outside the Tourist Office in Rosendal, Folgefonn Center, as soon as the boat arrive Rosendal.
The Tourist Office is located in the middle of Rosendal city centre - the building across the street from Rosendal Turisthotell.  
You will travel by minibus for about 40 minutes to the starting point for the tour (850 masl - 2789 ft).

The tour starts with kayaking on the glacier lake, dry suits is used to ensure safety, because the water is cold. If lucky, there are icebergs in the lake on our way from starting point to the Møsevass Glacier. This is a “young” glacier arm of Folgefonna; the glacier is about 5000 years old. The view of blue ice coming into the lake is powerful; no one can stop the ice on its way to the lake. We park the kayaks on a beach nearby the glacier, put on glacier equipment and are ready for a fairy-tale on blue ice. We go for a calm hike on the ice, sensing all elements or we do a real ice-climbing adventure, this depends on your wishes and the ice conditions. The ice is in constantly change and the route will depend on conditions.

The temperature is normally between 5 and 15 degrees Celsius (41-59 degrees Fahrenheit) on the glacier.

Duration app. 6-8 hours. The total paddle tour is about 5 km (3,1 miles); glacier hike 2-5 km (1,2-3,1 miles). Lunch will be served on the tour.

 

Monday to Wednesday
The guide will drive you to Jondal. Here we will recommend dinner at Jondal Hotel og Gjestgjevarstad before you continue buy public bus and train to Bergen.

 

Thursday and Friday

You return by boat to Os, and from there you continue by bus to Bergen.

 

The tour requires a normal level of fitness, but does not require any previous kayaking experience.


The safety and wellbeing of participants is the top priority of your guides.

Start Bergen:

  • Express Boat Bergen-Rosendal from Strandkaiterminalen, Bergen 08:50. Meet 20 minutes before.

Return Bergen Monday-Wednesday

  • At 23.27 in the evening. Bergen Railway Station.

Return Bergen Thursday and Friday

  • At 21:05 in the evening. Bergen Bus Station

Season

  • July 1 - September 20 2018

Age

  • Recommended age limit 15.

Price

  • Adult (15+): NOK 3995

Included in the price Monday-Wednesday

  • Express boat Bergen-Rosendal.

  • Bus from Os to Bergen.

  • Guided Glacier Kayak tour.  

  • Kayak and glacier equipment.  

  • Lunch (2 x sandwiches, apple, chocolate and 1 litre water).

  • Minibus from Rosendal to Jondal.

  • Bus from Jondal to Arna.

  • Train from Arna to Bergen.

Included in the price Thursday and Friday

  • Express boat Bergen-Rosendal and Rosendal-Os

  • Bus from Os to Bergen.

  • Guided Glacier Kayak tour.  

  • Kayak and glacier equipment.  

  • Lunch (2 x sandwiches, apple, chocolate and 1 litre water).

Kayak tour - clothes you should wear

  • Wool underwear
  • Fleece
  • Gloves (bring extra for the glacier hike in case they get wet).
  • Caps and warm hat.
  • Sunglasses and sun lotion.

Bring to the glacier hike

  • Warm/wind/water proof clothing
  • Mountain boots
  • Gloves.
  • Warm hat.

All your clothing can be wet, please bring extra set of clothing so you can change after the trip if needed. You should also bring a towel. No warm shower is available. 

The guide company provide all necessary kayaking equipment (including dry suit), and glacier equipment (crampons, harness, helmet, ice axe and ropes). They can also bring mountain boots for you; we then need your shoe size when booking the trip.

Itinerary (Monday-Wednesday)

  • 08.50-10.45 Express Boat Bergen-Rosendal from Strandkaiterminalen. Meet 20 min before departure 
  • 10.45-18.00 Guided Glacier Kayak tour
  • 18.00-19.00 The guide will drive you from Rosendal to Jondal.
  • 21.30-2300 Bus 930 from Jondal ferry pier to Arna Terminal

  • 23.00-23.00 Walk from Arna terminal to Arna Train Station

  • 23.18-23.27 Train from Arna Railway Station to Bergen Railway Station

Itinerary (Thursday and Friday)

  • 08.50-10.45 Express Boat Bergen-Rosendal from Strandkaiterminalen. Meet 20 min before departure 
  • 10.45-18.00 Guided Glacier Kayak tour
  • 18.40-19.30 Express Boat Rosendal-Os
  • 20.12-21.05 Bus from Os to Bergen 

Vouchers

Please pick up your vouchers in our office one day before the tour:
Bergen Base Camp
Holmedalsgården 3
NO-5003 Bergen
Tel.: +47 55 32 55 00

 

Opening Hours Bergen Base Camp:

  • May - September: 09.00 - 19.00

  • October - April: 10.00 - 16.00 

Photo

  • Ståle Sundfjord
  • Folgefonni Breførarlag / Eksponert Media
  • Bjarne Øymyr
  • Åse Marie Evjen

 

 

 

 

 

  • Kayak tour at Møsevatn in front of the Folgefonna glacier
  • Glacier hike Folgefonna
  • Rosendal
  • Bjørnefjord
  • Hardangerfjord


 

Route

  1. Bergen
  2. Rosendal
  3. Mosevatnet
  4. Os
  5. Bergen