Folgefonni Breførarlag have arranged this tour since 1994. Blue ice hike in Juklavass Glacier starts daily, 7 days a week from Mid June until Mid September (see booking schedule for exact dates). Diffrent levels, from easy hiking to challanging ice climbimg, fits everyone between 7-80 years old in normal conditions. Duration app. 5-6 hours. Possible to do as a daytour from Bergen, in main season also public transport. Start time for tour depend on the public bus schedule.
The daily trip starts from Fonna Glacier Ski Resort in Jondal (1200m a.s.l.), there is asphalt road (19 km) all the way from the village Jondal by the fjord to Fonna Glacier Ski Resort, (follow traffic signs to Folgefonna). The Glacier fall Juklavass Glacier consists of both calm, flat ice and more challenging crevasse areas. The tour is adjusted to the participator wishes and condition. In the middle of the ice fall we take a break with view over the North Sea and the Rosendal alps. We tell you about the culture and the physical Geography. In the end, we walk back in the afternoon light with fjord and Mountains below us.
This is a daily trip from about 10th of June (depending on snow conditions) until the 17th of September. Outside of this period, the trip has to be booked longer time in front, and price may be different. The public transport to the glacier is available from 26th of June to 20th of August. The total season is from 15th of May until 1th of October (outside this season the glacier is covered with snow). Then we offer cross-country skiing or snowshoes hikes.
Total time length
5-6 hours. The trip is about 5-6 km total walking distance.
Please bring your personal warm, wind-and waterproof clothing (depending on weather), gloves, mountain boots (if you have your own), food and something to drink. Sunglasses and sun lotion is recommended. Included in the price you will get crampons, ice axe, harness, helm, rope, and mountain boots (if you do not have your own). We provide mountain boots in sizes from 33 to 48 (EUR).
We also offer rental of clothing, water/wind proof layer and fleece (please send us an e-mail if you need to rent clothing). For sale, we have sunglasses, sun lotion, maps, snacks, lunch food (please send e-mail infront of trip if you want to buy these things).
750 NOK pr. person, price includes all necessary glacier equipment also mountain boots. 10 % discount for families (min 3 persons). Pay by cash or by credit card.
If you want your own glacier guide (for 1-12 persons), the price for a Private Guide is 6500 NOK this includes all glacier equipment. Start time, total length and challenge can be adjusted for your group. This is recommended if you want to bring small children, or want to do real ice climbing.
All people above 7-8 years old and in normal conditions. We normally have two glacier guides or more every day, you can then choose to walk easy, or more challenging tour in the blue ice.
At our building at Fonna Glacier Ski Resort. It is 19 km to drive from the village Jondal by the fjord towards Fonna Glacier Ski resort, follow traffic signs to "Folgefonna" from Jondal.. There is toll on the road in “Krossdalen”, 100 NOK (pay by card) . In main season there is public transport (bus) corresponding to the trip, arrive 10:40. Bus leaves ski center 15:50, please inform your glacier guide if you plan to catch the bus down again after trip. Start time for tour depend on if public bus is running or not. When bus is running start time is 10:40 (when bus arrive), except for this period start time for tour is 11:00 AM and it is possible to have pick up service 10:30 from Jondal (Note need to be booked).
Travel to Jondal
From Bergen with your own car, 1, 5 hours (80 km) to Tørvikbygd, then 20 minutes by ferry to Jondal. There is also daily bus from Bergen in the summer season, check route planner (www.skyss.no) or visit the tourist information in Bergen or our booking center Juklafjord for details.
From mid September and rest of season, the trip can be canceled at short notice. This because of weather conditions and that the road to starting point can be icy