Panorama Glacier Hike

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Panorama Glacier starts daily, 7 days a week from mid June to Mid August (see booking schedule for exact dates). Panorama Glacier hike is similar to the daily blue ice hike, but it's shorter in time and length and do not involve any challanging ice hiking or climbing, this is a Panorama view hike. The hike fits everyone between 7-80 years old in normal health conditions. Duration app. 3-4 hours. The Panorama Glacier hike is possible to do as a day tour from Bergen in with public transport. It is possible to buy Packets with public transport through GoFjords.

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Facts
The Panorama Glacier Hike 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 fiord to Fonna Glacier Ski Resort, (follow traffic signs to Folgefonna), note there is a toll station after 8 km, cost 100 NOK for a car to pass. The Panorama Glacier tour is adapted to the participator' wishes and conditions. With magnificent views we take a lunch break where we have a panorama view of the North Sea, the Rosendal Alps and the Folgefonna Nationalpark. We will tell you about culture and physical geography. In the afternoon light we return with the fjord and the mountains below us.

If you prefer to explore the blue ice, and hike more challanging in the ice we recommend booking the Blue Ice Hike instead, the Panorama Glacier Hike do not involve any ice climbing and are shorter in time and length than the Blue Ice Hike.   

Season
This is a daily hike when bus line 982 is running (mid June-mid August) , then this tour are possible to do as a day tour from Bergen with publich transport. 

Total time length
3-4 hours. The trip is about 3-4 km in total walking distance.

Equipment
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. Please also bring your own backpack with some extra space for glacier equipment. 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 do not offer rental of clothing and gloves due to coronavirus, but we sell water/windproof clothing and gloves in case you have forgotten to bring. For sale, we also have sunglasses, sun lotion, maps, snacks, lunch food (please send e-mail in front of the trip if you want to buy these things).

Price
950 NOK pr. person, price includes all necessary glacier equipment also mountain boots. 10 % discount for families (min 3 persons). Only payment in online booking or by credit card and Vipps (no cash due to Corona virus). 


If you want your own glacier guide (for 1-12 persons), the price for a Private Guide is 7900NOK 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.

If you want to explore the Blue Ice and want a  5-6 hours hike, we recommends the Blue Ice Hike.
 

Fitting for
All people above 7-8 years old and in normal health conditions. 

Meeting point
Fonna Glacier Ski Resort 11:00 AM. It is a 19 km drive from the village Jondal by the fjord towards Fonna Glacier Ski resort. Follow traffic signs to "Folgefonna" from Jondal. There is a toll on the road in “Krossdalen”, 100 NOK (pay by card, or web: www.passpay.no. There is public transport (bus) corresponding to the Panorama Glacier hike, bus arrive 10:55 and bus leaves Ski Resort 15:30. The start time for the tour is 11:00 AM.

Travel to Jondal

From Bergen with your own car, 1, 5 hours (80 km) to Tørvikbygd (you need to catch ferry 09:50), then 20 minutes by ferry to Jondal, and then 19 km up to the Ski Resport where the tour starts. See Google Map description here. There is also a daily bus from Bergen in the summer season, book packet with hike and transport here

  • Tour arranged by Folgefonni Breførarlag AS
  • The hike starts and ends at Fonna Glacier Ski Resort, 19 km from Jondal in Hardanger. 

  • Start 11:00 from Fonna Glacier Ski Resort, possible to arrive and depature with public bus line 982
  • The hike goes into Folgefonna National Park
  • Fits everyone form 7-80 years old
  • Total time length from 3-4 hours 
  • At the beginning of the season most of the tour is on snow, end of the season most of the tour is on ice (melts about 7-8 meter snow during a summer)  
  • Maximum 10-12 person pr. glacier guide
  • Short distance to Bergen, can be done as a day tour from Bergen
  • Tour are included in Packet with public transport from Bergen
  • If you have are sick or have any symptoms on coronavirus we do not want you to join the tour. You can cancel the tour and get 100% refund (if you have prepaid to us). 

Route

  1. Fonna Glacier Ski Resort
  2. Panorama view
  3. Top of Juklavass Glacier
  4. Exact route on Glacier depends on snow/ice condition