Folgefonni Breførarlag has arranged this tour since 1994. Blue ice hike in Juklavass Glacier starts daily, 7 days a week from the beginning of June until end of September (see booking schedule for exact dates). We offer different levels of difficulty, from easy hiking to challenging ice climbing that fits everyone between 7-80 years old in normal health conditions. Duration app. 5-6 hours, the trip is about 5-6 km total walking distance. The blue ice hike is possible to do as a day tour from Bergen in main season with public transport. Start time for blue ice hike 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 fiord 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 adapted to the participator's wishes and conditions. In the middle of the blue ice hike we take a break where we have a view of the North Sea and the Rosendal alps. We will tell you about the culture and the physical geography. In the afternoon light we walk back with the fjord and mountains below us.
This is a daily trip from beginning of June (depending on snow conditions) until the end of September. Outside of this period, the trip has to be pre-booked longer time ahead, and price will be different. The public transport to the glacier is available from 25th of June to 12th of August. The total season is from 15th of May until 1st of October (outside this season the glacier is covered with snow). Then we offer cross-country skiing or snowshoes hikes.