Haugabreen Glacier Walk
This is a blue ice glacier walk and mountain valley hike in the Jostedalsbreen National Park.
Price 800,- NOK
(minimum 4 people or minimum price 3000,-
Included: Glacier equipment (crampons, ice axe, helmet, harness, carabiners, rope)
The hike starts from the parking lot at Haugastøylen 600 metres above sea level. If you meet the guide there, remember 50,- NOK cash to pay for the toll road. The hike through the nicely U-shaped valley to Haugabreen goes on a good and marked track along glacial meltwater streams. The first half of the hike is on gentle terrain, but the last half is partly more rocky and steeper. But the hike is not difficult at all. When we reach the glacier, we can have lunch or short break before we gear up for the glacier walk. We can choose different routes on the ice, depending on ice and snow conditions. Perhaps we find cool caves or tunnels in the ice!
Duration: 7 hours (2-3 hours on the ice)
Distance: 6-7 km
Ascension: 500 m
Season: July-October (depending on snow conditions)
Equipment you have to bring: mountaineering or good solid boots, gloves, hat, sun glasses, sunscreen, drinking water, food, snack, wind/water-proof jacket/pants. Dress up to feel comfortable in the mountain.
Important: You should have insurance that covers hiking in the mountain.
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