Glacier- and mountain guiding
If you intend to climb on the glacier
you must be accompanied by experienced glacier guides. To walk alone on the
glacier may be dangerous. Below here is a list of guide companies which can take
you to various parts of the glacier
Icetroll offers combined glacier- and kayak excursions east of Jostedalsbreen,
in Jostedalen. The trips are adapted to the individual participant, both day
trips and overnight trips (2 days).
Breporten offers group excursions to Austerdalsbreen near Veitastrond in Luster,
Sogn og Fjordane. The three glacier tongues Tor, Odin and Loke flow slowly down
the hillside from the plateau of Jostedalsbreen. All join together to become
Austerdalsbreen which extends several kilometres to the south-east. This
excursion is suitable for family groups as well (children 8 years and up)
Brenndalsbreen and Jostedalsbreen:
Olden Aktiv offers glacier safari to Brenndalsbreen and blue ice walks on
Brenndalsbreen, summit climbs, glacier courses and rock climbing instruction.
Olden Aktiv is located near Briksdalsbreen. Olden Aktiv organises ski tours
across Jostedalsbreen in May and June every year. Lodalskåpa is a “must” for
everybody interested in outdoor activities. Olden Aktiv offers guided climbs of
Lodalskåpa in the summer.
Bødalsbreen and Jostedalsbreen:
Briksdal Breføring offers glacier guiding on
Bødalsbreen, duration three hours on blue ice. Undemanding topography – medium
difficulty. Age 12 years. In addition they organise training courses, trips to
Lodalskåpa and glacier crossings, i.a. lengthwise direction. Their activities
are carried out all year round. Briksdal Breføring offers various mountain
climbs from Olden; Auflemsætra (800 m), Murinibba (1200 m).
At first you walk uphill for three hours to Flatbrehytta, (1000 m), starting
point for the glacier walk. Duration 6-8 hours, age limit 15 years.www.breogfjell.no
Glacier Team AS offer daily glacier excursions, including interpretation of
natural and cultural heritage.
Norgesguidane offers ice climbing, glacier training course, glacier guiding of
small groups, and in addition ski tour crossing of Jostedalsbreen lengthwise all
Breoppleving offers guiding and training
courses on Jostedalsbreen. Every spring they offer the classic trek “Josten
lengthwise” along the traditional route from Erdalen to Fjærland. Duration of
the trip is three days, and it is regarded as a great experience. During July,
glacier training courses are held in Bødalen, innermost in Lodalen and on the
west side of Jostedalsbreen.
Jostedalen Breførarlag offers glacier and mountain guiding, training courses and
educational activities on glaciers as well as regular rock climbing in
Jostedalsbreen Nasjonalpark. The most important arena is Nigardsbreen in
Jostedalen. They offer a daily schedule of blue ice climbs with guides, varying
from simple family walks (age 6 years) to longer and more challenging climbing
trips, including ice climbing with overhead belay. The season lasts from the
middle of May till ultimo September, although July and August is peak season.
Nigardsbreen is an easily accessible glacier; after arriving by car to
Nigardsvatnet and crossing the lake, the remaining walk to the ice itself takes
15 minutes. Breførarlaget offers a variety of ski tours on Jostedalsbreen during
May and June. The “classical” trek is “Josten lengthwise”, a 3-day trek from
Jostedalen to Fjærland, making side trips to well-known summits such as
Lodalskåpa, Brenibba and Kjenndalskruna.
Icetroll offers combined glacier- and kayak trips on