Glacier Walk - Sundalsvegen

Glacier Walk - Sundalsvegen

Folgefonni Breførarlag will take you on a walk on one of Norway`s coastal glaciers. If you are physically fit and over 12 years of age, Folgefonna Breførarlag welcomes you to join them. Sundalsvegen - a historical tourist road along Folgefonna between Sundal and Odda. Starting point at Fonnabu or at Holmaskjer. You walk on your own on the clearly marked horse tracks on each side of the glacier. (Fonnabu 6-8 hours, Holmaskjer 4 hours). Price incl. all necessary glacier equipment. For both hikes you'll need warm windproof and waterproof clothing, cap, gloves, sunglasses, sun lotion and packed lunch. Booking via our website, by phone, or at the nearest Tourist Office. This tour is also available in August and September on request.

Glacier guiding between Fonnabu-Holmaskjer, Sundal - Odda
Every summer since 2001 has Folgefonni Breførarlag had glacier guides stationed at Fonnabu (1450 m asl.).The glacier guides departures from Fonnabu every morning at 09:30 and returns from Holmaskjer 14:00. This makes it possible for hikers to cross the Folgefonna glacier without any glacier experience. To cross a glacier demands experience and glacier equipment. A lot of tourist stops at Fonnabu or Holmaskjer when they are hiking around the Folgefonna glacier caused by the danger associated with glacier hiking. The glacier guiding between these two cabins has now reopened one of the most spectacular hiking tracks in western Norway with a long and exciting history. To experience the contrasts between winter and summer during one day is amazing and has amused tourists for hundreds of years. From the summit of the glacier you can see the Hardangervidda plateau in the east and the North Sea in the west to the south you can see the rugged mountains of the astonishing Rosendal Alps. During the entire 18 century and until the start of the First World War, people from all over Europe were transported by horseback to the edge of the glacier whereas the transport across the glacier was done on sledges. In the mean time their luxury Yachts sailed around the Peninsula to welcome them at the opposite side of the glacier. Today there is a road tunnel beneath the glacier which makes the return much easier either by bus or by taxi (20 min). Roped together, with the glacier guide in front, the trip across the glacier takes two and an half hours on snow and blue ice. Approaching the glacier from west you start hiking from Sundal (Mauranger near Rosendal) and follow the track named "Keiserstien" which was build over hundred years ago by local people in Mauranger with some financial support from a German tourist organization. Taking the steep trap up the northern side of the Bondhus valley you can enjoy the magnificent view towards Bondhus glacier, an outlet glacier from Folgefonna. After six to seven hours under your own steam you arrives Fonnabu at the edge of Folgefonna. At the east side of the glacier, from Holmaskjer, the ancient tourist track is restored with several resting cabins along its path, steep down the green valley side to the South fjord by Tokheim (near Odda). This trip takes from four to five hours. It is therefore recommended that you stay one night in one of the cabins, which is equipped with food and 20-30 beds.

Time and location
Day: Every day
Time: 10.07.10 - 01.08.10, kl. 10:30 - 14:00
Location: Fonnabu/Holmaskjer
great Hardangerfjord view of Glacier guiding between Fonnabu-Holmaskjer - Sundal - Odda
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Glacier Walk - Sundalsvegen - Map
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Glacier Walk - Sundalsvegen
5750 Odda
Phone: 55 29 89 21
Web: www.folgefonni-breforarlag.no



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