Nigardsbreen glacier walk

Nigardsbreen is an easy accessible glacier in the Jostedalsbreen national park.

Family friendly glacier trekking

To get here, you will drive through the spectacular landscape of fjords and mountains. You will meet your guide at the parking lot by the glacier. During the walk towards the glacier, the guide will talk about the history of the glacier and how the glaciers have formed the landscape we know today in the western part of Norway. When we are on the ice we will all use an ice axe, crampons and we will be attached to each other with a rope.

Minimum age 12 years.

Highly qualified guides

All Breogfjell Mountain Guides are qualified IFMGA Mountain Guides (called “Tindevegledere” in Norwegian) or approved in Norway by Norsk Fjellsportforum. They also know the area like their own pocket.

  • A small backpack (20-40L)
  • Mountain boots
  • Clothing for a day in the mountains: insulating underwear/wool, wind/waterproof clothing
  • Insulation jacket like down, primaloft or wool is nice to have when we eat lunch
  • Thin gloves/mittens
  • Thermos with warm beverage and lunch
  • Sunglasses!

Breogfjell provide safety equipement, iceaxe and crampons.


There are plenty of nice places to stay in Sogndal and Luster. You can choose from several hotels and campsites.

It will be possible to buy food in nearby foodshops the day before. You must bring your own packed lunch.

It is easy to get to Sogndal by public transport from major cities such as Bergen, Trondheim and Oslo. However, you must have private car to get to the starting point of the trip.