Bre og fjell


Touch the glacier

Experience the power and the magic of the Haugabreen glacier close up!

Touch the massive glacier

Haugabreen Glacier is one of the most accessible glaciers in Southern Norway and can be enjoyed by both the younger and older family members. The glacier is situated in the western part of the Jostedal Glacier Nationalpark not far from the E39 (the Western Norway Highway). On the way to the glacier your guide will tell you about the role the glacier has played in forming the landscape and the traditional use of the glacier. You should have some experience with trail hiking and a minimum of physical condition for the one hour hike to the glacier.

This is a shorter trip where you will get close to the glacier in a safe manner. We bring a few ice axes, and everyone will have the opportunity to walk on the ice and to see and touch the large ice crystals.
This tour takes about 3,5 – 4 hours.

Minimum age 8 years.

Note! This is not a glacier trip where we walk on the glacier with crampons and ropes. Interested in a glacier walk? Check out our: Haugabreen glacier walks

A “Jettegryte” formed by the glacier.

  • 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 or a snack
  • Sunglasses!

There are plenty of nice places to stay in Jølster. You can choose from several hotels like Thon Hotel Jølster and campsites. Jølster Tourist Information (Esso Skei) has a good overview of accomodation deals.

It will be possible to buy food in nearby foodshops the day before. The tour takes about 4 hours so it can be a good idea to bring lunch our a snack. 

It is easy to get to Jølster by public transport from major cities such as Bergen, Trondheim and Oslo. Breogfjell has a mini van that takes 7 people from the meeting point to the start of the tour in Haugadalen, thats about a 10 minute drive. However, if its more than 7 people some of the participants needs to drive their private cars to the starting point.