We meet at Rosendal Turisthotell in the evening where we have dinner together, before going through the program for the next few days. There is something special about meeting the beautiful blooms in Hardanger and knowing that the next day you are going on a ski trip on one of Norway's largest glaciers.
Norway's third largest glacier offers one of the spring's most beautiful ski tours. We start and end in idyllic Rosendal and spend two whole days on the glacier where we go from north to south, across a desolate, white-clad, large and majestic landscape. For many, this is the crowning glory after a long and eventful ski season. Will you join this tour classic?
- Crossing Folgefonna Glacier - one of Norway's most beautiful ski trips
- Ski over a desolate and majestic glacier landscape
- Accommodation at Fonnabu, halfway across the glacier
- Accommodation for two nights at cozy Rosendal Turisthotell
- The spring flowering in Hardanger
Folgefonna glacier in Vestland Municipality is Norway's third largest glacier, only beaten by Jostedalsbreen and Svartisen. The glacier is 36 km long, and 14 km wide. The highest point on Folgefonna is 1,635 meters above sea level. Glaciers have been a mythical phenomenon for a long time, and the enormous masses of ice have long been an important thoroughfare for people in surrounding villages and hamlets.
Below the glacier is some of the most spectacular scenery Norway has to offer. The spring flowering in Hardanger, Hardangerfele, national romance, and apples to mention a few. The culture in Hardanger and the areas around Folgefonna have well-known traditions that stretch back to the early 14th century. There is something special about the feeling of coming down from the glacier with skis on your feet, to a bloom so beautiful that people from all over the world come to experience it.
Our tour starts and ends in idyllic Rosendal at the exit of the Hardangerfjord. Rosendal is surrounded by grassy and beautiful alpine mountains - a destination worth the trip in itself. The village is also easily accessible by both car and boat.
- 24 hour emergency standby team
- Guides with training in first aid
- First aid equipment available
- Cooperation with Turlegen.no for medical advice while in the field
On these trips, some of the stages are demanding. On level 3 mountain hikes, there are often some long stages, and / or a demanding summit push where it can get cold. You must stand up to reach the goal, and have a good training basis and good health before departure. We sleep in tents and / or in cabins and hotels, but you do not have to have experience with tent life to participate. If the trip includes activities such as kayaking, cycling, climbing, glacier, skiing / mountaineering, it is an advantage to have experience with this activity.
Activities / trips with some risk. Some incidents may occur, and they may be of such a nature that they require professional help.
Training and preperations
Crossing Folgefonna Glacier is best suited for people who like to ski long distances. The day stages are long and demanding, so we recommend that you have actively skied earlier in the season, and that you preferably have experience with other ski trips over several days. Watch the weight of your bag!
Accommodation and food
We stay at Rosendal Turisthotell in Rosendal before and after the trip. During the ski trip, we stay at Fonnabu at the edge of the glacier.
In Rosendal we are served tasty dishes rooted in local produce, while on the ski trip over Folgefonna we bring normal hiking provisions, or collect from the self-service storage at Fonnabu.
Rosendal is easy to reach by both car and boat. There are daily departures by boat to and from Rosendal from Bergen and/or Flesland (Bergen Airport). Coming from Oslo, we recommend driving over the mountain, either the northern route via Geilo, or the southern route via Haukeli.
Since you have to carry your own rucksack, we recommend packing as efficiently as possible so that you don't take too many kilos with you. This is very important to have a successful trip. Use a rucksack that you have used on a trip before and that has a good hip belt. Remember to wear windproof and waterproof clothing.
Changes may occur
We reserve the right to change prices. The day by day program is a guideline and changes may occur. You can refer to our general travel conditions for more information.
On all our trips, we require you to have full health and accident insurance which will also cover any emergency transport home. Read more about travel insurance.
We bring ropes and other safety equipment for skiing over Folgefonna Glacier. Personal equipment such as harness, sling and carabiners must be brought by each individual.