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Glacier guiding

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Short  facts  about  the  Glacier  guiding  on  the  Tystigbreen  glacier

•   Season:  July  –  August

  • Departures at Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Minimum age: 12 years old
  • Duration of the trip: approximately 5-­‐6 hours
  •   Price:  NOK  970  per  person,  included  all  the  required  equipment  and  the  transport   with  the  chair  lift  (15%  Group  discount:  NOK  825  per  person  (minimum  4  persons)
  •  Difficulty  level:  Medium
  • Meeting  point:  By  the  parking  place  of  the  Stryn  summer  skiing  resort  at  09:30  AM.
  • Bookings  must  be  made  in  advance  to  Briksdal  Adventure:   Tlf.  +47  57  11  80  70/+47  918  44  474  or  email:  booking@briksdaladventure.com
  • Meeting  point  by  the  parking  place  of  the  Stryn  summer  skiing  resort  at  09:30  AM.  We  get   ready  for  the  trip,  before  we  depart  the  parking  place  around  10:00  AM  and  take  a  seat  in   the  chairlift.  The  lift  takes  us  up  through  dramatic  scenery,  and  for  each  minute  the  view   gets  increasingly  breathtaking.       As  we  reach  the  glacier  we  gear  up  with  crampons/snowshoes,  harness,  ice  axe/hiking  poles   and  ropes.  Please  note  that  there  can  still  be  snow  up  there,  even  in  the  middle  of  the   summer.  We  might  be  walking  on  glacier  ice,  or  winter  snow,  the  nature  is  in  charge  on  this,   not  us.  The  walk  up  to  the  glacier  front  takes  us  about  an  hour  in  average,  and  it  includes   about  250  altitude  meters  on  a  slightly  challenging  path,  so  you  should  be  used  to  walking  to   join  this  trip.     The  walking  on  the  glacier  lasts  about  2-­‐3  hours.  We’ll  be  exploring  the  ice  in  a  safe  manner.   The  condition  on  the  ice  may  be  blue  ice,  or  ice  with  snow  on  the  surface  (this  depends  on   the  amount  of  snow  we  get  in  the  winter).  The  guide  shares  local  knowledge  with  you,  as   well  as  basic  geology/  glaciology.  The  peak  of  the  trip  is  the  lunchtime,  that  we  have  by  the   glacier.  In  every  direction,  there’s  something  spectacular  to  see,  such  as  the  Mt.  Lodalskaapa   (2083  masl),  Lake  Oppstryn  all  the  way  down  at  28  masl  and  the  plateau  of  the   Jostedalsbreen  glacier  (the  largest  glacier  on  mainland  Europa)  1650  meters  above  sea  level.   Few  people  can  say  that  they’ve  had  lunch  by  a  glacier,  surrounded  by  breathtaking  views.   Would  you  like  to  be  one  of  them?     The  walk  back  down  towards  the  chair  lift  should  take  us  about  45  minutes,  and  we’ll   probably  be  by  the  parking  place  at  around  4:00  PM.     We  recommend  that  you  bring:     •   Packed  lunch  (we  usually  have  30  minutes’  lunch  on  the  glacier)

•   Energy/additional  snacks  (chocolate,  nuts,  etc.  is  always  a  good  thing  to  have  in  the   pockets)

•   Drinks  (bottled  water)

•   Camera  is  recommended,  but  at  your  own  risk.  Bring  a  small  waterproof  bag/purse  if   needed.

•   Suitable  clothing  according  to  the  weather  (water  and  windproof  clothing  is  always   good  to  have  in  Norway)

•   Sunglasses  and  a  hat/cap/beanie

•   Mountain  boots  (we  also  have  shoes  for  rent)   •   Gloves  (we  have  gloves  for  guests  that  forgot  their  own  gloves)
We  accept  booking  request  of  less  than  5  persons,  and  will  send  a  confirmation  email  when   we  receive  more  than  5  bookings  for  the  specific  day.  You  must  book  in  advance  to  ensure   that  you  have  a  place  in  the  rope  team.     We  focus  on  a  stress-­‐free  day,  where  we  truly  enjoy  the  magnificent  Norwegian  scenery!       Online  booking:  https://briksdaladventure.rezdy.com/207713/glacier-­‐guiding-­‐in-­‐stryn


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Experience the glacial landscape and the glacier!

Even if you have no desire to climb a glacier, you should take a short walk to admire one of Norway’s most handsome glacier arms. It is difficult to judge which glacier is the most beautiful, as they are all so different and situated in different landscapes with different histories. So you may want to take the time to visit more than one glacier. Kjenndalsbreen is the most accessible glacier.

Please observe the stop signs at the end of the path – it is not safe to go closer to the glacier.


Kjenndalsbreen            kjenndalstova

Kjenndal glacier about 15-20 minutes to walk. More info about Kjenndal: Kjenndal info

Bødalsbreen           elv ved bødalseter

Bødal glacier, about 40 minutt to walk . Read more about the trip to Bødalglacier: Bødal info

briksdalsbreen nærbilde           Trollbilar-i-Briksdalen-0091-500

Briksdal glacier, about  40 minutes to walk. For  more information read here: Briksdal Info

Ask for more information in the reception at Sande Camping.