- MOST POPULAR KAYAK & GLACIER
Explore Styggevatnet, a lake 1,200m above sea level! It is covered in snow from winter until early-July; then the adventure begins as we kayak over the lake and hike atop the Austdalsbreen glacier!
Kayaking & Glacier Walking on Nigardsbrevatnet, Jostedal
Icetroll starts the season here on Nigardsbrevatnet (lake) in Jostedal in the first week of May. The lake sits in front of the glacier, separated by about 900 metres of hillside.
The tour begins with a short kayak trip of 30 minutes over this idyllic lake, providing perfect photo opportunities and a chance to try kayaking in Norway in perfect glacial surroundings.
Once we are on the other side of the lake, we have a walk to the ice (approx 30 mins). On the walk up to the glacier, the guide will explain glaciers, how they work, where they have been and local history. Once at the glacier, we put on the crampons and rope for the glacier walk and spend two hours exploring the glacier at our leisure.
We meet at the Breheimsenter for this tour. You follow the Icetroll vehicle to the lake and on the way there is a toll of 80kr, to be aware of. They accept cards or coins.
This kayak and glacier hike tour is perfect for families who visit in May/June until we begin tours on Styggevatnet in July. Then you have an option to take the Motorboat & Glacier Tour on Styggevatnet.
Can’t wait to see the glaciers? We thought so. Book this glacier tour today!
Warm hat and gloves, warm clothing including a rain jacket, camera, drink bottle, sunglasses, food/a snack, good shoes (running shoes are possible, but not so comfortable on the glacier).
Woolen under layers, waterproof trousers, sun hat.
All boating and glacier equipment, and glacier information.
The Breheimsenter, Jostedal, on road 604.
Jostedal Hotel: [email protected] or call +47 5768 3119
Jostedal Camping: [email protected] or call +47 9775 6789
If you are on public transport (bus) we can wait for the Glacier Bus to arrive, but recommend you stay in Jostedal after the tour, so we don’t rush for the bus that leaves Jostedal in the evening! You need to tell us you are on a bus if you want us to wait.