Excursion to the Briksdal Glacier from Olden
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Excursion to the Briksdal Glacier from Olden

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German , Dutch , Norwegian
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 4 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Drive past panoramic valleys, lakes and fjords
  • Walk to the Briksdal Glacier on a beautiful trail
  • See the "little red church" from the early 1900's
What to expect

This excursion departs from the village of Olden. You will drive through valleys, see lakes and waterfalls, and you will visit the Briksdal Glacier which constitutes an arm of Europe’s largest glacier.

You will start your tour with a drive along the fjord and you will various sites such as ‘the little red church’ from the early 1900’s, which was a gift from an American collector of Norwegian antiques and is nowadays a museum. You will also drive along Lake Olden and all the way to Rustøen at the end of the fjord. Here you will find many waterfalls and many colourful farms as this valley is very fertile.

From Rustøen you will head to Briksdal Inn. This is where the walk to the Briksdal Glacier starts. You will follow a beautiful trail surrounded by waterfalls and mountains which will lead you to the viewpoint at the glacier lake. The walk to the viewpoint normally takes approximately 45-60 minutes. The first part of the track is considered the most difficult. After that, the surface is relatively even and the hike becomes easier. Following the hike you will be driven back to Olden and to the meeting point.

Please note: If you don't want to walk the full distance to the glacier, you can book tickets which include a Troll Car roundtrip. It will bring you about 700m away from the glacier and will take you back once the visit is over.

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    COVID-19 information
    The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • What's included
    • Guided tour
    • Bus fare
    Reduced price
    • Youth (ages 12-17 years)
    • Children (ages 3-11 years)
    • Infants (ages 0-2 years): free
    Where

    Olden Cruise Terminal, Fjordvegen 1564, 6788 Olden, Norway

    Meeting point:

    Please meet your guide at the Olden Cruise Terminal. It is within walking distance from the port/pier and most of the hotels.

    What to remember
    • Maximum tour capacity: 45 persons
    • This tour is suited for physically fit and adventurous guests
    • You are advised to wear appropriate shoes and clothing
    • If you don't want to walk the full distance to the glacier, you can book tickets which include a Troll Car roundtrip. It will bring you about 700m away from the glacier and will take you back once the visit is over
    • The signs that you see along the track are placed there for a reason, you are advised to respect the warning signs at all times during the walk
    • The time of departure/arrival of each excursion is set to match the itineraries of cruise ships. If the departure time of your tour needs to be changed, you will be notified in time
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
    • Please arrive to the meeting point 15 minutes before activity starting time
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    Provider
    Norway Excursions AS
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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