On time back to the ship
Olden the amazing Briksdal Glacier
Shore excursion of the category „Active & Adventure“
Enjoy a hike in one of Norway’s most beautiful national parks. Wander past waterfalls and immerse yourself in the beautiful scenery of mountains and glacier lake.
Overview of the highlights
- Short drive through Olden
- Panoramic drive along the Olden lake
- Hike to the Briksdal Glacier
You will meet your driver and your tour guide at the agreed meeting point and they will welcome you on your shore excursion in the area of Olden.
Your excursion starts at the village of Olden. The bus will bring you through the valleys and past a „small red church“ from the early 1900. This church was once a present from an American collector of Norwegian antiques. Today it is a museum. The tour continues along the Olden lake. Here you can find a lot of farms as this valley is particularly fertile. On the way to the Briksdal, the glacier tongue of the Jostedal glacier (the largest glacier area on European mainland), you will discover many waterfalls. The Briksdalsbreen belongs to the National Park Jostedalbreen. From a height of about 1,200m (3,937 ft), the wild glacier wall drops off into the narrow valley Briksdalen.
A beautiful route, surrounded by waterfalls and mountains will take you to the viewpoint on the glacial lake, from where you can enjoy this amazing natural treasure. The hike to the lookout usually takes around 45 to 60 minutes. The first part of the route is considered the hardest. The following part is pretty flat and easy. Alternatively to the hike it is also possible to go to the viewpoint by troll car (when previously booked).
At the end of the tour your driver will bring you back to the meeting point. You will have plenty of time to recall the experiences of today’s excursion.
adjusted to your layover (you will be told the exact time)
Medium to intense (walking-tour)
|What to bring|
Weather-proof, suitable clothing and comfortable, solid shoes. Don’t forget your camera, sunscreen and sufficient water.
|Services not included|
|Min. number of participants|
This tour requires a minimum of 6 passengers to run.
This is a shared tour. Due to logistical reasons groups may get up to 46 people in exceptional cases.