Day 13: From Bergsetbreen to Nigardsbreen
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June 17th, 2009 – by: aloneinthecrowd
After we had some hot coffee we packed our backpacks to hike the Bergsetbreen glacier. It's a 1 to 1 1/2 hours hike each way on a relatively flat path, thus makes it ideal for families with children.
The glacier itself is one of the most beautiful and impressing glacier arms of the Jostedalsbreen. The Bergsetbreen glacier forms an impressive icefall down to the valley of Krundalen below. It's 1,400 m high. You are not allowed to go close to the glacier because it's too dangerous. Sitting on a rock and enjoying the view on this enormous glacier we heard some rumbling.
Since we wanted to see the Nigardsbreen glacier aswell, which is only 15 km away from the Bergsetbreen we headed back to the camper and drove over to the other glacier.
On the way to the Nigardsbreen you find a very informative glacier center which is really worth a visit. Since I already have been there some years ago we didn't make a stop this time. The weather was too great anyway for indoor activities.
At the entrance of the Nigardsbreen area you have to pay toll for the narrow road to the glacier. At the end of the 5 km road you find a huge parking area.
You have 2 opportunities to reach the glacier.
The Nigardsbreen is impressing because you can go very close to the glacier - even touch it. Unfortunately in the season it's very crowded, too. The Bergsetbreen is less visited.
You can book hiking tours on the glacier aswell but we couldn't make one since we had the dog with us.
I love glaciers and I can't get enough of its beauty.
Not far from the Nigardsbreen Glcier Center and in 5 km distance from the glacier you find a small camp ground which we've spend the night on.
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