Nigardsbreen Glacier (Norway): Trail Report

Perhaps it was that it was later in the day. Or maybe because we were the only two nuts that would go out in the rain. Despite the hour (close to 8pm?) and the rain (like it always does), you couldn’t wipe the smiles from our faces for having gotten up close to Norway’s ‘most accessible’ glacier – Nigardsbreen.

Suggested Stops

The Breheimsenteret Visitors Centre.

Important Insights

No elevation but the trail has stairs and guide ropes going up and down the rocks.

Land Acknowledgement

None appropriate for this location, if there are corrections please send to victoria@girlgonegood.com.

Land Management

Nigardsbreen Glacier is managed by Breheimen nasjonalpark

Suggested Stops

The Breheimsenteret Visitors Centre.

GPS Coordinates

61.674012187509156, 7.23376015354735

Street Address

Fv335 80, 6871 Jostedal, Norway

Directions

From the town of Gaupne, it is 36kms (roughly 40-50 mins) on the 604 to Nigardsbreen. The road is 1-1.5 lanes for the two way traffic with multiple spots to pull over along the route. Gaupne is a great spot to fuel up and get groceries.

Parking

Large parking lot at trailhead.

Cell Reception

Yes

Washrooms

Washrooms available at the parking lot.

Accessibility

No

Trail Details

Entrance Fee

3

Hours of Operation

May - September

Trail Map

Available from the Breheimsenteret Visitors Centre.

Trailhead

Located at the parking lot.

Number of Trails

1

Total Distance (km)

1

Elevation Gain (m)

Cell Reception

Yes

Features

Activities

Hiking, Nature Centre

Dogs

Not Permitted.