Glacierhiking in Jotunheimen
Go glacierhiking and adventure on to the icecaps in Jotunheimen. We will teach you all the basics for using crampons and iceaxes, along with roped travel and crevasse rescue.
Trip datesAvailable from 3/7-14/8 2021
Read moreActivity Level Moderate
Group Size Max group size
Join us for a week of adventure and exploration, when we teach you how to do glacier hiking, and show you how they can open up the mountains and give you endless possibilities for new trips.
We want to teach and give you a new way of planning your next trip through the mountains. Glaciers are always changing and moving, which is part of what makes them so fascinating to travel on and around. They no longer have to be seen as obstacles or dangers. Glaciers can be the way to a new top or mountain area, but also the trip themselves. It’s a real adventure to walk and climb among all this blue ice, go across crevasses and down into them. With some simple techniques its not dangerous or extreme, just a new possibility waiting to be explored, and you don’t need any prior experience with glacierhiking og climbing.
- Guided glacier hiking course in the national park
- Get a thorough introduction to glacier travel and mountain safety
- Stay in tentcamp with common camp tent and woodstove
- 1 night in Sognefjelshyttan in shared rooms with full board
- 5 nights in tentcamp
- All meals every day
- A professional and experienced outdoor guide who knows the glacier
- Equipment for glacier hiking (boots, crampons, axe, helmet and harness)
Upon arrival we will start out at Sognefjellshytten, were we will be sleeping in shared rooms and get served dinner, breakfast and lunch. During the week we will sleep in our self-erected tentcamp. You will sleep together with one or two other participants in the tents, and we will have a big communal tent with woodstove for warmth and drying clothes, along with a gasstove for cooking our meals.
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- Group size 4-8 pers.
- 4 pers pr tourguide
- Available from 3/7-14/8, 2021
We go from Sognefjellshytten to our campsite, and together we put up the tents, arrange the camp and eat lunch. In the afternoon you will get your first experience on the glacier, when we introduce the use of crampons and ice axes.
Today the plan is to learn the basics of glacier hiking, getting more experience using crampons and iceaxes, but also walking in roped teams and crossing crevasses. We will also try to find a snowfield to practice self-arrest.
Because of the crevasses, when walking on the glacier we are roped up in teams, so we can support and rescue each other out of crevasses, should anyone fall. Today everybody has to try going down in a crevasse and being pulled up by the rest of the team, and vice versa. With some simple rope work, everybody gets to try to save one another.
With all the basics covered, we are now ready for a longer trip across one of the glaciers. We will try to reach the top Storebjørn, were in good weather you can see all of Jotunheimen Nationalpark. Today you will also get the possibility to be leading the roped team, finding your way across and between crevasses.
This last day on the glacier is your possibility to try climbing some of the more difficult parts of the glacier, and maybe climbing down into some of the bigger crevasses. There will also be some extra time for repetition if there is anything you want to work more on. And of course we will round of the trip with a festive meal back in camp.