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Address: Odda, Norway
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Nice tour

A hike to Buarbren is a fantastic tour. You walk in a great nature with river mountain and on top the glacier.

Reviewed 19 December 2016
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odda norway
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Reviewed 19 December 2016

A hike to Buarbren is a fantastic tour. You walk in a great nature with river mountain and on top the glacier.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We did this treck on a rainy day and was still well worth it. It took us longer then the 4 hours suggested but that was mainly due to wet ground. Its a really varied climb going through woods, over rocks, streams and sometimes using support ropes. We got quite close to the Folgefonna glacier. What an amazing sight! Would... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Wow, what a place. Hike completed as a brief excursion on the way from Preikestolen to Eidfjord but turned out to be one of the highlights of our 2 week stay. The walk is relatively short, about 2.5 hours up, but it's a mix of hiking and scrambling (with ropes). It's pretty manageable for most though, although try to avoid... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

Done this hike with 2 teenage children - great experience for all. Although we did not get to the end of the hike due to time constraints, it was still worth it. The path can be wet and slippery and it's also cold there, even on a sunny day, so appropriate shoes and clothes are essential, same as snacks and... More 

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Zurich
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

This hike (4h return) takes you close to the glacier and offers nice views. The best thing in my eyes is the path up - it passes several small bridges and climbs a lock of rocks (ropes help on every more difficult section). Great advanture walk with elder children!

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2 Thank phil_travel_europe
Asker, Norway
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

this s a great hike to Folgefonna glacier. Only three hours there and back. It involves about 400meters vertical But "most" people in reasonable physical shape can do this hike

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Even Yehuda, Israel
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

Followed Nigel P's recommendation (https://www.tripadvisor.co.il/ShowUserReviews-g1096319-d2302149-r395591052-Buarbreen-Odda_Hardanger_Hordaland_Western_Norway.html#REVIEWS) and went there in a partially rainy weather. The hike is 3-4 hours long depending on personal pace. Prepare to use the ropes to climb and descend especially in wet weather. Not crowded which is definitely an advantage. The weather is tricky and changed a few times. A behaviour which is usually a characteristic of... More 

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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Well this restored my faith in Norway aftercare Trolltunga experience. Despite rainy grey weather, it was a fantastic walk. The going is quite hard underfoot and certainly decent walking boots are needed. Walking poles are useful on the way down. Higher up there are fixed ropes and one simple 45 degree ladder. Helpful on the way up and essential on... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 July 2016

Buerdale signposted off main road south of Odda. Follow single lane track up the valley to a large carpark (inaccessible by bus). Walk starts easily through woods and then gets progressively more challenging. Upper sections have roped rock scrambles, which are fine in the dry but would be treacherous without robust footwear in the wet. Plenty of photo opportunities and... More 

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2 Thank stutt21
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

The hike to Buarbreen is much easier than the Trolltunga hike. Although the views are not as spectacular, it is a very scenic hike and the glacier is definitely magnificent. This hike takes about 3-5 hours in total and it relatively easy. Sheep roam free along the path, so you may encounter a few friends along the way! This hike... More 

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