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Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalbreen)

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Address: Stryn 6792, Norway
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+47 57 87 40 40
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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A walk to the glacier

Had mini bus from where the ship docked to the visitor centre, and also at the same time booked a Troll car which takes you near the glacier. this tour can be booked when you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 February 2017
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Newport, United Kingdom
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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Had mini bus from where the ship docked to the visitor centre, and also at the same time booked a Troll car which takes you near the glacier. this tour can be booked when you disembark from the ship. The Troll car takes you up a steep mountainside to a convenient stop where it isn't far to walk to the... More 

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Rochester, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

If you ever wanted to touch a glacier or the freezing running water from it this is it! We were super lucky and had a sunny day and took the bus ride with various stops along the way. A short ride from the town's center and the port and you are at the very bottom of the this glacier. A... More 

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

This is a must Walk for Nature Lovers. We chose the Bus tour to base of glacier from where we walked up to the base of Briksdal glacier. A nice memorable walk which took 40 minutes one way. As an option one can ride a troll-cart on rent . But still the last leg of 10 odd minutes needs a... More 

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oostzaan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

The road to go with your car to Briksdal Glacier is beautifull. It is a narrow road, so if there are driving busses or truckdrivers: be carefull!! When we went there, the weather was beautifull. There are no restaurants on the way to the glacier, but we stopped at a 'wooden cabin' nearby a small campinside aside the road and... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Arrived on a cruise ship had planned to get the local bus but missed it as we were tendered from the ship priority given to passengers who had booked trips with them. Still not a problem as there are plenty of tours offering trips at nearly half the price the ship was offering. Arrive at the car park for the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Take the local bus from the Tourist shop to the Glacier. An easy 30 min walk to the base of the glacier. A great experience.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Most cruise liners arrive in Olden early in the morning and then charge an arm and a leg to get you to this glacier. However a local bus leaves just before 10.00hrs right from the quayside and takes about 40 minutes to get to the glacier for around £20 return per person. We were with Cunard and saved ourselves the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The glacier is very mighty and nice. The road from the main road (24 km) is narrow. The cars don't work all day and than you have to walk about 30 min each way.

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West Palm Beach
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This is one of the most peaceful and beautiful places I have visited in all my travels. I was taken aback by the surroundings and the magnificence of mother nature's wonders. It is hard to describe what I felt while I was there but it was a combination of peace and awe. I could have stayed there a lot longer... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The reason the cruise ships come to Loen is the fact that you can easily reach the glacier from this place. After a short ride, you'll get to the parking lot and from here you can take a trolley further in towards the glacier - or you can walk too. The waterfalls on the way is nice. We even saw... More 

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