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Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalbreen)

Briksdalsbreen | Oldedalen, Stryn 6792, Norway
+47 57 87 40 40
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Cold and wet but worth it!!

We travelled on P&O cruise ship Britannia to visit the Norwegian Fjords in August 2016. Honestly it... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Derby, United Kingdom

Got a public bus up the valley to this and that in itself was interesting and scenic..... typical... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2017
Ripon, United Kingdom
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Briksdalsbreen | Oldedalen, Stryn 6792, Norway
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We travelled on P&O cruise ship Britannia to visit the Norwegian Fjords in August 2016. Honestly it is the most breathtaking place I have ever been. It was perfect. One day we chose to visit the Briksdal Glacier. All I can say is wow. We...More

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Reviewed 2 November 2017

Got a public bus up the valley to this and that in itself was interesting and scenic..... typical, awesome scenery. Then we walked up to the glacier where we were afforded more glorious views which the intermittent sun enhanced! It is a bit of a...More

Thank Outroamin
Reviewed 20 September 2017

First you ride to the glacier through a valley that looks like a picture postcard. When you get there, you can hike to the glacier viewpoint or ride what they call a "troll car". The troll car is actually a jeep like vehicle that can...More

3  Thank IraP
Reviewed 18 September 2017

We took a trip to the glacier as part of our cruise experience and we were not disappointed.The coach took us through a long valley dotted with turquoise lakes and waterfalls, we stopped off and boarded a troll car for the final part of the...More

1  Thank jenall
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Tips which may be helpful: 1) The drive in from the main road is terrific but it is narrow and quite a ways to the glacier; 2) You can walk 3 km from the visitor center to the lake to view the glacier; 3) There...More

3  Thank Trek-Always
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Visited the glacier few days ago. Even before getting to the park You enjoy a beautiful drive trough lakes, water falls and forests. Once you get to the visitor center you have an option to take the 'troll car' most of the way and you...More

Thank Yagil K
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We booked this as an excursion but in reality it's an expensive coach ride to do this the only plus being we were guaranteed to get there but worth taking the chance you can book as the disembark the ship with the convenient tourist office....More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We took the troll car with a small child. The hike looks challenging but fun though. Sad to see the glacier almost gone. See it before it is gone.

1  Thank Er K
Reviewed 4 September 2017

The drive into the visitor centre is quite spectacular with long cascading waterfalls and steep valleys, but it just keeps getting better on the 45 minute walk up to the glacial lake (actually took us less than that, even taking photos). There are some steeper...More

1  Thank ActRegular_traveller
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Get the bus from your cruise ship or from town at 10.00am Walk up to the glacier - don't take the "troll" as you whizz past the sites Gape in awe as every view is spectacular. Take loads of photos At 1.30pm return back to...More

2  Thank Richard C
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5 November 2017|
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Response from Ursus_Polaris | Reviewed this property |
maybe. but that is a long trip and possibly includes changing transport many times. on ferry along the fjord to Geiranger. over the mountains to Stryn, then along the fjord past Loen to Olden and then up the valley to... More
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3 July 2017|
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Response from Toffeee | Reviewed this property |
Hi. There's a bus stop for the local red bus, souvenir shops and local pub are all within walking distance from where you'll disembark. If that's not the correct bus or bus stop, I'm sure the locals in the souvenir shop or... More
29 June 2017|
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Response from merrydj | Reviewed this property |
Further thoughts, after reading the other replies: if the local bus time table is still the same as I had read previously on Tripadvsor, it leaves at 9.50am and the return bus leaves Briksdal car park at 1pm. You can check... More