Folgefonna nasjonalpark, Rosendal

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Centered around one of Norway's largest glaciers, Folgefonna nasjonalpark boasts both cultural attractions and a variety of scenic landscapes, including wild valleys stretching from glacier tongues, turquoise-colored glacial lakes, and rivers of raging meltwater. Activities like kayaking beneath ice falls and hiking down the glacier treks have drawn tourists from all over the world since 1833. Rent a boat or bicycle, or join one of the guided excursions to see ancient hamlets and fjordside villages. Explore the diverse vegetation and abundant birdlife, such as golden eagles and white-backed woodpeckers. Relax at the cozy ski station on top while sipping a cup of hot chocolate or coffee. For Folgefonna nasjonalpark and beyond, use our Rosendal travel itinerary planner to get the most from your Rosendal vacation.
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  • This was my first time doing and glacier-related activities. Not only were we able to do a fun, moderately difficult, glacier trek, we were also able to do a day of kayaking in a lake created by... 
    This was my first time doing and glacier-related activities. Not only were we able to do a fun, moderately difficult, glacier trek, we were also able to do a day of kayaking in a lake created by...  more »
  • The hike was steep but not very difficult. At the end of the hike you get to see the beautiful landscapes in Bondhusvatn. This is one of the starting points of folgefonna. The color of the lake water....  more
    The hike was steep but not very difficult. At the end of the hike you get to see the beautiful landscapes in Bondhusvatn. This is one of the starting points of folgefonna. The color of the lake water....  more »
  • We had an adventurous day on a private guided glacier walk. Our guide Joakim was very friendly and cautious. We were able to walk into several ice tunnels and climb our. You need to be in decent... 
    We had an adventurous day on a private guided glacier walk. Our guide Joakim was very friendly and cautious. We were able to walk into several ice tunnels and climb our. You need to be in decent...  more »
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  • My most loved place in Hordaland. Every time I am here, I found something new and amazing. My last trip in November was like journey through the Paradise. Recommend it to every mountains lovers
  • Beautiful Park which has not been overrun by tourists yet. Can be reached from all sides. Lots of beautiful and long hiking trails. The glacier is breathtaking and definitely worth a visit. Make sure to have an offline trail map with you as the internet connection is very poor. Great for wild camping in the summer months. Be prepared for fast weather changes.
  • Beautiful leisure stroll here... always nice to be with nature. It took us an hour to get to the edge of Folgefonna National Park (Lake Bondhus) and back. While walking there you will be accompanied by the calming waterfalls. The road is known as the “ice road”. Constructed around 1860 it was originally used to transport blocks of ice from the Bondhus glacier (visible at the far end of the lake). A footpath on the right-hand side of the lake will lead you all the way to the glacier fall. Take note of the warning signs near the glacier and follow its instructions. Have fun!
  • We loved the hike! It was a great experience. If you follow the signs for Buer going south of of Odda you will come to a parking lot. The hike starts through a farm and up into the woods. Eventually it will start to get a bit more rocky and mountainous. Follow the red Ts along the trail and you'll be fine. There are some small bridges and ropes you need to use because it gets very steep. It was snowy towards the top even in May. Once you get to the top you need a guide to hike the actual glacier.
  • If you like to see beautiful nature this is the place to be. We have visit the glaciers very beautiful, take care of good footwear some parts of the trail are steep but overall good to do, even with children or an outdoor dog.

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