Ice climbing: blue ice hike on the Buer glacier

Would you like to climb a tower of blue ice, or take a wander on the glacier?
The Buer glacier is unique! This is where Folgefonna breaks over the edge and stretches down the Buer valley, and you can experience the glacier at its most powerful with spectacular labyrinths, spires and cracks.

You'll meet us in the morning breeze from the glacier. While walking with the expectation of a very different landscape, you trek up the Buer valley - a beautiful, wild and exuberant valley surrounded by precipitous mountains. Follow the blue-green glacier river, running over polished mountains. Until you're at the edge of a beautiful world of blue colours and majestic mountains at the end of the narrow Buer valley.

The glacier can offer both fairly simple and more demanding blue ice in spectacular surroundings on top of the Sandvin lake, with a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains. The hikes last ca 8 hours, depending on the weather. It takes about 60 minutes to walk from the Buer farm to the edge of the glacier where you put on all the climbing equipment.

For all travellers and local people - this is a chance to experience the Buer glacier with blue ice and a stunning view. The hike and the glacier make it possible to tailor the hike for all sorts of activities. Climbing is possible.

Practical information

We organise day trips (8 hours) if you book in advance.

You'll have to be at least 15 years of age, have mountain boots, wind- and waterproof clothing, gloves, some food and drink, and a small backpack.

We'll supply the climbing equipment.

Price per person: 1050 NOK.

Buer is a great starting point if you would like a longer hike, and even staying the night on the glacier. We can plan a route and duration with you. Price will be agreed individually.

Contact us to book or for more information.