Hardangerjøkulen is the sixth largest glacier in mainland Norway. It is located in the municipalities of Eidfjord and Ulvik in Hordaland county. It is located about 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) northeast of the village of Eidfjord, about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) south of Finse, and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) west of Haugastøl. During the summer season (10. July-15. September) a guided tour on the glacier is a highly recommended activity when visiting Haugastøl.
Guided tours on Finse arranged and conducted by Jøklagutane AS . Trips normally starts approximately at 11:00 Finse Railway station and are price 650, - covering guide , necessary glacier equipment and insurance.
Clothing must be solid, remember hat and gloves or mittens . Waterproof hiking shoes is highly recommend. Waterproof and windproof clothing , as the weather can change quickly at Hardangerjøkulen. The sun is very strong on the glacier, and the snow reflects a lot of sunlight so sunglasses are obligatory.
You will be out the whole day, so bring a big lunch and lots of water for the trip.
Trips run on daily basis during the summer season . (10. July-15. September)
Tours last 5-7 hours . Hardangerjøkulen's highest point is 1,863 m (6,112 ft) above sea level, and is the highest point in Hordaland county. Its lowest point is 1,050 m (3,440 ft) above sea level. The thickest measurement of the glacier was 380 metres (1,250 ft) thick, but it has been getting thinner during the 20th century.