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Please join us in one or more tours that will give you a taste of the city of Bergen landscape and its surroundings on the west coast of Norway.

Book your ticket during registration.

Ticket allocations are based on first come first served principle. There will be a waiting list if the maximum number of places is reached.
Note that trips may be cancelled due to adverse weather conditions or if too few people sign up.

Tour 1:
Finse and Hardangerjøkulen

*** This tour is weather dependent ***

Date: 28 August

Duration: entire day

Type of tour: Train and a ca. 5 hours hike from Finse to Hardangerjøkulen glacier, and back

Departure: Train from Bergen departing at 08:15, and arriving in Finse at 10:31.

Return: Train from Finse departing at 18:45, and arriving back in Bergen  at 21:18.

Travel route: Bergen–Finse–Hardangerjøkulen glacier–Finse–Bergen

Guide: Prof. Atle Nesje (University of Bergen)

Content: Landscape development, the Hardangerjøkulen glacier in the past, present and future, the Little Ice Age glacier extent and subsequent glacier retreat.

Number of participants: maximum 17. Only 2 places left (as of 27 May)

Cost: NOK 1300,-

Be prepared: Proper hiking boots, warm cloths (woollen underwear, thick sweater, wind and rain proof jacket and pants, mittens, scarf, hat). Check the weather forecast. Bring what you need as food and drinks for the day.

Special conditions: If you are not properly dressed, you will not be allowed to join the trip. August temperatures at Finse may range between ca. 5 and 11°C, and there is a risk for strong winds and rain. In case of bad weather, the trip may be cancelled.

Tour 2:
Ulriken 643

Date: 31 August

Duration: about 3 hours

Departure: Leaving from the cable car stop at Montana, ca. 16:00

Type of tour: Cable car and a short hike at the top of Ulriken

Travel route: Montana–Ulriken

Guide: TBD

Content: The Bergen city and its surroundings, geology, landscape, and history

Number of participants: max. 40. Only 2 places left (as of 27 May)

Cost*: Cable car ticket NOK 345,- return (one way NOK 195,-) can be bought online

Preparations: Hiking shoes and clothes according to the weather. Make sure to bring a warm layer and a wind/rain proof jacket. Check the weather forecast here. Bring drinks and a snack. Alternatively, there is a café/restaurant at the top of the cable lift.

* All participants will take the cable car up to the top of Ulriken. To get to the lower cable car station, you may take the Ulriken Express Bus from the Bergen centre (ca. NOK 40,- one way) or walk (3 km; ca. 40 min). Regardless of whether you take the cable car on the way back or choose to hike down the mountain, all participants have to be present at the lower Ulriken cable car station before 16:00.

Tour 3: Folgefonna glacier and Bondhusdalen

*** The hike is weather dependent ***
The tOur is fully booked

Date: 3 September

Duration: 8 hours

Type of tour: bus (4 hours) and by foot (4 hours)

Departure: 9:00

Travel route: Bergen – Jondal – Folgefonna glacier – (Bondhusdalen if enough time) – Årsnes – Gjermundshavn – Eikelandsosen – Bergen

Guide: Prof. Jostein Bakke (University of Bergen)

Content: West Norwegian landscape, formation of Hardangerfjorden, Quaternary deposits in Bondhusdalen, geohazards, sea-level history

Number of participants: Fully booked

Cost: NOK 500,-

Be prepared: You will need hiking boots and, in case of bad weather, warm and rain proof clothes. Check the weather forecast. Bring food and drinks for the day.

Tour 4:

Places still available. Get your ticket during registration.

Important: if less than 20 participants, the tour will be cancelled

Date: 3 September

Duration: 6 hours

Type of tour: Bus

Departure: 9:00

Travel route: Bergen – Voss – Gudvangen – Bergen

Guide: Prof. Atle Nesje (University of Bergen)

Content: Development of the West Norwegian landscape, formation of valleys and fjords, geohazards

Number of participants: min. 20, max. 30.

Cost: NOK 500,-

Be prepared: Bring food and drinks for the day. Dress according to weather conditions. Check the weather forecast here.