Buarbreen

Buarbreen, Odda: Address, Phone Number, Buarbreen Reviews: 4.5/5

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LJ A
Congresbury, UK131 contributions
Great hike to glacier
Aug 2020 • Couples
We paid 150NOK to stay in the car park. We followed well signed posted trail. A 3km hike to the base of the glacier. The climb was strenuous but we are not fit. Saw families with young children (including mother’s carrying infants) and dogs taking the hike in their stride. No toilets on route. It was a warm day but the wind blowing off glacier made the breeze feel like aircon. There are lots of sections where you have to use a rope to pull yourself up over rocks. Definitely recommend if you like stunning views.
Written 15 August 2020
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Ida778
Oslo, Norway42 contributions
Spectacular hike
Jul 2020 • Family
This hike is quite challenging, expect some climbing, but so worth it. The kids (10&12) loved the challenges and the adults enjoyed the view.
Written 24 July 2020
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AnneOslo2013
Oslo, Norway31 contributions
Amazing scenery and varied landscape
Jul 2020
It feels good to reach the top after a varied hiking following the river. The path is very good marked, and it starts walking through a farm with cows. After a few minutes you walk into the wood and the the path easily climbs upwards. Further up you cross some rivers and then it gets steeper. But not scary. It is 3 km totally, and really worth it reaching the top. After a snack on the top watching the glacier and the view you climb down again. You should at least set aside three hours for this trips
Written 18 July 2020
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John B
53 contributions
Amazingly stunning and accessable
Aug 2019
We hiked up to several glaciers on our recent trip to Norway, but this was a fantastic hike. It is very easily accessible from Odda, but the hike does include several challenging rock scrambles. The run-off from the glacier is so loud as it pounds over the rocks that it is almost deafening, and the views of the glacier throughout the hike keep you going. It was one of our best hikes, and getting up close to this wonder of nature is so worth the effort. We went as a couple, but I think people of any age who are reasonably fit would love this hike.
Written 2 September 2019
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AHLadventures
Zurich, Switzerland22 contributions
Spectacular hike with varied terrain
Aug 2019
One of the most beautiful hikes I’ve ever done (and I live in Switzerland where we have so many stunning hikes). This hike doesn’t take long, less than 3 hours if you’re in good shape, and the variety of terrain you see - mountains, glacier, forest, streams, waterfalls - is spectacular. The trail is rocky and steep in parts, requiring use of ropes and ladders to scramble up some of the slopes. You also have to cross a few muddy, wet areas, so be sure to wear good hiking shoes. There's parking available in Buer for a fee, as well as a campsite. Enjoy!
Written 19 August 2019
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SimplyKev
Ottawa, Canada167 contributions
If I could give 6 stars, I would.
Jul 2019 • Friends
This was the best hike of my life. Why?

1. Views are stunning from the first minutes to the top.
2. It is technically challenging enough, without being too restrictive.
3. It is not too long (3-4 hours).

As a bonus, the water is ice-cold, potable and plentiful (weather-dependent).
Written 5 August 2019
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Essi T
13 contributions
Beautiful but technically a bit challenging
Jul 2019 • Couples
I did this hike couple of days ago. Not sure if it's the hot weather that has caused the ice on the top to melt more rapidly than before but the streams on the path had grown pretty strong. Wooden structures that had been placed on one of the streams to aid the crossing were completely submerged. At an another crossing with an actual bridge, the water was pouring down with a scary force already before the bridge. I got my hiking boots filled with water in the attempt to cross this part, because the water coming from above just poured into them. In addition, parts of the path in the forest on the way up were flooded. Other than that, the hike has great views to the glacier and the valley below. The last part is very steep and has multiple bits with ropes to assist the climb.
Written 27 July 2019
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lroy89
Oslo, Norway147 contributions
Easy, but steep hike
Jul 2019 • Friends
Short drive from Odda, about 15 min. The first 5 min of the 1,5 hours estimated time (one way) is flat, after that you walk in fairly steep terrain. The trail is well marked and easy to follow, and there are ropes on the steepest parts. You should wear desent hiking boots, and don't bring dogs you can't carry (we met a lady who had to stop halfay up because she couldnt get the dog up some of the parts of the trail)
Written 9 July 2019
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The-SCH-World-Travel
Singapore637 contributions
A good alternative to Trolltunga
May 2019 • Friends
We read about the tedious hike to Trolltunga, and finally made up our mind to go Buarbreen hike instead. It did not disappoint. The hike is beautiful indeed.

We parked our car as this Geo Coodinate : 60.044610, 6.477532

Some minor challenge using ropes for bigger boulder. Do remember that wear hiking shoes is for your own safety and enjoyment of the hike.

No one manage to reach the tail end of the glacier as the melting ice forms too much gushing water that was impossible to move forward.

We had our picnic abut 3/4 of the hike and admire the beauty of mother nature.

If you are fit and fast, you can do it in less than 3 hours( 2 way). We took longer as we took pictures along the way and had our picnic on a big boulder.
Written 17 June 2019
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Gone Walkabout
Tonsberg, Norway560 contributions
Great hike to the edge of the glacier
May 2019 • Couples
The road to the parking is narrow, but not that long. The hike is 3-4 hours depending on your breaks. It takes you through the forest and upwards to the edge of the glacier, absolutely fantastic. The trail is pretty steep and there are ropes along the way to make it easier to get up and down. The view of the valley from the top is worth every step of the way. Bring windproof and warm clothes, we started in t-shirts but the wind on top was very cold. 4-500 meter ascent
Written 3 June 2019
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