Greenland Trekking & Ski Expeditions
Norway Hiking & Ski Trips
Glacier Course - 5 days
Learn Glacier Travel & Rescue in Norway
Experience spectacular glacier & mountain scenery
This is course held in the big mountain area in Norway called Jostedalen. In this region the amazing glacier called "Jostedalsbreen" lies. The glacier provides excellent conditions for learning about glacier travel, because there is many different arms of the glacier flowing down into the lowland from the high glacier platou.
All participants are staying at the "Jostedalen camping". Here participants can stay at either a cabin or in their tents, all dependent on individual wishes.
The itenerary below is just to been seen as a basic plan for the course, as some of the days may be switched around due to the prevailent weather conditions.
Meeting up in Jostedalen during the afternoon/evening. Introductions and preperation of equipment.
Topics for the day, good crampon technique, self arresting techniques, introductions to tying into the rope and walking together in a rope team.
Rescue day, introductions to basic rescue systems
Long trip! Today we will be utilizing our newfound skills to conduct a longer tour far up on the glacier! Exact trip will be decided based on the skill level in our group aswell as the prevailent conditions on the glacier and the weather.
Rescue/technical day, developing the rescue systems we already learned into more advanced solutions.
Tour day! We aim to do another long trip today far up onto the glacier platou!
After we return from the trip, participants are either leaving in the afternoon/evening or staying another night in the camping ground, all dependent on their individual travel plans.
Dates & Price
Price: 5500 DKK pr. person
Dates: 27/6 - 2/7, 2023
Maximum number of participants: 5
If interested in booking, or having any further questions please contact me at:
What is included
Instruction from a qualified Arctic Nature Guide & Glacier instructor
All glacier equipment, harness, slings, carabiners, helmets, crampons, ice axes
All safety equipment including satellite phone and sattelite emergency beacons
Transport during the course from camping ground to the glaciers
Who is this course for
This course is for those who actively wants to learn new skills and techniques that they can make usage of later on their private trips. Thus the course is not so much for people who just want a guided trip.
For persons who are more interested in just enjoying the spectacular glacier & mountain scenery without having to learn to many technical aspects, I recommed checking out the amazing trek:
You do not need to be "extremly fit" in order to join the 5 day glacier course, however we are going to be outside for 5 full days, and some days we aim to do some relatively long and demanding day tours, so some minimum level of hiking fitness is required before coming onto this course.
If in doubt of this point, please contact and let's clear it out.
If you show up well prepared you will be rewarded with a course in amazingly spectacular nature and scenery in one of Norways most impressive mountain landscapes.
Hopefully you will become friends with the unreal beautiful Norweigian nature, aswell as making some new friends in our fellowship.
Location & Transport
Jostedalen lies the region called "Sogn & Fjordane" in Norway. It feels as it is a kind of "remote vally", but fear not there is both a camping ground and grocery store located very close to the camping ground.
It is possible to travel to either "Sogndal" or "Lom" with buss from either Bergen or Oslo.
And from either "Sogndal" or "Lom" you can travel with the local buss to "Gaupne", and from there to "Gjerde" in Jostedalen.
Link to norweigian buss companies
What is not included
Transport to/from Jostedalen in Norway
Accomodation at the Jostedalen Camping
All food (grocery store at camping ground)
Personal clothing, must be able to keep warm and dry during long days on the glacier
Personal backpack, minimum 45 litres
Personal travel insurance