Folgefonna nasjonalpark, Rosendal

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National Park · Nature / Park
Centered around one of Norway's largest glaciers, Folgefonna nasjonalpark boasts both cultural attractions and a variety of scenic landscapes, including wild valleys stretching from glacier tongues, turquoise-colored glacial lakes, and rivers of raging meltwater. Activities like kayaking beneath ice falls and hiking down the glacier treks have drawn tourists from all over the world since 1833. Rent a boat or bicycle, or join one of the guided excursions to see ancient hamlets and fjordside villages. Explore the diverse vegetation and abundant birdlife, such as golden eagles and white-backed woodpeckers. Relax at the cozy ski station on top while sipping a cup of hot chocolate or coffee. For Folgefonna nasjonalpark and beyond, use our Rosendal travel itinerary planner to get the most from your Rosendal vacation.
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  • We had an adventurous day on a private guided glacier walk. Our guide Joakim was very friendly and cautious. We were able to walk into several ice tunnels and climb our. You need to be in decent...  more »
  • As always a glacier is very impressive. The beauty of nature compressed in tonnes of ice and snow. We've just visited the edge of the glacier at the ski-park. We saw groups decending the glacier...  more »
  • Beautiful leisure stroll here... always nice to be with nature. It took us an hour to get to the edge of Folgefonna National Park (Lake Bondhus) and back. While walking there you will be accompanied by the calming waterfalls. The road is known as the “ice road”. Constructed around 1860 it was originally used to transport blocks of ice from the Bondhus glacier (visible at the far end of the lake). A footpath on the right-hand side of the lake will lead you all the way to the glacier fall. Take note of the warning signs near the glacier and follow its instructions. Have fun!
  • Beautiful Park which has not been overrun by tourists yet. Can be reached from all sides. Lots of beautiful and long hiking trails. The glacier is breathtaking and definitely worth a visit. Make sure to have an offline trail map with you as the internet connection is very poor. Great for wild camping in the summer months. Be prepared for fast weather changes.

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