Icetrolls: Norway

When we were booking our trips around Europe, Norway originally wasn’t one of them. However, we watched an episode of Rick Steves’ Europe featuring Norway and we instantly fell in love. We began our research on attractions and stumbled across Icetroll, a company that offers many different glacier hiking, kayaking, rafting, etc. tours. We knew we HAD to do this. So, we booked the Icetroll tour that featured kayaking and glacier hiking. Hands down, best adventure we’ve ever had.

View of Norwegian countryside on way to Icetroll

View of Norwegian countryside on way to Icetroll

With glaciers diminishing more and more each day, we knew this would be such an exceptional experience, something that people of the future may not get to experience.

Glacier

Carlos leading the way

We arrived at our meeting point at 10:00 and met our tour guide, Carlos, and our group of 2 other couples (one from Poland and one from Arizona). We began our hike to the lake, then we kayaked over to the glacier. Once at the glacier we hiked to the ice and learned how to lace our crampons (the spike glacier shoes) and off we went. Overall we hiked for about 6 hours, then we kayaked back to our starting point. We got back around 16:00.

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The tour offered many amazing views and a fun experience that I am not sure we will ever be able to recreate. The entire tour cost about $230, and was arguably the best couple hundred dollars we have ever spent!

If you are on the western side of Norway, this is definitely something you should get around to doing. You will be exhausted after the trip, but very rewarding!!! Find more info at http://www.icetroll.com 🙂

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8 comments

    1. It was!! We highly recommend it! Also, if you are in Denmark (I think you said in a previous post you want to make it to Copenhagen) it is easier to travel to Scandinavian countries like Norway, so you could definitely extend your stay a few days and go for fairly cheap. However, I’m not sure which tours are available in winter, I would imagine it would be REALLY cold there so if you could go in a warmer month it would probably be best!!

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      1. That’s a great idea. I think my work schedule and finding affordable flights is challenging. I was thinking to fly on Wednesday, arrive Thursday and leave on Monday. Idk if I will get to see enough of one city in that time. What do you think about Copenhagen?

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