Admire the colours of the Briksdal Glacier as you paddle on the Briksdal Lake – a truly unique glacier experience.
Drive along the shore of the small Floen Lake, along the long and narrow Olden Lake, one of Norway’s most beautiful lakes, to Rustøen where colourful farms cover the wide fertile upper valley. On both sides, numerous waterfalls descend from the ice field, and in front lies the white tongue of the Melkevoll Glacier. The road ascends through woodlands to the Briksdal Inn, where you will disembark and start the 1½ mile walk to Briksdal Glacier Lake (approximately 45 minutes).
On arrival, you will be given a safety briefing, life vest, rubber boots, oars and a helmet. Once you have been kitted up, you will board your raft for a 45 minute adventure, paddling between the ice floating on the glacier lake with the dramatic Briksdal Glacier, with its blue and white coloured ice as a beautiful backdrop.
Note: Guests do not require rafting experience, however they must be good swimmers. Please take a change of clothing and footwear with you, in case you get wet. For safety reasons, the rafts are not allowed closer than 240 feet to the Glacier. It is advisable to leave any valuables on the ship. This tour is not suitable for those guests who are pregnant, have back or neck injuries, or are under 15 years old. Before you book this excursion, you must refer to the ‘Activity Excursion’ and ‘Beach / Water Related’ paragraphs under the Guide to Symbols in this brochure. This tour involves a few tunnels.