Welcome to Folgefonna National Park!

soernorgeSituated on the southern shore of the beautiful Hardangerfjord in Hordaland County, Folgefonna National Park boasts one of Norway’s largest glaciers. In words and stunning images, our website tells you about the glacier and how ice sculpted the fjords and surrounding landscape. We’ll show you great cultural attractions and scenic highlights, point out hiking trails that take you there, give details about guided glacier treks, kayaking beneath ice falls, and much more.

We invite you to explore this website – as an appetiser to exploring Folgefonna National Park itself.


Nature’s marvel – from fjord to glacier

The heart of Folgefonna National Park is Folgefonna, a breathtaking glacier that has drawn tourists from all over the world since 1833. It is the third largest on mainland Norway, up to 400 metres thick and covering over 200 square kilometres.

The national park includes an amazing variety of landscapes. It embraces many majestic valleys, extending from glacier tongues and dramatic icefalls all the way down to the fjord.

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Folgefonna’s many attractions

Botnane (The Geological Trail)

You can easily spend weeks exploring the many attractions in and around Folgefonna National Park. The list of official Folgefonna attractions is a selection of the most spectacular natural highlights and exciting cultural attractions.

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Gateways and National Park Centre


Prior to your exploration of the national park’s varied landscapes, we suggest a visit to the Visitor Centre in Rosendal (closed in 2016 due to the construction of the new Folgefonn centre, opening in spring 2017) or another official Gateway. These offer fascinating exhibitions, helpful information and good advice.

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