After a night by the fjord, it is time for an early breakfast before you drive to Tørvikbygda, where you will board the ferry at 8:40, that takes you over the fjord to Jondal. You arrive in Jondal in good time before your next adventure – a thrilling glacier hike on the Folgefonni Glacier. You will meet your guides at 10:30 by the Fonna Glacier Ski Resort, a 19 km drive from the village. That is actually a summer ski resort, where you can ski during the summertime! But today you are heading out to the glacier on your own two feet.
Juklavass Glacier consists both of calm flat ice and more challenging crevasse areas. In the middle of the tour you will take a break to enjoy the view over the North Sea and the Rosendal alps, while the guide tells you stories about the history and culture of the region.
After the glacier hike you might want to take a short detour to Rosendal, where you will find Baroniet in Rosendal, a manor from 1665 which is surrounded by lush green gardens.
After a stroll through the gardens, and perhaps some refreshments in one of the restaurants in the manor itself, it is time to return to Norheimsund the same way that you came, by taking the ferry over from Jondal to Tørvikbygd and then up toward your hotel.
If you are not up to doing the glacier hike, you can spend the day exploring the fertile Hardangerfjord area. You might want to do a roundtrip tour by heading south to Odda via Jondal, but Odda is located in the southernmost part of the fjord. Then from Odda you can drive up along Sørfjorden, which is one of the innermost branches of the Hardangerfjord, towards the Hardangerfjord Bridge. You will cross the fjord by driving over the bridge and then driving west out along the fjord, closing the circle back to Norheimsund.
Spend a second night in Norheimsund.
Driving distance when doing glacier hike: 50 km / 31 miles
Driving distance when exploring Hardangerfjord: 185 km / 115 miles