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Styggevatnet Water Route to Austdalsbreen

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Nigardsbreen naturreservat

Styggevatnet Water Route to Austdalsbreen is a 8.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Oppstryn, Vestland, Norway that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and is best used from July until October.

Length8.1 miElevation gain1207 ftRoute typeOut & back
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A breathtaking kayak tour to the Austdalsbreen glacier. You don't need to be an experienced paddler with your own equipment to take advantage of this trail. You can make a guided kayaking tour and combine these with a short hike across the glacier for the full close-up ice experience.

Don't try walking on the glacier if you are not with a tour or experienced at doing this. You need special equipment to do this safely and keep your grip, and the presence of icebergs is a sign that huge slabs of the glacier regularly collapse into the lake in summer.

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Marc M.
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Did this excursion two years ago, but it is still one of the nicest things I have done/seen in Norway. Most probably also because we had sun and blue skies throughout the day and had to paddle through quite some ice to get to the glacier which was exciting and hilarious at the same time. Also the glacier walk was good fun. If the weather is good, certainly book this trip!

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Jennifer Van Damme
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