On our Norwegian Prima cruise in June 2023, we took the Briksdal Glacier by Troll Car in Olden, Norway.
Our ticket was in our cabin at embarkation. We reported to
the theater at 10:00 am. We sat down and shore excursion representative brought
our number to us.
At 10:26 am, our number was called. It was a short walk to
At 10:35 am, we were on a nice bus with a bathroom. The bus
held about 50 people.
By 10:38 am, we were on our way. It was a scenic drive with
the tour guide narrating.
We passed farm land, a mineral water factory, and so many
waterfalls. We had an unusually warm and sunny day.
At 11:08 am, we arrived at Briksdal Natioanal Park. Our
troll car time was 11:40 am so we had a shopping and bathroom break.
Each troll car held 6 people. I really enjoyed the front
By 12:00 pm, we were out of the car and on the trail. The
trail had two steep sections at the beginning. I was glad I had my walking
sticks. The trail levels out a bit after that. You can visit a bridge with a
great view of the glacier.
At 12:14 pm, we made it to the end of the trail. I estimate
we were walking about a 3 mile per hour pace.
You can climb down to the glacier beach and head closer to the glacier.
Our return time was 12:40 pm so at 12:23 pm, we headed back
to the meeting point. Yes. This was way too short of a time.
12:50 pm. We were back in the car on our way down. You can
also walk to the glacier. It’s a 3 kilometer trail and takes 45 minutes to 1
hour. You can choose the staircases or dodge the troll cars on the troll car
1:07 pm. We were back down a the Kafeteria. The tour
included a coffee break with coffee, tea, water, and several types of small
cakes including vegan and gluten fee.
2:05 pm We left the parking lot
2:21 pm We took a brief break for more views. The bus driver
led a quick stretch break.
2:31 pm On our Way
2:50 pm Back at the ship