Friday, June 30, 2023

Norway Shore Excursion Review: Briksdal Glacier by Troll Car in Olden, Norway


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 the bus.

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 seat.

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 path.

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


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