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Nigard Glacier Hike

Has anyone taken the 1 hour family hike on the Nigard Glacier? My wife has a bad knee and I was wondering how strenuous the hike is (flat, hilly, steps?) We will be there in late May. I understand it is a 45 minute walk from the visitor center around the lake to the glacier to meet your guide. How is strenuous is this walk? Will the boat be running on the lake in late May to cut down on the walk? Any other info/experiences about the hike is appreciated. Thanks.

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I did not do that one but on the other side of Jostedalsbreen which is the main glacier you can find the Brikdalsbreen. They offer a cart-based shuttle. You can leave your wife out near fjellstua and park the car on the lot one level deeper. The short ride is very scenic including a waterfall (really as nice as in video). The carts stop around a 15-20 mins walk away from the lake with glacier behind which is possible to walk also for people with a moderate limited mobility - little hilly up and down but nothing to jump over or something like that.

In May the glacier tongue shall still be well visible - depending on temps and sun ratio in Norway's spring.

Hope this helps you and / or others - even if it is the other side of the big glacier.