Hiking, Blåisen Glacier
Lonely Planet review for Hiking, Blåisen Glacier
Finse is the starting point for some exceptional treks, including the popular four-hour trek to the Blåisen glacier tip of Hardangerjøkulen; some Norwegians-in-the-know claim this to be the most spectacular glacier walk in the country. Adding interest to your hike, remember that the planet Hof in the Empire Strikes Back was filmed around the glacier. It's also possible to walk around the glacier and down to Vøringfoss.
The wonderful three- or four-day Finse-Aurland trek follows Aurlandsdalen down to Aurlandsfjorden and has a series of DNT and private mountain huts a day's walk apart.