Svartisen Glacier

Discover Svartisen - Norway’s second-largest glacier and the lowest glacier in mainland Europe - up close and personal.

  • Guided bus trip in beautiful scenery.
  • Chance to see sea eagles.
  • Admire Norway’s second largest glacier.
  • Drinks and griddle cake buffet included.
  • Visit a moose farm at Svartisen
  • See the world's most powerful tidal current, Saltstraumen, from the bus
  • Direction

    Northbound direction

  • Season


  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Easy

  • Duration

    5 hours

  • Min. passengers


  • Max. passengers


  • Booking code


  • From

    309 €

  • Notices

    Transportation: Bus/boat. We will not go all the way up to the glacier. The tour is not suitable for persons with impaired mobility

Svartisen is Norway’s second largest glacier, and the lowest glacier in mainland Europe. This makes it easy accessible for hikes.  In Ørnes, we enter a bus that will take us on a guided tour through beautiful scenery to the small village of Holandsvik. Here, we enter a boat for a 10-minute ride across the fjord.  

Upon arrival at Svartisen, you may visit a moose farm and get close to Europe’s largest land living animal. An adult male can grow more than 2 meters tall and weigh between 400-500kg.The guides will take you on a tour where you get a chance to get close and maybe even feed the moose.

At the Svartisen Tourist Center, you can admire the beauty of this enigmatic ice world while enjoying a warm drink and the center’s varied buffet of delicious cakes. Afterwards, you continue your journey along the beautiful coast of Helgeland back to Bodø. On the way, you will pass Saltstraumen, the world’s strongest tidal current.

Practical Information

  • Disembarking port: Ørnes
  • Embarking port: Bodø
  • Southbound or Northbound: Northbound
  • Available period: 04 June - 03 September 
  • Transportation: Bus/Boat
  • Meals on the trip: Coffee/tee and griddle cake
  • Clothes/Footwear: Comfortable shoes, warm and windproof clothing
  • Note: We will not go all the way up to the glacier. The tour is not suitable for persons with impaired mobility. 

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