Svartisen Walk

Enjoy this beautiful walk to Svartisen Glacier and marvel at its beauty while eating delicious waffles at Brestua Glacier Centre.

Included in your cruise
  • Svartisen Glacier view
  • Beautiful walk
  • Coffee and waffles included
  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed

  • Duration

    At guests’ discretion

  • Booking code


  • Notices

    Bike Rental at the Jetty possible.

We take you ashore with our expedition boats, where you will go leave the boats on to a jetty. There you have the choice to either rent a bike with the local supplier or hike the 1200 metres to the Brestua Glacier Centre. Along the way you will enjoy the beautiful and special cultural landscape and get a feeling for why already historical figures like the German Emperor Wilhelm II and Fridtjof Nansen enjoyed the area. You can learn more about historical visitors of the area at the Brestua Glacier Centre, which is located on a moraine right by idyllic Svartisvatnet Lake.

On arrival at the Glacier Centre feel free to enjoy some included waffles and coffee, while you relax at the terrace and admire the mighty glacier. After regaining your strength, you can continue hiking in the area around Brestua by the lake – the local staff will be more than happy to provide you with information on the safest and most scenic routes. 

Practical information: 

  • Included: Waffles and coffee at Brestua.

  • Language: English.

  • Remarks/requirements: Bike Rental at the Jetty possible.

  • Walking information:  1200 metres from Jetty to Brestua on mainly flat ground. 

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.