Ørnes – deep within the majesty of Helgeland - Bodø

Svartisen Glacier


Price from $519

Difficulty level

Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed

Booking code



5 hours


Read the practical information below

A hiker looking out at Svartisen Glacier
  • Enjoy a guided bus ride in picturesque surroundings

  • Take a short boat trip across a fjord

  • Visit the Svartisen Tourist Center

  • Pass by the world’s most powerful tidal current, Saltstraumen

In Ørnes, we’ll board a bus for a guided tour to the small village of Holandsvik, passing gorgeous scenery on the way and learning more about the surrounding area. At Holandsvik, we’ll board a boat for a 10-minute ride across the fjord. 

You’ll now arrive at the Svartisen Tourist Center which has prime views of the nearby glacier. At approximately 370 square kilometres, Svartisen is Norway’s second largest glacier after the Jostedal Glacier.  

Despite being the lowest lying glacier on the European continent before the last Ice Age retreat, Svartisen has some 60 tongues of ice extending from its main body into the surrounding mountain landscape, which is home to several peaks over 1,500 metres high.  

At the centre, you can also enjoy a warm drink and a buffet of delicious cakes. Afterwards, continue your journey along the coast of Helgeland back to Bodø. On the way, you’ll pass Saltstraumen, the world’s strongest tidal current.

Practical information

  • Disembarking port: Ørnes

  • Embarking port: Bodø

  • Available period: 4 Jun - 3 Sep 

  • Transportation: Bus/Boat

  • Meals: Coffee/tea and griddle cake

  • Clothes: Comfortable shoes, warm and windproof clothing

  • The tour is not suitable for persons with limited mobility

  • We will not go all the way up to the glacier

Excursion can also be combined with: