Experience an up-close and personal visit to Svartisen, Norway’s second-largest glacier and the southernmost glacier in mainland Europe.
Guided bus trip in beautiful scenery.
Chance to observe sea eagles and other wildlife
Admire Norway’s second-largest glacier
Beverages and a griddle cake buffet are included
Visit a moose farm at Svartisen
See the world's most powerful tidal current, Saltstraumen, from the bus
Summer (Jun - Aug)
Level 2: Easy
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.
Disembarking port: Ørnes
Embarking port: Bodø
Available from: June 4 – September 3
Duration: 5 hours
Meals during the excursion: Coffee/tee and a griddle cake buffet
Clothes/Footwear: Wear comfortable shoes, and warm and wind-proof clothing
We will not go all the way up to the glacier
This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility