Svartisen – Day Trip Glacier Hiking

Want to join us for a tour to Svartisen glacier in Northern Norway? Bodø is your starting point for a day trip to Svartisen. An adventure for you who want to get close to the glacier, touch it and walk on it as well. No previous experience is necessary for a guided glacier trip to Svartisen.

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Explore Svartisen – all you need is a sense of adventure, some suggested personal clothing, light hiking boots and snacks. We provide expert guides and all your gear to safely explore the glacier of Svartisen.

Guided glacier hiking on Svartisen is the adventure of choice if you won`t settle for just looking at the glacier, but feel compelled to touch it and walk on it as well.

Crampons and an ice axe
 enable you to experience the magical world of the glacial ice of Svartisen. A trip to Svartisen is an adventure well suited for everyone, provided they are accompanied by one of our experienced guides.

Blue ice
 – peer into deep crevasses, see hues of blue unlike any before. Try your luck at ice climbing. You can even bring back hand-picked ice cubes for the late night cocktails.

Svartisen glacier
 is the second largest in Norway covering 375 km2 and is the largest ice-covered area of northern Norway.

 is at the latitude of the Arctic Circle. The West Svartisen ice cap has an area of about 220 km2, whilst the East Svartisen ice cap covers about 147 km2. The two ice caps of Svartisen, which are separated by a deep valley, Vesterdalen-Glomdalen, supply sixty outlet glaciers.

 is one magnificent glacier arm of Svartisen ending about 200 metres above sea level. The Engenbreen glacier lies a leisurely 3 hour ride from Bodø.




Day trip from Bodø to Svartisen and back: Approx. 12 hours. Ice time: Up to 4 hours.

Group size & capacity

Min: 4 pers. Available for groups.

Season & Availability

May-September. In winter season the glacier is totally covered with snow.

Booking and more information

Nordland Turselskap

+47 90 63 60 86