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The Svartisen Glacier Austerdalsisen

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A breathtaking and powerful sight to behold!

The Svartisen (The Black Glacier) is located in northern Norway, near Glomfjord. It is the only... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2018
Madison, Wisconsin
Beautiful views - cruise excursion

We traveled to the glacier on a cruise excursion (Hurtiguren). From the ship we traveled on an... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
Karen B
Daytona Beach
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Norway’s second largest glacier, Svartisen, stretches over 370 km2 and has a full 60 glacier arms. One of the most famous glacial arms is Austerdalsisen in Rana Municipality. To reach the glacier arm, you may take a 20-minute boat trip over...more
Svartisvannet- Svartisen, 8615, Norway
+47 75 16 23 79
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Reviewed 28 July 2018

The Svartisen (The Black Glacier) is located in northern Norway, near Glomfjord. It is the only glacier that is accessible to the average hiker. It is a sight to behold, and a place to admire the beauty, and feel the power of mother earth.

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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We traveled to the glacier on a cruise excursion (Hurtiguren). From the ship we traveled on an explorer boat (40 people) for about 45 minutes to the glacier access. From the dock you could walk or take the minivan to the cafe and observation area....More

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Amongst many many scenic spots you will see in this area once inside the Arctic Circle, is this Black Glacier. It is mighty and in a truly scenic spot.

Thank malnit56
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Went there early in the morning, short boatrip over an emerald green fjord, rented bikes for a short ride to the mountain and then walked/climbed to the ice. Stunning view..loved it. Bring good boots and you have to be in decent shape. A nice camping...More

1  Thank Mathias S
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We weren't sure what to expect from this location. We did this "ex tempore". First surprise was that boat trip could be paid only cash and second surprise was that they took €. 62€ for 2 adults and 2 kids. But everything was worthwhile indeed....More

Thank Timoantti K
Reviewed 2 June 2017

I stopped at the view point along Helgeland National Tourist Road to take a look and the sight is very impressive. Even if you don't go up to the glacier, the view from the road is still worth a stop and some photos. To go...More

1  Thank dgjohansson
Reviewed 20 May 2017

As the sun peeked through the clouds the glacier just sparkled. The deep blue of the old ice against the background of the fresh snow was just magic. Enga Glacier is everything that personifies a glacier. Deep and dangerous crevices, beautiful colours, and easily accessible....More

Thank Margaret H
Reviewed 23 July 2016

We visited this 20 years ago. The glacier was larger then. It is a 3km hike from the boat drop of to the glacier. Be prepared to hike. Also, the boat to the glacier only goes a few times a day so be sure to...More

Thank Gizmo8800
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Beautiful view of the glacier, and the joy of seeing sea eagles on the way back to the ship. Wonderful day, do visit.

Thank Aunty-Tora
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Only saw the glacier from our Cruise Ship which got us a close as was possible. What an amazing sight in the afternoon sun which broke through the clouds just as we arrived. Made me want to be able to get off and hike up...More

Thank Alan P
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