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The Svartisen Glacier Austerdalsisen

Svartisvannet- Svartisen, 8615, Norway
+47 75 16 23 79
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Great view

I stopped at the view point along Helgeland National Tourist Road to take a look and the sight is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ronneby, Sweden

As the sun peeked through the clouds the glacier just sparkled. The deep blue of the old ice... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2017
Margaret H
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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 Svartisvatnet, followed by a 3 km hike to Austerdalsisen. You can experience this exciting landscape, which was covered by the glacier just a few decades ago. Austerdalsisen deposits crevassed ice into the water and ice cold glacial rivers. It is a majestic sight. The boat across Svartisvatnet only operates during the summer season. Please contact Polarsirkelen Reiseliv for boat schedules: Phone + 47 75 13 92 00
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Svartisvannet- Svartisen, 8615, Norway
+47 75 16 23 79
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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
Reviewed 3 September 2015

As the second largest glacier in Norway!!Did sail to it on a Northern Lights cruise ,the sail up the fjord and passed the polar circle which was interesting .Beautiful valleys with rivers flowing down ,steep mountains and the coastline .Saw sheep being transported by boat.!!!

Thank Mary38677
Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

Beautiful ! Must see even when you have little children like we did (2 year old) and carried them 3 km to glacier and 3 km back :)

2  Thank Edmondamonda
Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

The hike itself is not the easiest, but when you get to the end all is forgotten. Magical place which simply needs to be seen.

Thank dedongel
Reviewed 27 July 2015

I had seen glaciers before and even hiked a bit on Vatnajökull, but Svartisen is not to miss. You can either take the boat (20 min) back and forth to the other margin (150 NOK) or walk these 7 km. Then, you will have to...More

5  Thank Ana L
Reviewed 10 July 2015

We saved 150 kr by not using the boat. It's total of 14 km hiking to the edge of Svartisen and back. Proper trail or hiking shoes are recommended because the path next to the lake is very demanding and partly quite wet. But it's...More

Thank Ville G
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