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Svartisen - Day Trip Glacier Hiking in Northern Norway

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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 experience is necessary for a guided glacier trip to 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. 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. 

Svartisen 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.

Svartisen glacier is the second largest in Norway covering 375 km2 and is the largest ice-covered area of northern Norway.  Crampons and an ice axe enable you to experience the magical world of the glacial ice of Svartisen. 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.

Engenbreen 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.

Total length is 4.5 km each way to reach the glacier (3 km bicycling, 1.5 km hiking). Not to forget the distance from Bodø, 160 km. Elevation is starting point is 2 metres above sea level. Maximum elevation on the glacier will be no more than 4 – 500 m a.s.l. Duration is 6 - 8 h from meeting point (ice time: up to 4 h.). Day trip from Bodo to Svartisen and back: approx. 12 h.

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