Svartisen Glacier – Hurtigruten land excursion

Svartisen by Wolfgang Kriegel, Hurtigurten

Svartisen Glacier – Situated near the Arctic village of Ornes, Svartisen is Norway’s second largest glacier.

This is an optional land excursion which you can add to your Hurtigruten cruise booked through Fjord Travel Norway. The land excursion will appear during the tour booking process, with prices and details.

Svartisen Glacier by Giovanni Santin, Hurtigruten

Excursion to Svartisen Glacier

Svartisen Glacier Norway by Ilka Kosik, Hurtigruten

View of Svartisen Glacier

Take a guided bus tour from Ornes through beautiful scenery to the small village of Holandsvik, where you enter a boat for a 10-minute ride across the fjord. Upon arrival to 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 metres tall and weigh between 400-500 kg. The guides will take you on a tour where you get the chance to get close to and maybe even feed the moose.

At the Svartisen Tourist Centre, you will be able to admire the beauty of this enigmatic ice world whilst enjoying a warm drink and the centre’s varied buffet of delicious cakes. Afterwards, you continue your journey along the beautiful Helgeland coast back to Bodo where you rejoin the ship. On the way, you will pass Saltstraumen, the world’s strongest tidal current.

Please note: you will not go all the way up to the glacier or actually walk on the glacier!

Svartisen Glacier by Martin Hofer, Hurtigruten

Experience a trip to Svartisen Glacier

Practical information:

Duration: 5 hours
Transportation: Bus/boat
Included: Coffee/tea and buffet of griddle cake
Clothes/footwear: Comfortable shoes and warm clothing
Please note: The tour is not suitable for persons with impaired mobility
June 4- September 3
Land excursion #4A

Torghatten by Konrad Daurer, Hurtigruten

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