Svartisen Glacier sightseeing – Hurtigruten land excursion

Svartisen glacier. Photo by Avani/Innovation NorwaySvartisen Glacier sightseeing – 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.

The Hurtigruten ship will make a stop to allow you to transfer to another smaller boat for the excursion. This boat will then sail between islets and skerries whilst the guide tells you all about the area and the scenery – an impressive view best enjoyed out on the deck. It’s important not to forget your camera for this part because you will now be in the realm of the sea eagle, Europe’s largest predatory bird.

The Arctic coast. Photo by Baard Loeken, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

The Arctic coast

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.

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

Helgeland coast. Photo by Erlend Haarberg, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Hiking at the Helgeland coast

Practical info:

Duration: 6 hours
Transportation: Boat
Included: Coffee/tea and buffet of griddle cake
Clothes/footwear: Comfortable shoes and warm clothing
Available: May 1- September 30
Land excursion #4A

Available on the following Hurtigruten Cruise packages:
The Exclusive Grand Tour of Norway, 11 nights
Norwegian coast, North Cape, Fjords & Flam Railway, 9 nights

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