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Svartisen is Norways second largest glacier with an area of 369 square kilometres. It is located in the county of Nordland in Northern Norway, south of the coastal city of Bodø.
It is approximately a 2 hours drive from Bodø to Holandsvika where you board a boat for a 10-minute ride across the fjord. The views are simply breathtaking and will leave you in awe of the natural beauty of Norway.
All year is the short answer! There are lots of different acitivies all year round. See “What to do at Svartisen”
Adventures abound all year round for example: hiking the glacier, hiking in the mountains, deep sea fishing, swimming, skiing, horse back riding, fjord adventures, visit the world’s most powerful tidal current: Saltstraumen
These and many more await the intrepid traveler.
All hiking on or near the glacier, without the necessary equipment and expertise, is dangerous. Keep a good distance from the glacier. For anyone who has no knowledge of hiking on or near glaciers, it is recommended to follow the marked routes. Leaving the trail can be dangerous.
With an experienced guide, you can explore this natural wonder and immerse yourself in the captivating beauty of nature. Book your guided trek and enjoy an unforgettable adventure.
The guided glacier treks are suitable for everyone over the age of 12 who is in reasonably good shape. Please note that you do not need any prior experience.
Crampons, ice-axes, and safety harnesses will be provided to ensure your safety throughout the journey. Experience breathtaking crevasses and natural ice formations on the trek, and during summer, witness the midnight sun on Svartisen.
November through February is the absolute peak season for Northern Lights viewing because the nights are the longest, but a visit anytime between September and March should give you a good chance to see them, with March offering the best chance of clear skies.
Northern Norway offers 76 days of midnight sun between May and July. The further north you go, the more nights of midnight sun you get. During summer, you can experience up to 24 hours of sunlight above the Arctic Circle.
It is not, but we will open for that as we think that Svart should be owned by likeminded to secure the vision and enjoy the project’s benefits.
From Bodø airport by car will take about 1 hour and 40 min where most of the road is at a national tourist road at the seaside. A car trip is a journey itself, and it’s pretty enjoyable and a part of the experience. By boat from Bodø, it takes 2- 3 hours, depending on the type of vessel.
A Bodø is the closest, and it is connected to Oslo via direct flights that take about 1 hour and thirty minutes.
Since this is much out in the nature normal health, it is needed, but always look at the event description or ask us if you have special requirements. The events are based on small groups, and stakeholders are given priority.
Yes, that is possible, and you can combine it with coastal express Hurtigruten which stops in Meløy, the municipality that hosts the project.
Bodø is the closest airport, and it’s a service run from there that offers seaplanes that can land nearby or fly over the glacier.
When the hotel is operational, the option to book a room in advance will be available.
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Yes, and we have started to arrange events to explore the site and the area, and we will also be able to organise events on demand. You will also have the opportunity to visit all by your selves, and we will guide you to make it as easy as possible drop us a request—every year, over 25K visit Svartisen.
We do not have any openings for the purchase of rooms, but we plan about 25 nearby cabins served and operated by the hotel that we will offer to our stakeholders first-hand before the open market.