Svartisen – Norway’s second largest glacier

Svartisen is Norway’s second largest glacier, it has 60 glacier tongues and covers a full 370 km2. At just 20 m above sea level, it is the lowest glacier in mainland Europe, making it easily accessible for hikes and nature-based experiences.

In Helgeland you can visit both the Austerdalsisen glacier tongue and the Engabreen glacier tongue.

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Svartisen - Austerdalsisen glacier (inland)

The hike up to Austerdalsisen is along a 3 km trail, which most people manage fine. Austerdalsisen’s deposits crevassed ice into the water and ice cold glacial rivers making this a majestic experience.The Austerdalsisen glacier is situated just north of Mo i Rana and can be reach by a 20 minute boat trip across the Svartisvatnet Lake, followed by a 3km walk. Remember good footwear. 

You can also arrange a glacier walk with a local glacier guide. Guided walks must be booked a minimum 3 days in advance. For more information, please contact the tourist information centre in Mo i Rana, phone +47 75 01 80 00

Svartisen - Engenbreen glacier (coast)

The glacier can also be seen from the coast. The Engenbreen glacier tongue is situated along the Coastal Road (Fv17) in Meløy municipality and can be seen from the road. There is also a a shuttle boat across the Holandsfjord, followed by a 3km walk up to the glacier itself. Near Engabreen there is a cafe, accommodation, bike rentals and professional guided glacier tours, for more information please visit www.svartisen.com

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