Looking for a unique nature experience? Austerdalsisen, Svartisen is located just north of Mo i Rana. Svartisdal takes you by boat across Svartisvatnet so you can witness this spectacular glacier.

To reach the starting point, take the exit from E6 towards Røssvoll (Mo i Rana Airport) and follow the signs along Svartisdalveien towards Svartisen. There is a large parking area available for motorhomes and campers, and it is also possible to find camping spots for tents. In the kiosk, you can purchase drinks, snacks, and souvenirs. There are toilets available at the parking area, but none closer to the glacier.

After a 10-20 -minute boat ride across the water, a 3 km hike follows. The hike goes over solid rock and begins with a steady ascent before flattening out towards a popular viewpoint. Here, there is a shelter where you can enjoy your packed food and drinks while taking in the view of the glacier arm. Most visitors are satisfied with the view from here and start their return journey.

The weather near the glacier can change quickly, so even if it’s sunny and warm in the city, we recommend bringing a windbreaker and some extra layers of clothing. Remember to take everything you bring with you back home.

There is no mobile coverage at the glacier.

As you head north from Mo i Rana, you will take the exit from E6 towards Røssvoll (Mo i Rana Airport) and continue along Svartisdalveien until you reach Svartisvatnet, where the boat departs. The road is well signposted, making it easy to navigate.

See the parking in Google Maps

The opening of the season depends on the snow and ice conditions on Svartisvatnet. The boat will likely operate from mid-June to August.

The boat runs every day from June 17, 2024.

The boat crossing Svartisvatnet has a capacity of 50 people.

Time table boat as of right now
To Svartisen: 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00
Return: 12:20, 13:20, 14:20, 15:20, 17:20


Boat ticket prices
Adults: NOK 300
Children under 12 years: NOK 150
Dogs: NOK 90
Babies: Free

There is no age limit for the boat.

Tickets can be purchased and paid for with debit card on-site before departure.

The kiosk is open between 09:00 – 15:00, offering boat ticket, souvenirs and kiosk goods such as mineral water, ice cream and chocolate. If the kiosk is closed you can purchase tickets in the boat

Toll fee
There is a toll fee of NOK 150 per car for driving on the private road and parking. You can camp and stay for as long as you like.

You can pay the toll fee on youpark.no, or by bill through the mail.

Thank you for respecting the local communities, and for helping us preserve the natural beauty of Helgeland!


  • Strive to leave no trace of your visit. Bring back all your rubbish, including used toilet paper, and discard it in the nearest rubbish bin.
  • Plan your toilet visits and use the opportunity when you pass a toilet. In the wilderness, make sure you are not a nuisance to others.
  • Respect the local wildlife. Keep a good distance from wildlife, livestock and birds. Keep your dog leashed.
  • Respect private property. Keep a respectful distance from houses and cabins.
  • Show good boating sense. Keep a good distance from shore and drive at a low speed, especially when you are close to anyone or anything on the water, including birds or animals. Avoid loud and disturbing engine noise. Be aware that some islands and nature reserves are important nesting sites, and that going ashore is prohibited during the nesting season.
  • Follow the Norwegian Mountain Code (Fjellvettreglene). Plan your excursion according to the weather forecast, your skills and experience.
  • Join a guided excursion or consider hiring an experienced guide, especially when you don’t have sufficient experience or knowledge to guarantee a safe trip.

Welcome to Mo i Rana

The town of Mo i Rana lies very near the Arctic Circle and Saltfjellet-Svartisen National park, and is the largest town in the Helgeland region.

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