Join an adventurous glacier hike on the Engabreen glacier tongue in Svartisen, Meløy.

Svartisen looks stunning from a distance, but it is only when you get onto the ice that you truly experience this magical landscape. The deep blue color and the sound of the ice moving make glacier hiking on Svartisen a unique experience, and on a midnight sun tour, you can truly appreciate the contrasts of the northern Norwegian summer night.

Equipped with an ice axe, crampons, helmet, and harness, you will have an unforgettable adventure in the company of an experienced guide. If you have any special requests or needs, just contact Explore Svartisen, and they will help you create a customized plan.

Glacier hiking on Svartisen is possible when the glacier tongue is free of snow, usually from summer until the snow settles in late autumn.

Explore Svartisen offers guided tours in the area year-round by appointment.

To get to Svartisen in Meløy, you have to take the shuttleboat from Holandsvika over to the Engen pier on the otherside of Holandsfjorden. It’s also possible to go to the Engen pier using your own boat. The meeting point for the guided tour is at the pier in Holandsvika, or at Engen brygge by arrangement.

View directions to Holandsvika in Google Maps
Read more about Meløy and how to travel to Meløy here

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 Meløy

Meløy is a municipality located at the northernmost part of the Helgeland coast, packed with nature experiences ranging from steep mountains with glaciers at the top to narrow fjords and unique islands at sea level.

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