From Bodø to Svartisen Glacier Hiking Tour in Northern Norway

From Bodø to Svartisen Glacier Hiking Tour in Northern Norway
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Bodø, Norway
7 hours
All year
Minimum age:
12 years old


Discover the wonder of the Svartisen glacier on this one-day Norway hiking tour that departs from Bodø. The personalized small group tour is led by an expert guide. You'll traverse rugged and snowy terrain and enjoy breathtaking views of north Norway's mountainous landscape.

Your tour will depart from Bodø, where you'll become acquainted with your guide and receive your climbing gear. A harness, ice axe, crampons, and other essential safety gear is provided for you. Just make sure you wear several warm layers, gloves, and a hat to keep warm. Also, be sure to wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from the glare that comes off the snowy glacier.

After a shuttle boat ride, your adventure will begin with a 3 km bike ride along a gravel road. Then the hiking begins. You'll hike about 1.5 km to reach the glacier. The path climbs pretty steadily, and some segments are rocky and rugged. Your guide will choose the exact route based on the fitness levels and preferences of your tour group. Moderate fitness and agility are required for this day hike, which is recommended for ages 10 and older.

By the time you reach the Svartisen glacier, you'll have climbed to about 500 meters above sea level. The glacier surface is hard and icy, so you'll wear crampons for traction. When you look around you'll see the mountainous landscape of northern Norway. Your guide will allow time for you to enjoy any drinks and snacks you've packed.

After spending time on the glacier, the tour descends once again. You'll climb down, cycle back to the starting point, and take another boat shuttle back to Bodø. The entire experience takes about 6 to 8 hours. Tour groups are kept to a maximum of 8 hikers, so your expert guide can provide a personalized experience. Your English-speaking guide will have an in-depth knowledge of the local area and terrain. 

Experience true adventure and the beauty of the Svartisen glacier on this full-day hiking tour from Bodø. The moderate trek pays off with gorgeous views and unique, icy terrain. Choose a date to see availability, and start planning your Norwegian hiking experience today

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All necessary gear for the glacier trip




Glacier Hiking

What to bring

Your own hiking boots
Personal clothing, recommended 3 – 4 layers of warm clothes
Raincoats for the unpredictable weather
Sunglasses and sun protection is important even when it's cloudy
A day pack is useful with drink and snacks
Your own camera
Jeans are not recommended as they become cold when they are wet

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