Travel to Svartisen by boat

From June 20 to August 31 there are daily boat trips across the Svartisvatnet lake. After the boat, there are 3 kilometers of walking until you reach Norway's second largest glacier, Svartisen.

Svartisen — Austerdalsisen

Svartisen, with its 370 square kilometers, is the second largest glacier in Norway.

The glacier has 60 tongues. The most accessible of these are "Austerdalsisen" and "Engabreen". Austerdalsisen is inland in Rana, while Engabreen is in Meløy by the coast.

This web page is about Austerdalsisen. For information about Engabreen, visit this web page.

Visit Austerdalsisen

  • 32 km by car from Mo i Rana
  • 20 min by boat across the lake
  • 3 km of by foot to the glacier

The boat to Svartisen

The boat "Svartisbåten" has daily deptartures across the lake, starting from mid June and ending in late August.

The route to Svartisen

Ahoy there! Boat driver Nils Lomahaug brings you on a 20 minute trip across the Svartisvatnet lake. The boats sails in a calm, comfortable fashion. After the boat arrives at the other side, there are 3 km of hiking left until you arrive at the glacier.

 

Buy tickets

Buy tickets on the boat, The "Svartiskiosken" kiosk next to the parking lot or at the Tourist Information in the city center. The prices er 200 kr for voksen, 100 kr for barn og 30 kr for hund.

Departure timesTo the glacierFrom the glacier
Uke 33
12.-18. august
10:00
11:00
12:00
13:00
14:00
12:30
13:30
14:30
15:30
17:00
Uke 34
19.-25. august
10:00
12:00
14:00
12:40
14:40
17:00
Uke 35
26.-31. august
10:00
12:00
12:40
15:00

Start of the season

Because of the cold emnating from the glacier, summer comes late to the surrounding area. In fact, most years, the lake is still covered by a layer of winter ice at beginning of June. Boat trips start once all ice has melted. Usually by mid June, or by June 20 at latest.

What to wear

The 3 km hiking path, starting after the boat and ending by the glacier, has some steep and slippery parts (especially during rainy weather). Good hiking shoes with non-slip soles is therefore highly recommended. Because of cold wind emnating from the glacier, it is also recommended to bring a warm, windproof jacket. Make sure to check the weather forecast on beforehand. 

Contact

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or wish to pre-order group trips with the boat.

E-mail: nilslomahaug@gmail.com
Phone: +47 909 35 528
Phone: +47 995 13 902

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