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Frequently Asked Questions

Accessing Svartisen by Boat: Your Gateway to Glacial Wonders
Svartisen, Norway's second-largest glacier, and its majestic Engenbreen arm are best reached by boat. Embark on a scenic journey across the Holandsfjorden to unveil the glacier's breathtaking beauty.

Seasonal Boat Service:
tilSvartisen operates a regular ferry service across the Holandsfjorden, connecting you to Svartisen from late May to early September. Click here for detailed route information and schedules.

Isprins: Your Ferry to Svartisen
Board the Isprins ferry at Holandsvika, conveniently located near the main road and just 1000 meters south of the tourist information center. The 10-12 minute ferry ride across the Holandsfjorden is an unforgettable prelude to the glacial spectacle that awaits.

Unveiling the Enchanting Engenbreen
Upon arrival at Svartisen, you'll find yourself at the doorstep of Engenbreen, one of Svartisen's most accessible glacier arms. Embark on guided hikes or explore the surrounding trails to immerse yourself in the grandeur of this natural wonder.

Svartisen: A Journey Worth the Effort
While the journey to Svartisen may require a bit of planning, the rewards are well worth it. The breathtaking scenery, the tranquility of nature, and the awe-inspiring presence of the glacier will create memories that will last a lifetime.

Indulge in Culinary Delights at Svartisen

Svartisen offers a variety of dining options to satisfy your culinary cravings. Whether you're seeking a leisurely sit-down meal or a quick bite to go, we have something to tantalize your taste buds.
Nestled amidst the picturesque surroundings of Svartisen, Brestua is your go-to destination for a delectable dining experience. Under the new management of Nyt Svartisen, Brestua offers a menu crafted with fresh, locally sourced ingredients, ensuring a taste of the region's culinary heritage.

Explore Brestua's Menu:

Brestua's menu features a delightful array of dishes, from traditional Norwegian fare to international specialties. Check out the menu here

Svartisen: A Realm of Endless Experiences

While glacier hiking is a popular activity at Svartisen, the region offers a wealth of diverse experiences to suit every interest. Whether you're seeking cultural immersion, historical exploration, or simply a leisurely stroll through nature's beauty, Svartisen has something to captivate you.

Embrace History with Hike and History:

Embark on a journey through time with our guided Hike and History tour. This unique experience takes you from the pier to the glacier's edge, weaving tales of the region's rich history and cultural heritage along the way.


Experience the Majesty of Svartisen's Glaciers

Svartisen, Norway's second-largest glacier, offers an unparalleled opportunity to explore the wonders of these frozen giants. Join our guided glacier hiking tours and embark on an unforgettable journey atop the ice.

Discover Glacier Hiking at Svartisen:

Embark on a virtual journey and discover the breathtaking beauty of glacier hiking at Svartisen. Explore our website to view stunning images and learn more about the unique experiences that await you on the ice.

Plan Your Glacier Adventure:

Ready to make your glacier hiking dreams a reality? Contact us at brevandring@tilsvartisen.no to inquire about our guided tours and availability.

No, the ticket is for both ways.

You buy the tickets on board. with cash, card, credit card and Vipps (external link)

Yes, as long as there is space on board. You will also need to buy a ticket for bringing the bike which is 40kr.

No, but the capacity of the vessel is 40 persons and we will sail continiusly until there is no more people.

Yes! Yes, but you have to buy a ticket for the dog which is NOK 40,-

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