Glacier hike

Breklatring

Fantastic glacier hike with a rare view – a great experience in a mighty glacier landscape. We offer glacier hikes during the day and in the evening. This way, you can get the ultimate midnight sun experience with the glacier and the fjord. Choose between a spectacular morning hike or the ultimate midnight sun experience with the glacier and fjord views.

Both tours are identical in content and duration, but have different start times. Please choose the start time that best suits your needs when booking your hike.

Check our booking calendar here for availability.

Can’t find a date that works? Have a larger group or other special requests? Contact us! We have multiple guides available to accommodate your needs.

Svartisen is a large ice plateau perfect for hikes in the stunning Nordland nature Engenbreen glacier arm stretches far down towards the fjord. With the right equipment and expertise, you can hike on this glacier.

Experience the power of the glacier: Explore its crevasses, blue ice, and towering formations. Experience the power of a moving glacier up close in the glacier fall, and take time to explore the fascinating formations of ice and stone.

Is glacier hiking and this tour right for me?

Intermediate, 12+ år

Our hike begins on a gravel path before ascending 2 kilometers and 400 meters in elevation to the glacier. We will enjoy lunch with stunning views before continuing onto the ice. The plan is adapted to the conditions. This tour is perfect for those seeking a moderate challenge with a rewarding payoff. You must be able to reach the ice on your own over uneven rock, in some steeper terrain and on a trail.

What’s included in a guided glacier hike?

  • Guide
  • Climbing gear
  • Ferry transportation from Holandsvika to Engen Kai is included.

Exceptions:

  • Lunch/snacks are not included
  • Travel insurance

What to pack for a glacier hike?:

  • Sturdy hiking boots with ankle support
  • Long pants, in water-resistant materials
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks and packed lunch
  • Gloves
  • Extra clothes for the weather
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen

Time:

7-8 hours

Where do we meet for the glacier hike?

Meet us at Engen brygge. This means that you need to take the boat from Holandsvika over Holandsfjorden in Meløy municipality.

If you are going on a glacier hike during the day, you usually have to take the first boat from Holandsvika at 9:30 AM.

If you are going on the midnight tour, take the latest boat from Holandsvika at 5:00 PM. After the midnight tour, the guides will contact the captain and arrange for transportation. The guides will take care of everything for you, so you can relax and enjoy the experience.

NOTE: It is a good idea to be out in good time, so that you get a place on the boat.

You can find the ferry schedule by clicking here

Cancellations

Cancel your booking via email within 14 days of the tour date for a full refund. 13-7 days before the start date: 50% cancellation fee, 6-4 days before the start date: 75% cancellation fee. 2 days or less before the start date: 100% cancellation fee We offer a full refund if you cancel your booking 14 days or more before the start date of your tour. We understand that sometimes your plans change, so we offer a flexible policy for changing your booking date. You can change your booking date without any additional charges.

Price

Glacier Hike Experience – Daytime Adventure NOK 1700
Glacier Hike Experience – Midnight Sun Adventure NOK 1950

Booking a Glacier Hike

Check the availability of our scheduled tours and book your spot in our booking calendar. Can’t find a suitable date? Have a larger group or specific needs? Get in touch! We have multiple guides available to accommodate your needs.

Contact us if you have any questions about who is suitable for this tour.

Tour Terms and Conditions

Please read the following terms and conditions carefully before booking your tour: You are responsible for ensuring that you are physically fit and able to complete the tour.

You must inform the guide of any medical conditions that may affect your safety.

You must follow the instructions of the guide at all times.

There is always an element of risk involved in outdoor activities, and we cannot be held responsible for any accidents or injuries that may occur. We provide competent guides, appropriate equipment, and a comprehensive safety plan to minimize risk during the tour.

We take the safety of our guests very seriously and strive to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all. However, it is important to acknowledge that there is always an inherent risk involved in outdoor activities. Therefore, we cannot be held responsible for any damage to person or property that may occur during the tour, unless it is caused by our negligence.

Meet your guide

Vincent Colliard

Polar explorer and certified IPGA polar guide

With a penchant for exploration, National Geographic explorer Vincent Colliard is one of the most accomplished polar adventurer. He represents a new breed of athlete willing to bridge adventure and science through his expeditions, and inspire environmental give-back on a global scale. He is also willing to push the limits of polar exploration.

After a master degree at “Ecole Supérieur de Commerce” in France, Vincent didn’t go for a 9 to 5 office job and decided instead to work on fishing vessels in both Alaska and Norway. The rough conditions at sea, the hard labor on deck and the lack of sleep had been the ingredients to forge his mindset.

He is the co-founder of the «Ice legacy project», a non-profit organization, whose current mission is to cross the 20 largest ice fields on earth. The goal is to influence the public opinion towards the conservation of glacier areas and the human impact on ice recession.

For him, the environmental changes and the importance to be cold should be at the pinnacle of our preoccupations if one wants to leave a balanced planet. Instead of going in the tropics for his honeymoon, he and his partner went skiing 500km on sea ice among polar bears. It tells how much Vincent is obsessed by the polar regions.

With more than 25 polar expeditions to his credit, including 84 days unsupported on the Arctic Ocean towards the North Pole or 63 days during the first winter crossing of Spitsbergen Island covering 1135km and dragging a 180kg sled, Vincent has developed a polar expertise. In 2023, he was the expedition manager during the world record of the fastest woman reaching the South Pole, solo and unsupported. He is also a certified IPGA polar guide and has led numerous expeditions, including North Pole and Antarctica.

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