Glacier / Mountain

The rugged Norwegian Mountains are packed with opportunities for adventure and exploration. Scaling walls, discovering caves, taking in breathtaking vistas and more. The availability and proximity to world class mountains is unmatched. We offer a variety of trips and courses designed to maximise the beauty surrounding us here in Meløy. To truly experience the freedom of the hills you need to access these mountains from all directions, above, on the side, and underneath.

A glacier is a distinctive world. The ice is a deep blue colour and forms summits and ridges with deep crevasses in between. Svartisen is the second largest glacier in Norway and covers an incredible 372 km2 of the country in ice. Our access point to the glacier is the lowest of any of the European mainland, at about 100 meters above sea level. These surroundings are perfect for a range of activities. We have several trips and difficulty levels to choose from.

Here´s a quick overview of the trips we have planned in the near future. If you wish to book a trip outside of these days, please don´t hesitate to contact us at post@rocksnrivers.no

Booking

Level of difficulty

Moderate fitness and agility is required. The precise route and challenges on the glacier will be adjusted to fit each group´s capabilities. No technical requirements or experience is needed.

Minimum age: 12 years. Previous mountain experience for children is recommended.

Duration

A typical day trip takes about 6 hours, including about 3 hours on the ice. But to make the most of it, an extra day in the area could inspire other adventures.

The ice climbing event takes about 3 hours, depending on the size of the group. This does not include the time it takes to travel to the glacier.

Our glacier course is broken into two mini-courses. ‘Blue Ice’ and ‘Snow Covered Ice’ each are 3 days duration. They can be booked together or separately. Date: Private course only.

Starting point

Holandsvika; Located 2-3 hours south of Bodø and 4-5 hours north of Mo i Rana. It is situated along the stunning coastal highway RV17.

GPS coordinates: 66*43´25.0″N 13*40´26.0″E

Schedule for the boat: www.engenbreenskyss.no

What to bring

  • Steady mountain hiking shoes
  • Outdoor clothing, 2 layers minimum (waterproof clothing is only suitable if it rains)
  • Gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • Daypack
  • Lunch (something to eat & drink). If you´d rather buy a pack lunch, we can provide for that through Brestua, www.svartisen.no for 100,- NOK (baguette/3 sandwiches, 0.5 l. drink, 1 pc of fruit/chocolate)

We provide all necessary glacier equipment.

Extra for the Alpine Glacier Course:

  • Food for the duration of the entire course
  • Tent & cooking equipment (blue ice section)

Accommodation

We recommend to stay at least one night near the glacier. Contact us if you´d like help to find accommodation in a hotel, camping place or even on one of the islands nearby.

For the Alpine Glacier Course we recommend to stay in a tent close to the glacier on the blue ice course. Contact us if you´d like help to find accommodation in a house or cabin nearby. On the snow section course we stay at the DNT cabin Tåkeheimen.

Price

Svartisen Glacier Trip: 900NOK* pp. incl. guide + glacier equipment.

Ice climbing: from 500NOK* pp. Please contact us to make an enquiry.

Alpine Glacier Course: 3 pers 3250NOK* pp, 4-5 pers 2900NOK* pp.

*Transport not incl. *excl.visa/mastercard payments 2.75% fee. Return transport from Holandsvika to Engabreen is approx 230NOK.

Reservation

Reservation is binding. Our trips are not dependent on the weather.

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