Svartisen


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Svartisen

 

a glacier in central Norway, in the Scandinavian Mountains. Area, about 600 sq km. It is an ice cap, rising to an elevation of 1,691 m, and is divided into two parts by the Glamdalen, an ice-free valley. It forms ice tongues, which descend almost to the sea, reaching the lowest point in continental Europe.

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TOURIST ATTRACTION: The 1,000-year-old Svartisen glacier, near the small town of Mo i Rana, spreads across 370 square kilometres, and at only 20 metres above sea level, easily accessible for tourists, attracting roughly 20,000 people a year.
While approaching the Helgeland coastline, in northern Norway, there's a Svartisen glacier spilling down the side of Almlifjellet Mountain.
Vestre Svartisen is the second largest glacier in Norway and, like many other glaciers, is quickly receding.
Passengers will also have the opportunity of seeing Polar wildlife, winter landscapes including the Svartisen Glacier, and an optional excursion to see the unique Igloo Hotel.
Johannesson, "Distribution of snow accumulation on the Svartisen ice cap, Norway, assessed by a model of orographic precipitation," Hydrological Processes, vol.
The cruise visits the Shetland Isles, the Norwegian art nouveau town of Alesund, Arctic Circle, Svartisen Glacier, Narvik (which played a big role in World War II's Arctic convoys), Alta - with tours to see (hopefully) the Aurora Borealis and the Igloo Hotel.
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Ports of call: Stavanger (Norway), Olden (Norway), Leknes (Lofoten Islands), Honningsvag (North Cape), Tromso, viewing Svartisen Glacier (Hollandsfjord), Andalsnes, and Bergen
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During the 15-night voyage you will visit Lerwick on Shetland and pass the spectacular Svartisen Glacier.