To Tysfjord via the Svartisen Glacirer

Trip Start May 01, 2009
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Flag of Norway  , Nordland,
Saturday, July 18, 2009

Another early start today as we headed off to Tysfjord, Norways narrowest point.

On the way we stopped at Svartisen Glacier, the second largest in Norway covering an impressive 370 square kilometres! We had a ferry ride of around 20 minutes and then a walk over some rocky terrain to the glacier itself, and it was certainly worth the effort. The glacier had a beautiful blue colour, and was really really big! We went right up to the glacier, and up close it just looked and felt like the worlds biggest pile of party ice. After some photos and an obligatory taste test, we headed back to the ferry, but only after Stu and Joel went for a swim in the lake below the glacier, and Stu also posed for a photo wearing only his boxers!

Our next stop was at the Arctic Circle tourist centre, in a rather barren part of the country. Not much to see there really, but I bought another patch for my collection and took some photos.
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