Fjords and ice caves

Sailing to the Svartisen glacier in Norway

The spectacular Svartisen glacier has to be one of my favourite stops so far. Tumbling down the side of the fjord in a jumble of huge ice blocks and crevasses it reaches almost to the ocean. A handy visitors pontoon right at the glaciers end seemed like an invitation for an exploring opportunity to good to miss.

 

 The view from the pontoon, not a bad place to stop off for the night!

The view from the pontoon, not a bad place to stop off for the night!

 Crevasses and ice blocks

Crevasses and ice blocks

 Up close to the glacier

Up close to the glacier

 Ice caves within the glacier

Ice caves within the glacier

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 The view from the top. "I can see Narwhal from here!"

The view from the top. "I can see Narwhal from here!"