AI142: Explore the Wild Fjords and the Glacier By Boat
The Øksfjordjøkul glacier is the only glacier on mainland Europe that calves down into the sea. It is located just between the counties of Troms and Finnmark, and is surrounded by beautiful and wild fjords and high mountains. Here, the snow is on the mountain peaks almost all year round. This is truly a great place for those who want to connect to nature.
We leave Alta and Alta Fjord, passing several historic landmarks on the route. Our local guide will tell you about the history of Alta from the earliest settlements, Alta`s favorable position under the Northern Lights belt and the local history up until today. When we arrive at our destination in Jøkelfjord we will take a boat trip out to the glacier to take exciting pictures close by the majestic icefall that reaches 800 meters above sea-level. The glacier is very active and can calve, where ice breaks off the front and crashes onto a lower ice shelf before falling into the fjord, leaving the sound of thunder behind.
After the boat trip we will return to the harbor where we will have lunch and hot drinks before heading back home to Alta.
The tour includes lunch, hot coffee/tea/toddy and biscuits. Wear warm clothing and shoes to match the weather (remember, you will be out on the water for part of the time!). Warm hat and gloves are normally also a very good idea. Thermal suits can be rented for an extra charge.
Dates and Times
01-May to 29-Sep
No starting times are currently available for this tour.
Additional Tour Notes
Starting point NORD Ekspedisjon Explorer Store, Løkkeveien 33, 9510 Alta (200 meters from Scandic and Thon)
Serving lunch, coffee/tea/ toddy and biscuits.
Clothing and gear: Wear warm clothes and shoes according to the season and arctic climate
We recommend wearing a warm hat and also some gloves.
We can rent you some warm suits, out of charge, for the boat trip.