Floating Ice from the Brasvellbreen Glacier

Austfonna and Bråsvellbreen

Like the ice wall in the Game of Thrones!

Information about Austfonna and Bråsvellbreen

The ice cliff here is so impressive it features in the opening credits of The Frozen Planet. It is where the massive ice cap of Austfonna, covering 58% of Nordaustlandet, meets the sea, and the third largest ice cap in the World.

The ice cliff is about 180km long, apart from few rocky out¬crops, and roughly 24m high, with a series of waterfalls along the length when it is warmer. The ice cliff is routinely referred to as Bråsvellbreen, but it is the huge glacier streaming out of Austfonna. It often surges forward and is known as the Sudden Swell Glacier. The section at the southern end of Hinlopenstretet is the most accessible, often as a combined ship cruise and a Zodiac cruise, and it is simply breath taking, a bit like the ice wall in the Game of Thrones!

There is also the chance to check out wildlife on the ice floes and the bergy bits.

Interesting facts about Austfonna and Bråsvellbreen

The ice cliff is the longest in the northern hemisphere!

Pictures of Austfonna and Bråsvellbreen

Floating Ice from the Brasvellbreen Glacier
Waterfall from the Glacier face
A view over the bow of the boat

Possible Activities in Austfonna and Bråsvellbreen

zodiac fleet
Zodiac rides

Highlights Close to Austfonna and Bråsvellbreen

Animals in Austfonna and Bråsvellbreen

Our trips to Austfonna and Bråsvellbreen

Price
Min Price

USD 3800

Max Price

USD 15000

Duration (days)
Min Days

5

Max Days

26

Ship Category